Hampi Festivals

Also known as Vijaya Utsava, the Hampi festival is a grandiose affair in South India. Held every year at the Virupaksha Temple, the festivities are set against the picturesque backdrop of the ruins of Hampi. The Kannadigas showcase their artistic, musical, and dance prowess, drawing visitors from all over the world. The festival's primary draw is a concert of folk songs called Janapada Kala Vahini. You can buy little items and handicrafts from stalls lining the streets. Colour, lights, and excitement are found everywhere, creating the aura of a grand celebration. There are planned colourful processions with adorned elephants, traditional artwork, and cultural exhibits. These processions' opulence is a reflection of Hampi's regal past. In addition, the event features displays that highlight the handicrafts and artwork produced locally, giving guests a chance to peruse and buy unique pieces made in the area.

Specialty of Festival:

The festival will be held in Hampi, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The festival honours this medieval city's wealth of history and architecture. It features a wide range of cultural such as classical, folk dances and so on. The Hampi Festival draws visitors, artists, and history buffs from all over the world and provides a venue for celebrating the historical and cultural legacy of Hampi. The event honours the current customs of Karnataka's diverse cultural terrain in addition to showcasing the magnificence of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Month of Festival:


How to reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Hubli Airport.

By Train :The nearest railway station is Hampi is Hospet Junction.

By Road :It is well connected by road to nearby cities and states, you can hire a cab or bus to reach the district.


1.When does the Festival of Hampi take place?

The first week of November is when the Hampi Festival, also called the Vijaya Utsav usually takes place.

2.Are there entry fees for the Hampi Festival?

There may be admission costs for certain Hampi Festival events, although some may be free.

3.Are there guided tours during the festival?

Yes, guided tours are often organized during the Hampi Festival.

4.Are there accommodations available in Hampi?

Yes, Hampi offers a range of accommodation options.