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Bagalkot, home land of great chalukya dynasty

Bagalkot (Bagalakote), located in the northern part of Karnataka has come into existence during 50th year of India’s independence (was carved out of Bijapur in the year 1997).

The bifurcated Bagalkot district consists of six taluks namely Badami, Bagalkot, Bilagi, Hunugund, Jamakhandi and Mudhol.

The most elevated portion of the district lies between 450 to 800 meters above the sea level extends over an area of 6593 sq. kms. The district is bounded by Bijapur district towards north, Gadag district towards south, Raichur district towards east, Koppal district towards south east and Belgaum district towards west.

Historical Background
Historically, Bagalkote is the home land of great chalukya dynasty. Aihole is place described as the laboratory for architecture rather a university of Indian architecture. Badami is famous internationally for caves carved in monolithic single stone in the period of Immadi Pulakeshi-I along with historical famous temples of Pattadakal, Mahakuteshwar temple in Mahakuta, Shivayogmandir and Banashankari temple in Badami. Mudhol is the birth place of great poet “Ranna”. Bilagi taluka Galagali village is famous for Galava Maharshi. Jamakhandi was the capital city during the period of “Patawardhana” Kingdom .

Kudalsangam the place where the great social revolutionist of 12th century lord “Basavanna” was educated. The galaxy of sharana’s lived in this Holy Land is itself a matter of pride.

Places to visit: Aihole, Badami, Pattadakallu, Kudalsangam, Mahakuteshwar temple in Mahakuta, Shivayogmandir and Banashankari temple in Badami.

Bagalkot facts
Geographical area6593 sq.Kms
Languages spokenKannada (main language), Marathi, Urdu, Telugu and Gujarati.
RiversMalaprabha, Ghataprabha and Krishna

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