Hampi historically known as Virupaksha pura. It is a traditional settlement with temple, bazaar abutted by other residential structures. The place has undergone lot of transformations in the past due to its continued use of the main Virupaksha temple from the last 10 centuries. Hampi settlement is now the focal point in the visitor movement.
Existing land use
The existing land use of Hampi Village is exclusively Archeological and has famous Virupaksha temple, a bazaar and many historical and Archeological monuments.
The socio-economic transformations have been radically changing and the village is acting as a ‘Reception center’ to visitors. The village suffers from rapid uncontrolled developments especially the ‘Virupaksha Bazaar’.