This is where the aristocrats of the Vijayanagar lived. The ruins of the foundations spread out over a valley among the foot of small rocky hills. What you notice is the simplicity of the structures. Most of the residential quarters are rectangular in shape and set systematically. Compound walls separated the houses and some of them are attached with horse stables. A few of the bases of the houses are much elaborate than the rest. For example they were built in the multi-layered fashion, much like in the palace base. It’s believed that the high ranking officers and the military commanders lived here.
Apart from walking around among the foundations, climbing the nearby tall rock to get a general view of the area is not a bad idea. This obviously noticeable rock is located just east of this area with steps are hand railings to aid climbing. Though not as close, another options is to survey the area from the top of the nearby Mohammadan Watch Tower.
You can make a side trip to the Noblemen’s Quarters either on your way to the Underground Temple or to the Danaik’s Enclosure. The quarters are located along the north side of the mud road that connects the temple and Danaik’s Enclosure.
No entrance and camera fees applicable. A visit can take anything from a few minutes quick glimpse up to an hour or so, depends on how this place inspires your curiosity.