A visit to Chitradurga would remain incomplete without taking a tour to some of the excursions around Chitradurga.
Harihar (90 km)
Located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, Harihar is well known
for the Harihareshwara temple, also known as "Dakshina Kashi".
The temple was built by the Hoysala kings who ruled the region from 11th
to 13th Century AD. As the name suggests, Harihara, the presiding deity
of the temple, is an amalgamation of Shiva ("hara") and Vishnu
("hari"), the two polar Hindu deities.
Located in the Bellary district, Hospet's claim to fame is its
proximity to Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and
a World Heritage Site.