We ve crossed the river by a ferry and been looking for accomodations and couldnt zero in on one!! after hours of waiting some friends who were already there helped us and we stayed in a Locals house and it just costed us 100 rs per head!! We had our food at a Local Restaurant which had a fancy Goan like setting and a beautiful view of the Tungabadra river..As it was a weekend,a movie called "IN TO THE WILD" was screened and i love the film..
So that was about Sanapaur - offbeat little place. These views are best enjoyed early morning or late evenings once your excursions are done in Hampi. There are other places around Sanapur namely Anegundi, monkey temple and a few more. Its best to take a good number of days off and cover all the places in and around Hampi.
Yes, a trip only to Sanapur is not worthy of one's time. Exploring Sanapur can be clubbed with trip to Hampi. This is best done by staying in Sanapur as its just 20 min drive to Tungabhadra river from where you can take the ferry to Hampi.You can read about my travelogue to Hampi here.In this blog I will give you 4 reason why Sanapur should be a part of your itinerary during your trip to Hampi.
3. Theppa ride at Sanapur lakeNext up is the boat ride (theppa) in the lake which is adjacent to the canal. A small fees of around 100 rupees per head will take you for a 15-20 min ride over the lake. Theppa is a small circular boat made of bamboos and tree bark.
4. Relaxing by the waterfallThe final jewel in the crown is the small waterfall just 5 min away. Any local will guide you to the place. More like a stream and less like a waterfall this is the perfect place to relax your body at the end of day as you sit in the water current with your feet inside the damp sand.