|• Type||Panchayati raj (India)|
|• Body||Gram panchayat|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
Kaladgi (ಕಲಾದಗಿ in Kannada) is a panchayat village in the Bagalkot Taluka, Bagalkot District of Karnataka State and is located about 25 km by road west of the town of Bagalkot. Kaladgi is well known for its fruit gardens.
In the initial stages of the British regime, cavalry was stationed here by the Sourhern Maharashtra Jahgirdars. It was found to be a very suitable place for the movement of troops. After the war, in 1864 it was made the district headquarters. According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India (Vol.7 p. 314), Kaladgi had a population of 7,024 in 1881, including 4,420 Hindus, 2,521 Muslims, 19 Jains and 58 Christians. In 1884 the district Hq was shifted to Bijapur. Several old buildings and tombs of the British days, still remain at this place. The town has a town Panchayat and a Khadi production Unit .
Kaladgi gram panchayat area is bounded on the north by the banks of the Ghataprabha River, to the east is the Chikka-Shellikeri gram panchayat area, to the south is the Yandageri village area of Badami Taluka, and to the west is the Khajidoni gram panchayat area.
Kaladgi is well connected by road. Karnataka State highway 20 List of State Highways in Karnataka passes through Kaladgi. The National Highway 218 (India) passing through Bagalkot (Gaddangiri Cross) connects at about 12 km and another National Highway 13 (India) passing through Bagalkot (Ilkal, Hunagund) connect at 50 km. The nearest Railway station is Bagalkot. All these modes of transports connects Kaladgi to Hubli, Bijapur, Raichur and Belgaum by road and connects Kaladgi to Gadag and Bijapur by train.
Kaladgi has very well known temple called Sri Gurulingeswara Matha. Sri. Sri. Sri. Chandrashekhara swamiji is current guru/swamiji of this temple. Also in this place is a fine temple of Basavanna, built out of famous Shellikeri Blackstone.
It also has some British Officers Tombs, it also has few foreign visitors searching for ancestral left overs.
This village will be submerged in the Almatti Dam Project. The new location is yet to be developed.
- 2011 Census Village code = 598773, "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: List of Census Villages mapped for Kaladagi Gram Panchayat Bagalkot, Bagalkot, Karnataka". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011.
- "Map of Bagalkot Taluk, as per 2001 Census" (PDF). Bagalkot District Administration.