Finally, you reach the banks of the Cauvery River and take in the stunning views of its vast flowing waters and the surrounding countryside. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even take a coracle ride and enjoy the glorious natural scenery and abundant birdlife, including egrets, storks, and kingfishers. Continue reading Cauvery River at Talakad
It was this view of a fisherman in his coracle that greeted me when I stepped out of my cottage in the early morning that really set off my love affair with Hampi. A truly magical moment.
All my worries about coming to the hotel were instantly dispelled the following morning when I stepped out of the verandah of my cottage and was greeted by the sight of a fisherman putting his nets into the river from a small, fragile-looking coracle in a time-honored ritual that must date back hundreds if not thousands of years. Continue reading A Magical Morning in Hampi
Just around the corner from the Soolai Bazaar we came to the Chakratirtha, which means in the local language “the sacred water body that swirls”. This is the most sacred bathing spot on the Tungabhadra River because it is believed that it is where Shiva gave Vishnu one of his most powerful weapons, the Chakra – a sharp spinning discus-like implement. Continue reading Hampi Chakratirtha