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Hospet Junction, the railway station in Hospet
Hospet
Hosapete
city
Hospet is located in Karnataka
Hospet
Hospet
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°16′00″N 76°24′00″E / 15.2667°N 76.4°E / 15.2667; 76.4Coordinates: 15°16′00″N 76°24′00″E / 15.2667°N 76.4°E / 15.2667; 76.4
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bellary district
Area
 • Total 50.92 km2 (19.66 sq mi)
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 206,159
 • Density 4,048.68/km2 (10,486.0/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 583 201
Telephone code 08394
Vehicle registration KA-35

Hospet or Hosapete, is a city in Bellary District in central Karnataka, India. It is on the Tungabhadra River, 12 km from Hampi, the World Heritage site consisting of the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara, former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

History[edit]

The city was built by Krishna Deva Raya in 1520 AD, one of the rulers of Vijayanagara in memory of his mother Nagalambika. While the city was named Nagalapura, people referred to the city as Hosa Pete meaning New City. An area between Hampi and Hospet is still called Nagalapura. It was the entrance gate to the city of Vijayanagara for all travelers coming from Goa and West Coast.

About[edit]

Hospet is a town well connected from several important cities in India. Bellary is the closest city from Hospet. Bangalore is eight hours journey on a bus. The city has a well-developed market area. Hospet is a well-known tourist destination mostly because of Hampi which inspires painters, trekkers, hikers and those who enjoy history. Tungabhadra Dam is another asset that makes Hospet a loved tourist destination. Apart from that, Hospet is also pretty famous for its Iron Ore mining and captive steel plants.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census, total population is 206,159. The town has an average literacy rate of 80%. Male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 67%. In Hospet, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Hospet
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
71%
Muslims
  
25%
Christians
  
3.3%
Others†
  
0.7%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Transport[edit]

Hospet is a gateway town to the Hampi ruins. Most of the long distance state operated buses for Hampi terminate at Hospet bus station (KSRTC bus station). So is the Hospet railway station (station code:HPT). Hospet is well connected with trains plying from cities like Bangalore, Vasco, kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur. Nearest commercial airport is at the city of Hubli and MSPL Limited has a private airstrip 20 km from the city.

Tourism[edit]

In contrast to the Hampi ruins site, Hospet offers a range of hotel options. If you expect a reasonable luxury stay (of course with respect to Hampi’s standards), Hospet is the place for you to set the base camp. Most of the hotels are located around the main road that connects the railway station to the bus station. Hospet has a number of ATMs and banks. The nearby Tungabhadra Dam is a popular visitor attraction as well. Apart from Hampi and Tungabhadra dam, Hospet doesn’t have many other tourist attractions of significance. The unique Anantashayana temple of Anantashayana Gudi is located at the eastern fringe of this town, on the way to the Hampi ruins.

Hospet is located 60 km away from district headquarters Bellary

Hotels in Hospet[edit]

Hospet has some very good 4 and 5 star hotels due to its proximity to the world heritage site Hampi. Some of them are

  • Hotel Mallige(3***)
  • Royal Orchid Central Kireeti(5*****)
  • Hyatt Place(5*****) - 25 km away
  • Vijayashree Heritage Resort & Hotels(5*****)
  • Krishna Palace(3***)
  • Kishkinda Heritage & Resorts(4****)

Industries[edit]

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 considerable mining in this region.

Climate[edit]

Tungabhadra Dam near Hospet

Hospet has a semi arid climate.The town is usually pleasant from July to February. The summer temperature ranges from 23 to 37 degrees c and the winter 12 to 30 degrees Celsius..

Climate data for Hospet
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.0
(96.8)
38.0
(100.4)
41.5
(106.7)
42.7
(108.9)
42.9
(109.2)
41.6
(106.9)
37.0
(98.6)
38.5
(101.3)
37.8
(100)
38.0
(100.4)
35.5
(95.9)
34.0
(93.2)
42.9
(109.2)
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
32.0
(89.6)
35.0
(95)
37.5
(99.5)
36.8
(98.2)
32.8
(91)
30.0
(86)
30.5
(86.9)
30.0
(86)
31.0
(87.8)
29.1
(84.4)
29.0
(84.2)
31.96
(89.52)
Average low °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
17.4
(63.3)
21.5
(70.7)
23.8
(74.8)
24.2
(75.6)
22.8
(73)
22.5
(72.5)
22.2
(72)
22.0
(71.6)
21.0
(69.8)
17.9
(64.2)
15.0
(59)
20.47
(68.83)
Record low °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
8.5
(47.3)
10.0
(50)
15.0
(59)
16.0
(60.8)
18.0
(64.4)
18.0
(64.4)
15.0
(59)
14.0
(57.2)
12.0
(53.6)
8.4
(47.1)
8.0
(46.4)
7
(44.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.7
(0.106)
3
(0.12)
15
(0.59)
23
(0.91)
61
(2.4)
69
(2.72)
97
(3.82)
108
(4.25)
131
(5.16)
100
(3.94)
44
(1.73)
14
(0.55)
667.7
(26.296)
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References[edit]


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Deccan Herald
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:41:15 -0700

A few parts of the State continued to receive rainfall on Thursday. Though Malnad taluks of Shimoga district continued to receive rain, the intensity was less. In the last 24 hours, Hosanagar received the highest rainfall of 170.20mm, followed by Yadur ...
 
Deccan Chronicle
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:18:45 -0700

The Tungabhadra dam near Hospet in Karnataka also continues to receive good inflows from the river but the water is unlikely to be released downstream to the Srisailam dam at this point. Meanwhile, Srisailam dam authorities have started generation of ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:18:45 -0700

"Water level in Tungabhadra dam in Hospet has also increased to 1617.34 ft against its full capacity 1633 ft. In the last 10 days, water level has increased to 51 TMC from 14 tmc in the dam, giving much relief to farmers of Bellary and other ...
 
Business Standard
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Officials today seized a sugar factory at Hospet in the district for non-payment of dues with interest, amounting to Rs 9.84 crore to sugarcane farmers. The dues related to 2002-03 and 2006-07, officials said, adding Indian Sugar Refinery had earlier ...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:29:14 -0700

Tackling the southern landscape, Dakshin Dare will travel through the southern peninsula of India, heading out of Bangalore to travel across 2000 kms via Mysore, Shimoga, Chitradurga, Davengere, Bellary, Hospet and Hubli onto Goa. Participants which ...

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Business Standard
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:00 -0700

The sixth Maruti Suzuki 'Dakshin Dare' rally will kick off from Bangalore on August 4 and culminate in Goa on the ninth. Travelling through the Southern Peninsula of India, it will cover Mysore, Shimoga, Chitradurga, Davengere, Bellary, Hospet and ...
 
Deccan Chronicle
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:26:26 -0700

Similarly, Tungabhadra dam near Hospet in Karnataka has also been receiving good inflows in the order of 70,000 to 93,000 cusecs on Saturday raising water levels to 65 TMC ft against the total capacity of 100 TMC ft. Tungabhadra project officials ...
 
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:37:30 -0700

The sixth edition of the Dakshin Dare will kick-off this August. This is the 6th edition of this the 'motoring rally' and it will commence on August 04, 2014 in Bangalore and conclude on August 09, 2014 in the party capital of India- Goa. Traveling ...
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