Hospet (Hosapete) is a famous historical place situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River in the Bellary district of Karnataka. The city is believed to be built by the great King Krishan Deva Raya, of Vijayanagara in 1520 AD. The great king had built this city in the honor of his mother, Nagalambika. The city […]
Hospet, officially recognized as Hosapete, is a major city of the Bellary district located in central Karnataka. Just 12km from Hampi, this city lies beside the Tungabhadra River. The city was built in the year 1520 by Krishna Deva Raya, one of the most prominent kings of Vijayanagara dynasty. Its name translates into “New City”. It acts as a gateway to Karnataka for visitors coming from the western coast and Goa. The Tungabhadra Dam located in Hosapete is an important tourist attraction.
The place is also visited for its historical significance and the ancient ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire. People who visit Hospet also visit the fort and hill town of Chitradurga referred to as Kallina Kote or Place of Stones. The city is well-connected by bus and rail to many distinguished destinations of India. Read more about Hospet
The Tungabhadra Dam is constructed across the Tungabhadra River, a tributary of the Krishna River. The dam is near the town of Hospet in Karnataka. It is a multipurpose dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control, etc. This is a joint project of erstwhile Hyderabad state and erstwhile Madras Presidency when the construction was started; later it became a joint project of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh after its completion […]