February 21, 2016

My TripAdvisor Review No.157: Tungabhadra River at Hampi, Karnataka.

“No Bridges on this River at Hampi,”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days agoNEW
The Tungabhadra River meanders through the town of Hampi, flowing all the way from the Tungabhadra Dam in Hospet about 15 km away. Here at Hampi it becomes more like a beautiful rivulet, sometimes wide, sometimes narrow. It twists and turns around the boulders and rock strewn hills of Hampi, it's old and ruined monuments, and past the green fields and coconut trees around Hampi.

Since Hampi has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the construction of bridges on the river has been prohibited near the monuments. If you are staying across the river, the only way to visit the monuments on the Southern side is by crossing in a ferry or a coracle. There are regular ferries, more like large motor boats, which get you across for a Re.10 fee. They depart when they get filled with about 15 to 20 passengers. The other option is to travel back to Hospet and then to Hampi by road which is a 25 km long route.

A coracle boat, which looks more like a huge basket made of natural materials, is another unique way to explore the riverside monuments of Hampi.
Visited January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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