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Hospet MapThe city of Hospet is situated along the Tungabhadra River in northern Karnataka. Hospet was built in 1520 AD by 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 12km away.

Hospet Facts

• Area 28.39 sq. km
• Population 114,154
• Altitude 480 metres above sea level
• Languages Kannada, English
• Best Time to Visit October to March
• STD Code 08394

Tourist Attractions in Hospet

The excavations at Hampi carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India in collaboration with the Karnataka Government in 1976 have revealed the ruins of a rich & flourishing empire. Today the ruins lie sprawled over a massive area of 26 square kms.
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