Tungabhadra meanders through the plains and mingles with river Krishna at Gondimalla, near the famous Alampur in Mahaboobnagar District of Andhra Pradesh. Varada is the main tributary of Tungabhadra.
There are many holy places all along the rivers which include temples of Shaiva Cult on the banks of River Bhadra and Tunga. Sringeri, Sarada Petham was established by Adi Shankaracaharya. There is also a cluster of Nava Brahma temples that have been constructed by the early Chalukyas. There are flood protection walls all along the rivers that were constructed by Sri Krishna Devaraya between 1525 and 1527 AD.
Thereafter the river takes a north-easterly direction through rugged ridges formed by boulders piled on ancient granite outcroppings. The river has cut through weaker rocky substrata of the Hampi landscape. It has created a narrow gorge where granite hills shut in the river in a deep ravine. The river then flows east, joining the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh.
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