Gadag is located in the western end of North Karnataka and is bounded by six districts bounded in different directions. There are five Taluks in the Gadag district by the name of Gadag-Betgeri, Ron, Shirhatti, Nargund and Mundargi.
Gadag majorly consists of an agro based economy with a total land area of 4656 square kilometres and an approximate population of 9,71,955 people. The primary food crops of the district are wheat, jowar and pulses, while the commercial crops are chillies, cotton and onion.
Gadag is a major part of the ancient history of India and was earlier under the Chalukyan rule. The ancient history of Gadag is depicted in the ancient temples and structures located here that have a unique architectural style. Travellers will find a section dedicated to Gadag in most of the travel journals because of its ancient heritage.
Some ancient attractions here include the Trikuteshwara temple complex that has three shrines of Shiva, Brahma and Surya. Some of the finest and rare decorative pillars are located at the Saraswathi temple, which is an example of ancient Chalukya art.
The Veeranarayana temple here is an ancient temple belonging to the Chalukya era and has associations with the popular poet Kumara Vyasa. Other attractions here include the biodiversity spot of Karnataka, Magadi Bird Sanctuary and Magadi Tank, which is located in Magadi Village of Gadag.
There is a railway station at Gadag that connects most of the Indian cities. The nearest airport is located in Hubli, about 64 kilometres from Gadag.
Gadag has a pleasant weather, especially over the southern belt of the district. Summer is in the second half of February to the end of May. Winter here is between the months of December and February. The best time to visit Gadag is between January to February because of the stable weather.