|TungaBhadra dam is constructed across river Tungabhadra,a tributary of River Krishna.The dam is built near the town of Hosapete in Karnataka.It is considered as a multipurpose dam or project. Its storage capacity is 135 Tmcft. Owing to siltation the capacity has been reduced by about 30 Tmcft. If there is seasonal and late rains, the dam distributes the estimated quantity of 235 Tmcft. The dam is filled as when the water is let into the cnals during the riany season.|
|Address:325 Km from the capital city of Bangalore.|
|Best time to visit: August-March|
|Summer - Max. 35OC and Min. 20OC ,Winter - Max. 28OC and Min. 14OC|
|The main architect of the dam was Dr. Thirumalai Iyengar, an engineer from Madras. As Tungabhadra Dam was constructed by him, so a general purpose hall in this place was named after him. Multipurpose dams are the one's which help in generation of electricity, irrigation of land, Prevention and control of floods etc.It has become a picnic or tourist spot over the years.The dam is near to world famous heritage site Hampi.|
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|Nearest Railway Station:Hampi does not have a Railway station. The nearest railhead is at Hospet, which is 13 km from the ruins of Hampi. Travelers use Hospet as a base to commence their journey to Hampi.|
|Nearest Airport:Bangalore International Airport is nearest international airports to the city, The nearest airstrip is located at Tornagallu in Sandur Taluk which is 32 kms away from Hospet. Other convenient airports are at Belgaum and Bangalore.|
Nearest Visiting places:
|•Virupaksha Temple |
•The temple of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy
•Vithala Temple Complex
•House of Victory
•Hazara Ramaswami Temple
•The King’s Balance
•The Elephant Stables
•Daroji Bear Sanctuary,Virupaksha Temple is another magnificent structure featuring the temples of Lord Shiva, Pampa and Bhuvaneswari.
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|Nearest Hospital:KLS Hospital. The nearest hospital to Hampi is the Government Hospital situated in Kamalapur. The hospital also has emergency first aid, 24 hour maternity service and ambulance facilities. Hampi has a small clinic by a private practitioner. |
The Kamalapur hospital authorities can be contacted by telephone at: (08394)241444.
Hospet has bigger medical facilities and can be contacted at (08394)223488, 222122.
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