|• Total||10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||464 m (1,522 ft)|
|• Density||2,998.29/km2 (7,765.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Indi is located at  It has an average elevation of 465 meters (1525 feet). It is located at the border of Maharashtra, a neighboring state of Karnataka. The soil at Indi is mainly dry and agriculture was mostly dependent on rainfall. But now, most of the agricultural land is being brought under irrigation with the construction of the Upper Krishna project. A River flows through Indi Taluk Bhima, it originates at Bhimashankar Hills in Maharastra..
As of 2001[update] India census, Indi has a population of 31,483. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Indi has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 65%, and the female literacy rate is 48%. In Indi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. The widely spoken language is Kannada,
Places of interest
The Gramadevata of Tadavalga in Indi Taluk is Shree Marulsiddheshwar. A Shree Marulsiddheshwar temple is located in the central part of the town with a Shiva linga. Pooja (worship) is done three times a day. A big celebration is held every year and a special Sravana month is done. The linga is decorated with several kilograms of wet rice. The specialty here is not a single rice grain falls down.
The Gramadevata (deity) of Indi is Shanteshwara. A Shanteshwara temple is located in the central part of the town with a Shiva linga. Pooja (worship) is done three times a day. A big celebration is held every year and a special Akki pooja is done. The linga is decorated with several kilograms of wet rice. The specialty here is not a single rice grain falls down.
Apart from this temple, Indi has an old Venkateshwara temple which has a beautiful deity idol. and one temple of Sri Ambabhavani located near to Shanteshwara temple. At distance of ten kilometers from Indi there is the village by name Lachyan. According to legend a famous saint called Siddalinga maharaja lived. He performed many miracles and at present, has thousands of followers.
Three kilometers from the town is a place called Hire-Indi (Hire meaning ancestral). It is believed to be older than Indi. It was plagued by diseases, so the new town of Indi was formed. Hire-Indi has a very old Hanuman temple backed by a huge farmland maintained by the agriculture department. It is a picnic spot for primary school students of Indi. The name Indi came from one of Persian historian. It is said that when he visited India, he came to Indi, the place is full of different types flowers, that's why he called the place as INDI, which mean bunch of flowers in Persian. But still the original name is a mystery.
Connectivity with other towns
Many buses run from Bijapur (district headquarters of Bijapur district) to Indi. Bijapur is 60 km from Indi. The other major town Solapur, in the neighbouring state of Maharastra, is 70 km away from Indi. Indi has a railway station 6 km from the town and has train called Basava express that connects it to Bangalore. & Bijapur Fast Passenger connects it to Mumbai.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Indi
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.