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A river cruise in Tungabhadra

It is the Tungabhadra River at Karnataka state, India. Hampi, one of the World Heritage Site is located on the southern bank of this. In Hampi area the river takes a number of twists are turns owing to the rocky terrain.

The Tungabhadra River in Hampi can be toured with the excellent round boats or Teppa or Coracle. These small country boats are made of tarred local long grass and are piloted by local oarsmen.

It is said that the river is formed by the union of two rivers Tunga and Bhadra and hence the name. Both these rivers are originated on the eastern slops of the Western Ghats. Tungabhadra flows mainly to northwest direction before joining the eastern river Krishna.