Belgaum Tourism

Belgaum Tourism

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Belgaum Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 762 m
  • Pincode: 590001
  • District: Belgaum
  • Language: Kannada,Marathi
  • STD code: 0831
  • Weather: Summer 19 to 36°C, Winter 15 to 29°C

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.

Belgaum is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Kolhapur and Panjim.

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Belgaum Traveller Reviews

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Suraj Naik

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  • Suraj Naik
  • Lives in Karwar
  • 10 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1187 readers

"Best place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 17, 2016
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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Jude Saldanha

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  • Jude Saldanha
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Goa
  • 11 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  8387 readers

"Nice place for a short break from goa"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 4, 2016
Belgaum is located at a slight elevation and is generally cooler and less humid. It also happens to be the closest way to reach the expressway for us goans travelling towards Mumbai. Belgaum has its fair share of shopping avenues too. A major destination for healthcare too.
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Ajith N

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  • Ajith N
  • Lives in Goa
  • 5 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  10028 readers

"Great spot"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
Awesome view, great locality. I loved the ambiance s and the cold. It's frosty and cool. Amazing place if you're from costal or landlocked area. Food is good, loved it overall. Just carry along a blanket, if you're not used to the cold. A must visit page, it'll make your day. Never to forget view.
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  • mssthirdeye
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 107 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  80 helpful votes
  •  98023 readers

"Belgaum-city of opportunities"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
Belgaum is one of the largest cities in Karnataka. It neighbours Maharastra and Goa. , most of the Goans come here for shopping. Shahpur area is good for buying silk sarees etc, and also khade bazar. While there is not much to see, but the fort and the temple within it is worth a visit. Recent attraction is the suvarna soudha. Evening are good to spend near the lake, belgaum has good hotel, llike ramdev, keerthi, etc. The sweet kunda is famous here and worth a try.
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Anand  Kulkarni

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  • Anand Kulkarni
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  5021 readers

"Belgaum and its Historic Places"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2015
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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Nikhitha Pai

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  • Nikhitha Pai
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4841 readers

"Nice & a must place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2015
My visit was an official visit. Time to spend there was too short. So we could not visit any places there. We enjoyed the Paav Bhaji provided there. Also we took home the Famous Kunda which was lip smacking. We would like to visit the place to go around the tourist places there next time.
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Fayaz m rafeek  khushbu

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  • Fayaz m rafeek khushbu
  • Lives in Goa Velha
  • 11 Reviews
  •  2420 readers

"One of a chillest place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2015
Belgum good city in Karnataka. Its a good place. In Belgum sweets are very famous. Belgum fort is super. Location is very good. We enjoyed lot in Belgum. Good business location. Romantic place. Then over all good. I'm very happy with Belgum city.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
  •  515 helpful votes
  •  583794 readers

"Tourist attraction in Karnataka."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2015
Belgaum is one of the most important tourist attractions in North Karnataka. Gokak Falls is around 6 kilometres from gokak town nestled on the Ghataprabha river. Gokak town is around 65 kilometres from belgaum town. There is a hanging bridge across the ghataprabha river. Hidkal Dam is also located in Gokak Taluk of belgaum district. Kittur is around 45 kilometres from belgaum town and is well-known for the heroics of kittur rani chennamma against the misdeeds of the British rule. Saundatti, located 72 kilometres from belgaum is famous for the Yellamma Devi Temple. Magod Falls is located 17 kilometres from yellapur nestled on the bedti river. Satoddi Falls is around 32 kilometres from yellapur close to sirsi town. The best season to visit all these places is between September to February.
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Vivek Kumar

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  • Vivek Kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2449 readers

"A nice city with good weather"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 11, 2015
It's a nice place. Weather is very good. It rains heavily in rainy season. There are 2 medical college, JNMC & BIMS.

There are lots of shopping brand outlets. Near jnmc there is KFC, Domino's, Subway to chill out. There are many good restaurants also to eat like Sun and sand, Mithila, Sankam, Sanman, Saffron, Niyaz etc.

Overall place is nice and can enjoy a lot.
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Shobha Vr

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  • Shobha Vr
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  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1440 readers

"Wonderful experiece in Belgaum"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 4, 2015
Belgaum is such a beautiful place. Its the second capital of Karnataka state. Just 8 hours journey from Bangalore. 8 hours by bus, 10 hours by train.

Climate in Belgaum is wonderful. There are so many tourist places in Belgaum like kamal basadi, old fort, old fort temple, lakshmi temple etc. All these places are just within 4 km from Belgaum main bustand. In, military mahadev temple there is a small zoo with deers, ostrich n so on. Its good to visit with your children.

Then there is gokak falls, hidkal dam, godchinmalki which are like heavenly places with water. Gokak falls and Godchinmalki are lovely places to visit during rainy season. There are so many small waterfalls in godchinamalki but in gokak falls we find big and beautiful water falls. The scenery, when we stand on the bridge built above the gokak falls, its beautiful. Its hard to explain in words. When I had been to gokak falls last rainy reason, I had an amazing experience. I even got to see double rainbows which was a visual treat.

Then there is Navilatirtha and Saundatti which are very famous visiting places in belgaum. Navilatirtha has a beautiful garden with numerous variety of flower plants. Yellamma temple in saundatti is very beautiful and a must place to visit if anyone loves to visit temples. So do visit Belgaum, wonderful time is guaranteed:)
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