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It is famous small town located on the banks of River Tungabhadra at a distance of 325 km from state capital Bangalore. It is wonderful heritage site and a tourist gateway for those who arrive from Goa and Hampi. It has glorious past and served as capital during great Vijayanagara kingdom. Hospet is the key producers of iron and steel. Hence it is popularly expressed as Steel City. The major tourist attraction is Tungabhadra Dam. It is the oldest reservoir, built during 12th century by Vijayanagara king Krishnadeva Raya. The beauty of the dam is further made mesmerizing by the awe-inspiring garden which is a finest evidence of Japanese style. Apart from Dam, Hospet is well known for its renowned temples like Ramachandra temple, Vrupaksha temple, Vittala temple and Hazara temple. These temples are reminiscent of ancient history and an illustration of finest artworks.

Places to visit

Tungabhadra Dam
The oldest Dam in Karnataka, belongs to 12th century. It was built across the river Tungabhadra by the great Vijayanagara king Krishna Deva Raya. It is one of the ancient reservoir and a power station in India. One can find variety of fishes, aquatic animals, spot billed pelicans, storks, flamingos and others.

Vittala Temple
The beautiful 16th century temple, dedicated to Lord Vittala. The 56 musical pillars are the highlighting feature in this temple. Each pillar creates a musical notes when it is tapped. Beautiful sculptures of various deities, lively paintings and decorated walls of shrine are the other attractions.

Hazara Rama Temple
It is one of the prominent religious destination in Hospet. The 15th century temple, devoted to Lord Rama. The sacred shrine depicts scenes from Ramayana in the form of beautiful sculptures and paintings.

Vrupaksha Temple
It is most significant site in Hospet, located in Hampi. It is also a part of UNESCO world heritage. The historical marvel dedicated to Lord Shiva is belongs to 8th century.

Other Places
The archeological museum, Raghunath temple and Queen’s baths are other tourist attractions in Hospet.

How to reach Hospet

By Air
Bellary airport is 75 km from Hospet is the nearest airport.

By Train
Hospet railhead is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vijapur and Hubli.

By Road
Hospet is well connected to nearby cities of Karnataka by number of state and private buses.

In summer 27-40°C and in winter 20-26°C. It is best visited from October to March.

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Humidity: 45%
Wind : 6.28 mt/sec towards NE

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Best Time To Visit : SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB
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Near By Other Tourist Places

Hospet   0 KM near     
Hampi   11 KM near     
Pattadakkal   109 KM near     
Aihole   111 KM near     
Badami   117 KM near     
Near By major Cities
Bangalore  328 KM near     
Hyderabad  365 KM near     
Chennai  541 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Hubli Airport   157 KM near     
Sambre Airport   224 KM near     
Sholapur Airport   299 KM near     
Kolhapur Airport   301 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Hospet  2 KM near     
Bellary  65 KM near     
Davanagere  116 KM near     
Anantapur  159 KM near     
Near By Districts
Koppal   29 KM near     
Bellary   65 KM near     
Gadag   92 KM near     
Davangere   116 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Hosapete Junction Rail Way Station   2.3 KM near     
Kariganuru Rail Way Station   5.8 KM near     
Munirabad Rail Way Station   8.0 KM near     

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