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Kamala Basti

Belgaum

14.6/5(5 Ratings)

Kamala Basti Overview

Ranked 3 of 21 sightseeing in Belgaum

In 1204, two Bastis or settlements were built inside the walls of the Belgaum Fort, one of which is named Kamala Basti. It was built in the style of the late Chalukyans and this has an idol of Neminatha in black stone. The main highlight of this place is the ‘Mukhamantapa’ which is a lotus carved on the ceiling. Travellers can also visit the ruined temple of the Jains that stands just outside the Kamala Basti.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -6:30 PM
Saturday:
8:00 AM -6:30 PM
Sunday:
8:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -6:30 PM
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Reviews and Ratings

Vishwas

Vishwas4.3/5

32 reviews

Temple with great Architecture

Kamala Basti is a jain temple located in the walls of Belgaum fort. The front verandah of the temple is given a shape of lotus flower and over that many jain idols have been carved. Kamala Basti in one of the oldest heritage and people must visit this place to know our ancient history.
  • Temple with great Architecture
  • Temple with great Architecture
  • Temple with great Architecture
  • Temple with great Architecture
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Sanjay Desai

Sanjay Desai3.9/5

31 reviews

Very old but nice temple of Shri Neminath

This is an oldest temple in Belgaum which was constructed in 10th century. Presently this is protected and maintained by the archeological department of India. This is very close to the bus stand and in the fort of the Belgaum. The Basti is named Kamala as the gumbaz of the Basti is made of 72 petals of the lotus. The idol of the Lord Neminath is unique and picturesque. The pillars of this Basti are also nicely carved and the temple complex has small but properly maintained garden. This Basti is that way aloof from the crowd and hence one can enjoy the serene atmosphere.

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Aditi Kamat

Aditi Kamat4.6/5

31 reviews

National Heritage Monument

The Basti has been here for centuries and is still well maintained. The architecture is simply amazing and one is left wondering as to how this beautiful structure would have been sculpted. There is also a prayer room right next to the Basti. The Pujari and his family have been here for generations and will tell you everything that you want to know about the Basti. Do not miss!

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Kamala Basti , Belgaum

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Vishwas

Kamala Basti , Belgaum
Kamala Basti , Belgaum

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Vishwas

Kamala Basti , Belgaum
Kamala Basti , Belgaum

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Vishwas

Kamala Basti , Belgaum
Kamala Basti , Belgaum

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Vishwas

Kamala Basti , Belgaum