Gadag and its sister city Betageri have a combined city administration. Gadag consists of five taluks namely Gadag-Betageri, Ron, Shirhatti, Naragund and Mundargi. Gadag has a lot of printing presses including the "Honbali Brothers and the Shabadi Math Printing Press. Gadag was ruled by Muslim kings and the Maratha before being incorporated by the East India Company. The town has 11th- and 12th-century monuments; the temple of Veera Narayana and the Trikuteshwara. Gadag is famous for printing press and handloom.

Gadag has been a important seat of Hindustani music in north Karnataka, and is home to the Hindustani singer Bharata Ratna awardee Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

Places To Visit

Sri Trikuteshwara Temple, Sri Saraswathi Temple, Sri Veera Narayana Temple, Sri Jagadguru Tondaraya Mutt, Beladhadi, Hombal, Lakkundi, Magadi Bird Sanctuary, Basaveshwara Statue.

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