Hospet – A City with a Rich Heritage

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.

Hosapete ಹೊಸಪೇಟೆ (formerly Hospet) is a city in Bellary District in northern Karnataka, India. Hosapete is on the Tungabhadra River, 12 km from Hampi, the site of the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara, former capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. The Tungabhadra Dam is here and was built in the twentieth century. It was the entrance gate to the city of Vijayanagar for all travellers coming from Goa and West Coast. A recent phenomenon in this region has been the boom of the iron-ore mining business. Due to great international demands for iron-ore, particularly from China, there has been a lot of excessive mining in this region. To an extent, the Tungabhadra Dam as well as the ruins of Hampi are now endangered by this development.

Hosapete, also known as Hospet, is a city in Ballari District in central Karnataka, India. It is located on the Tungabhadra River, 12 km from Hampi. Hampi is a World Heritage site containing the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Wikipedia

Area: 70.12 km²

Elevation: 479 m

Weather: 28 °C, Wind E at 13 km/h, 61% Humidity

District: Ballari district

Population: 2.06 lakhs (2011)

Area code: 08394