Located at an average elevation of around 762 m from the level of the sea, this is the 5th largest city of the south Indian state of Karnataka. Apart from this, it is even a Municipal Corporation as well as the head quarter of the district of Belgaum of this state.
Best Time to visit
This city of Karnataka experiences pleasant climatic conditions all through the year. This is what makes the place favourable to be visited anytime of the year. However, while planning a trip to this place, it is better to avoid the monsoon season since; this south Indian city receives a heavy amount of continuous rainfall during the period stretching from the months of July to September.
Places to see in and around Belgaum
This district of Karnataka is dotted with many places of visit which attracts tourists with varied interests. Such tourist attractions include age old places of historical importance and beautiful hills besides many more. Following are some of the popular most places of visit in and around Belgaum:
- Anshi National Park- Positioned in Khanapur this place is mostly frequented by nature lovers.
- Asha Kiran Planetarium- Based at Ganeshpur it is among the most recently started planetarium of the city.
- Belgaum Fort- Dating back to the year 1519 this fort is a huge architectural construction which is based in the heart of the city of Belgaum.
- Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary- Situated at Khanapur this place is inhabited by numerous species of birds and animals. Different types of plant species are even found there.
- Godchinamalaki Waterfalls- It is a stepped waterfall that is almost 100 m in length which includes a separate step at each and every 30 m. This picturesque tourist spot is approximately 60 km away from the Belgaum city.
- Gokak Waterfalls- Located at a distance of around 62 km from the heart of the city this is another beautiful waterfall.
- International Golf Course- Positioned at Desur which is just 10 km away from the city center it is a 18 hole golf course.
- Jain Temple- This temple dedicated to the Jain religion is situated within the premises of the fort of Kamal Basati.
- Jamboti- Situated at a distance of around 20 km towards the south west of this city this place is visited by tourists to experience the beauty of its evergreen hill forests.
- Kamala Basti Fort- Besides being a historical place of visit this age old fort is one of the notable tourist spots in this south Indian district.
- Kapileshwar Temple- This temple of Belgaum is called by the name of ?South Kashi? as well.
- Siddeshwar Temple- This temple positioned in Kanbargi is frequented by religious minded people as well as common people.
- Vajrapoha Waterfalls- Based at about 26 km away from the city of Belgaum and the source of this waterfall is the Mandovi River.
- Amboli Hill
- Buthramanhatti Park
- Dudhsagar Waterfalls
- Hidkal Dam
- Vaijyanath Hills
How to Reach Belgaum
Nearest Railway Station
The Belgaum Railway Station is the nearest and oldest railway station of this Karnataka city. Being a part of the south western division of the Indian Railways, many important trains pass through this railway station, thus, connecting the place to some of the major cities of India.
In spite of being an important city of this state of south India, Belgaum is not a place for shop lovers. The local markets of this city cum district has nothing much to offer to the tourists. However, as a leisure trip always remains incomplete without shopping, the tourists tend to visit the local markets to search for some small and unique gifts for their friends and family members. Thus, the different shops of those market places are known for offering various kinds of local handcrafted items as well as small tinklets, which one can buy as souvenir of his or her visit to this part of southern India. Some of the specialties of this district include wooden toys, leather goods, pottery and jewelry. Apart from these, the handloom industries, which are located in Angol and Vadgaon are known for their exclusive designed saris.
Last Updated on : 14/10/2013