Hampi Bazaar

#1 of 21 things to do in Hampi

Hampi Bazaar stretches over a length of 1 km and fronts the majestic Virupaksha temple. This market area was one of the most bustling spots during the Vijayanaagara period which is now replaced with flocks of tourists who now come to visit and enjoy it for what it was. 

The Hampi Bazaar that stands today is a shadow of the past. Though many areas are in ruins now, it was one of the nodes of activities back then. It was meticulously planned with pavilions, some of which were two storied and even housed many rich and important people of that time. This bazaar came into being to cater to the needs of not only the rich but also the common folks. Today, it is also known as Virupaksha Bazaar with many of the pavilions still in tact. It adds to the aesthetic sense of the whole scenario.

If you want to enjoy the local market,Hampi bazaar is the place to be. You can pamper yourself with all the exquisite local materials ranging from shawls, handicrafts items to stone artefacts. Since the bustling activities of the market place only starts later in the day,Hampi bazaar is an ideal spot to enjoy a morning stroll. 

Hampi Bazaar expands itself in all its splendour during the Hampi Utsav. It occurs in the month of November and becomes the centre of all religious and festive activities.