The Suvarna Vidhana Soudha has been so named to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Karnataka's formation day. The building is a four floored structure with a total built-up area of 60,398 sq.m. and consists of an Assembly hall that seats 300, a Council hall for 100 members, a 450-seat Central Hall, 38 ministerial chambers and 14 meeting halls. It also has conference halls, a banquet hall, secretariats for both the houses of legislature, meeting halls and office accommodations.
Gokak falls Located on the Ghataprabha River in Belgaum district of Karnataka, India, Gokak falls is known for its truly flawless rejuvenating beauty. Known among the locals as Belgaum's mini Niagara falls and Northern Mysore Falls, this nature's mesmerising beauty really comes alive during the peak of the monsoon. The unique feature of this waterfall is the horseshoe shape of the cliff from which the water falls. The view from the top of the waterfall is pretty awesome to feel the sprinkle of water to your face by the wind. Walking down the hanging bridge across the river is a breathtaking experience, particularly when the river is flowing to its capacity. The interesting features of this place are the temples and Monuments from the chalukya era that are found on the banks of the river.
The Godachinmalki Falls is a waterfall located on Markandeya river in Belgaum district, Gokak Taluk, Karnataka, India. It is 15 kilometers away from Gokak and 40 kilometers from Belgaum. It is located in a deep green valley.
There are actually two falls formed here. The Markandeya river takes a first fall from a height of about 25 metres and flows into a rocky valley. After a short distance from the rocky valley, it takes the second fall from a height of about 20 metres.
Amboli is a hill station in south Maharashtra, India. At an altitude of 690 m it is the last hill station before the coastal highlands of Goa and a relatively unexplored one.
Historically, Amboli village came into being as one of the staging posts along the road from Vengurla port to the city of Belgaum, which was extensively used by the British to supply their garrisons in south and central India.
Constructed across Ghataprabha River, Hidkal Dam is situated at Hukkeri in Belgaum district in the state of Karnataka, India.
Also known as Raja Lakhamgowda Dam, this dam site is important because many fossils have been revealed in nearby areas. The dam site draws not only tourists but also archaeologists Belgaum.
Asoga is 5 KMS from Khanapur Railway Station. Idalhond, Desur and Gunji are other nearby railway stations. Local autos are ferry visitors to Asoga from Khanapur town. Khanapur is 25 KMS away from Belgaum and is well connected by Road and Rail. City buses continuously ply between Belgaum and Khanapur. In addition, all the busses bound towards Uttar Kannada and costal Karnataka areas pass through Khanapur. The bus journey between Belgaum and Khanapur is roughly 35 minutes.
The Kittur Fort is located in the town of Kittur that is situated at a distance of about 50 km from Belgaum and around 32 km from Dharwad. The small town of Kittur gained fame and recognition due to the presence of Kittur Fort and its immense historical significance.
The Yellamma Devi Temple is located in Saundatti taluq, five kilometers away from Saundatti town. Saundatti itself is 70 km away from Belgaum city.
The Yellamma Devi temple is located on top of a hill near Saundatti. Saundatti is an ancient town which was the first capital of the Ratta dynasty. The Renuka Devi Temple, or Yellamma Devi Temple (as it is more popularly known), is the most famous pilgrimage spot in Saundatti.
It is a popular tourist spot for devotees, nature lovers and trekkers. It is around 75 kms from Belgaum and it has massive hill on which Lord Somnath blesses devotees. The hill is of solid and straight rock, there is waterfall from a height of 30 feet . This temple was built in the Rashtrakuta era. Sogal is a centre for religious teachings. According to an inscription on the temple, even tigers used to stop by and lend its ears to the religious teachings. There is also a deer park maintained by the forest department.
Kapileshwar temple is one of the oldest temples in Belgaum. It is a temple of Lord Shiva, known around Belgaum as Dakshin Kashi or Kashi of South. The idol of Shiva or Shivalinga is believed to be self originated, called SWAYAMBHU in the local language, and hence is very sacred for devotees. The origins of the temple date back to late 12th century as per the stone inscription found in Kamalbasti.
The temple has gone through many transformations over the years. Now there are idols of Lord Datta, Ganesh, Vishnu, Navagraha and Sai Baba in the temple premises. The temple of Navagraha has gained lot of popularity in the last 50 years and attracts large number of devotees.
Balekundri is a small village, about 12 KMS from main Belgaum main bus stand. It is only 4 KMS away from Belgaum airport. The village became well known around the place in the late 19th century, because of its illustrious son, Dattopant, who later became famous saint, Pant Maharaj.
Pant Maharaj left for heavenly abode on 16th October, 1905, third day of Ashwin Month. His punyatithi is celebrated on this day in Pant Balekundri, amongst thousands of devotees from Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima, Belgaum, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Belgaum, was consecrated and inaugurated in 1957, to cater to the spiritual needs of the Catholics residing in the area. Since its inception, the Parish has grown immensely in all spheres.