This town is essentially a convenient base to consider when wanting to explore the ruins of Hampi and the history of the Vijayanagar Empire in South India. Sitting on the banks of the River Tungabhadra, it is only 325 km from the state’s capital, Bangalore.
While in Hospet
While the focus of your travels may lie a few kilometres away in Hampi, Hospet too, offers a variety of charming experiences in the form of temples and other towns in the area. Make it a point to visit the Virupaksha Temple, Chitradurga and Harihara. In addition to this, the temples of this city also provide significant architectural appeal.
Going back about 600 years, this historical town was founded by a Krishna Deva Raya in memory of his beloved mother. The park in the base of the dam offers a Japanese style layout and design, creating a charming and serene environment to spend your evenings in.
The pleasant atmosphere of this city along with the sheer number of fascinating ruins, monuments and temples make this a rather justified visit for tourists from all over the world.