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Belgaum City

About Belgaum

Belgaum is a heritage city located in the Southern state of Karnataka. It shares its borders with Maharashtra and Goa. The city offers an interesting blend of history and natural beauty. The Belgaum District is also referred as “Poor Man’s Switzerland”. This is because the inhabitants are employed as weavers in renowned cottage and handloom industries.

Flights to Belgaum

The Belgaum airport receives limited flights. Bangalore is the nearest large airport with national as well as international flights. You can easily get a taxi or bus service to reach Belgaum from here.

Accommodation

The accommodation in Belgaum ranges from moderately priced to budget accommodations. All these hotels in Belgaum offer a comfortable stay and a clean ambience with all basic amenities.

Activities and Sightseeing

The rich historical heritage of Belgaum offers a lot of sightseeing around the city. The city is also termed as “temple town”. Key attractions for history buffs and religious travelers are:

  • Safa Masjid
  • Jain Temple
  • Kamala Basti (an old settlement within the fort)

There are also various amusement parks, beautiful shrines and churches in Belgaum with colonial architecture to check out. Nearby places to visit are:

  • Halashi
  • Gokak Falls
  • Kittur

Shopping in Belgaum is another fun activity. Take home souvenirs like pottery, wooden toys, or leather goods.

Food lovers can get a retreat with authentic Biryani and sweet Kunda dish. You can also choose from Chinese and Indian cuisine. Another option to eat out is at food joint that serve amazing fast food.  

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Travel Tip

While traveling to Belgaum, take along comfortable walking shoes, light cotton clothing, and an effective sunscreen for a summer tip. For winters, carry light woolens.