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Anand Kulkarni5.0/5

6 reviews

Belgaum and its Historic Places

Fort is worth to visit and never miss this if you are visiting Belgaum see the Ramkrishna Ashram was Too Good. Never miss to see this, Entrance historic Durgadevi Temple, and even Kamal Basti all you find in Fort. Best to stay at Belgaum and see the surrounding where you can see the Gokak Falls, Good Mountains Very Good to Trackkers. You can get the Mountains just by 3 to 5 Km from the City.

Goa is also near it's just hardly 100 km from Belgaum you can visit Goa too. You can get all types of Food whichever you want, Its a mixed population you can get good south Indians, North Indians, Punjabi Food. Belgaum is surrounded by Mountains and Green Agri hence you can have fresh vegetables and even fruits. What else you want?

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Suraj Naik4.3/5

7 reviews

Best place to visit

Well I visited Belgaum on Jan 30 -31. The city is quite clean but not that much you can expect many drainage severs kept open. If you on a tight budget and have less time to cover some the places. Its better to hire a bike or scooter from move on wheels. May be you can search it on Google. Places to visit in Belgaum are Belgaum fort, fort lake where you can go for a boat ride and if you are into birdwatching better go in the morning you may find many species of birds.

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History of Belgaum

Belgaum town is situated in the Belgaum district, in the north – western region of Karnataka of Southern India. Belgaum is a popular tourist destination in the Southern part of Karnataka owing to its rich historical background and natural beauty. As per archaeological investigations, Belgaum was once known as Venugrama (Bamboo village) and was a part of the Chalukya Empire between the 6th and 8th century AD. The town of Belgaum was built during the 12th century by the rulers of the region, Rattas. The rule of the Rattas in Belgaum was later followed by the Yadavas of Devangiri, which later was overrun by the great Vijayanagara Kingdom. During the 15th century, Belgaum was captured by the Bahamani rulers of the Deccan. Belgaum Fort, which was built by the Rattas, was renovated by the Bahamani rulers and several new monuments like Safa Masjid and Jamia Masjid were added to it.

Belgaum came under the rule of the Maratha Empire for a brief period after which the Adil Shahi rulers of Bijapur succeeded the area. Later, Belgaum was known by the name Azamnagar when it came under the rule of Aurangzeb during 1686. Hyder Ali of Mysore captured and ruled Belgaum for a brief period but it was eventually taken over by the Peshwa with the assistance of the British. Belgaum became a prominent garrison town under the British for a long period. Belgaum played a major role during Indian Freedom Movement as well.

People and Culture of Belgaum

Belgaum is one among the oldest cities of Karnataka. It lies at a distance of about 504 km from Bangalore, 550 km from Mumbai, 159 km from Panaji and 336 km from Pune. Since Belgaum is located in between Maharashtra and Goa, the place has acquired a unique culture and heritage of its own.

Belgaum is also known by the name "Malenadu" (Rain Country). Belgaum town lies at the foothills of the Western Ghats which is responsible for the lush vegetation in the area. The scenic beauty of Belgaum and its surroundings has significantly improved the tourism industry.

Things To Do in Belgaum

Today, Belgaum is known for the Airmen Training School, an Indian Air Force training centre located at Sambra and the Commando School and School of Jungle Warfare of the Indian Army. Belgaum Fort, Kamala Basti, St. Mary's Church, Mahadeva temple, Kapileshwar Temple, Safa Mosque, Gokak falls, Rakaskop, Jamboti, Varapoha Falls, etc. are some of the major tourist attractions of Belgaum.