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Belgaum , Karnataka

Belgaum in Karnataka is one of the most important places in the state. It is the fifth largest city and a very developing one at that too. But the one part of Belgaum which steal everybody’s heart is the fact that it is absolutely beautiful. If you have a city which is nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats enjoying the best climate possible with hills, rivers, waterfalls and fountains punctuating its every turn and flora and fauna that you only dream of seeing, you have indeed come to Belgaum and there will never be any reason to complain. For the shoppers delight, Belgaum has one of the most progressive handloom industries and it produces some of the most exquisite silk sarees ever. Before you embark on the treks and trips do complete your purchase. Jamboti, few kms away is one of the most breathtaking evergreen hilltop forests ever. The Vajrapoha Falls and the Godchinamalaki Falls are two of the most exquisite falls which all the tourists flock to. These will inspire many to satify their wanderlust. The Amboli hill station is a small place which is absolutely heavenly. Thick forests, curving misty ghats and shades of vibrant greens form this place and make it very close to heaven indeed. One of the most beautiful architectural wonders of this place is the Belgaum fort. It is exquisitely built and preserved and is an absolute pleasure to view. Kamal Basanti is a Jain temple in the fort which will make you catch your breath due to its absolute magnificence. This is one place that deserves a visit from all. Belgaum needs no description. It is a lace which is so filled with natural wonder that all you need to do is pack a bag and set off to visit it.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 29.0°C /84.0°F 77 mm 2500feet 47.0 /km2 Jan,Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Gokak falls

    "The Gokak Falls is a waterfall located on the Ghataprabha River in Belgaum district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak\nAfter a long winding course, the Ghataprabha river takes a leap of 52 metres (171 ft) over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley, resembling Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres (581 ft). During rainy season, the thick reddish brown water sweeps far over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from some distance. There is a hanging bridge across the river, measuring about 201 metres (659 ft). Its height above the rock bed is 14 metres (46 ft). There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time in 1887.\nOne interesting feature of this place is the monuments from the Chalukya era that are found on either bank of the rocky gorge. Another attraction of this place is the very old river-front temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara, built in the Later Chalukyan style of architecture."

    Gokak falls

  • Yellamma Temple

    "Renuka or Yellamma or Ekvira or Ellai amman or Ellai amma (Marathi: ???? ??????/ ????????, Kannada: ???? ??????? ??????, Telugu: ???? ?????/ ???????) is worshiped as the Goddess (devi) of the fallen, in the Hindu pantheon. Yellamma is a patron goddess of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Her devotees have revered her as the \"Mother of the Universe\" or Jagadamba. Legends say that Yellamma is the incarnation of Kali, who on one hand symbolizes the death of ego, and on the other hand is the mother who is compassionate about her children. Renuka is also worshipped in Maharashtra as Goddess Ekvira and is considered as the Kuladevata by the Koli People[1]\nYellamma is worshipped mostly in South India, including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra, where the deity is known by many names: Mahankali, Jogamma, Somalamma, Gundamma, Pochamma, Mysamma, Jagadambika, Holiyamma, Renukamata, Yellamma,Mariamma and Renuka Devi, Ellai Ammam ."

    Yellamma Temple

  • Godachinmalki Falls

    "The Godachinmalki Falls is a waterfall located on Markandeya river in Belgaum district, Gokak Taluk, Karnataka, India. It is 15 kilometers away from Gokak and 40 kilometers from Belgaum. It is located in a deep green valley.\nGodachinmalki falls, also known as Markandeya falls, is located in a rugged valley, which is approachable from Godachinamalaki village by walking as well as by vehicle through an irregular forest route for about 2 kilometers and there are two routes to rech falls from Godachinamalki, one is vai Malebail road by crossing bridge at godachinamalki and another one is vai Gurusiddeshwar Temple(Hatti Siddeshwar). It can also be reached from Nirvaneshwara Matha near Yogikolla, only by foot.\nTo reach Godachinamalki Falls from Belgaum vai Ankalagi, Pachhapur & Mavanur, frequent bus facility is available from Belgaum & Gokak and nearest railway station is Pachhapur, which is about 8 kilometers and good train facility is available from Belgaum to Miraj, all most all trains stops in Pachhapur railway station .\nThere are actually two falls formed here. The Markandeya river takes a first fall from a height of about 25 metres and flows into a rocky valley. After a short distance from the rocky valley, it takes the second fall from a height of about 20 metres.\nWithin 10 km distance Gokak falls is located from Godachinamalki vai Melmanahatti & Maradimath.\nLater Markandeya river joins Ghataprabha river near Gokak.\nWithin a 6 km radius there two dams; one built across Ghataprabha river (Hidkal dam) and another one (Shirur Dam) across Markandeya river. The best time to visit these places is from June to September.\n"

    Godachinmalki Falls

  • Belgaum Fort

    "Belgaum Fort, is located in the city of Belgaum, in the Belgaum district, in Karnataka state, India. It was built by Jaya Raya, also called Bichi Raja, an ally of the Ratta Dynasty, in the year 1204 AD. It has undergone several renovations over the centuries under different dynastic rulers of the region.\nThe fort, built with fine ramparts and a large moat, has a rich history with several historical and religious monuments dated to the Adil Shahi dynasty.[1][2][3] It is also notable in modern history because Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned by the British in this fort during India's freedom struggle.[1]"

    Belgaum Fort

  • Kamala Basti

    "Kamal Basti is one of the two bastis situated within the walls of Belgaum Fort which is encircled by a Moat. There are two Jinalayas in later Chalukya style. One of them is Kamal Basti. This Jain Temple was built in 1204 AD by Bichirja, a minister of Kartavirya IV of the Ralta Dynasty. Two of its pillars have Kannada inscriptions in Nagari scripts, one of 1199 of Ratta King Kartaveerya IV and another of 1261 of Sevuna (Yadava) Krishna. The temple has Kadamba Nagara Shikara. The other Jinalaya is almost a ruined one. This 10th Century AD Basti is under the protection of Archeological Dept. This temple is nearby to Belgaum Main Bus Stand. The two temples in the fort are known as Kamal Basadi (Mandir) and Chikki Basadi."

    Kamala Basti

  • Navilutirtha (Saundatti)

    "aundatti reminds us of the beautiful and ancient temple of Goddesss Renuka (also known as the Yellamma Temple). It is at a distance of 70 Kms from Belgaum\nand the place can be reached from all the other places by road. At a distance of 5 Kms from the city, there is a big Mountain on which the temple is situated. The\nmounatain was earlier known as Siddhachal Parvat. The temple is built in the Chalukyan and Rashtrakuta Style and the Carvings reflect the Jain architecture. The\ntemple was constructed by Bomappa Naik of Raybag in the year 1514. There are temples of Lord Ganesh, Mallikarjun, Parshuram, Eknath, Siddeshwar etc in the\ntemple premises. Devotees from Maharastra, Goa and Andhra Pradesh also come here,apart from people from Karnataka, especially during the time of Jatras which\nare held twice in a year. The management of the temple has been handed over to the Government in 1975 and the government has made provisions such as\nDharmashalas, Health Centres and other facilities to make the devotees feel at home."

    Navilutirtha (Saundatti)

  • Kapileshwara Temple


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