In the days we were visiting Hampi it was moving into gear for the large annual Hampi Utsav - a large cultural festival attracting growing crowds and more recognised artists every year.
Dancers are practicing for their show at the old Royal Elephant Stables.
Flower garlands are being prepared. No festival without them in India
A view of the seats standing ready to be used at one of the many venues of the festival.
Rangoli is a colourful pattern painted on the sidewalk for special occasions.
Finally the festival has started. A parade of lovely girls sets it all off.
And here a band has gotten a special stand for their role during the inaugural ceremony.
On the main street of Hampi Bazaar a man shows off his martial arts skills in the air.
Your's truly with a dressed up man. We're not sure who is supposed to be, but we think it's a demon lord.
Susanna takes a picture of richly decorated horse carriage.
We were also witnesses to another celebration in Hampi. Here some boys are celebrating 50 years of statehood for Karnataka, which happened on the day of our arrival to Hampi.