Hospet, once the throne of the powerful Vijayanagar Kingdom, receives attention from Hampi,
the erstwhile capital city of the Vijayanagar Kings.
The city spread over an area of 28.39 sq km
constructed by one of the rulers of Vijayanagar, Krishna Deva Raya.
He built the city in memory of his mother, Nagalambika. Although, natives named the town as Hospet Pete, meaning New City.
Things to do in Hospet
Owing to the large iron ore and steel production in the city, Also referred to as ‘Steel City’.
One of the highlights of the city, the Tungabhadra Dam, a reservoir built on the Tungabhadra River, which dates back to the 12th century.
The ancient reservoir built by the Vijayanagara king, Krishna Deva Raya.
The shore of the dam also features a garden designed in the Japanese style.
The weather conditions remain temperate in the township, with temperatures ranging between 33⁰ Celsius and 43⁰ Celsius in the summer months.
The temperature during the winter months ranges between 20⁰ Celsius and 28⁰ Celsius.
Keeping in mind the climatic conditions of the city,
the best time to visit the destination from September to February.
Travelling to Hospet
Bellary airport serves as the nearest airport at a distance of 75 km.
Railway Station well connected with regular train services to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hubli and Vijapur.
There are regular buses between Hospet and Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka.
There are numerous accommodation options in this city. These include hotels ranging from budget to luxury catering to the needs of the travellers.