Geographic Detail of Hampi
Hampi is located in the central part of the southern state of Karnataka and is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, 353 km from Bangalore, 254 km from Bijapur, and 74 km away from Bellary. Hospet, the nearest taluk headquarters, sits 13 km away. Currently the living Hampi is a tiny town with a number of small agricultural villages dotted around the ruins.
Spoken Languages: Kannada
Occupation: Agriculture, Tourism and Mining
The government of Karnataka organizes the annual Vijayanagar Festival in November. The temple continues to prosper and attracts huge crowds for the betrothal and marriage festivities of Virupaksha and Pampa in December. In the month of February, the annual chariot festival celebrated here draws enormous crowds.