This got translated into a day spent at Anegundi which is across the river from Hampi. But first things first, the tale of the breakfast. I ordered breakfast – omelette. RG comes to the South of India and orders an ‘alu paratha’. Badness idea of course. It didn’t taste too good. (This story continues to dinner where he ordered an OM Rice – they basically wrap the rice in an omelette and I ordered a tomato soup)
Took the motor launch and went to Anegundi. Please notice the bike perched on the boat..me and RG saw this and were like :O
On the launch the lil flo manning the boat asked is, ‘Where you from?’ RG replied Bumbai. Immediately he gave Rs 10 back (He had taken Rs 20 from us previously). At Anegundi, we took a lift from a commercial rickshaw till the
Climbed 575 steps to get to the top. Pooped as hell by the time we got there. Going downhill was obviously much faster.
From here we took another rick to Pampa Sarovar where a Laxmi temple was.
Another rick took us into Anegundi where went to the Craft Shop owned by Shama Madam to buy a jute bag and some lovely coasters.
Went hunting for
We entered this cave to meet this sadhu.
We did conversation with the sadhu for 30 odd minutes. He had been living here for three years according to Amma. He was from Guruvayoor and spoke Palakkad Tamil. RG of course doesn’t know Tamil so I was designated translator. He told us the story of the end of the Yadavas and
Walked back to the
Waited for about 10-20 minutes at the river to cross the banks to the Hampi side. Got back to the room and rested. Went out at 6 pm to look for a coracle ride. No coracles but nice tea at the usual tea spot near
Went to the Mango Tree for dinner – we are short of options for dinner. The dinner incident with ‘
The last day at Hampi will dawn soon.