Here are the top 12 tourist attractions to see in Belgaum:

1. Belgaum Fort

Belgaum Fort

3 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

The Belgaum Fort is a popular tourist attraction located in Belgaum. The state of Karnataka recently honoured it as the ‘state heritage monument’. It served as an impenetrable barricade against the violent attacks of the enemies. Mahatma Gandhi was also imprisoned here during the Freedom Movement of India. The Belgaum Fort has an adjoining lake, called the Fort Lake on which is a Floating Cafeteria. It is well maintained, and there are pedal boats as well as motorboats available for tourists.

2. Kapileshwar

Kapileshwar

2 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in 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. The Shivalinga here is said to have self-incarnated, and the inscriptions in Kamal Basti have references to the temple and say that the temple might have been opened in 1000 AD. In a similar way as in Kashi, devotees are allowed access to the Shivalinga up close. There is a rare cluster of Banyan, Peepal and Ficus trees in the Compound of the Temple. The temple is open for devotees from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day. Kapileshwar Temple is visited by a massive wave of devotees during the Mahashivaratri.

3. Gokak Falls

Gokak Falls

50 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in 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 are located 60 km from Belgaum city.

4. Ramakrishna Mission Ashram

Ramakrishna Mission Ashram

3 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

Located in the Belgaum Fort compound, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram is a calm and quiet place serving as a retreat to its visitors from the bustle of Belgaum. The building where Swami Vivekananda stayed for nine days when he visited Belgaum in 1892 was handed over to the Ramakrishna Mission for Spiritual and Social purposes. The ashram was built in 2001, right after the renovation of the existing was completed.

5. Kamal Basti

Kamal Basti

3 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

‘Kamal Basadi’ also known as Kamal Basti is a 10th century Jain Temple built under the reign of Ralta Dynasty. The temple was built earlier in 1204 AD by Bichirja, a minister of Kartavirya IV. Two hundred years ago, the idol of lord Neminath was found in the jungle. The temple was built inside the Belgaum fort, along with Chikki Basti, which in the present time remains as a ruin. The name Kamal Basti is derived from the appearance of the temple as a lotus with 72 petals. Each petal consists of the name of the 24 Tirthankaras, for each period, carved on them. Today the monument has become a monumental structure, representing the chalukya style of architecture.

6. Fort Lake (Kote Kere)

Fort Lake (Kote Kere)

3 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

The Fort Lake, also known as Kote Kere is one of the picnic spots of Belgaum City. Fort Lake is situated right in front of the Durga Temple entrance of the Belgaum Fort, welcoming tourists to the city. The Fort Lake has lush greenery surrounding it with walkways along its boundary with a regular crowd taking strolls.

7. Khade Bazaar

Khade Bazaar

2 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

Every city has a great Market that sells almost anything. For Belgaum City, the universal market is located on the Khade Bazaar street and Ganpat Galli. The market sees a substantial inflow of people every day. Khade Bazaar is a 1 km stretch of road turned a marketplace that offers a wide variety of articles from Electronics to Fashion updates, every day needs to party preparations, Restaurants to Street food stalls. The market of Khade Bazaar and Ganpat Galli experiences the busiest days on Saturdays when people from all over the city come for their weekly shopping. The market opens at 9:30 AM and closes at around 10 PM on regular days and stays open till 11:30 PM during Festivals.

8. Rakaskop Dam

Rakaskop Dam

17 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in 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. The village received its name due to a legend that says a Demon (Rakkasa) resided in a cave in the vicinity of the village. Accordingly, there is a cave on the hill with a Laterite figure in the shape of a sitting human figure.

9. Military Mahadev Temple

Military Mahadev Temple

1 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

Located on the Camp Road in Belgaum in Karnataka, Military Mahadev Temple is one of the prime attractions in the city that has been built and maintained by the Indian Army. Founded in 1955 by Lieutenant General S.M. Shrinagesh, General Officer, and Commander-in-Chief Southern Command, the temple is situated in the heart of a lush green park. In addition to that, there is also a play area for the kids.

10. Godchinamalaki Falls

Godchinamalaki Falls

40 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in 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.

11. Vajrapoha Falls

Vajrapoha Falls

31 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

Nestled in the cosy hamlet of Jamboti near Belgaum in Karnataka, Vajrapoha Falls is a gorgeous cascade of shimmering water that falls down a rocky cliff creating a delightful spectacle. Falling down a height of 660 feet, the source of the waterfall in River Mandovi. Besides it is hidden from view and you will be required to follow the route through the woods to reach here. Vajrapoha Waterfalls is also the origin of several streams, the water from which serves for irrigation and drinking purposes in the adjoining villages and fields.

12. Yellur Fort

Yellur Fort
4.0 /5

11 km
from city center
12 out of 12
places to visit in Belgaum

Perched at the top of a hill, Yellur Fort (also known as Rajhansgad Yellur Fort) is an ancient fort that has been ruled by several kings including the Marathas, Peshwas, Hoysalas, and Bahamanis etc. Besides the stunning views of the valley below, glossy carpeted meadows and verdant paddy fields, the fortress also has a Shiva Temple and a rustic well enclosed within the walls. While local vehicles can take you to the top, you can enjoy a short trek to reach the top.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Belgaum?

The top sightseeing places in Belgaum are Belgaum Fort, Kapileshwar, Gokak Falls, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Kamal Basti, Fort Lake (Kote Kere).
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