I spent a few days at Hampi during my recent India visit. The impression left by those days are intensely visual, not just due to the nature of the place itself but also because I had very few interactions with people – locals and tourists – during the trip. So it is appropriate that I record this destination through photographs.
I start with a series on Tungabhadra. The river usually does not occupy much space in typical itineraries of Hampi, but we had to cross it at least twice each day, to and from our guest house on the bank across Hampi. Each boat ride was a little adventure, especially for my parents who had to hop along a dozen sandbags to reach the alighting point, and then haul themselves onto the rocking boat. All around there was more rock than river (it was well past the monsoon season) and it was frightening to imagine the river in spate with all those rocks submerged.
Enough words. Here are the pictures: Photo Essay – Tungabhadra