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INFORMATION ABOUT HOSPET

325 kms from Bangalore lies Hospet. Its tourist importance lies in its proximity to Hampi, the site of the medieval Vijayanagar empire, situated about 12 kms away. The Tungabhadra Dam here harnesses the sweet waters of the Tungabhadra river. At the base of the dam is a garden, styled along Japanese lines.

HOSPET TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Hampi : Hampi 337 kms from Bangalore and 65 kms from Bellary is a World Heritage Centre, Hampi is the most beautiful and evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. The erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar kingdom, Hampi is full of delightful surprises. Like the King's Balance where kings were weighed against grain, gold or money which was then distributed to the poor, the Queen's Bath with its arched corridors, projecting balconies, the two-storied Lotus Mahal with recessed archways, the huge Elephant Stables, the splendid Vittala Temple with its musical pillars and the Stone Chariot, the Virupaksha Temple, still used for worship, Ugra Narasimha, the 6.7 m tall monolith, the Mahanavami Dibba and so much more...


  • Pushkarni :Pushkarni- is one of the most recent excavations The once-powerful Vijayanagar empire was compared to Rome by the Portuguese traveller Paes. Hampi Kannada University Campus, 3 kms from Hampi is worth visiting.


  • How to Reach :Airport: The nearest airport is Bellary about 75 km. Other airports near Hospet are at Bangalore about 350 km and Belgaum about 200 km well connected by Indian Airlines flights to most parts of India.


  • Rail: Hospet Railway Station is well connected by rail line to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hubli and Vijapur.

    Road: Buses are available from Hospet and regularly ply between here and Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka

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