A quaint town: With the archaeological and the historical town of Hampi just 12 kms away, Hospet in Karnataka is a hot tourist destination of India. Enjoy the rustic atmosphere of this fast growing town with its Iron Industries and quiet scenic beauty.
History lovers can see the grandeur of the bygone era in the beauty of the majestic Royal Palace Complex or loose themselves in the art and artifacts of the Archaeological Museum here. With a wide collection of prehistoric sculptures, arms, armory, sati stone, and other copper and brass plated items of the yesteryears, it will hold you spellbound with its display. Not to be missed are also the Lotus Mahal and the Queen’s Bath.
A trip to the famous Tungabhadra Dam, with its magnificence and breathtaking splendor, ensures you of a day spent well boating, fishing and watching the birds flocking here.
Bow to the sacred temples here, with Virupaksha temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vittala temple, a famous shrine with its 56 musical pillars and dedicated to Lord Vittal, Hazara Rama Temples, the royal temple, and the Raghunath Temple with its dedication to the Ram Parivar.