The winter season (October to February) is the best time to visit Hampi. However, Hampi is mostly moderate and dry throughout the year. The weather remains moderately cool except for peak afternoons but mostly perfect for exploring the World Heritage Site. Some of the most important festivals are also celebrated in the winter season. The summers bring soaring high temperatures and therefore, March to June is not the best time to visit. Monsoons get average but inconsistent rainfall, keeping the temperatures a little low but humid. One may choose to visit Hampi during the monsoons which begin in July and go on till September. The region seldom receives heavy downpours, but it is advisable to stay away from the slippery terrains to avoid accidents. Since Hampi is best explored in winter don't miss out the Vijaya Utsav (Festival of Hampi) in the month of November.
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Hampi Utsav, Hampi festival also known as the Vijaya Utsav is one of the largest celebrations of the ancient Vijayanagar empire now Hampi. The festivities take place every year at the Virupaksha Temple, commemorating the culture, traditions of the bygone era. With the beautifully carved ruins of Hampi serving as the backdrop, the rich culture of this region is shown through folk song and dance performances. The Janapada Kalavahini, a concert of folk songs, and the light and sound shows are unique attractions which you can't afford to miss.