Hospet – The Steel City
About the city
Hospet, a small dusty town in northern Karnataka, was once the seat of the powerful Vijayanagar Empire. Its importance lies in its nearness to Hampi, the World Heritage site consisting of the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar rulers. Warm welcome by the locals and rich history creates a different charm that allures tourists visiting nearby areas.
The city entices with its bounteous nature. Hospet is the ideal base for tourists visiting Hampi and other nearby places. It stands proud of the Tungabhadra Dam which keeps the River Tungabhadra from being devastating and befitting to the peoples in generating power. There is a garden in the Japanese style at the base of the Dam which is a popular travel attraction of this historical city of Hospet.