Nestled at the foothills of Sahyadri, Belagavi is a charming destination that boasts a plethora of natural wonders, historical landmarks, and spiritual sites. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or a spiritual seeker, Belgaum has something to offer for everyone. And if you’re looking for a quick escape to recharge your batteries, this scenic getaway is a perfect choice.
Top Places to visit near Belagavi
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is a breathtaking natural wonder located on the Ghataprabha River in the Belgaum district, just 6 km from Gokak town. The river meanders lazily through rugged terrain before taking a dramatic leap of 52m over a sandstone cliff into a picturesque gorge. At the crest, the falls form a stunning horseshoe shape with a flood breadth of 177m.
During the rainy season, the thick reddish-brown water cascades over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from a distance. It’s a truly awe-inspiring sight that will leave you feeling humbled by the power of nature.
Location: Gokak Falls 65 kms from Belagavi
Famous For: Water Falls June to September best time
Things To Do: Waterfalls, Hanging bridge
is a breathtaking natural wonder located just 20 km from Gokak town? The falls are created by the majestic waters of the Markendaya River, which gracefully cascade over a stunning 25 m cliff. Additionally, there is a second cascade that plunges over an impressive 18 m cliff. This awe-inspiring sight is a must-see for anyone seeking a true connection with nature.
Location: 20 kms from Gokak / 70 kms from Belagavi
Famous For: July to September best time
Vajrapoha Falls is a stunning destination nestled in the picturesque hills of the Jamboti forest. To reach this hidden gem, one must embark on a journey from Jamboti, traveling four kilometers beyond Chapoli and crossing the Mahadayi river twice (only possible in December and January) with a small hill in between. The final destination is an elevated flat hillock, where the Mahadayi river flows in a serpentine fashion before taking a breathtaking plunge from a height of approximately 60 meters.
The journey to Vajrapoha Falls is not for the faint of heart, but the reward is well worth the effort. The falls are a sight to behold, surrounded by the lush greenery of the forest and the tranquil sound of the cascading water. It’s a perfect spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
If you’re planning a trip to Vajrapoha Falls, be sure to pack your hiking boots and a sense of adventure. The journey may be challenging, but the destination is nothing short of spectacular.
Location: 30 kms from Belagavi
Famous For: Trekking
Things To Do: Trekking
was constructed in 1977 at an estimated cost of Rs. 9.47 crores. The dam has an irrigation area of 13,400 hectares, providing water to the surrounding agricultural lands.
Its strategic location has made it a crucial component of the region’s infrastructure, providing water to the surrounding areas and supporting the local agricultural industry.
Location: 40 kms from Belagavi
Famous For: Dam site
Kittur, located 45 kilometers from Belagavi, is a place of great historical significance. It is renowned for the courageous resistance put up by Rani Channamma against the British in 1824.
A visit to the museum in Kittur is like taking a journey through time, back to the era of Rani Channamma’s glory. The museum houses artifacts and exhibits that provide a glimpse into the life and times of this valiant woman. In honor of her memory, a nature park has been established where visitors can frolic and observe friendly deer and sambar.
Kittur is a must-visit destination for history buffs and anyone interested in the heroic tales of brave women who fought against oppression. The town’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty make it an ideal place to explore and learn about the past.
Location: 45 kms from Belagavi
Famous For: Historical site
Things To Do: Fort remains/ Museum
KAMALA NARAYANA TEMPLE
The Kamala Narayana Temple, located in Degaon, is a site steeped in rich antiquity. Situated 24 km from Bailhongal and just five km from Kittur, this place is believed to have derived its name from the temple complex Devagrama, which translates to “village of God.”
The temple’s most striking feature is the magnificent Kamala Narayana Temple, which was constructed in the 12th century by the Goa Kadamba queen, Kamaladevi. The sculptures adorning the temple are nothing short of breathtaking, with lions and floral motifs competing for attention alongside dancing women.
Visitors to this site will be awed by the intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship on display. The Kamala Narayana Temple is a true testament to the skill and dedication of the artisans who created it.
Location: 50 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/dHzbM6RtyN8TqMAw7
Famous For: Architecture
Things To Do: Visit Temple
SOGAL (SOMESHWAR TEMPLE)
is a highly sought-after destination for tourists, particularly for devotees, adventurists, and trekkers. Located approximately 65 kilometers from Belagavi, this area boasts a massive hill where Lord Somnath bestows blessings upon his followers. The hill is composed of solid, straight rock, which allows water to cascade down from a height of 30 feet, providing a delightful experience for both tourists and devotees alike.
Location: 65 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/daoTgtnCrfNn2BYv5
Things To Do: Visit Temple
Shree Renukaa Yallamma Devi Temple – SAUNDATTI
The Yellamma Temple is a renowned goddess among the Joguthi tribal people, also known as Yellamma Gudda. The temple is located in the low-lying areas of Saundatti. This temple holds great significance for the Joguthi tribe, who worship Yellamma as their protector and provider. The temple’s architecture and intricate carvings are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Location: 90 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/kBndaSHvTEArGCwx8
Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary
Located in Gokak taluk, this sanctuary is in an area about 29 sq km and is enclosed by the Ghataprabha River. This sanctuary has many migratory winged visitors; the more famed ones include the Demoiselle Crane and European White Stork. The ideal time for bird enthusiasts would be November to March as it is the nesting season for many of these birds.
Location: 70 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/j9LQmYS52AgKYuUe8
Famous For: Birds
Things To Do: Bird sighting/ photography
Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Khanapur taluk,Karnataka-Goa border in Belagavi district, and is spread over an area of around 190 sq km. This sanctuary is known for the Barapede caves, the only known breeding area of the Wroughton’s Free-tailed Bat, a threatened species on the verge of extinction. The sanctuary is also home to other species like the Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Imperial Pigeon, Emerald Dove, and the elusive Malabar Trogon.
Barapede Caves: the only known breeding area of the Wroughton’s free tailed bat, a threatened species on the verge of extinction. It is also home to other species of flora and fauna.
Bhimgad Fort: Historical ruins of Bhimgad fort are located inside the Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary. Bhimgad fort was built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during the 17th century and offered defense against the Portuguese military that occupied Goa. Bhimgad Fort has freshwater ponds, canons, and large walls which are reasonably intact
Location: 51 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/7XqrWJFFH7Q9WL5r7
Hooli has so many temples; every temple has its own well. Even at a remotest location on the hills has a couple of temples. Hooli is about 9 kms from Saundatti.
One of the oldest village in the Belgaum District, it is famous for Panchaligeswara temple. Some of the other ruined temples waiting for conservation and restoration. On the outskirts of Hooli is the Trikuteshwara Temple. Various temples at Hooli:
Hooli Panchalingeshwara temple, Other temples at Hooli are Andhakeshwara Temple, Bhavnisankara Temple, Kalmeshwara Temple, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Madaneshwara Temple, Suryanarayan Temple, Tarkeshwara Temple, Hooli sangameshwar ajjanavaru, Beerdevar temple Hooli.
Location: 94 kms from Belagavi https://goo.gl/maps/6qyK9FhjkgTmh3GbA
Halasi also called as Halsi or Halshi, is a town in Khanapur Taluk, Belagavi District. It is 14 km from Khanapur and about 25 km from Kittur. It is famous for having been the capital of a branch of Kadamba Dynasty. The town is rich in historical monuments and temples and is near Khanapur. It was the second capital of the early Kadambas and a minor capital under the Kadambas of Goa (980 AD – 1250 AD), is one of the ancient towns in Belgaum district with rich antiquity and many monuments.
Location: 41 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/LFcYJCXQSvXeKo636
Kasmalgi Parsnath Digmaber Jain Temple
Eleventh-century statue of lord Parshwanath, the 23rd Tirthankar of Jains, was recovered while digging a foundation in a school. The idol was found in an inverted position with the leg(padha) of Parshwanth facing the earth surface. Then he took us to the place where idol was kept. The monolith of Bhagwan Parshwanth carved in the dark green marble. The idol looks so fresh as if it was carved a day before. Believe it or not, this idol belongs to 11th century.
Location: 50 kms from Belagavi https://goo.gl/maps/QALtaU82VULr2GjDA
Nandgad, a quaint village located 33 kilometers from Belagavi and 8 kilometers from Khanapur in Khanapur Taluka, boasts a fascinating legend. At the entrance of the village, a holy cross stands atop a hill, serving as a symbol of hope and faith for the locals.
According to the legend, a deadly plague had been ravaging the neighboring villages, causing numerous deaths. The people of Nandgad, tired of the constant loss and suffering, turned to prayer and vowed to God that they would erect a cross on one of the hills. To their amazement, the plague vanished, and the village was spared from further devastation.
Location: 33 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/qFvpzwvp6V1qvD1Y8
Torgal Fort in Ramdurg taluk of Belagavi district
Around 10 km away from Ramdurg taluk, the drive, on a rugged terrain, took me uphill where the fort is located.
Torgal Fort is not only majestic but also well planned and meticulously built with an eye for detail. The location and the terrain indicate that the fort was impregnable in the times of its glory.
Location: 87 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/coMVc9HJq7iUsFiW7
Shri Kshetra Siddhagiri Mahasansthan, Kaneri, Siddhagiri Math had been rigorously working towards the betterment of society for centuries with primary focus on village development. Siddhagiri Math in Kaneri, Taluka Karvir, District Kolhapur is the highest seat of the Kadsiddheshwar tradition. It is the place where the first Kadsiddheshwar Swamiji, Shri Niramay Kadsiddheshwar came and settled in 7th century C.E. Since then the Math has been guiding its followers in both spiritual and worldly matters. Siddhagiri Math is the Sthir Peeth of the Kadsiddheshwar Tradition. It was previously known as Kaneri math. Siddhagiri Math had been rigorously working towards the betterment of society for centuries with primary focus on village development. Competent villages lead to a competent Nation.
Location: 104 kms from Belagavi in Kolhapur Maharashtra – https://goo.gl/maps/LvjhjfDzaScSJLUd8
Entrance Charges: Yes
Famous For: Siddhagiri Museum” and in this Museum you will find very rich cultural Maharashtra heritage which is represented in wax models.
Things To Do: Pure herbal, Ayurvedic and organic products
“Agadi Thota” was conceptualised in the year of 2000 with a theme we grow, we offer, we process our produce. In the year 2017, as a value addition and to generate additional income to make agriculture more self-sustainable. Agadi Thota’s main objective is to offer a whole day package of ethnic North Karnataka Unlimited food. Along with that, to educate people about our culture and tradition, we also have Village life style self experience as a complimentary to the guests. https://www.agadithota.com/
129 kms from Belagavi after Hubli. – https://goo.gl/maps/VhX6G2uFi9Kdf92M9
Dharwad Adventure Base
is more than a theme park. Have the Most Memorable day with your loved ones. Our Team members make sure that our guests enjoy their well-deserved holiday & have a wonderfully adventurous day. Enjoy a Welcome drink with a Mouth-watering breakfast, Refreshing Juice, Lunch (Authentic North Karnataka Pure Vegetarian food) & High Tea.
Location: 77 kms form Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/Z9gU5joKCjPTbVF9A
Timing: 11 am to 5.30 PM https://dharwadadventurebase.com/
Entry Fees: Yes
Famous for: Adventure activity/ Day picnic
Habbanhatti is small village on the banks of the river Malaprabha, which houses the Swaymbhu Maruti Temple on the banks of the river. About 31 kms from Belagavi on the Jamboti Road, one can reach this place in a hours time and is a very good place for a short picnic.
The water in the river bed is very minimal except in the months of June to August and it is also very safe for the kids to play of course under the guidance of the elders.
Location: 31 kms from Belagavi on Jamboti Road https://goo.gl/maps/NMk6S7vEgn3mPwXk6
Famous For: Temple
The temple of Shri Pant Maharaj stands there. The temple situated in a garden of mango trees, the surroundings are so serene, and peaceful. The ‘math’ houses the ‘paduka’ (ornamental shoe ware) of Shri Pant Maharaj. The usual custom is to offer an ‘Abhishek’, by which the paduka are worshipped. Apart from rudrabhishek, other pujas can be offered here like ‘Panchamruta- abhishek’, ‘Ekadashanis’, ‘palkhi seva’ and ‘butti puja’. Our guru Shri Digambarpant (kaka) always made us perform rudrabhishek with ‘naivedya’.
Location: 17 kms from Belagavi After Sambra https://goo.gl/maps/PtUXkuwfXYm886P9A
Famous For: Place of Worship
Things To Do: Place of Worship
The Fort of Panhala has served as a place where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj spent many days of his life. This fort has witnessed several rulers and the rise and fall of their dynasties.
Location: 133 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/Ya9Kc3U6T3XGWo2V6
Opening Hours: 7 AM to 5.30 PM
Things To Do: Explore the Fort
Kolhapur Gandharv resort
Gandharv Water Park is a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional culture. With its wide range of water slides, entertainment options, delicious food, and exciting events, the park promises to offer visitors a memorable and unique experience.
Location: 123 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/ZouTxDUCnabFSnCJ7
Opening Hours: 10 AM to 8 PM
Entrance Charges: YES 450 – 700
Famous For: Water park
Things To Do: water based rides and other amusement rides
Shree Kshetra Narasimha Wadi – Narsoba Wadi
Shri Narasimha Saraswati Swami Dattadeva temple is situated at Narsimhawadi, Kolhapur district in Maharashtra which is situated about 30 km from SANGLI. It is popularly known as “Narsobachi Wadi”or Narasimha Wadi
Shri Nrusinha saraswati swamy stayed in this area with full of Oudumber trees for 12 years and he flourished this region. Shri Nrusinh saraswati while travelling after completing Chaturmas at Oudumber, reached this place . The place has natural beauty and refreshing scenery due to confluence of Krishna and Panchaganga and thick forests of Audumber trees. The Paduka established by Swami are there in that temple. The Pancha Ganga Sagar, which is the confluence of the five holy rivers, Siva, Bhadra, Kumbhi, Bhagwati and Saraswati, where they all meet and merge in the Krishna river
Location: 105 kms form Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/WA6dpbEEBkF6uQoMA
Famous For: Place of Worship
Kopeshwar Temple is at Khidrapur, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is at the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka. It is also accessible from Sangli as well. It was built in the 12th century by Shilahara king Gandaraditya between 1109 and 1178 CE
Location: 101 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/JQtNM1NosDAZhfjU6
Hidden inside the Torgal Fort is a beautiful temple complex, popularly known as Bhutnath complex, after the main temple dedicated to the eponymous deity, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The complex reminds you of the similar temple complex in Pattadkal. There are a total of 14 temples in the complex, not all of which have a deity inside. Only the main temple has a Shivalinga which is worshipped by the devotees.
Location: 85 kms from Belagavi https://goo.gl/maps/vNahhKb8LawbhbN8A
Famous for: 200-year-old silk cotton tree on Ramdurg-Katkol Road; temples within the Bhutnath temple complex; a view of the palatial house of Shinde Sarkar, in Killa Torgal; the door jamb of a ruined temple in Hannikeri
Location: 111 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/oQQHqdJhLDNmba5c6
Mudkavi Fort is situated on a slope of a hillock. Half the village is within the fort. Even a government school building is within this fort walls.
It has a Dam (called Renuka Sagara or Naviluteertha Dam or Malaprabha Dam) that was built in 1974 across Malaprabha river.This place is known as Naviluthertha because a large number of peafowls are found in this area. Even today, we can hear the melodious calls and cries of peafowl here.
75 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/KsbrKnFTYEp4vzPP7
Ulavi is a very beautiful village, appears amidst the Western Ghats, and it lies amid Karwar and Dandeli. This village is one of the significant religious places in Karnataka for the Lingayat and also considered as one of the top sites in Dandeli.
Location: 126 kms from Belagavi – https://goo.gl/maps/Z9pg6FKTFWGqtt2a7
Dandeli is made up of trails and green environment. The beauty of this place resides significantly in the adventurous hikes and beauty of Western Ghats. The untouched green landscapes house a staggering range of flora and fauna. Apart from the adventurous activities, there are several historical places including Ulavi temple, ancient caves of Kavla, and much more.
Location: 87 kms from Belagavi
Shrimat Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sansthan Math – Sankeshwar ( Karvir )
Located on the banks of River Hiranyakeshi, Shankarling or the Shrimad Jagadguru Shankaracharya Karvir Math has a Shankarling temple. Established by Adi Shankaracharya around 1,000 years ago, the temple is spread over a large area within a strong-wallled enclosure.
Location:54 kms from Belagavi https://goo.gl/maps/URgyUTRqeREX6dnQ9
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