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At about 3,300 ft above sea level, Ramgad lies on a high plateau in Sandur hills in Bellary District. This place, also known as Ramandrug, offers beautiful views of Sandur valley and the western side of the district.

The place had a fort named Hosamaledurga on its southern end during the Hoysala period. Some remains including a wall and gateways are still seen here. An overgrown colonial period cemetery is also seen on the edge of the plateau. The place also served as an internment camp for German civilians, who were in India, during the First World War.

The place is noted for its granite hills. There is also a temple dedicated to Ramadeva. Some mining activity is also taking place in this area.

Ramgad can be easily reached from Sandur, which is 10 km away. Chilakanahatti, a town on National Highway 13, is 14 km west and Hospet is 16 km north. Bellary is around 52 km east. Hubli Airport is the nearest airport. Hospet Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railhead.

Updated on 6th October, 2005
District: Bellary

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