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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.

One former member of the Member of the Legislative Assembly (India) was H.R.Gaviappa.[1]

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)
[citation needed]

References[edit]


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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:18:45 -0700

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Deccan Herald
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700

If you are a lover of art, handicraft, nature, trekking and bird watching, then you should make it to Sandur, a valley about 53 km from Hospet. Even during a flying visit, one should step into the Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra (SKKK) campus. In Sandur ...
 
Times of India
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:09:17 -0700

There are no CCTV cameras inside the OPD section from where the girl, who hails from Hospet in Bellary district, was allegedly kidnapped by a woman on Friday. There is, however, CCTV camera placed at the entrance to OPD section. The CCTV footage ...
 
SteelGuru
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:22:05 -0700

The NMDC has a valid mining lease area for 647.5 ha in the Kumaraswamy forest range of Bellary-Hospet iron ore belt. Of this, 155.17 ha is revenue area and the remaining 492.33 ha forest area. The company received the permit from the Indian Bureau of ...
 
Times of India
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:56:15 -0700

BANGALORE: The Karnataka high court has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh upon Srinivasa Minerals Trading Company, Hospet in Bellary to be payable to the authorities after dismissing a petition filed by the company in 2008. A division bench headed by Chief ...
 
Times of India
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -0700

The girl has been identified as Roza Vaddar of Hospet in Bellary district. According to sources in Vidyanagar police station, Roza was with her mother Sudha minutes before being kidnapped. Roza is attending to her husband Hulagappa, who is being ...
 
SahilOnline
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Hospet (Bellary district): The Lokayukta registrar has issued notices to several police officials named in the report on illegal mining submitted by former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. The notices have been issued through the additional director ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:30:00 -0700

MANGALORE: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management with Environmental Health and Safety Research and Development Centre (EHSRDC), Bangalore. The MoU will facilitate ...
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