There’s no other place in the world like Hampi. The city was once home to the wealthy Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th century and attracted traders and travellers from all over the world. Although the once formidable city now lies in ruins, its magnetism is still inescapable. The huge complex is dotted with the remains of temples, shrines, memorials, baths and other structures all cast out of enormous boulders. The ethereal landscape has the power to transport you to a whole different era, which almost feels meditative.