Neolithic history is represented in this region by Mourya Mane, a several-thousand-year-old ‘Stone Age Colony’. Several Neolithic dwellings still bear paintings that are clear and intact even to this day. “This is the rare human settlement where we will find traces of Microlithic, Megalithic and Neolithic age of human life at one same spot. Anegundi area is much more than the Vijayanagar empire, and as is old as the planet. Till date, this village is a living heritage site in its true sense Anegundi is best visited along with Hampi..
Hampi Tour Day 1 - Final Session:
After visiting Prince Krishna Deva Raya, (see previous post) we had about 90 minutes to return to the boat jetty to catch the last boat out to Hampi. We rushed to Anegundi boat jetty to travel to Nava Brindavanam, It contains the tombs or Brindavanam of nine Hindu Madhwa saints.Navabrindavanam is located at Anegundi, near Humpi, Karnataka. India. It contains the tombs or Brindavanam of nine Hindu Madhwa saints.The boat ride to Nava Brindavanam across the Tungabhadra river was scenic and spectacular and en-route I could capture some really fascinating and amazing pics:
We completed the journey as planned and jumped into the waiting autorikshas to rush us to the other boat jetty to transfer us back to Hampi. The last boat service was at 6.30 pm and we reached in nick of time.
|Take off point to Nava Brindavanam by boat|
|Approaching opposite shores of Tungabhadra - above & below|
|After alighting from the boat we had to walk 200 metres to reach Nava Brindavanam|
|The waters of the Tungabhadra were magical, shimmering & silvery in evening sunlight|
|At Nava Brindavanam - Tombs of the nine Madhwa saints|