Hospet a small dusty town in Northern Karnataka, was once the seat of the powerful Vijayanagar Empire. Though the town does not have much to offer the visitors, its importance lies in its nearness to Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar rulers. There was a time when Hampi was the epitome of architectural wonders. Most of the great buildings of this place are now in ruins, though UNESCO and the Archaeological Survey of India have tried their best to recreate the original charm of the place. Hospet is the ideal base for tourists visiting Hampi and other nearby places.
|Area||50.92 sq km|
|Altitude||479 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-32.0 C-42.0 C Winter-12.1 C-32.0 C|
|Rainfall||>66 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport to Hospet is in Bellary which is at a distance of 77 Km. Bellary is one of the most importnat airports in Karnataka and is served by service of all major operators like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan.
Places to Visit
|Vijayanagar Empire||Achyutraya Temple|
|Virupaksha Temple||Lotus Mahal|
Sandalwood Sculptures, Incensed Sticks, Bijapur sarees, Bijapur Jewellery, Lambani Jewelley, Local Handicrafts, Handlooms from Guledgudda.
|Hotel Malligi||Hotel Priyadarshini||Hotel Mallige Tourist Home|