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A small town in Northern Karnataka, was once the seat of the powerful Vijayanagar Empire. Though the town does not have much to offer the visitors, its importance lies in its nearness to Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar rulers. 

There was a time when Hampi was the epitome of architectural wonders. Most of the great buildings of this place are now in ruins, though UNESCO and the Archaeological Survey of India have tried their best to recreate the original charm of the place.

Hospet is the ideal base for tourists visiting Hampi and other nearby places. Description: Hospet, the site where the great Vijaya Nagara Kingdom was situated lies about 13 km from Hampi in the state of Karnataka, India. It is also reachable from Bangalore, capital city of Karnataka, placed 350 km away from Hospet. 

Been called the gateway to Hampi, Hospet 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
Harihar is a temple attraction situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River. It is believed that taking bath in Tungabhadra River on the ghats of Harihar, will relieve you of all your past sins. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Harihareshwar which was built in the year 1223. The architecture of the temple is in Hoysala style. The temple is the main attraction of the town. 

Other attraction of the town is an archaeological museum. The museum displays traces of wars that took place here, ancient coins and manuscripts. Himavat Kedaya waterfall is a popular picnic spot among the locales and is worth a visit for its scenic beauty and pleasant atmosphere.
Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, is a panchayat town in the Bagalkot District of Karnataka, India. 

Dramatically situated within a horseshoe of red sandstone cliffs, overlooking the green waters of a large lake, this historic town was the capital of the powerful early Chalukya kings, who ruled the Deccan during the 6th-7th centuries AD. These rulers also held sway at Pattadakal and Aihole. 

Among the rock-cut and structural monuments, the most richly decorated are the cave temples, which are carved into the cliff on the southern side. 

Of these, Cave 1 is dedicated to Shiva, Caves 2 and 3 to Vishnu, and Cave 4 to the Jain saints