The UNESCO World Heritage site, Hampi is now all set to start the project ‘Hampi by Night’ for the tourists and visitors. It will now be lit up in bright awe-striking lights with its unforgettable history. The project is expected to roll down from August 15, 2021.
The ruins at Hampi will be illuminated and the tour will be accompanied by a musical rendition of the importance of each sculpture in Kannada, English and Hindi. Seventeen monuments, including Virupaksha temple, Narasimha temple, Gejjala Mantap and Kamal Mahal, have been selected for the project.
Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority (HWHAMA) Commissioner Siddarameshawar said the contract to develop the project has been handed over to a private company and technical works have already started at the monument site.
A senior officer said the government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 11 crores for the project. “The dates for the launch will be finalised soon”, he said. “In our next meeting, we will finalise the entry fee and timings for the tour.
We are also planning to introduce packages for tourists. Earlier, the monuments were illuminated only during Hampi Utsav. Once the project is completed, illuminated monuments can be seen every evening,” he added.