Hampi listed at the second place in the New York Times’ list of ‘52 Places to Go in 2019’

Highlights:

  • The tourist town of Hampi in Karnataka was listed at the second place in the New York Times’ list of ‘52 Places to Go in 2019’. 
  • Hampi is the only Indian destination, which has managed to secure a place in the list. 
  • The top position is held by the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in late 2017.
  • Located in Hosapete taluk of Ballari district, there are 57 major monuments in Hampi, most of which come under the core zone of Hampi, including four villages spread across 41.8 sq. km.
  • It is best known for several Hindu temples that have been constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. 
  • However, Hampi’s most famous icon is the stone chariot in the Vittala Temple. Over six lakh tourists including foreigners, flock to Hampi annually.