Gangavati is a town, municipality and taluk in the Koppal district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is one of the commercial hubs in the entire Hyderabad Karnataka region, it is also known as a largest city in terms of area and population when compared to any towns within Koppal district. It is often known as Rice Bowl city of Karnataka. Gangavati is a commercial centre and a major focal point for the rice milling industry, with its rural areas being important for Paddy cultivation – it is considered the "Rice Bowl" of Karnataka. Sugar production is prominent, with Gangavati Sugar Limited(now its Shut Down ), 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Gangavati, once the second biggest sugar plant in Asia. Notable places of historic importance near Gangavati are Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south-west of the town, which includes the Virupaksha Temple, the villages of Kanakagiri and Anegundi, and gurus' tombs at Nava Brindavana. The village of Hemagudda is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away – it is the site of the 14th-century safe-haven Hemagudda Fort, and Dasara celebrations within a restored temple. Hampi presents the famous Ugra Narasimha statue. The spectacular stone chariot is yet another must visit site. Tungabhadra dam is located close to the city and channels her water to many of the villages that come under Gangavati. Within the town are the Kannika Parameshwari, Pampapathi, Muddaneshware and Neelakanteshwara temples. Gangavati is connected by road to Hampi, Hospet, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mantralayam, Hubli and Bellary. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs buses to chief towns and cities in Karanataka. The nearest major railway stations are at Hospet and Koppal. Gangavati town-wide transport includes auto rickshaws for hire. Gangavathi is also preparing to get connected through Railway Line connected from Gingera to Raichur.

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