The culture, heritage and art of Hampi dateback to centuries ago. The Vijayanagara empire played a great role in building this city which has a great influence on its present culture.
Owing to this, Hampi is also rich in art and architecture. The rulers were God fearing and respected religion. This is evident in the architecture of its temples and monuments. Though these places have been ruined during the Mughal invasion, a major portion is still preserved to this very day.
Hampi is also known for its handicraft work. One can find various types of decorative items and household items being sold in the main market. From small wooden toys to quality clay and metal work, this place offers a lot for the avid shopper.