District: Belgaum Town: Halasi Temple: Bhoo Varaha Laxmi Narasimha Temple The Bhoo Varaha Laxmi Narasimha Temple is located in Halasi, one of the most ancient towns in Karnataka. Halasi has many temples, but the Bhoo Varaha Laxmi Narasimha temple is perhaps the best known of them all. Bhoo Varaha Laxmi Narasimha Temple – Overview Halasi […]
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
District: Belgaum Town: Hooli Temple: Panchalingeshwara Temple Hooli is in the Belgaum district in North Karnataka. It is located at a distance nine kilometers from Saundatti, a major pilgrimage center with many temples. Hooli – Overview Hooli is one of the oldest villages in Belgaum. Belgaum itself has a rich and ancient heritage. Belgaum, known […]
District: Belgaum Town: Saundatti Temple: Yellamma Devi Temple The Yellamma Devi Temple is located in Saundatti taluq, five kilometers away from Saundatti town. Saundatti itself is 70 km away from Belgaum city. Yellamma Devi Temple – Overview The Yellamma Devi temple is located on top of a hill near Saundatti. Saundatti is an ancient town […]
Gokak falls is a waterfall known for its beauty. It is at a distance of 60 Kms from Belgaum and 10 kms from Gokak town. Located right on the main road is a celebrated tourist center in the district. This falls has a height of about 170 feet. The river Ghataprabha after winding a course […]