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Top 7 places to visit in Belgaum

Tripiwiki : 12 Apr 2021
Belgaum also known as Belagavi or Kundanagari is Northern district of Karnataka with rich heritage and culture. District headquarter Belagavi is second capital of Karnataka and is one of the fastest growing city in the state. It is known for its pleasant year-round climate.

Belagavi district lies on the borders of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa states. Belagavi is also comes under malnad region as most area of the district is part of western ghats and .it receives almost continuous monsoon rains from June through September. Being a border district and also being part of western ghats, Belagavi offers much for tourists.

Belgaum is known for kunda, a sweet made from milk, hence city is also known as Kundanagari. Belgaum is also known for famous Gokak Karardantu.
Belagavi district played an important role in independence. Kitturani chennamma know as one of the earliest indian and First indian queen to have fought for independence.

Following are few of the must visit places in Belagavi district. Gokak Falls, Kittur Fort, Jamboti Hills and Falls, Sural Falls, Hidkal Dam, Rakaskop reservoir, Sogal Falls.
Belagavi has one of the oldest airport in the state and also has good railway and road(NH4) connectivity. Belagavi is located approximately at 507km from Bengaluru, 341km from Pune, 113km from Goa, 96km from Hubli.

Following are the Top 7 places to visit in Belgaum

Dudhsagar Falls (1 out of 7 places to visit in Belgaum)

Dudhsagar is an heavenly waterfall located on Goa-Karnataka border near Castlerock. Waterfall formed by Mandovi River, with a height of 1017 feet, It is one of the tallest waterfall in ndia. Waterfall creates an illusion of a literally sea of milk falling from the top. Falls is located on the Madgaon-Belgaum rail route about 46 km from Madgaon and 80 km from Belgaum. Dudhsagar attracts the attention of many tourists and nature lovers who come from all over the country to witness the waterfall’s glory. It is also a heaven for trekkers and adventure lovers. The best time to visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls is the between the months of October and June, and also during monsoons. There are two trains daily, and you would need to get off at the closest stop, Kulem. Alternately, you could also get off at Castle Rock Station. Best way to experience the waterfalls is by train or by trek, Trek from Castle Rock railway station – A 14 kilometer trek that takes about 5-6 hours. Trek from Dudhsagar rail station – Walk for 1 kilometer from the railway station passing through a 200 meter tunnel. Dudhsagar Falls is located at approx 60km from Goa, 95km from Belgaum, 142km from Hubli, 551km from Bengaluru, 436km from Pune, 681km from Hyderabad, 788km from Kochi.

Ghataprabha Reservoir (2 out of 7 places to visit in Belgaum)

Ghataprabha reservoir across Ghataprabha river near Ghataprabha village in Gokak taluk of Belgaum district of Karnataka, India. The Ghataprabha reservoir is 53.34 meter high and 10183 meter long and servers the purpose of irrigation and drinking water requirements in the region. Multiple canals are constructed from the reservoir for providing irrigation to an lakhs of hectares.

Godchinamalaki Falls, Markandeya falls, Belgaum (3 out of 7 places to visit in Belgaum)

Godachinmalki Falls, widest waterfall in india is located near godachinmalki village in gokak taluk of belagavi district, Karnataka. Falls is very near to one more famous waterfall, Gokak Falls. Godachinmalki Falls also known as Markandeya falls is Spectacular seasonal falls, located deep inside rugged green valley. Falls is formed by Markandeya river, tributary of Krishna river, which flows from western ghats and flows in full force during rainy season. Waterfall falls from height of 24ft and the waterfall is 70ft wide and making it one of the widest waterfall in india.

Markandeya river later joines Ghataprabha river near Ghodgeri. Within 6km reach there are 2 dams built, one on Ghataprabha river(Hidkal Dam/Jalashaya) and one on Markandeya river.

Godachinmalki falls is chosen as best destination for picnics and family trips and it attracts lot of tourists in and around north Karnataka. This Falls is located 15km from Gokak Falls, 40km from Belagavi.

Gokak Falls (4 out of 7 places to visit in Belgaum)

The Gokak Falls is a waterfall located on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak town.

Hidkal Jalashaya, Hidkal Dam, Belgaum (5 out of 7 places to visit in Belgaum)

Hidkal dam, also known as Raja Lakhamagouda dam, is a dam constructed across the Ghataprabha River in the Krishna River basin. It is situated at Hidkal village in Hukkeri Taluk of Belagavi district in North Karnataka, India. The dam with the height of 62.48 metres and 10 Vertical Crest Gates

Kittur Fort (6 out of 7 places to visit in Belgaum)

Kittur is a fort located in the Karnataka state of India, it is the former capital of a minor principality as well as a major archaeological site. It was held by the Desai marathas of Kittur, as well as Rani Chennamma, a lingayat woman warrior of Karnataka who revolted against the British in 1824. Kittur reached its zenith during the Mallasarja Desai. The place has a Nathapanthi matha in police line area, and temples of Maruti [in fort], Kalmeshwara, Dyamavva and Basavanna, the last named a later Chalukyan monument now completely renovated. Kittur presently lies in ruins with the Nathapanthi matha site off limits, and the areas Maruti, Kalmeshwara, Dyamavva, Basavanna and the Chalukyan monument, being completely renovated. The archaeological museum at the location is managed by the state department of archaeology and museums. It has a rich collection of antiquities found in and around Kittur, which include a few of the weapons, swords, mail-coat, shield, engraved wooden doors and windows of the Kittur palace, inscriptions, herostones, Surya, Vishnu both from Kadrolli, Vishnu and Surya from Devarashigehalli, Subrahmanya from Manoli, Durga from hirebagewadi and many more antiquities, as well as some modern paintings.

Sogal Falls (7 out of 7 places to visit in Belgaum)

Sogal is a place in Belgaum district, Karnataka, India. The name of the place is ascribed to a sage, Sugola Muni, who is believed to have lived in the area, but one inscription speaks of "Sovala." Located on a hillside, Sogal has many temples, including the Someshwara temple, and is of great antiquarian interest. Local folklore states that tigers came to Sogal to listen to the religious teachings. Other legends include a nearby Kalyanmantapa (temple), now renovated, where the marriage of Shiva and Parvati is said to have taken place. There is an old statue of Panchanana Shiva and Parvati, Shiva with basinga and other traditional ornaments. There are Ashtadikpalakas (statues of gods) in this area, such as; Yama, Agni, Ishanya and Indra — and these artifacts are examples of the artistic accomplishments of the period


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