Belgaum district is one of the fastest growing cities in the northwest part of Karnataka. Belgaum district borders two states, Maharashtra and Goa. Belgaum is accessible via air from Bombay and Bangalore.
Belgaum has several large industries, important among them is the INDAL Aluminium Factory. Belgaum is famous for the sweets and locally made ice cream.
Belgaum is also home to several divisions of the Indian Armed Forces. The Maratha Light Infantry has it’s regimental headquarters in Belgaum. The Commando School of the Indian Army is also situated in Belgaum. The Indian Air Force has a big airbase near Belgaum.