Though the Shirur dam across the river Markandeya was designed primarily for irrigation, it is a popular spot for family outings. Watching water flow through the dam’s gates is a spectacular sight. This water serves a catchment area of 432 sq. km. Check out: Malaprabha Dam, Belagavi Quick Facts About Shirur Dam Built on: River […]
Belgaum lies in the northern part of Karnataka in India and is officially called Belagavi. Lying in the foothills of Western Ghats, this place is known for its scenic beauty and enjoys a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year. Surrounded by lush green forests, rivers, and mountains, Belgaum is breathtakingly beautiful and attracts tourists from all over the country and far off places. Belgaum also has a strong historical background which dates back to the late 12th century A.D when it was formed. The Belgaum fort, a massive structure that occupies its position in the center of the town was built in 1519. The fort houses some mosques that are several centuries old and a Jain temple, Kamal Basati, which has an idol, Neminantha, made of black stone. The idol dates back to 1204 A.D.
Belgaum Fort. Photographer James Burgess
Historical sites, temples, mosques, and churches are seen around and within the city which makes it quite popular among tourists. Chikka Basadi though lying in ruins is a magnificent piece of Jain architecture. Kittur Fort, Siddeshwar temple, Hunshevari, Yellur Gad and Kapileshwar temple are some of the important places to be seen. If you are an ardent lover of nature some of the spots you are not to miss in Belgaum are Jamboti- evergreen forest, Gokak Falls, Godchinamalaki Falls and Vajrapoha Falls. Belgaum experience would be at its best during the months of November, December, and February. Learn more about Belgaum
Saundatti is located at a distance of 78 kilometers from Belgaum city. Saundatti has many temples, but the most famous is the Renuka or Yellamma temple.
Belgaum, the bamboo village of Karnataka, is a must visit for travel buffs. Know more about Belgaum or Belagavi and the sightseeing options here.
The Kittur Fort and Palace in Belgaum, Karnataka is a major historical site. The fort is associated with the brave Rani Chennamma and her armed rebellion against the British forces that took place much before the uprising of 1857.
Godachinamalki Falls in Belgaum is one of the splendid waterfalls of Karnataka. The cascading waterfall and the scenic beauty of the surrounding valley mesmerize visitors. The waterfall can be reached after a short trek through a forest area.
Sural Falls in Belgaum is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Karnataka. Read on to know more about this waterfall in Belgaum. Find out how to reach there and best time to visit etc.
The Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, named so to monumentalize the Golden Jubilee of the formation of the state of Karnataka, was inaugurated on 11 October 2012. It is the second legislative building of the government of Karnataka and is situated in the district of Belgaum. Overview of t Suvarna Vidhana Soudha The building area is around […]
The Malaprabha dam is the shortest dam in Karnataka. Find out the salient features, filling and depletion period and nearby site seeing options.
Halasi is an ancient town that lies 25 kilometers away from Kittur, in the Belgaum district of Karnataka. It is famous for its many temples – Jain, Shaivite and Vaishnavite.
The Kamala Narayana temple is located in Degaon, 5 km from Kittoor in the district of Belgaum of North Karnataka. From Belgaum, you can catch a bus to Kittur or Halsi and from there to Degaon.