9. Relax by the lakeside of Sanapur Lake and enjoy the cool breeze!: This beautiful lake is situated around 5 kms away from Hippie Island. It is surrounded by rocks and giant boulders, besides being less frequented. Visit this place to relax and enjoy the breeze. I am told that you can do cliff jumping as well from here. WITH CROCS waiting down under! but I didn't see anyone jumping and I didn't see any crocodiles. Phew! You can also take a ride on a coracle. The boatmen will charge you around 100 rupees for a trip. But without proper gear, its a do at your own risk thing!
Next we rode to Pampa sarovar, another 15 - 20 minute ride from the hanuman temple. This is said to be the place where Ramayana's shabari waited for lord Shri Ram's arrival. This place has a small lake and temples of lord shiva and lakshmi. Furthermore it has a cave where shabari lived.
Daroji Bear Sanctuary
Dorji Bear Sanctuary is few kilometers away from Hampi town famous for Sloth Bears. You need to wake up early the next day and after witnessing sunrise from Matange hill take a ride for Bear Sanctuary. The best time to see bears is around 12 in the afternoon so by the time you reach there you'll see sloth bears resting in grass or looking for water.
This is the central landmark of the city of ruins and also known as the Matunga Hills. The peak of this hill is a place from where you can enjoy awesome views of sunset and sunrise and also some of the most spectacular views of the city. On the southern part down the hills is the Tungabhadra River and on top is the famous Veerbhadra Temple. This temple is dedicated to one incarnation of Lord Shiva known as Veerbhadra. On another side of the hills is the Achutya Raya Temple and last but not the least is the Hampi Bazar. This old market is the starting point of people who come for trekking here.