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INFORMATION ABOUT BELGAUM

Belgaum ( earlier known as "Venugrama" or the "Bamboo Village") is one of the oldest, strong, prominent and well cultured historical place nestling high in the Western Ghats. It lies in the zone of cultural transition between Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. It is also known as Malenadu or Rain Country and the vegetation here is verdant green throughout the year. Belgaum has now become one of the important and considered district in the state of Karnataka.

Belgaum is situated nearly 2,500 ft (762 m) above sea-level. Its salubrious climate, proximity to the coast and strategic position near Portuguese Goa commended it to the British as a suitable location for an army training center and cantonment.

HISTORY BELGAUM

The city of Belgaum was built in the 12th century AD by the Ratta dynasty who were based at nearby Saundatti. . Belgaum was the capital of the Rattas who shifted to this place from Saundatti during the close of 12th century. A fort built by the Ratta rulers still stands here and is an important tourist attraction. The Jamia Masjid in the fort was built by Sher Khan in 1585-86. There is a dargah of Khanjar Wali near it.

The Mughals took over Belgaum and renamed it as Azamnagar. Belgaum witnessed a prolonged power struggle between the Mughals and the Marathas. The Marathas took over this town and held it until the British took over (in 1818). The British founded their Cantonment here and they made it the head-quaters of Maratha Light Infantry.

BELGAUM TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Gokak falls (Gokak) (60 Kms): Gokak Falls is a waterfall known for its beauty
  • Yellamma Temple (Saundatti) (70 Kms):Saundatti reminds us of the beautiful and ancient temple of Goddesss Renuka (also known as the Yellamma Temple)
  • Kamala Basti (Belgaum) :It is one of the two Bastis within the walls of the fort, built in the late Chalukyan style in 1204 with the Neminatha idol in bkack stone.
  • Rakaskop (Belgaum) (16 Kms): Here is a Dam across the river Markandeya, supplying drinking water to Belgaum.
  • Belgaum Fort (Belgaum):The fort was built in the 12th century A.D by the local Ratta rulers.
  • Kapileshwara Temple (Belgaum): It is said to be one of the oldest temples in Belgaum. It is called as "Dakshina Kashi" and it is believed that the journey of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India.
  • Naviltirtha (Saundatti) (10 Kms):10 Kms from Saundatti, a low valley situated in between the 2 hills, in an enchanting place is Naviltirtha.
  • Godachinmalki Falls (Gokak) : 16 Kms from Gokak, Markandeya River takes the first jump from a height of about 25 metres and flows into a rocky valley and after a short distance from here it takes a second jump at a height of about 18 metres.

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