Hanging bridge over Sharavathi backwaters

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Nittur is a small village in between Hosanagara and Kollur. Many people would have passed this town either while going to Kollur or Kodachadri. A new attraction in this area is a hanging bridge constructed across Sharavathi backwaters. It was constructed to provide connectivity to the other side of the backwaters but apparently became a tourist spot!!

A small island and the bridge


Subbu and I were at Kollur. We had returned back from a hike to waterfall. We still had some time to kill and our Jeep driver suggested us to visit the hanging bridge. It was about 4 km from the town. Even though we had hiked to a waterfall, we still felt the need of a workout and decided to walk the distance. 

Hanging bridge


It was a pleasant walk. We were in the middle of rainy season and the area had already been receiving heavy rains. The moss on top of the roofs of the houses indicated the same. Even heavier rains were supposed to hit in the coming days. We were lucky to be in the small window where the rains had given some respite!! 

Moss on rooftops in Nittur


After about 45 minutes of walk, we were happy to see the bridge in front of us. It was mainly constructed for pedestrians and two wheelers. We were the only ones at that point of time. The opposite side attracted our attention and we crossed the bridge. We walked along the side of the backwaters to find a peaceful place and relax. It was time to have lunch, which was basically a packed food from a hotel. 

Hanging bridge


The place was so peaceful that we just decided to sleep for sometime!! The only sounds were the chirping of birds, gentle waves hitting the shore and the feeble sounds from fishermen from a long distance. We fully enjoyed the solitude and congratulated ourselves for coming to such a nice place. 

This bridge is a vital connectivity for the villagers nearby. A biker riding over the bridge


After spending a long time in the backwaters, we reluctantly started walking back. 

A fisherman busy in his job

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