Bagalkot is the district headquarters of North Karnataka. Historically, Bagalkot was the capital of the Chalukyan empire of South India under Pulakeshi I who conquered the district in 550CE. Badami of Bagalkot remained the capital of the Chalukyas from 550CE-752CE. Bagalkot city includes both the old Bagalkot and Charles Koria designed new township. It is well connected to other parts of Karnataka and nearby states through road and rail route. Hubballi (120kms) and Belagavi (145kms) are the nearest airports to reach by air route. These airports are well connected to Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Bengaluru.
Bagalkot has rich history and was the cradle of art architecture. According to the mythology, Bagalkot was the town for music troupe men from court of Ravana. Bagalkot derived its name from Bangadikot meaning town of bangles. Bagalkot is famous for its Ilkal Sarees, Mahalingapur Jaggery, Mudhol hound, handlooms of Rabakavi and Banahatti, etc. Weather will be highly pleasant in the month of June.