So we’ve been on a bit of a Hampi kick recently – and as it is my favourite place on earth… I’m going to give you a bit more of the joy of the place.

This week we’re at the Queen’s bath. A swimming pool solely for the Queen (as you can tell by the name). Thing is, it really is a giant bath. The whole place could be drained and filled with fresh water.

And, as there were no such things as filtration pumps back then, it must have had to be done every few days (you can’t exactly have your Queen bathing in skanky water, now can you?)

It was built in the 16th Century as part of the Royal Enclosure. Together the whole site is amazing. I’ll share a few more 1 minute holidays of the buildings there soon.


This is part of the 1 minute holiday series – a new one every Friday. Take another 1 minute holiday here:

Video : 1 minute holiday : Trafalgar Square, London
Video : 1 minute holiday : Bearing up in Northern Kerala
Video : 1 minute holiday : Temple carvings at Halebid

Or check the even newer and shinier 1 minute holiday page for the whole series. Oooh!

Do let me know what you think of this new one and all the others as they unfold in the comments below.