The Hampi festival is a grand spectacle of dance, drama and music amidst the ancient ruins of Hampi, the majestic capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Organized by the Government of Karnataka, the Hampi festival is held every year in the first week of November. It is also known as the Vijaya Utsav.
During this gala event, the quaint life of Hampi reverberates with
dance, drama, music, fireworks, puppet shows, and spectacular
processions all combining to recreate the legacy of its royal heritage.
On the eve of the Hampi festival, artists from different parts of India
congregate here to weave a magical blend of art and culture.
As a popular tourism hub, Hampi is thronged by tourists throughout the
year. But during the Hampi festival celebrations, Hampi metamorphoses
into a sea of humanity with people descending here to enjoy the cultural
events set in the backdrop of magnificent ruins.