Location: Hampi, Karnataka, India (15� 20' 9? N, 76� 27' 39? E)
Date: 27 November 2005; 2.45pm
Camera: Canon 300D with kit lens

One of the fun things to do at Hampi in Karnataka (see this post for introduction of Hampi) is roaming around the rock boulders along the Tungabhadra River to search for carvings of Hindu gods on the rocks. There are many such carvings as well as little shrines all over the place. However, the shrine with the best location as well as most prominent is the Monkey Temple on Anjenaya Hill (the white patch at the top of the hump in the distance in the above photo). To get there, one have to cross the river by taking a ride on a "Dongi" or round-shape bamboo coracle and then climb 572 steps to the temple. The temple itself is just a small chamber, devoted to Hanuman, the Monkey God. It is a popular place for sunrise and sunset.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


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