In & Around Hampi

Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet Tungabhadra Dam  20187484142

Tungabhadra Dam

The Tungabhadra Dam is the biggest reservoir on the Tungabhadra River, a tributary of Krishna River. Over the years, the dam has become a major tourist spot in Hampi, with its sprawling lighthouse, fountains, aquarium, children's park, and more.


Known for its historical Jain, Hindu, and Buddhist temples, Aihole is a quaint village in close proximity to Hospet. The temples are built in Chalukya architecture, making it renowned as the "cradle of Indian architecture". Aihole is situated about 13.5 kilometers away from Pattadakal.

Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet Durga temple Aihole
Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet 1-anegundi-photographs


Famous as a World Heritage Site, Anegundi or "elephant pit" is the place where the elephants of the Vijayanagara kings were kept. The village is known for tourist attractions including Huchappayana matha temple, Pampa Sarovar, Aramane, Ranganatha temple, and more.


The regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas, this village is a major tourist attraction near Hampi. The village is Mallikarjuna temples, Buddhist temples, Bhootnath temple, Badami Fort, Archaeological museum, temple of Banashankari, 7th century shivalayas, and more.

Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet View of Bhutanatha temple in Badami during monsoon
Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Nestled about 15 kilometres away from Hampi, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is a World Heritage Site, renowned for the preservation of the Indian Sloth Bear. Apart from sloth bears, the sanctuary is also home to varying species of tigers, leopards, spotted deer, pangolins, star tortoises, and more.

Must Try

Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet Matanga Hill

Matanga Hill Trek

Experience a blood-pulsing trek on Matanga Hill. The view from the hill's peak is absolutely scintillating.

Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet Two Coracles and Tungabhadra River

Coracle Ride

Get on these bowl-shaped boats (coracles) and have an enthralling time on  the serene waters of Tungabhadra River.

Hotel Priyadarshini, Hospet Hospet Sun slip at the pavilion in Hampi.

Sunrise Point

Feel invigorated like never before as you watch the colours of the rising sun spreading across the sky.