Belgaum District sited in the Western Ghats in Karnataka and also recognized by the nom de plum 'Venugrama' or 'Bamboo Village' and Malendu or 'Rain Country' is shrouded in history dating back to antiquity. Strategically located midway between the metropolis of Mumbai and Bangalore, Belgaum District occupies 13,444 sq. km area.
The population indices are estimated to be 42,07,264. Belgaum, renown for its exquisite cotton and silk weavings has a predominantly agrarian economy, which is complemented by a multi-dimensional industrial base.
Belgaum is a traveler's paradise with its verdant landscape dotted with meandering rivers. The old British Cantonment, majestic historical fort, Kamala Basti, Kapileshwar temple (South Kashi), the hills of Vaijyanath, Ramtirth in Kanbargi and the aerodrome at Sambra are worth visits. Other eminent sites include:
- Gokak falls (Gokak)
- Yellamma Temple (Saundatti)
- Kamala Basti (Belgaum)
- Rakaskop (Belgaum)
- Belgaum Fort (Belgaum)
- Kapileshwara Temple (Belgaum)
- Naviltirtha (Saundatti)
- Godachinmalki Falls (Gokak)