The ancient name of the river was Pampa. The river divides Hampi into two parts, one is known for its architectural ruins and the other side for its small cafes.The coracle ride should not be missed.
The Tungabhadra River I am talking about is the one that you can walk to behind the Virupaksha temple. It is refreshing after your long exploration inside the temple. This is a perfect place where you can watch life unfolding on the banks of a river - just as a civilization is meant to be - while sipping away on the cooling tender coconuts.