Places Near Hampi
The old capital of Vijayanagar , across the Hampi also has many sites. The old defensive wall is intact . The old palace and the Hanuman temple on the Anjenaya Hill are definetly worth a visit. The Hanuman temple is believed to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman and you have to climb around 572 steps to reach here.
In case you have a late night train from Hospet, Tungabhadra dam and its gardens can be a nice filler instead of just waiting for the train on the train station. Autorickshaws ply directly from Hampi to the dam and charge in the range of 180-225.
Doroji Bear Sanctuary
The sanctuary is around 16kms from Hampi. The open timings are from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm . Its not a “much watch” attraction but you can visit the place if you have time to kill.