5 reasons to visit Hampi, New York Times’s must-see global destination in 2019
Bengaluru, Jan 16: Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently figured second on NYT's list of 52 Places to Go in 2019. Hampi is the only Indian destination, which has managed to secure a place in the list.
Located in the southern state's Ballari district, Hampi thrived as one of the world's richest towns during the 16th century under the Vijayanagar Empire. According to historians, it was the world's second-largest city after Beijing, with temples, palaces, bazaars and water channels dotting its landscape. Here is a look at 5 reasons why you should visit Hampi, the must-see global destination in 2019.