Thursday, 23 November 2006

Sailing Down the River Tungabhadra

In Hampi we took a trip in a traditional Kannadiga (i.e. from Karnataka) round boat down the river Tungabhadra.

Susanna in the boat with a view to yet another amazing bazaar by the water.

The remains of an old stone bridge crossing the river via the small river island you see here. The bridge survived for about 500 years but was sadly destroyed in a 1950s flood.

A couple of backpackers relax on an old seaside temple, which was never finished.

Strange holes in the stone. I have no idea how they got there, but my theory is that they are old air bubbles (perhaps this is some form of lava stone) that have been slowly exposed as the water has eroded the rock.

A stone. Doesn't it look like something? The head of an Oscar perhaps?

This picture was taken after we get back, showing a boat identical to ours going down the same route we took. It is probably evident from the pictures that it is a pretty scenic, yet relaxing trip.

1 comment:

traveller one said...

Wow... Esben you are seeing some of the most amazing places!!