28 Feb 2014

Picnic spots and historic attractions in Belgaum

Located 502 km from the capital of Karnataka, Belgaum is not just another exotic location. A host of historical sites and a favorable climate make it a very popular tourist place. Be it visiting some famous temples and churches or natural wonders that this region is blessed with, you will come away with a lot of memories from Belgaum.

Here are some of the tourist attractions that endears Belgaum to the tourist.

1.    Rakaskop, Belgaum: Rakaskop is a destination that attracts all kinds of tourists. Rakaskop is build on the legend that a ‘rakkasa’ or demon lived on the hilltop located 16 km from Belgaum. What makes this tourist spot unique is the fact that there is a cave made of laterite rock right on the hilltop that looks like a human figure. Another popular tourist hotspot is the dam across river Markandeya, which is the life source of the town of Belgaum.
Sunset in Rakaskop, Belgaum (Photo Courtesy: http://webmastermotu.me)
 2.    Belgaum Fort: Though no longer the original structure, Belgaum Fort dates back to the pre-Muslim time. The Fort has gone through the hands of various dynasties and has seen many a power struggles. The structures inside the fort are replete with motifs reminiscent of Deccan and Indo-Sarcenic styles of architecture. The circular pillars, domes, and minars are ample evidence of a glorious past. The Neminatha idol and Mukhamantapa are some of the highlights that add to the Fort’s appeal, and unity of religion make it a one-of-a-kind attraction.

Mukhamantapa, Highlights of Belgaum Fort (Photo Courtesy: http://www.journeymart.com)
3.    Varapoha Falls: Varapoha falls is a must-see place while on a trip to Belgaum. Located in Jamboti, this water fall is a favourite with photographers, botanists, and the tourists alike. The forest scenery will be a breath of fresh air if you are visiting Belgaum from metros or the urban jungle.
Varapoha Falls, Belgaum (Photo Courtesy: http://www.indiacatalog.com)
4.    Naviltirtha: If you are looking at a great picnic spot on your visit to Belgaum, look no further than Naviltirtha. Located in a picturesque valley close to Suandatti, this place was previously known for peacocks which used to flock around the pond. Spectacular is one word to describe this locale.
Varapoha Falls, Belgaum (Photo Courtesy: http://www.panoramio.com)
Belgaum is well-connected by flights from different parts of the country. A spate of low-cost carriers flies to and from Belgaum. With many of them offering price cuts on fares in the January, February, and March quarter, it is now easier on your pocket to plan a trip to this historic location. So go ahead, gift your family a vacation with a difference.


  1. Nice post on Belgaum and its attractions. Belgaum Fort is one of the popular places to visit in Belgaum. The city served as a major military installation for the British Raj and the Indian government continues to have its military installation there.

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