Belagavi city is located in the northern part of Karnataka and shares the border with Maharashtra and Goa. The city is connected by road via National Highway 4 and is 502 km from Bengaluru, 515 km from Hyderabad, 500 km from Mumbai.
Situated near the foothills of the Western Ghatsat an altitude of about 779 m, 100 km from the Arabian Sea with the Markandeya river flowing nearby, Belagavi exhibits swift and kaleidoscopic changes in topography, vegetation and climate. Belagavi is at its coldest in winter and it experiences almost continuous monsoon rains from June to September.
Belagavi is developing as smart city under Prime minister’s Smart Cities Mission. The city is a major educational hub for engineering and medical education along with many other professional courses. Visvesvaraya Technological University and Rani Chennamma University are located in Belagavi. The head quarters of Karnataka Lingayat Education (KLE)society, one of the largest educational societies in the country running more than 250 educational institutes spread across India and abroad, is based in Belagavi.
Belagavi is also a major industrial hub for foundry and hydraulics. Global precision manufacturing companies, AEQUS AEROSPACE and QuEST Global are headquartered in Special Economic Zone near Belagavi.