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