Hampi is (at the time of writing) the Lonely Planet's #1 sight to see in India, and after a long time, we finally made it for a trip. It is the site of an ancient city and was one of the richest cities in the world during it's heyday (1500AD), boasting an estimated population of 500,000, making it the second largest city in the world for the time. It was, however, conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565 and partly destroyed, leaving only ruins strewn amongst the boulders! It is a fantastic place, and we loved the landscape. We also visited the nearby Daroji Bear Sanctuary during this trip.