Located at an average elevation of around 762 m from the level of the sea, this is the 5th largest city of the south Indian state of Karnataka. Apart from this, it is even a Municipal Corporation as well as the head quarter of the district of Belgaum of this state. This district of Karnataka is dotted with many places of visit which attracts tourists with varied interests. Such tourist attractions include age old places of historical importance and beautiful hills besides many more.
The Government of Karnataka is planning to make this city the 2nd capital of Karnataka. Nestled within the Western Ghat’s foothills, this area is considered to be a place of natural beauty. The rivers meandering through the hills and the lush dense forests of the region have got a major contribution to this panoramic beauty of the place. This city is said to have got the cultural influence of the states of Goa and Maharashtra, which are located within its proximity. Panaji, the capital of Goa is situated at an approximate distance of 154 km from this city of Belgaum whereas, Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka is about 502 km away from here. The other thing that this city of south India is famous for is its mixed culture in terms of cuisine.
Best Time to visit
This city of Karnataka experiences pleasant climatic conditions all through the year. This is what makes the place favourable to be visited anytime of the year. However, while planning a trip to this place, it is better to avoid the monsoon season since; this south Indian city receives a heavy amount of continuous rainfall during the period stretching from the months of July to September.
Shopping in Belagavi
In spite of being an important city of this state of south India, Belgaum is not a place for shop lovers. The local markets of this city cum district has nothing much to offer to the tourists. However, as a leisure trip always remains incomplete without shopping, the tourists tend to visit the local markets to search for some small and unique gifts for their friends and family members. Thus, the different shops of those market places are known for offering various kinds of local handcrafted items as well as small tinklets, which one can buy as souvenir of his or her visit to this part of southern India. Some of the specialties of this district include wooden toys, leather goods, pottery and jewelry. Apart from these, the handloom industries, which are located in Angol and Vadgaon are known for their exclusive designed saris.