Coracle Rides in Hampi , Karnataka

Tripoto
24th Mar 2019
Photo of Coracle Rides in Hampi , Karnataka by Shriya Torne
Day 1


 •   A unique thing to experience in this ancient town is to enjoy a coracle ride on the waters of the River Tungabhadra.
•A coracle is a circular shaped country boat that can carry about 6 to 8 people on a single trip across the river.
•These coracle boats have been in use in Hampi since the time of the Vijayanagara Empire.
 • we had to climb a hill and then climb downhill to reach the river .
 • due to the natural Terran of the place , the way was amidst stone hills by the side.
 • after  we crossed around 100 m , we finally saw the river and god ! the view was to die for.
 • We reached the river in excitement when the sun was just about to set . we took the ride , it was 300 per person.
 • The process of getting into the boat is also very different from out regular boats , one needs to go , one by one and gently sit around the diameter of the boat in a clock wise direction.
 • The boat  we choose was a 9 seater . 5 seater is also available.
 • We then started our ride with uber excitement and the experience didn't put us down at all!
 • It felt extremely peaceful and  serene . The sky was all kind of beautiful.
 • As we  went ahead our the person who rode the boat  showed us some more heritage structures of a meditation centre and temples.
 • After a while we were literally riding through two huge hills on our sides and some stones were playing there own forms.
 • there was a composition of 4 such stones where there was a very little gap between it and still we managed to go through that gap and get amidst the 4 stones.
 • and then on our way back ti the shore they rotated the coracle  and we could see insane kind of colours in the sky as we lay down the edge.
 • What an incredible experience it was! filled with excitement , thrill , joy and serenity , peace at the same time.
 • Ticked this off my bucket list only to realize that i would surely go back and experience it again.
 

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Shriya Torne
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Shriya Torne
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Shriya Torne
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Shriya Torne
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Shriya Torne
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Shriya Torne
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Shriya Torne
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