The Mahanavami Dibba, a square structure, is another popular attraction in Hampi, which was constructed by the King Krishnadevaraya after his win over Udayagiri (in present-day Orissa). This ancient site is the tallest structure in the Royal Enclosure of Hampi and can be easily observed from nearby places due to its height. It is on the must visit list of all tourists because of its ornate carvings and historic importance.
The Mahanavami Dibba is adorned with carvings of horses, elephants and soldiers. Tourists can visit the top of this site by following either of the two staircases, one located in the front and other in the back. On reaching the top, visitors can enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding area. According to historians, the earlier rulers used the Mahanavami Dibba in order to watch the processions of their armies and enjoy celebrations of the region, especially Navarathri. It is believed that this structure was expanded as the kingship of the region changed hands.