Belgaum Industrial Visit

Belgaum industrial visit will be an interesting experience Belgaum is one of the fastest growing cities with a very good Industrial Scenario in the northwestern part of Karnataka. Belgaum has several large industries, important among them are the INDAL Aluminium Factory, the Polyhydron Pvt. Ltd, Renuka Sugars, Doodh Ganga, Heera Sugar Factory, The Bemco Hydraulics Ltd, Gokak Mills etc . Belgaum is the ideal place to see the manufacturing of high pressure oil Hydraulics. Belgaum acts as a trade centre for food grains, sugarcane, cotton, tobacco, oilseed, and milk products. Industries include leather, clay, pottery, soap, cotton, and precious metals. It is very famous for it’s Powerloom Industries which provide employment for many weavers. Itnal Photovoltaic Plant in Belgaum is another industrial attraction worth visiting.

Belgaum, located at an altitude of 761 m, is a charming town nestling in the foothills of the Western Ghats. Having been ruled by the Chalukyas, the Goa Kadambas, the Yadavas, the Vijayanagar rulers, the Bahmanis, the Adil Shahis and the Marathas, there are ample reminders of the tumultuous days gone by.

Added to these archaeological monuments, is the natural beauty of the place with gushing rivers, enchanting hills, shimmering waterfalls and evergreen forests.

Sights to See

Fort
At Belguam fort, mosques and temples coexist in perfect harmony. At the very entrance, you will find two shrines, one dedicated to the God Ganapathi, and the other to the Goddess Durga.

Safa Masjid
Three entrances decorated with floral and calligraphic design. Two of its pillars have Kannada inscription in Nagari scripts.

Military Mahadeva Temple
It is said to be the oldest temple here, and is well worth to visit.

Kamala Basti
Within the walls of the fort it has a fine huge protrude lotus in its ceiling and this beautiful structure constructed in the Chalykyan style houses the Lord Neminath Thirthankar image.

St. Mary’s Church

Of the churches, the St. Mary’s church awes one with its imposing gothic stone structure built in 1869 A.D.

Shree Ramakrishha Mission Ashram
Imparts extensive training to around 25 Sanyasis round the year.

Kapileshwara Temple
Shri Kapileshwar Mandir known as the “Dakshin Kashi” is another place of worship.

Shri Kalavati Aaee, Hari Mandir
This is established by Shri Kalavati Aaee, the disciple of Poojya Shri Sidharudh Swamy of Hubli, four decades ago for daily prayers, haribhajan and prawachan. Tthousands of devotees visit the place daily to obtain mental peace.

Rajahansagad (10 km):
known for its bauxite mine. The river forms two waterfalls within a short distance.

Halasi (21 km):
Erstwhile capital of the Kadambas, the place is dotted with temples and bastis all around the popular Bhuvaratha Narasimha Temple, a huge complex built in the later Chalukyan style.

Dharwad(20 km):
There are number of churches and temples in Dharwad.

Nandagad:
This has a Trikulachala temple of later Chalukyan style. The pillars of the Navaranga the engravings and the geometrical designs are attractive.

Nipani Fort (70 km):
with monuments for the Jains, Muslims, Christians and Hindus.

Yellur:
Situated at the foot of a small hillock called Yellurgad. The place has temples dedicated to Kamaleshwar, Lakshmi, Dattatreya, Parameshwara and Chaugaleshwari.

Dhupadal (70 km):
A beautiful park and the dam site will enthral you especially the colourful, illuminated fountains.

Bailhongal (42 km):
Rani Channamma’s Samadhi is located at Bailhongal, where she was kept prisoner by the British. A beautiful garden surrounds her tomb..

Industries

  • Belgaum Dairy
  • Indal Aluminium Company
  • Heera Sugar
  • Shree Bhagyalaxmi Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Excursions


Godachinamalki Falls (75 km):
This beautiful 50-ft waterfall is formed by the river Markandeya. The water cascades down in different steps before falling into the valley.


Jamboti Hills (26 km):
Jamboti is a must for walkers and nature lovers. Pick your favourite spot here on the evergreen hilltop. The forests around reverberated to the sound of tigers and bears earlier are serene and quiet today.

Sogal (93 km):
An ancient temple of Someshwara built by the Rashtrakutas and a 60-ft high water fall.

Kittur (45 km):
Kittur is best known for the heroic resistance the Rani Channamma put up against the British here in 1824, enraged by the high handedness of Thakeray, the collector of Dharawad, when he refused to let the adopted son of Mallasarja rule after his death. When all negotiations failed, the brave Rani fought until the Kittur army was defeated and she was taken prisoner. A visit to the museum here will acquaint you with her time of glory. In the memory of this valiant woman, a nature park has been founded.

Gokak Falls (65 km):
It is here that the Ghataprabha River winds its way serenely before plummeting over a sandstone cliff of 52 m. The falls with a horse shoe shape at the crest have a breadth of 177 m. On the banks of the rocky gorge of these falls are a few ancient Chalukyan monuments and temples of Shanmukha, Mahalingeshwara and Durga. Gokak Road is the nearest railway station

Parasgad Fort:
Lies in the village area of Saundatti, about 2 km to the south. This rugged rocky fort stands on the south-west edge of a range of hills immediately overlooking the black soil plain down below. The hill, measuring about 500 m from north to south and about 300 m from east to west, is irregular with a covering of prickly pear and brushwood. The construction of the fort is ascribed to Shivaji in 1674

Soudatti (120 km):
The Goddess Devi Yellamma temple is situated atop a small hill close to the city bus stand.

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (110 km):

Rich in flora and fauna, the animals that can be seen here include the bison, chital, sambar, civet cat, tiger, and panther, etc. The sanctuary is surrounded by the rivers Kali and Kaneri. October to March is the best period to visit the Park.

Athani(148 km):
Famous for its Amritalingeshwara Temple.

Hubli (82 km):
Places of interest in Hubli include: Unkal, a beautiful water spot with garden; Glass House, a palace of glass; Siddharoodha Math, a prominent religious institution, a centre of Advaita philosophy as preached by Swami Siddharoodha (1837-1929); Bhavanishankar Temple, a Chalukyan Temple with the image of Sri Narayana flanked by 10 incarnations of God; Asar Mahal which was built by Mohammed Ali Shah as a hall of justice, the building was also used to house two hairs from the Prophet’s beard (women are not allowed inside); and Nrupatunga Betta, a beautiful picnic spot on the Unkal Hill from where you can have a panoramic view of Hubli.

Vajrapoha Falls (60 km):
Situated amidst enchanting hilly surroundings of the Jamboti forest is a fine spot. To reach it one has to travel from Jamboti up to a point 4 km beyond Chapoli and then cross the river (only in December and January) Mahadayi twice (in between is a small hill) finally leading to an elevated flat hillock. Here the river Mahadayi, flowing in a serpentine fashion, takes a first jump from a height of about 60 m.

How would you like to travel?

AIR
Presently there are no flights to Belgaum from Mumbai Convenient airports are Mumbai and Bangalore.
RAIL
Belgaum is connected by rail with major cities and towns.
ROAD
Belgaum is connected by road with:
  • Aihole 186 km
  • Bijapur 205 km
  • Dharwad 20 km
  • Hubli 82 km
  • Kolhapur 104 km
  • Malwan 185 km
  • Mangalore 488 km
  • Mumbai 525 km
  • Panaji 125 km
  • Pune 341 km
  • Sawantwadi 100 km
  • Vengurla 127 km

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