Hospet is a small town lies on the river banks of the Tungabhadra. This town is located in Bellary District of Karnataka. It is the admirable tourist destination which is about 325 km from the capital city of Bangalore. This place is also considered as a gateway to Hampi. This city is also well known as the large production of iron ore and steel.
Tourist can get various opportunities to visit ample of sights such as Chitradurga, Harihara, Hampi, Virupaksha temple. Temples of this city has rich architectural which attracts large amount of travelers to visit there. Many big iron mines and steel mills are also easily available around this area.
History of this town tells that it was built in 1520 AD by Krishna Deva Raya. He made this town in the memory of his mother Nagalambika. Earlier this city was named as Nagalapura and people as Hosa Pete which means New City. Tungabhadra Dam was constructed near the city in the 20th century. People can also find park at the base of the Dam which is in the Japanese style. It is also one of the main attractions of the city where people visit.
With the availability of various monuments, temples this city has become one of the most visited tourist destination. September to February is an ideal time to visit this city as you get pleasant atmosphere and view most of the sightseeing in the city. Hospet travel guide will provide a great insight about the place.