Situated at the foothills of Sahyadri, Belgaum offers natural wonders as well as a historical and spiritual site. From forts to palaces, waterfalls to temples; it is home to a plethora of places that are bound to satiate your wanderlust.
Top Tourist Places to Visit in Belgaum
- Belgaum Fort : Built by the rulers of Ratt Dynasty in 1204 AD, the Belgavi Fort, is one of the most popular places to visit in Belgaum. It houses that shrines of Goddess Durga and Ganapati. Its architecture features a fusion of Chalukyan, Deccan and Indo-Saracenic art forms
- Gokak Falls : The scenic waterfall is situated on Ghataprabha River. It cascades from an altitude of 171 ft, amid sandstone cliffs and lush green mountains.
- Shri Ramkrishna Mission Ashram : This incredible sightseeing place in Belgaum city is believed to be Swami Vivekananda’s ashram.
- Military Mahadeva Temple : The oldest and most renowned temples in Belgaum is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and managed by Indian Army of Southern Command.
- Rajhansgad Yellur Fort : The architectural wonder has been ruled by Marathas, Peshwas, Hoysalas, and Bahamanis.
- Kamala Basti : Kamala Basti is located within the Belgavi Fort complex. It is a religious place. It is built in Chalukyan style architecture and showcases a black stone idol of Neminatha.
- Kittur Fort and Palace : Constructed by Rani Chennamma, Kittur Fort and Palace is an exciting place near Belgaum. Apart from temples, it also houses a marvellous archaeological museum inside the palace.
- Sri Mauli Devi Temple : Situated in Kankumbi village, on the Chorala Ghat, the temple is dedicated to Mauli Goddess.
- Jamboti Hills and Jamboti Falls : A paradise for adventure and trekking enthusiasts, the Jamboti Hills is undeniably one of the most scenic places near Belgaum.
- Kote Kere : It is a well-maintained lake in the city, surrounded by forests. It is a perfect picnic spot with facilities for speedboats, pedal boats and toy train rides.
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