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Written by Preetha Manivelan on June 29, 2020 Share on

Hospet Tourism – Travel Back To The Ancient Era

Hospet is one of the top attractions in India. It is located 12 km from Hampi and 325 km from Bangalore. Hospet is a place that has ancient ruins and some majestic structures to talk about the cultural heritage of the place. Hospet is even recognized as one of the heritage sites by UNESCO. From wandering through the ancient streets to shopping in the local markets to visiting some famous attractions, you will have enough of everything in Hospet. Below is everything that you should know before visiting this beautiful place and experience the best of Hospet tourism in Karnataka:

Agricultural land in Hospet
Photo by Nandhu Kumar on Unsplash

Best time to visit

You can visit Hospet between September and February as the city experiences a pleasant climate at that time. Also, it would be the favourable time for you to visit the place and sightsee.

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Places to visit in Hospet

Below are some of the places that speak well about Hospet tourism that you can visit on your trip:

  1. Tungabhadra Dam
  2. Chitradurga
  3. Queen’s bath

1. Tungabhadra Dam

Tungabhadra Dam is said to be one of the top attractions in the city. The dam was built by a famous architect, Dr Thirumalai Iyengar. Apart from just being an attraction, this place also helps in multi-purposes like agriculture, electricity and flood control.

A view of Tungabhadra Dam in Karnataka
Image Credits: Google Images

2. Chitradurga

Locally known as Kallina Kote, this place is one of the picturesque places loved by both the tourists and the local people. Across each of the gates, you will be able to see seven walls that were built long back. These gates will have an interconnected tank to support rainwater harvesting and irrigation as well.

A beautiful picture of Chitradurga, a place that speaks about Hospet tourism
Image Credits: Google Images

3. Queen’s Bath

Queen’s Bath stands as an example of creativity and beautiful craftsmanship. It has a gallery and balconies that were built in Rajasthani style and steps that lead to a water body. Because of this reason, it is also called ‘The Stepped Bath’. You can’t speak about tourism in Hospet without mentioning this epic place.

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How to reach Hospet?

Below are the ways by which you can reach Hospet:

By air: There are no airports in Hospet. The nearest airport to Hospet is Hubli Airport. You can reach Hubli Airport from all the major cities. From Hubli Airport, it would take a few hours to reach Hospet.
By train: There are regular trains to Hospet available from many important cities in Karnataka. To reach Hospet, you can get down at the Hospet Junction, which plays a major part in Hospet tourism.
By road: There are many buses available that you can take from all the major cities in India. You can get down either at Hospet Bus station or Hospet (Bypass) Bus Station.

Tips to take note of

  • While you are there, don’t forget to taste the delicious food at Udupi Sri Krishna Bhavan. It is located near the Hospet Bus Station.
  • While visiting Hospet, have some time in hand to visit Hampi, which is yet another beautiful city in Karnataka.
  • It is very important to keep your things safe while visiting markets.
  • Avoid visiting Hospet in summer as it can be very hot at that time.

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With so many beautiful places to attract tourists, don’t you want to set your foot on this historical land? You can visit this place and make your trip both exciting and beautiful. To plan your trip to Hospet, visit the website of Pickyourtrail to get the packages to Hospet in Karnataka. If you would like to customize the package, we will help you with it. While you are there, we will make sure that you are given 24*7 support via the Pickyourtrail application.

Happy travelling!

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