There are mirage of places in and around Hampi, which are intrinsic part of the place but yet not appreciated and maybe not even seen by many. People don’t stop at such places and see around, thus don’t talk about it.
With an intention of exploring around, I found some mind-blowing locations that the place has been hiding for a long time. But now,
I guess, it was time to open the Pandora box ;-)
Sanapur is a small village 7 kms from Anegundi, and 40 kms from Hampi. There are two ways to reach Hampi from Sanapur, longer route via driving down the road and a shorter way via crossing the river Tungabhadra by boat (Latter I will touch upon later). This tiny placid place comes when you are on your way to Hampi, coming from Anegundi. And I have to say that the place is a stunner. Calm, peaceful with abundance of local tadka (spice). It has got an old village look, just like the one we saw in movie Swades, giving cow-shit smell all around, local people’s murmur and selling buying going on in tiny Kirane ki dukaan
Village people are seen chilling on the road, doing their antics. No seriousness and alertness with which they would cross the road. Not bothered of, what vehicle is coming from behind. They look secure in their world, with at times throwing happy smiles at tourists which shows they like outside world noticing them.
Sanapur adorns beautiful landscape as well, with vast farm fields spread all over the place. They grow rice and wheat in full capacity. And after harvest, the big mountain of grain heap, is seen kept on the road sides for drying, and then eventually getting packed in big borees (bags).