Gadag is a city located in the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated in the northern part of the state and is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical significance, and natural beauty.
Gadag has a rich history that dates back to the 6th century AD when it was ruled by the Chalukyas. Later, it was ruled by several other dynasties such as the Rashtrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas, the Hoysalas, the Vijayanagara Empire, and the Adil Shahi dynasty. During the rule of the Chalukyas, Gadag was known as Trikutapura and was an important center for art, architecture, and literature.
Gadag is situated in the northern part of the state of Karnataka and is located at an altitude of 656 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by several hills such as the Betageri Hills, the Kappatagudda Hills, and the Kalaghatagi Hills. The city is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and is known for its fertile land and agricultural activities.
As per the 2011 census, the population of Gadag was 172,813. The city has a literacy rate of 80.67% and a sex ratio of 957 females per 1000 males. The majority of the population in Gadag are Hindus, followed by Muslims and Christians.
The economy of Gadag is predominantly based on agriculture and related activities. The city is known for its production of cotton, groundnuts, and sunflower. Apart from agriculture, the city is also known for its handloom industry and the production of brassware, furniture, and pottery. Tourism is also an important contributor to the economy of Gadag.
Gadag has a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its art, architecture, and literature. The city is known for its unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Chalukyan and Hoysala styles. The famous Trikuteshwara temple in Gadag is a prime example of this style. The city is also known for its literature and is home to several poets and writers. The Kannada poet Kumara Vyasa, who wrote the famous epic "Karnata Bharata Kathamanjari," was born in Gadag.
Gadag is a popular tourist destination that is known for its historical significance and natural beauty. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Gadag are:
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