Yadagiri (Yadgir) is a district in Karnataka State. Yadagiri, historically known as Yetagiri, it is dotted with many historical monuments and has a majestic hill fort with three rounds of fortifications. There are three ancient temples, medieval mosques, tanks and wells on top of the hill. The barren landscape below offers a magnificent view. A tank, the Sanna Kere is located in the heart of the town.
The town was under the Western Chalukyas in the ancient period. The name Yadgir (Yadgiri, historically known as Yetagiri) is derived from its early medieval rulers 'Yadavas' ruled with their establishments on a mountain known as 'giri' in Kannada. Yadavs from the present-day Andhra Pradesh. A certain Mohammed Kasim was said to be a strong chieftain who ruled Yadgir for a long period after defeating the Yadavs, though there is no historical evidence to support it. Later, it came under the reign of the Bahamani Sultanate, the Bijapur Sultanate and finally, the Nizams of Hyderabad. A major economic development of the city took place under Philip Meadows Taylor, the administrator of the principality of Shorapur.
Yadgir is well connected by road and railways.
Yadgir has its own railway station. It is one of the largest railway station in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. It has the broad gauge railway which lies between Mumbai and Chennai. It comes under South Central Railway under Guntakaldivision. It has its own railway branch. The city is connected to Gulbarga, 71 km away, by both road and rail. And from Raichur its distance is 69 km .It is actually located in between two districts. Transportation is not a problem in yadgir district. Yadgir is well connected to the cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Tirupati, Thiruvananthapuram, Nagercoil, Pune, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Salem, Dharmavaram, Solapur, Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bellary, Hospet, Gadag, Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Bagalkote, Bijapur.
- 1 Yadgir railway station.
State Highway 15 passes through the city connecting to Bijapur and Hyderabad. Important cities connected through buses from the city are Bangalore, Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum, Sirsi, Hospet, Vasco da Gama, Hyderabad, Bellary, Raichur. Also Karnataka state highway (SH61) passes through Devapur, Hunasagi, Salvadagi to Talikoti or Talikote.
.Basavasagar dam or Narayanapur dam near to Hunasagi. Bonal bird Sanctuary is near Shorapur. Wagangera or Wandurga fort also near Shorapur. Shiraval village has many ancient structures.
Freshly prepared vegetarian food.
Tea during rainy and winter season. Curd, Buttermilk or fruit juices during summer.
Avoid going to remote or unknown areas of this district. Many roads are not proper and are dark and isolated at night. During summer season the temperature climbs above 40° Celsius or Centigrade and it becomes unbearable to travel during midday. Drink water, curd, buttermilk or fruit juices to defer dehydration. B.S.N.L (Cellone) mobile signal network are available at many places of the district.
- Gulbarga - Major City In Karnataka and Yadagiri was part of Gulbarga before its creation as a district.