Equally fascinating is a small Hippie community that lays midst these paddy fields. The Hippie community popularly known as Hippie Island occupies a small village a stone throws away from the Virupaksha temple on the other side of the river. You can reach the village by crossing the river in a coracle (small-bowl shaped boat) or take a road to cross the bridge and enter the island through an unpaved road.
Hippie Island is filled with backpackers from around the world and is lined up with shacks, budget guesthouses and colorful cafes serving Italian and Isreali food. The cafes have chilled out vibes and you can enjoy hukka and beer while listening to Reggie and classic rock music playing in the background.