Hampi Festival is organized by the government of Karnataka to attract people all over the world to this magnificent land. At the hampi utsav the celebrations includes Dance, drama, music, fireworks; puppet shows and spectacular processions, all combine to recreate the grandeur of the bygone era.
Bright colored handicrafts, leather puppets done by the traditional craftsmen of the past are reproduced with the same skill by their present generation. Musical instruments such as pipes and drums traditionally played vibrate the air with past grandeur.

Many renowned artists are seen paying their share to the town during this Festival. All this combines to recreate the grandeur of Vijayanagar times.
Throughout the lanes of Hampi, decorated elephants, horses and men dressed in the military fashion of the Golden Era are posted under the red, blue, green, white cloth “Gopuras”. At five different venues many vocalists, traditional dance artists entertain the guests and tourists.

One of the major attractions at the festival and especially for women is shopping, as Hampi presents some exquisite and elaborate varieties of craft and craftsmanship. All along the festival colorful, musical, vocal processions can be seen in Hampi which truly have great reflections of its past.

Some other events at the Festival sre:

“Janapada Kalavahini " a concert of folk songs is a special attraction introduced this year festival.

"Jumbo Savari " similar to the Dasara elephant march is held at Hospet town. The Howdah in Panchaloha( made of 5 metals), from the Vijayanagar Empire is being used.

Light and sound show : Special lighting of monuments across the 15 km of Hampi ruins on the banks of Tungabadra is another attraction guaranteed to make the visitor mesmerize and put the spell of the ancient days.

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