Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions:

Kamala Basadi

The Kamal Basadi has been built in the later Chalukya style. It has a tiered roof over the shrine. It was built in 1204 AD during the period of Kartavirya IV of the Ratta dynasty. It was built by his minister Bichirja. There are two pillars here that bear Kannada inscriptions; one is of the period Kartavirya IV and another of the period of Seluva Krishna.


This town is home to a number of historical monuments and temples and is 40 km from Belagavi. Halasi is in the background of the Western Ghats, and was the second capital of the Kadambas of Banavasi. The huge Bhuvaraha Narasimha templehas tall images of Varaha, Narasimha, Narayana and Surya. The place has a fort, and temples of Gokarneshswara, Kapileshwara, Swarneshwara and Hatakeshwara.

 Kittur Fort

Kittur fort located 45km from Belagavi was built by Allappa Gowda Sardesai, the ruler of the Desai dynasty between 1650 and 1681. It was held by Rani Chennamma, a woman warrior of Karnataka who revolted against the British in 1824. There is archaeological museum at the location which is managed by the state department of archaeology and museums, Government of Karnataka. 

Gokak Falls

At this place Ghataprabha river takes a plunge of 52 metres over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley, resembling Niagara Falls on a smaller scale. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres. There is a hanging bridge across the river, measuring about 201 metres. There is an old electricity generation station and electricity was generated here for the first time in 1887.

One interesting feature of this place is the monuments from the Chalukya era that are found on either bank of the rocky gorge. Another attraction of this place is the very old river-front temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara, built in the Later Chalukya style of architecture.

Amboli Ghats

Amboli Ghat is a mountain pass in western ghats.  The famous hill station of Amboli lies on this ghat. Amboli is just 70km away from Belagavi. This ghat receives heavy rainfall and is surrounded by thick forest, waterfalls and beautiful natural landscape.


Goa is famous for its beaches and places of worship, and tourism is its primary industry. This relatively small state is situated on the western coast of India, between the borders of Maharashtra and Karnataka and is better known to the world as a former Portuguese enclave on Indian soil. Major tourist attractions include: Bom Jesus Basilica, Fort Aguada, a wax museum on Indian culture and a heritage museum. The Churches and Convents of Goa have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Goa is known for virtually uninterrupted string of golden-sand beaches. Panjim the capital city of Goa is 120km from Belagavi.





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