Gadag Tourism

Gadag Tourism

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Karnataka Tourism Destinations
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Gadag Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 2175 m
  • District: Gadag
Gadag is located in the western end of North Karnataka and is bounded by six districts bounded in different directions. There are five Taluks in the Gadag district by the name of Gadag-Betgeri, Ron, Shirhatti, Nargund and Mundargi.

Gadag majorly consists of an agro based economy with a total land area of 4656 square kilometres and an approximate population of 9,71,955 people. The primary food crops of the district are wheat, jowar and pulses, while the commercial crops are chillies, cotton and onion.

Gadag is a major part of the ancient history of India and was earlier under the Chalukyan rule. The ancient history of Gadag is depicted in the ancient temples and structures located here that have a unique architectural style. Travellers will find a section dedicated to Gadag in most of the travel journals because of its ancient heritage.

Some ancient attractions here include the Trikuteshwara temple complex that has three shrines of Shiva, Brahma and Surya. Some of the finest and rare decorative pillars are located at the Saraswathi temple, which is an example of ancient Chalukya art.

The Veeranarayana temple here is an ancient temple belonging to the Chalukya era and has associations with the popular poet Kumara Vyasa. Other attractions here include the biodiversity spot of Karnataka, Magadi Bird Sanctuary and Magadi Tank, which is located in Magadi Village of Gadag.

There is a railway station at Gadag that connects most of the Indian cities. The nearest airport is located in Hubli, about 64 kilometres from Gadag.

Gadag has a pleasant weather, especially over the southern belt of the district. Summer is in the second half of February to the end of May. Winter here is between the months of December and February. The best time to visit Gadag is between January to February because of the stable weather.

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Gadag Traveller Reviews

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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"A day tour to Gadag"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2015
I had been to Gadag on a winter morning in January 2015. The road from hubli to gadag is quite motorable, the distance being 56 kilometers which can be covered roughly in an hour's time. Gadag is well-connected by the same highway towards koppal and hospet which finally ends in Bellary. The must-visit attractions in Gadag include Trikuteshwara Temple, Veeranarayana temple and the zoo in gadag. The best time to visit Gadag is between September to February. Another must-visit attraction near Gadag is the historical ancient town of Lakkundi
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Sharanu Basava

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"Nice weather"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2014
That is the day full of cold weather, and its raining from the top side. When we got down from the vehicle its full of rain. So we tried stay near some where, and after the rest its the time to leave so we though of going from there, so said bye bye to all. What should I say about that climate its really superb.
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Satej Nagwekar

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Simple & Sweet Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 28, 2014
We didn't travel much. But I can say people here were really nice and hospitable. The locals guided me well where the GPS failed to work. Kudos to Gadag, its a great place! I want to be back here once again; and now that my friend stays here, I will surely be back soon
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