Hampi Utsav (Festival)
The Karnataka Tourism (KSTDC) hosts ‘Hampi Utsav’ every year during first week of November to honour the coronation of the great Vijayanagar King , Krishnadeva Raya. The festival is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm since ancient times. Cultural Performances from world reputed artists , Lightening of the ancient ruins and the presence of VIPs add to its glory. Fireworks , colourful processions and puppet-shows are also some of the highlights of this festival. The festival lasts for three days.
This is a very busy period in Hampi. During the festival the last-minute hotel prices go high. So book well in advance.