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Karnataka - Hampi - The coracles of Hampi

Dédié à Marie-Louise de Bretagne qui a déjà montré une photo de cette rivière à Hampi.
A savoir cette photo ici: https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/India/South/Karnataka/Hampi/photo1353677.htm
Les photos de Marie-Louise m'ont encouragé à visiter cet endroit .


The Tungabhadra River is a river in India that starts and flows through the state of Karnataka during most of its course, joining the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh.

Note the round boats, called coracles .
These coracles are primitive, light, bowl-shaped boats with a frame of woven grasses, reeds, or saplings covered with hides.

Indian coracles are considered to have been in existence since prehistoric times.
Although these boats were originally designed for general transport, they have recently been used mostly for giving tourists rides.
You can see this in the WS.

Hampi, also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka.
It became the centre of the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century.
Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese, state Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city with numerous temples, farms and trading markets.

By 1500 AD, Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world's second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing, and probably India's richest at that time, attracting traders from Persia and Portugal.

The white building you see on the mountain top in the distance, is the temple of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Information from Wikipedia.

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