The most well known place might be Hampi. This former capital of an old empire is dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes within a very scenic area. It looks as if giants had played with rocks and just left them where they fell. It’s a peaceful place and it’s relaxing to stroll for hours among those temples.
It was already the second time I visited this amazing and beautiful part of our planet. About 5 years ago I trekked for 3 weeks in this high alpine scenery. This time I came back to explore the monasteries and the far east a little bit further. The flight from Delhi to Leh, which is the capital of Ladakh, doesn’t even take 1.5 hours and you’ll not only land at 3500 m/11 500 ft above sea level but also in a whole different world.