Gajendragadh is a taluka in the district of Gadag in Karnataka. It is located 643 ft. above the sea level. It has a great historic importance with references to the great Tipu Sultan. A big Vedanta scholar, Raghavendra Acharya has his roots from this place. It has a population close to 30,000 with almost equal number of males and females. Close to 14% of its population is less than 6 years of age.
Places to Stay
The closest place to find accommodation is Gadag (54 km). Hotels like Hotel Shanbag (Tariff-Rs. 500), Hotel Shivani Inn (Tariff-Rs. 700), and Hotel Vishwa (Tariff-Rs. 1000) provide the visitors with accommodation.
Kannada is the major language spoken here. Besides this, few areas also speak Tulu, English as well as Konkani.
Festivals like Mahashivratri, Holi, and Diwali get celebrated here with great delight.
Places of Interest
The fort of Gajendragadh is one with significant historical importance. It was here that Tipu Sultan was engaged in a battle with the Nizam and the Marathas. Other places of interest include the Kalakaleshwara temple, the temple of Bhimambika (13 km), and the Kudalasangama where the Krishna and Ghataprabha rivers merge.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Gajendragadh is the Hubli Airport (103.4 km). The closest international airport is the Bangalore International Airport (354 km).
The closest railway station to Gajendragadh is the Badami Railway station (17.6 km).
Gajendragadh is well connected by bus. Operators like VRL Travels and SRS Travels operate in this area. These buses also ply to Bangalore and Hubli. Online bus booking sites have made it possible for travellers to get their bus tickets with ease.