|In the end we spent four days in Hampi, because the place was simply gorgeous and there were so many things to see. One day, we rented some bicycles and rode for three hours and even crossed the river on a timber round little boat (with the bikes and everything) in order to get to the other side and see Hanuman Temple. We had to climb 300 steps to get to the top of Anegondi's highest mountain, so you can imagine that the best part was the view. You could see all Hampi, with all its temples (and there are many), its banana trees, palm trees and the beautiful Tungabhandra River flanked by the most peculiar rock formations I've ever seen. When we were not killing our arses on a bike at 40 degrees celcius, we were having the best of times at the 'Mango Tree'. It was soooo nice to sit there under the mango tree and overlook the river and all the activity down there in the rice fields while eating the most tasty egg and cheese samosa!!!! We also enjoyed wonderful sunsets at Hemakuta Mountain, where the skyline of temples was suddenly red and everything became so peaceful. Hampi has definitely been a surprise and a place to go back to.