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Hampi Utsav, also known as the Vijaya Utsav, Festival of Hampi has been celebrated from the times of the Vijayanagar reign. This event has been reiterated as the “Nada Utsava “ by the Government of Karnataka. Hampi being a World Heritage Site is a international tourist spot . This festival is attributes to the mega cultural extravaganza, held from 3rd November to 5th November every year.Renowned artistes all over India come forward in bringing the grandiose days of the Vijayanagar Period to the present day . The rich culture of Kannadigas in the fields of dance, music and art thus showcased complement the beautifully carved ruins of Hampi .

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.

Decorated elephants, horses and men dressed in the military fashion of the Golden Era, are posted underneath the red, yellow, blue and white cloth “Gopuras” are posted along the lanes of Hampi. The two kilometer path near the Virupaaksha temple which was known as the Raja Marga has been decorated as the Vijayanagar theme. Traders offered tokens of “gold coins” and “ diamonds” recreating the once world famous open trade in diamonds, gemsn and gold of the Golden Era. Classical dance exponents and classical vocalists are set to entertain the guests with their brilliant performances in five avenues. 


Culture of Festivities:

Hampi Festival or Vijaya Utsav is one of the most outstanding festivals in the state of Karnataka .In this festival people are so full of joy and happiness that the entire ambiance becomes colorful and lively.Hampi Festival in Karnataka is celebrated in the city of Hampi in the months of October as well as November. This celebration is one of dance, music and drama. It is celebrated by each and everyone in the middle of hundred years old rocks and ruins.

Hampi Festivals

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.