PUBLISHED IN LONELY PLANET: SLOTH BEAR SPOTTING IN HAMPI

I've been to Hampi several times and each time I've come away completely mesmerised. A few weeks ago wildlife photographer Ashish Parmar and I went bear spotting at the Daroji wildlife sanctuary on assignment for Lonely Planet Magazine India and I saw a bear in the flesh just a few meters away and we found a lake the colour of pink lemonade with nesting pelicans and flamingoes. Check out our Easy Trip in the September issue.