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Gadag - A Magnificent Display Of Chalukya Life


Gadag is a like a slice of history tucked away in the western corner of Karnataka. The little town of 4656 square kilometres may not resound with the footfalls of visitors, but connoisseurs of Indian architecture will be fascinated by the different temple complexes that tower over the Gadag landscape.

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Gadag's temples represent some of the best examples of Chalukyan art. The architecture has a very distinct style and the stone walls and carvings on the temple walls tell us stories of past grandeur.

One of the most popular sights in Gadag is the Trikuteshwara Temple. It's not just the architecture that draws people here. The temple has a rare religious significance, too, as it has shrines dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Other temples that can be included during a visit to Gadag are the Veera Narayana, Dambala and the Kashivishveshwara temples.

But a visit to Gadag is not just about temples and architecture. Nature lovers can marvel at the rich biodiversity on view at the Magadi Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is around 26 kilometres from Gadag.

Gadag is well connected by train. The town has its own railway station and is linked to almost all parts of the country. However, the nearest airport is at Hubli, 64 kilometres away.

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How to Reach Gadag

  • By Road
    Gadag is well connected to major cities of Karnataka, including Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore, by several KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) and local buses. Many tourists prefer buses to travel to Gadag as these are affordable and convenient
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  • By Train
    Gadag Junction is the nearest railway station to Gadag, situated at a distance of about 2 km from the city centre. A small station, it links trains that run between Hubli and Guntakkal via Hospet
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  • By Air
    Hubli Airport is the nearest domestic airport to Gadag, situated at a distance of about 64 km. Gadag is located at 414 km from the Bangalore International Airport that is connected to major European, American, Asian and Middle East countries, along with all the major cities of India
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