Hampi is fascinating… the vast uneven landscape with mounds of boulders magically stacked in strange order some defying gravity while others creating imaginative shapes – I wonder in awe. The luscious Tungabhadra meanders through this rocky terrain to add a dash of blue in this semi-arid yet scattered green vista – I admire the scene. This abundant river not only beautifies the area but also nurtures life and enriches the avifaunal life – I watch them with great contentment.
Hampi, the UNESCO recognised world heritage site is better known as a land of Boulders and Ruins. But it is much more than just ruins. It is a safe haven for many resident and migratory bird species. An ideal geographical location with a favourable climatic condition for nesting, breeding and raising the chicks. The Tungabhadra Riverside, the Kamalasagar Lake, the Sanapur Lake, the canal sides, the University Lake and the Daroji Bear Sanctuary are some of the favourite spots for bird watching.