Popularly known as the ‘Uramma Cottages’, this property houses the Uramma Cultural Residency.
Shama founded the Uramma Heritage Homes, a socially responsible enterprise, based in Anegundi in 2012. She has been working in the area for the past 22 years. Shama also is the founder of The Kishkinda Trust (www.tktkishkinda.org) and is the Convenor for INTACH Anegundi -Hampi chapter.
Shama has been implementing successfully her vision, which is to develop creative and industries that will engage the local community and be economically sustainable. These efforts are completely ecological, conserving as well as nurturing the natural and cultural heritage of the area.
The Uramma Cultural Residency has become the backbone of this vision to promote a rural and sustainable growth while preserving our heritage. Using locally available materials and skills we design product lines , experiences and interactions.
We have invited architects and designers to come and work on the documentation of the humble yet unique architecture that has evolved in this area. We have hosted photographers, dancers, teachers, historian writers, IT specialists etc.
Uramma Heritage Residency offers a unique artistic experience, located here in this historic and picturesque village of Anegundi, situated on the north side of the Tungabhdra river. We are located close to the Talwarkatta boat crossing point, a five minute walk from our premises. A short journey will take you from there into the heart of the Hampi World Heritage site. The Residency offers an oasis of tranquillity and peace, where painters, musicians, dancers, writers, theatre groups, designers etc. can find a congenial workspace as well as inspiration in this beautiful and rich natural environs.
The profits from the Residency go towards supporting various creative industries, as well as contributing towards strengthening sanitation systems for the historic settlement of Anegundi…
Groups of local children come and learn dance, yoga, karate , drawing etc. regularly. On some special occasions we also organise performances by the local artists for those who are keen to learn about the local performing arts and traditions.. Our beautiful natural stone stage situated in the Residency property has been a platform for rural folk dance performances, music concerts, art , yoga, craft, culinary workshops and much more.