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Bāgalkot district (/ˈbɑːɡələkoʊteɪ/) is an administrative district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The district headquarters is located in the town of Bagalkote. The district is located in northern Karnataka
Karnataka
and borders Belgaum, Gadag, Koppal, Raichur and Bijapur. The new Bagalkote
Bagalkote
district was carved out of Bijapur in 1997 via Government of Karnataka
Karnataka
directive Notification RD 42 LRD 87 Part III.[1] The bifurcated Bagalkote
Bagalkote
district consists of eight taluks — Badami, Bagalkote, Bilagi, RabkaviBanhatti, Hunagund, Ilkal, Jamakhandi
Jamakhandi
and Mudhol.[2] Historically, Badami
Badami
which is part of Bagalkote
Bagalkote
was the capital of the Chalukyan Empire
Chalukyan Empire
of South India
India
under Pulakeshin I, who conquered the district in 550 CE. Bagalkot's Badami
Badami
taluk remained the seat of the throne of the Chalukyas
Chalukyas
from 550 CE — 753 CE, when Chalukya
Chalukya
king Kirtivarman II was overthrown by the Rashtrakutas. Remnants of Chalukyan art and architecture are important tourist attractions in Bagalkote. Pattadakallu has many UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage temples built by Vikramaditya II, while Aihole, which lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River, is an important temple town with over 140 temples belonging to both the early and later Chalukya
Chalukya
times. The cave temples of Badami
Badami
Cave Temples and the Jain
Jain
temples of Rashtrakutas
Rashtrakutas
at Lokapura and Bilgi are also famous. Cottage industries occupy a predominant position in Bagalkote. The district is popular for its silk and handloom industries. Ghataprabha River, Malaprabha River
Malaprabha River
and Krishna River
Krishna River
flow through the district. Koodalasangama lies at the point of confluence of rivers Krishna and Malaprabha. Like most districts in India, Bagalkote
Bagalkote
is headed by a Deputy Commissioner, with various Tahalsidars heading individual taluks in the district. The Samadhi of 12th-century social reformist Basavanna, known for his crusade against caste exploitation, is located in Koodalasangama, a town in the taluk of Hungund.

Contents

1 Origin 2 Divisions 3 History 4 Tourism 5 Geography 6 Demographics 7 Education 8 Economy 9 Industries 10 Civic administration 11 Culture 12 Cuisine 13 References 14 External links

Origin[edit] Stone inscriptions identify Bagadige as the ancient name of Bagalkote. According to legend, the area was gifted by the mythological Rāvana, lord of Lanka
Lanka
to his musicians. Other taluks in Bagalkote
Bagalkote
also have mythological origins. Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, was named after an asura king who, according to the Mahābhārata, ruled the area along with his brother Ilvala. Legend has it that both asuras were vanquished by the sage Agasthya. The northwestern taluk of Jamkhandi
Jamkhandi
derives its name from the Chalukya
Chalukya
temple dedicated to Jambukeshwara, a form of the Hindu
Hindu
deity Shiva. The town of Aihole, formerly the capital of the Chalukyan Empire
Chalukyan Empire
of Banavasi
Banavasi
was previously known as Ayyavole and Aryapura meaning Noble city. The western taluk of Mudhol
Mudhol
was traditionally known as Muduvollal — literally translating into lovely town. The ancient town of Pattadakal was previously known as Raktapura – red town and later as Pattadakal Kisuvoval. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy
Ptolemy
previously identified many towns in the district of Bagalkote. Pattadakal
Pattadakal
was referred to as Petrigal, while Badami
Badami
was known as Badiamaioi.[3] In inscriptions, the old name of the town was quoted as Bagadage under the Chalukyas. Between 1664 and 1755 this territory was under the Savanur Nawab from whom it was annexed by the Peshwa, Balajirao. During 1778, Haider Ali took possession of Bagalkote. Later held by Savnur Nawab. It fell into the hands of Marathas in 1792. In 1800, the provincial manager, Anandarao Bhikaji belonging to the Ratia family residing at Bagalkote
Bagalkote
built a palace. In 1810, Peshwa
Peshwa
Bajirao II gave the area to Nilakantharao Sarsubedar who held Bagalkote
Bagalkote
Fort supported by a garrison till Gen. Munro occupied it in 1818. The place was a noted centre of freedom movement and also of unification movement. The place is on the banks of the Ghataprabha River. The place has a cement factory and is a centre of trade in cotton and groundnut. Divisions[edit]

District
District
map

Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district is divided into nine taluks; each taluk is further subdivided into hoblies and villages and habitations. There are 21 hoblies in the district:

Badami
Badami
taluk: Badami, Kerur, Guledgudda, Kulageri Bagalkote
Bagalkote
taluk: Bagalkot, Kaladgi, Sitimani, Navanagar, Neelanagar Bilgi taluk: Anagwadi, Bilgi Hungund
Hungund
taluk: Ilkal, Amingad, Hungund, Karadi Jamkhandi
Jamkhandi
taluk: Jamkhandi, Savalagi, Rabkavi, Banahatti, Terdal Mudhol
Mudhol
taluk: Lokapur, Mudhol, Mahalingpur

History[edit] Over 191 Middle Palaeolithic
Middle Palaeolithic
localities have been discovered in the Kalagdi
Kalagdi
basin of the district. The discovery of settlements in the village of Lakhamapura
Lakhamapura
near the Malaprabha valley yielded the identification of quartzitic artefacts such as handaxes and cleavers.[4] A pre-Chalukyan brick temple was discovered at the foothills of Bachinagudda, in Pattadakal, where an idol depicting the bust of Chaturmukha Shiva
Shiva
was discovered. Evidence of megalithic habitation was also discovered at the foothills of Bachinagudda, as were Marahathi and Satavahana
Satavahana
coins of a later period.[5]

Chalukyan sculpture of Shiva
Shiva
in cave temple no. 1

The first documented evidence of the existence of Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district dates back to the 2nd century CE, when the taluks of Badami, Indi and Kalkeri were mentioned in the works of the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. In the 6th century CE, the Hindu
Hindu
Chalukya
Chalukya
rulers ruled over much of present South India. The Chalukyan king Pulakeshin I established Bagalkote
Bagalkote
as his administrative headquarters; the district retained its prominent status until the Chalukyan empire was sacked by the Rashtrakutas
Rashtrakutas
in 753 CE. The Chinese explorer Hieun-Tsang visited Badami
Badami
and described the people as "tall, proud,...brave and exceedingly chivalrous".[6] He estimated the kingdom to be approximately 1,200 mi in circumference. The period of rule of the Chalukyas
Chalukyas
of Badami, whose kingdom stretched from modern Karnataka
Karnataka
to Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and Gujarat, was a highlight of Bagalkote's history. Chalukya
Chalukya
king Pulakeshin II
Pulakeshin II
further consolidated the empire by battling with the Kadambas, Gangas, Mauryas of the Konkan, Gurjaras and Emperor Harshavardhana, whom he vanquished on the banks of the Narmada river[7] Accounts of war were inscribed on stone structures in the town of Aihole, now located in the taluk of Hungund. The Kalyani Chalukyas, descendants of the Badami
Badami
Chalukyas, conquered the area before the dawn of the 10th century CE. Their rule was interspersed with wars against the Cholas and Hoysalas. The Kalyani Chalukyas
Chalukyas
moved their capital from Badami
Badami
to Kalyani, in the present day district of Bidar. Akkadevi, sister of the Kalyani Chalukya Jayasimha II ruled in the area for more than 40 years from 1024 CE. During the course of her rule of the area, then known as Kisukadu, seventy villages from Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district were added to her administration. The Chola
Chola
king Vīrarajendra seized the area by defeating Someshvara I
Someshvara I
at Koodalasangama. By the 11th century CE, all of Karnataka
Karnataka
including Bagalkote
Bagalkote
fell into the dominion of the Hoysala Empire, first consolidated by Veera Ballala and later subordinated to the Sinda kings. The Yadavas of Deogiri annexed Bagalkote
Bagalkote
in 1190 CE and ruled until approximately the thirteenth century. The Deccan invasion by the Muslim
Muslim
Khalji dynasty, led by Ala ud din Khalji
Ala ud din Khalji
in 1294 brought an end to the rule of the Yadavas. In the 14th century, much of this territory was overrun by Muhammad Taghlaq. That the Taghlaqs were undisputed overlords of this territory cannot be established since Harihara, first king of the Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
Empire, is supposed to have possessed territories as far north as Kaladgi
Kaladgi
in 1340 and because a fort was built under permission from Harihara
Harihara
in Badami
Badami
during that period.[8] In the late 15th century, the Adil Shahi
Adil Shahi
dynasty founded by Yusuf Adil Shah established an independent state with Bijapur as its capital. It is from this time that Bagalkot's history is homogeneous to that of Bijapur's. In 1818, after having lost their kingdom to the British, the Maratha
Maratha
Peshwas of Satara were crowned underlords of the kingdom. With the failing of their brief reign which ended in 1948, the district passed into the hands of the British Raj
British Raj
and was incorporated into the dominion of the Bombay Presidency. India
India
gained independence from the British in 1947; thereafter, the States Reorganisation Act
States Reorganisation Act
of 1956 allowed for the creation of a Mysore State, renamed Karnataka
Karnataka
in 1971, and for Bijapur (and therefore Bagalkot) to be included in its dominion.[9] A separate district of Bagalkot
Bagalkot
was carved out from the existing Bijapur district in 1997. According to the 2011 census of the district, the towns of Bagalkote and Badami
Badami
each had a population of over 100,000. Kannada
Kannada
is the primary language in the district. Approximately 88% of the district's population is Hindu, while 11% is Muslim. Tourism[edit]

Badami

Badami
Badami
Cave Temples

Vaishnava Cave temple No. 3 at Badami, 578 CE

Vishnu image in Cave temple No. 3

Badami
Badami
taluk remained the seat of the throne of the Chalukyas
Chalukyas
from 550 CE - 753 CE, till Chalukya
Chalukya
king Kirtivarman II was overthrown by the Rashtrakutas.

Pattadakal

Pattadakal
Pattadakal
has many UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage temples built by Vikramaditya II.

Mallikarjuna temple and Kashi Vishwanatha temple at Pattadakal, North Karnataka

Mallikarjuna temple is in dravidian style while Kashi Vishwanatha temple is in nagara style at Pattadakal, built around 740 CE.

Aihole

Aihole, which lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River, is an important temple town with over 140 temples belonging to both the early and later Chalukya
Chalukya
times.

Durga temple at Aihole

Kudalasangama

Kudalasangama, where Basavanna's samadhi is located. The 12th-century social reformist Basavanna, known for his crusade against caste exploitation, was born in Basavana Bagewadi.

Mahakuta
Mahakuta
Mahakuta
Mahakuta
group of temples

The Mahakuteshwara temple dedicated to Shiva, is built in the Dravidian style. Naganath Temple, located in a forest on the way to Mahakuta, is one of the early Chalukya
Chalukya
temples dedicated to Shiva. Mahakuta, once the epicenter of shaiva cult, is a beautiful place surrounded by hills.

Mahakutesvara temple and Sangamesvara temple, Mahakuta

Banashankari Amma Temple

Here, an annual fair and festival is held during January & February. The temple in Banashankari is dedicated to Banashankari or Shakambari, a form of Parvati. It is located at Cholachagud, popularly called Banashankari.

Mudhol

Mudhol
Mudhol
is the birthplace of poet Kavi Chakravarti Ranna. Mudhol
Mudhol
was one of the 9-gun princely states of British India. Mudhol
Mudhol
is famous for a breed of dog known as the Mudhol
Mudhol
Hound. Geography[edit]

Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district (shaded) is situated towards north in the Indian state of Karnataka.

The district of Bagalkot
Bagalkot
is situated entirely on the North Karnataka Plateau, which is part of the larger Deccan Plateau. Located in north-central Karnataka, Bagalkot
Bagalkot
is surrounded by Belgaum District
District
to the west, Bijapur District
District
and Gulbarga District
District
to the north and north-east, Raichur District
District
to the east and Koppal District, Gadag District
District
and Dharwad District
District
to the south-east, south and south-west respectively. It is positioned at 16°12′N 75°45′E / 16.200°N 75.750°E / 16.200; 75.750 and covers an area of 6593 km². Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district has seven taluks — Bagalkot, Badami, Hunagunda, Mudhol, Jamkhandi, Bilgi, and Mahalingpur.[2] The average elevation in this area reaches approximately 610 m. The climate is warm and dry throughout the year and rainfall is scarce. Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district receives the lowest rainfall annually in Karnataka. The average rainfall in the region is approximately 318 mm annually.[10] The months of September and December account for about 52% of the total annual rainfall. Bagalkot
Bagalkot
is devoid of large canopy tree vegetation; the region is semi-arid. The Krishna River, Ghataprabha River
Ghataprabha River
and Malaprabha River flow through the region but are non perennial. Soil in the area can be categorised as either the majority black or minority red.[6] Black soil retains moisture and is often used for the cultivation of cotton. Rabi and jowar are primarily cultivated in Bagalkot, as are groundnut, cotton, maize, bajra, wheat, sugarcane and tobacco.[11] The district is also rich in mineral wealth. The village of Kaladgi, located 24 km from the town of Bagalkot, harbours copper. Iron ore
Iron ore
also exists in the southern part of the district. Like much of Karnataka, the gneiss is the most common rock family. Common rock types in the region include greenstone, quartzite, sandstone and limestone. The dry climate makes the region susceptible to drought and crop failure. Bagalkot
Bagalkot
has not been affected by major seismic activity due to it being located in the stable Zone II. Demographics[edit] According to the 2011 census Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district has a population of 1,890,826,[12] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho[13] or the US state of West Virginia.[14] This gives it a ranking of 249th in India (out of a total of 640).[12] The district has a population density of 288 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi) .[12] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 14.46%.[12] Bagalkot
Bagalkot
has a sex ratio of 984 females for every 1000 males,[12] and a literacy rate of 69.39%.[12] Bagalkot
Bagalkot
is the second largest district in the Belgaum Division
Belgaum Division
and the 15th most populous district in Karnataka. With over 1,651,892 inhabitants[2] (of which 28.97% were urban),[15] Bagalkot
Bagalkot
accounts for over 18% of the total population of the Belgaum Division. Bagalkot
Bagalkot
has 6 taluks, comprising a total of 18 hoblies and 627 villages. Of the 6 taluks, two are categorised as "More Backward Taluk" and one as "Most Backward Taluk". The district has 163 Gram Panchayats and 12 urban agglomerations. Bagalkot, with a decadal growth rate of about 19% is one of the ten fastest growing districts in Karnataka. Over 86% of the population in the district is Hindu, while 11% of the population is Muslim. Jains account for a little over 1% of the population, while Christians account for 0.17%. Scheduled Castes and Tribes
Scheduled Castes and Tribes
constitute about 17% of the total population. Communal tensions are fairly uncommon in Bagalkot. Kannada, the state language of Karnataka, is the most widely spoken language in the district. The literacy rate of the district is 57.3%, higher than national levels (52%) but lower than the mean literacy rate of the state (66.6%). Bagalkot
Bagalkot
ranks 22nd out of the 27 districts in Karnataka
Karnataka
for adult literacy. The population density of Bagalkot
Bagalkot
is approximately 251 persons per square kilometer. Housing conditions in the district were identified as above average, per India's 2001 national census. About 96% of the houses surveyed were recorded as either "Good" or "Livable". Mass media
Mass media
(radio, transistor, television) penetration was about 67%. Primary workers constitute about 43% of the district's population. Of these, 65% work in agriculture related activities. The sex ratio of the district is 980 per 1000 males, considerably higher than the national average — 927. The district's Net Domestic Income is US$ 5.8 billion. The per capita income of the district is about US$350 annually. Education[edit] Bagalkote
Bagalkote
has many famous educational institutions, including Basaveshwara Vidya Vardhaka Sangha and Sakri Sangha. Many colleges are affiliated with Rani Channamma University, Belgaum, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Ramanagara. Basaveshvara Engineering College (BEC) was established in 1963. S Nijalingappa Medical College, HSK (Hanagal Shree Kumareshwar) Hospital and Research Centre, Bagalkote
Bagalkote
is affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS) is headquartered in Navanagar, Bagalkote
Bagalkote
with its constituent colleges spread across the state.

For list of schools in Bagalkot: [www.nammabagalkot.in]

Bagalkot
Bagalkot
houses the Krishi Vignan Kendra[16] Economy[edit] Agriculture
Agriculture
is the largest employer in Bagalkot, with over 65% of the working population engaged in it; approximately 80% of female workers in Bagalkot
Bagalkot
are engaged in agriculture. Like most of north Karnataka, Bagalkot
Bagalkot
is very rich in black soil which is conducive to the cultivation of cotton. Bagalkot's economy was valued at US$5.6 billion, making it the 12th largest economy in Karnataka. The approximate per capital income is US$360. The chief crops cultivated are rabi and jowar, as well as groundnut, cotton, maize, bajra, wheat, sugarcane and tobacco. Jowar
Jowar
is largely cultivated because it can be grown during rainy seasons as well as during the winters. The crop also is the chief supply of food for the people. Pulses
Pulses
are also grown in the region, primarily tuvar daal, gram, kulith and mūng daal. Castor oil, linseed and sesamum are also grown in Bagalkot. Water supply for irrigation includes reservoirs such as the Kendur reservoir, which is six miles from Badami
Badami
and the Muchkundi reservoir, which is 4 miles from Bagalkot. Famine
Famine
due to lack of adequate rains is quite common in Bagalkot. A famine that struck the region in 1901 inflicted considerable financial loss to the agricultural industry in Bagalkot. The district has the fifth highest farmer suicide rate in Karnataka.[17] Efficient water management techniques and government sops have only marginally mitigated the repercussions of the drought stricken district. A sizable proportion of the population also consists of weavers. The chief manufactures are cotton and silk cloths. Large quantities of cotton yarn are also dyed and exported to other parts of the state and country. Most of the immigrants in the district are either money lenders or cloth merchants. In September 1901 a famine swept through the district, particularly affecting Indi, Sindgi and Badami
Badami
taluks. Industries[edit] The focus sectors include:

Agriculture Cement Sugar-based industries Silk
Silk
and handloom industries

It is one of the two handloom units(other is Dharwad) in India
India
from where woven khadi is obtained and transported to Karnataka
Karnataka
Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha based in Hubli (which is the only licensed flag production and supply unit in India).Flag of India. Many new industries are planning to begin in Bagalkot. New cement industries have been registered and are waiting for the permission to begin. There are other small-scale industries like Cement
Cement
Pipe Industry which produce cement pipes, Bangle Industries which produce bangles, Match Stick Industries, Agarbatti Industries, Plastic Bag Industries etc. in Bagalkot. At the outskirts of Bagalkot
Bagalkot
city there are many small-scale industries set up. These come under the Vidyagiri area of Bagalkot city, which is the latest extension of the city. Small-scale industries like Ceramic Tile Industry, tyre industry, Stone Cutting And polishing Industry, milk Dairy etc. are running successfully. At Gaddanakeri there are many limestone industries and brick industries. The limestone industries produce lime for whitewash and painting. The brick industries produce bricks required for the construction of houses. There are local oil industries and oil refineries which produce oil from groundnuts, sunflower, sesamum orientale, cotton etc. A brief overview of the industrial growth of Bagalkot
Bagalkot
is here[18] Civic administration[edit]

Bagalkote
Bagalkote
district officials

Deputy Commissioner Shri K G SHANTHARAM IAS

Zilla Panchayat CEO Shri SURALKAR VIKAS KISHORE IAS

Member of Parliament ( Bagalkot
Bagalkot
Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency) P. C. Gaddigoudar (BJP)

The Zilla Panchayat office was completed in 2005 and is situated outside the town. The building houses the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and the Chief Executive Officer

The Deputy Commissioner is the head of the administration of the district of Bagalkot. The Deputy Commissioners office provides municipal services to the district, collects census information, enforces judicial precedents, administers local elections and collects revenue. Tahalsidars assist the Deputy Commissioner in administrative matters at the taluk level — each taluk has one Tahalsidar. Rural areas of each taluk are administered by a locally elected Zilla Panchayat, headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Zilla Panchayat is charged with rural development schemes related to irrigation, water supply, road and infrastructural facilities. Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district contributes one Member of Parliament (MP) to India's Lok Sabha. The district also contributes seven Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA)s to Karnataka's Vidhan Sabha, one from each taluk. Karnataka
Karnataka
is one of only five states in the Indian union with an existing Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council). Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district contributes four Members of Legislative Council (MLC)s to the Vidhan Parishad. Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district's Zilla Panchayat body consists of 26 members. Of these, a president and vice president of the Zilla Panchayat are also elected. In addition, five standing committees consisting of Zilla Panchayat members numbering no more than seven are elected. The five standing committees include Planning and Finance, General standing, Agriculture
Agriculture
and Industry, Education and Health and Social Justice. Culture[edit] The North Karnataka
Karnataka
dialect of Kannada
Kannada
is primarily spoken in the district. Kannada
Kannada
itself is classified as a Dravidian language. The ethnologue identifies Bijapur Kannada
Kannada
as the closest dialect to the particular dialect of Bagalkot.[19] The traditional cuisine of the district is typical of the North Karnataka
Karnataka
cuisine of the region. Jowar-based foods such as Bhakri
Bhakri
are popular. Other forms of Indian bread made out of jowar are also common and are referred to as jolada rotti. As with most North Karnataka
Karnataka
districts, Jhunka, a garbanzo bean-based dish, is very popular and is usually eaten with Bhakri; the combination of these two dishes is referred to as Jhunka
Jhunka
bhakar. Though not grown extensively in the district, rice, as in all of South India, is part of the staple diet and is imported from other parts of the state and region. Lentil
Lentil
and pulse-based broths are common. Ilkal town in Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district is famous for the Ilkal
Ilkal
sarees manufactured there. The Chalukyan kingdoms of old have left an omnipotent presence in the district of Bagalkot. Several Hindu
Hindu
temples built by the Chalukyas exist in the town of Badami. Three cave-temple complexes constructed by the Chalukyan king Mangalesha (597–609 CE) exist within the district of Badami
Badami
at the Badami
Badami
Cave Temples. Of the cave-temples at this site, three are Brahmanical while one is Jain. The Badami
Badami
fort, previously used by the Chalukyas
Chalukyas
as well as by Tipu Sultan
Tipu Sultan
also contains a prominent but now dilapidated Dravidian tower. Aihole, the former capital of the Chalukyan empire, is a popular destination for Chalukyan and pre-Chalukyan art and architecture. Pattadakal
Pattadakal
contains a group of ten major temples surrounded by minor shrines and plinths each depicting the architecture of the Chalukyas
Chalukyas
of Kalyani. The Government of India
India
sanctioned a pilgrim centre in the town of Koodalasangama in honour of the social reformist Basavanna. Prasanna Venkata Dasa, widely regarded as the founder of Carnatic music
Carnatic music
and prominent member of the Bhakti Movement, lived in Bagalkot
Bagalkot
and composed his music in Kannada. Cuisine[edit] Amingad in Hunagunda
Hunagunda
Taluk is known for Amingad karadantu, a sweet dish. References[edit]

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Kalagdi
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Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district

Taluks

Badami Bagalkot Bilgi Hungund Jamakhandi Mudhol Ilakal Guledgud Rabakavi-Banahatti

Tourist places

Badami
Badami
cave temples Pattadakal Aihole Kudalasangama Mahakuta

See also

Ranna Badami
Badami
Chalukyas Basavanna Ilkal
Ilkal
saree

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Settlements in Bagalkot
Bagalkot
district, Karnataka

District
District
HQ: Bagalkot

Villages and Towns

Achanur Adagal Adihal Adihudi Agasarakoppa Aiahole Akkimaradi Aladakatti Alagundi (B.K.) Alagur Albal Algundi Allur (S.P.) Alur Alur (S.K.) Amalzari Amarawadgi Amarawati Amblikoppa Aminagad Anadinni Anagawadi Anantagiri Anapakatti Anawal Andamuranal Ankalagi Antapur Arakeri Asangi Asangi Bachinagudd Badagandi Badami Badardinni Badagi Badnur Balakundi Ballur Bandakeri Bandigani Banhatti Bankaneri Bannidinni Bannihatti Baragi Basarikatti Basavanagar Basawanal Bavalatti Bedarabudihal Beeranur Beerkabbi Bekamaladinni Belagali Belawalakoppa Belgal Bellikindi Belur Benakanadoni Benakanavari Benakatti Bennur Bevinal Bevinamatti Bevinamatti-S.Haveli Bevoor Bhadra Nayakan Jalihal Bhagavati Bhairamatti Bhantnur Bhimanagad Bidari Bidri Bilgi Bilkerur Binjawadgi Bisaladinni Bisanal Bisanalkoppa Bisnal Bodanayakdinni Bommanagi Bommanbudni Budanagad Budhihal (S.H.) Budihal Budihal
Budihal
(Inam) Budihal
Budihal
(S.K.) Budihal
Budihal
(S.K.) Budihal
Budihal
(S.G.) Budni Budni
Budni
(B.K.) Budni
Budni
Khurd Budni
Budni
(P.D.) Budni
Budni
(P.M.) Byadar-Aralikatti Chamalapur Channal Chatnihal Chawadapur Chebbi Chick Hodlur Chick Myageri Chick Sitimani Chickbadawadgi Chickhanchinal Chickka-Shellikeri Chickkodagali Chickmagi Chickmalagavi Chick-Otageri Chicksinganagutti Chickyaranakeri Chikadapur Chikanal Chikkalaki Chikkamuchalagudda Chikkanasabi Chikkapadasalgi Chikkgulabal Chikkmuramatti Chikk-Sansi Chikkur Chilapur Chimmad Chimmalagi Chimmanakatti Chinchakhandi (B.K.) Chinchakhandi (K.D.) Chinchalakatti Chingundi Chinnapur (S.K.) Chinnapur (S.T.) Chintakamaladinni Chinvalkoppa Chirlakoppa Chitaginakopp Chitrabanukoti Chittaragi Chittawadgi Cholachagudda Choudapur Chowdakamaladinni Chowdapur Dadanatti Dammur Dasbal Dattapura Devalapur (S.M.) Devanal Dhanakashirur Dhannur Dharmnagar Dhavaleshwar Dhawaleshwar Domanal Durgadevinagar Durganagar Durgapura Fakeerabudihal Gaddankeri Gadisunkapur Gadyal Galagali Gandal Ganganabudihal Gangur Gani Ganjihal Garadadinni Ghattiganur Girgaon Girisagar Golbhavi Gonal Gonal (S.B.) Gonal (S.K.) Gonal (S.T.) Gopsani Gorbal Gorjnal Gothe Govanaki Govanakoppa Govinadinni Govindkopp Gubberakoppa Gudadinni Guddada Mallapur Gudur Gudur
Gudur
(S.B.) Gugalmari Gulbal Gulgal Jambagi Gundanapalli Hadagali Hadarihal Haganur Hagedal Haladur Halagali Halageri Halaki Halakurki Haligeri Halingali Hallur Hanamanal Hanamaneri (G) Hanamaneri Inam Hanamasagar Hanapur.S.P. Hanchinal Hanchinal
Hanchinal
(Inam) Handaragala Hangandi Hangaragi Hansanoor Haradolli Harnapur Havaragi Hawalakhod Hebbal Hebballi Heggur Hemawadgi Herkal Herur Hipparagi Hire Myageri Hireadapur Hirebadawadgi Hirebudihal Hiregulabal Hire-Hodlur Hirehunakunti Hirekodagali Hiremagi Hiremalagavi Hiremuchalagudda Hiremuramatti Hirenasabi Hire-Otageri Hirepadasalgi Hire-Sansi Hire-Shellikeri Hiresinganagutti Hireupnal Hireyaranakeri Honaralli Honnakatti Honnarahalli Honnihal Hoolageri Hosakoti Hosur Hulasageri Huliginal Hullalli Hullikeri Inam Hullikeri (S.P.) Hulyal Hunashikatti Hungund
Hungund
(Rural) Hunnur Huvanur Huvinahalli Iddalgi Ilal Indawar Ingalagi, Bagalkot Injanawari Ishwarnagar Islampur Jadar-Aralikatti Jadramakunti Jagadal Jakanur Jalageri Jalakamaladinni Jaliber Jalihal Jalikatti (B.K) Jalikatti (K.D) Jambagi (B.K.) Jambagi (K.D.) Jambaladinni Jambgi (K.D) Jamakhandi Jammanakatti Janamatti Janawad Jangawad Jeeragal Junnur Kabbalageri Kadakol Kadalimatti Kadampur Kadapatti Kadapatti Kadapatti (S.K.) Kadarakoppa Kadiwal Kallapur Kadiwal (Inam) Kagalagomba Kainakatti Kajibilgi Kakanur Kalabandakeri Kaladgi Kalagonal Kalas Kalasakopp Kalbilagi Kalhalli Kalhatti Kallapur (S.K.) Kalligudda Kaltippi Kamadal Kamadatta Kamaladinni Kamatagi Kambalihal Kanasageri Kandagal Kandgal Kankanawadi Kannolli Karadi Karadigudd (S.A.) Karadigudda (S.N.) Karalakoppa Kasba Jambgi (B.K.) Katageri Kataginahalli Katagur Katapur Katarki Katharaki Kavatagi Kelawadi Kelur Kendura Kengalkadapatti Kerakalamatti Kerura Kesanur Kesarabhavi Kesarapenti Kesrakoppa Khairwadgi Khajagal Khajjidoni Khanapur (S.K.) Khanapur (S.P.) Khazibudihal Khyad Kirasur Kirasur Kishori Kittali Kodihal Kollur Konkanakoppa Konnur Kontikal Koppa (S.R.) Koppa (S.K.) Koppa (S.M.) Korti Kotikall Kotnalli Koujaganur Kovalli Krishnapur Krishnapur Kulageri Kulali Kulhalli Kumbarhal Kunabenchi Kunchanur Kundargi Kuragod Kutakanakeri Kyadiggeri Lakhamapur Lakkasakoppa Lavalasar Lavaleshavar Laxanatti Layadagundi Linganur Lingapur Lingapur (S.K.) Lingapur(S.R.) Lokapur Machaknur Madanamatti Madapur Madarkhandi Madhabhavi Mahalingapur Maigur Malagi Malagihal Malali Malapur Mallapur Mallapur Mallapur
Mallapur
(P.J.) Mallapur
Mallapur
(P.L.) Mamatageri Manahalli Mangalagudda Mangalur Mangur Maninagar Mankani Manmathanal Manneri Mannikatti Mannikeri Mantur Marapur Maratgeri Mareguddi Marikatti Marol Mastihal Mattikatti Melligeri Metgud Mirji Muchakhandi Mudapaljivi Mudavinkopp Muddapur Mudhol Mugalalli Mugalkhod Muganur Mullur Mumaraddikoppa Mundaganur Muradi Muranal Murudi Mustigeri Muttaladinni Muttalageri Muttatti Muttur Naganapur Naganur Nagaral Nagaral Nagaral Nagaral (S.B.) Nagaral (S.P.) Nagasampagi Nagur Nainegali Nakargundi Nandagoan Nandanoor Nandavadgi Nandikeshwar Narasapur Narenur Nasagunni Navalgi Navilahole Neelagund Neelanagar Neerabudihal Neeralagi Neeralakeri Nelwagi Nidasanur Nimbalgundi Ningapur Niralkeri Padanakatti Palkimanya Palti Papathanal Parwati Pattadakall Petlur Pochapur Rabkavi Rabkavi Raddera Timmapur Raghapur Rakkasagi Ramapratappa Nagar Ramateerth Ramathal Ramawadgi Rampur Ranjanagi Revadihal Rolli Rugi Saganur Saidapur Salagundi Sanal Sangam Sanganatti Sangapur Sangondi Sankalapur Saraswathinagar Sasalatti Savalagi Sevalalnagar Shaktinagar Sharadal Sheeparamatti Shirabadagi Shiraguppi Shiraguppi Shirol Shivanagar Shurpali Siddanakolla Siddapur Siddapur Sidnal Sigikeri Simikeri Sindagi Siraguppi Sirur Sitimani Sokanadgi Somalapur Somanakoppa Sonna Soragoan Sorakopp Subbalahunashi Sulibhavi Sulikeri Sulla Sunaga Suralikal Sutagundar Takkalaki Takkalki Takkod Talagihal Talakawad Tallikeri Tamadaddi Tappasakatti Tariwal Teggi Teggi Terdal Thaminal Thogunashi Timasagar Timmapur, Bagalkot Timmapur, Bagalkot Timmapur, Bagalkot Timmapur (S.N.) Todalbagi Tolamatti Tondihal Tubachi Tulasigeri Tumba Tummarmatti Tungal Turadagi Turamari Udagatti Ugalawat Upnal (S.C.) Uttur Vadageri Vadergonal Vajjal Vajjaramatti Valakaladinni Vantigodi Varagodadinni Varchagal Veerapur Venkatapura Virapur Wadawatti Yadahalli, Bagalkot Yadahalli, Bilagi Yadahalli, Hungund Yadahalli, Mudhol Yallatti Yandigeri Yankachi Yankanchi Yankanchi
Yankanchi
medinapur Yaragatti Yaragoppa Inam Yaragoppa (S.B.) Yelligutti Yemmihatti Yeranaikanal Yettinatti Zunjarakopp

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Hoysala
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Rashtrakuta
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Vijayanagara
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Geography

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Noted poets

Asaga Gunavarma I Adikavi Pampa Sri Ponna Ranna Devar Dasimayya Basava Akka Mahadevi Allama Prabhu Siddharama Harihara Raghavanka Rudrabhatta Janna Kumara Vyasa Chamarasa Nijaguna Shivayogi Ratnakaravarni Purandara Dasa Kanaka Dasa Vijaya Dasa Gopala Dasa Jagannatha Dasa Lakshmisa Sarvajna Shishunala Sharif Krishnaraja Wadiyar III D. R. Bendre Gopalakrishna Adiga K. S. Narasimhaswamy M. Govinda Pai Kuvempu D. V. Gundappa G. S. Shivarudrappa

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Tourism

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Hindu
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Jain
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Awards

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Karnataka
Ratna Pampa Award Nrupatunga Award Basava
Basava
Puraskara Rajyotsava Prashasti Jakanachari Award Varnashilpi Venkatappa Award

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Districts of Karnataka

Bangalore division

Bangalore Urban Bangalore Rural Chitradurga Davanagere Kolar Shimoga Tumakuru Ramanagara Chikkaballapura

Belgaum division

Bagalkot Belgaum Bijapur Dharwad Haveri Gadag Uttara Kannada

Gulbarga division

Ballari Bidar Gulbarga Koppal Raichur Yadgir

Mysore division

Chamarajanagar Chikmagalur Dakshina Kannada Hassan Kodagu Mandya Mysore Udupi

Karnataka
Karnataka
Budget: 08/02/2013-14 Karnataka
Karnataka
Chief Minister Shri. Jagadish Shettar announces creation of 43 new Taluks Rs Two Crore will be provided to each of Taluk funds for creating infrastructure in them Rabakavi- Banahatti
Banahatti
is new Taluk created as on dated 08/02/2013. Government of Karnataka
Karnataka
Hon'ble Chief Minister Jagadish shettar today announced Formation of new Taluks Rabakavi-Banahatti, Ilak

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