Vijaynagar`s imperial capital, Hampi in Karnataka comprises the ruins of the Vijaynagar Empire. A UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising more than 500 small and large monuments, Hampi is a spectacular city with an absolutely stunning area surrounded by bouldered mountains. Every year, during the first week of November, the Hampi Utsav, celebrating the ancient culture of Hampi is held wherein all the ruins in Hampi are lit up and many cultural events are organised. Therefore, this is the best time to enjoy the culture and history of this charming little village. Hampi is best experienced when explored by means of a bicycle or motorcycle.