The ruins of the city of Hampi, that thrived as one of the most important and riches towns under the Vijayanagaram Empire, has been ranked second in a list of 52 most-see global destinations, issued by the New York Times.
The NYT described Hampi as ancient archaeological complex. The top magazine highlighted the fact that the site has become more accessible with the start of a new airline services to Ballari from Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Puerto Rico, a Caribbean island and unincorporated US territory, topped the list.
An official from the state tourism department expressed happiness over the recognition and said they are making all efforts to provide better amenities to tourists at this heritage site located on the banks of Tungabhadra River.
Biocon managing director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw tweeted: “NYT lists Hampi as the second must-see global destination for 2019 — truly a wonder of the world.”