Places to Visit near Belgaum

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Places to Visit near Belgaum

Here is the list of 14 Places to Visit near Belgaum

1. Rakaskop Dam - 19 km from Belgaum

Rakaskop Dam across the Markandeya River is a dam located on the outskirts of Belgaum city at a distance of about 16 km from the centre of the city known for its lush green environment that provides water to the complete city of Belgaum. The Dam is mostly visited by couples who wish to spend a peaceful time together and families alike. Rakaskop has turned out to be a famous picnic spot not only among the people of Belgaum and surrounding places but also among travellers who visit Belgaum once in a while.

2. Amboli - 67 km from Belgaum

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68 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Amboli Falls Madhavgad Fort Shirgaonkar Point

Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station of Maharashtra before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one. Amboli receives the highest rainfalls in Maharashtra and thus remains pleasant all round the year. It attracts a lot of weekend visitors from Goa and Belgaum.

Best Time: June to September

3. Gokak Falls - 74 km from Belgaum

Gokak Falls is known for its beautifully turbulent waters gushing over the rocks and down to a fall of 52 metres (170 feet). This humongous waterfall has a 170 meter long, hanging rope suspension bridge built over it that which allow visitors to walk right above the fall and feel the wind pushed by the river. The Falls is located at a distance of about 7 km from the Gokak town and about 60 km from Belgaum City.

4. Dandeli - 87 km from Belgaum

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84 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Sykes Point Sathodi Falls Kulgi Nature Camp

Located in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, Dandeli is bestowed with the lush green forests and lies on the banks of the Kali river. Dandeli can be the ideal spot for river rafting. One can indulge in maximum excitement given the numerous options such as mountain biking, trekking, cycling, kayaking and canoeing. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is another element of excitement that the place has to offer where one can spot Bisons and Black Panthers.

Best Time: October to May

5. Sawantwadi - 98 km from Belgaum

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98 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Sawantwadi Palace Moti Talao (Lake) Shopping in Sawantwadi

Sawantwadi is a scenic town situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra in the Sindhudurg district. It is located on the National Highway (NH17) that connects Mumbai and Goa. It is popular stop for people commuting to Mumbai or Goa for refreshment and rest. It is closely built town where everything is situated near each other making it an ideal pitstop for tourists.

Best Time: September to March

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6. Goa - 109 km from Belgaum

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113 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

Lying on the west coast, Goa is one of the smallest states in India known for its brilliant beaches, scrumptious food and Portuguese heritage. Panjim, the capital city located in the centre is well-connected with an international airport and roads and trains run from North to South part of Goa. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has numerous beaches that attract millions of visitors.

Best Time: October to March

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7. Kapileshwar - 110 km from Belgaum

Kapileshwar Temple is a holy shrine in Belgaum City, dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as the southern Kashi. The temple is located beside the Shahpur Flyover which connects the central city of Belgaum to Shahpur. It is believed that the visit and darshan of the 12 Jyotirlinga scattered all over India will remain incomplete unless started from Kapileshwar Temple.

8. Badami - 142 km from Belgaum

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141 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Cave Temples Agastya Lake Badami Fort

Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami (formerly known as Vatapi) is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings. Once the royal capital of the Chalukyas, Badami continues to enjoy a unique place, being the home to a number of examples of Dravidian architecture which sustains and enhances instances of both south and north Indian style of architecture.

Best Time: October to Apr

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9. Malvan - 147 km from Belgaum

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144 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Sindhudurg Fort Scuba Diving in Malvan

Malvan is a culturally and historically important town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Culturally, it is famous for it's mouth-watering Malvani sea-food and sweets. Fishing is the main occupation of the region, which generally sees a hot and humid climate because of its proximity to the sea. Malvan attracts a lot of tourists because of its minimal human penetration.

Best Time: November to March

10. Tarkarli - 149 km from Belgaum

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147 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Water sports Tarkarli Beach Karli backwaters

Tarkarli is famous for its long and narrow stretch of beach, with its pristine water, white sand, and of course Singhudurg, Maharashtra's popular sea fort. Tarkarli with a series of pristine beaches made up of white sand makes it an ideal choice for a holiday weekend. If lucky enough, you might spot Dolphins too. Tarkarli boasts of the finest talcum-powder sand to be found along Konkan.

Best Time: October to March

11. Pattadakal - 173 km from Belgaum

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172 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal Kashiviswanatha Temple Jain Temple

Pattadakal is a tiny village, also known as Raktapura or Pattadakallu, houses a series of ten magnificent stone temples which date back to the 7th and 8th century. Out of these ten, nine are Hindu temples and one is a Jain temple. Lying close to the Badami and Aihole centres of Chalukya monuments, it is a protected site, managed by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). These grand, imposing structures were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Best Time: October to March

12. Karwar - 178 km from Belgaum

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177 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Kurumgad Island Sadashivgadh Hill Fort Devbagh Beach

Karwar with its gorgeous scenic beauty and a subtle sparkle of religion and history is a beautiful tourist destination. The pristine beaches glimmering along the Arabian sea coastline, the imposing mountains, and the rich flora and fauna make it a photographer's delight. It is a place where you can witness the beautiful clash of Konkani, Kannada and Marathi cultures and escape from the hustle and bustle of cities.

Best Time: November to Apr

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13. Aihole - 178 km from Belgaum

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177 kms from Belgaum

Known For : Durga Temple, Aihole Lad Khan Temple Ravanaphadi Cave Temples

Well known as the temple complex of Karnataka and home to about 125 Chalukyan temples, this city is a splendid touristy destination. True to its sobriquet, it is home to hundreds of temples each of which has a distinctly beautiful structure. Located in Bagalkot district of Karnataka at a distance of around 510 km fromÊBangalore, Aihole is known for its Chalukyan architecture.

Best Time: October to March

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14. Godchinamalaki Falls - 55 km from Belgaum

50 kms from Belgaum

Located at a distance of 15 km from Gokak in the Belgaum district of Karnataka, Godchinamalaki Falls is a gorgeous waterfall based on the river Markandeya. Falling down a deep green valley, the entire spot reverberates with the tinkling gurgle of cascading water. Also known as Markandeya Falls, the waterfall actually recedes in two separate steps- the first one falls down from a height of 25 m and after a brief recess, the second one falls down at 20 m. The spectacle is a pure visual delight. Although swimming is not possible here but you can stand underneath the cold waters for a brief moment. But make sure you are careful of the slippery rocks.

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