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Hospet

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Hospet is famous for its close proximity to Hampi, the famous site of the great Vijayanagar kingdom. Located about 13 km from Hampi and about 350 km from Bangalore, Hospet is known as the gateway to Hampi.

Major Tourist attractions near Hospet are Chitradurga, regarded as the Kallina Kote that means the Place of Stones. There is a famous Chitradurga Fort here built by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. Seven walls encircling the fort and nineteen gateways providing entry and exit points to visitors present a fine example of military architecture. Another major attraction near Hospet is holy town of Harihara, situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The pilgrims believe that the dip in the river here will cleanse them of the sins because of an association between Lord Vishnu and the Tungabhadra River.

However, the main importance of Hospet lies in its proximity to Hampi, a world Heritage site. Hampi has the distinction of being the most beautiful ruins of any significance to be seen in India. Many attractions here include the Virupaksha Temple, King's Balance where kings were weighed against grain, gold or money to be distributed to the poor, the Queen's Bath with lotus-shaped fountains that once supplied perfumed water, Lotus Mahal and Vithala Temple with its musical pillars and many more like them waiting for you to explore them. The other major attraction near Hospet is the Tungabhadra Dam built on the Tungabhadra River. Just around the dam is a very beautiful garden developed in Japanese style.

How to Reach There
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

Hotels in Hospet
The famous hotels in Hospet include Shanbagh Towers, Hotel Priyadarshini, Hotel Nagarjuna Residency, Hotel Mayura Vijayanagar and Ranjana Guest House among others.

 


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