The city of Hospet is situated along the Tungabhadra River in northern Karnataka. Hospet was built in 1520 AD by one of the famous kings of Vijayangara. King Krishnadevaraya built the city in honour of his queen Nagala Devi. Hospet is most famously known as the gateway to Hampi, the ruins of a medieval city. Hampi, the World Heritage site of ancient Vijayanagara, is just 12km away.
Hospet itself is home to the unique Ananthashayana temple, located on the eastern fringe of the city. Close to Hospet is the holy town of Harihara, also situated along the Tungabhadra River. Pilgrims believe that a dip in the river of Harihara will cleanse visitors of their sins. Harihara has its own ancient temple, celebrated amongst the people of the local area.
Further down the river is the Tungabhadra Dam. Built in the 20th century, the Tungabhadra Dam was constructed to harness the power of the river. At the base of the dam is a Japanese styled garden.
If you are planning a Hospet holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Hospet Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Hospet.