IN PICS: Hampi ranks second in New York Times list of must-visit places

Published: 11th January 2019 07:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2019 08:03 PM  

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Hampi has emerged at the second spot in the list of ‘52 places to go in 2019’ published by The New York Times. It is an ancient village in Karnataka. (File Photo | EPS)
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The village is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in the eastern part of central Karnataka near the state border with Andhra Pradesh. (Photo | EPS)
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By 1500 CE, Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world's second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing. (File Photo | EPS)
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Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese, state Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River. (File Photo | EPS)
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The Virupaksha temple is the oldest shrine, the principal destination for pilgrims and tourists, and remains an active Hindu worship site. (File Photo | EPS)
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The UNESCO World Heritage Site figures behind Puerto Rico, which has grabbed the top place. (File Photo | EPS)
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Hampi is the only destination not just from India, but entire South Asia, in the list. (File Photo | EPS)
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As per Mallika Ghanti, Vice Chancellor, Kannada University, the history of the Vijayanagara Empire is popular, and still has many hidden things. (File Photo | EPS)
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