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Belgaum, Karnataka Travel Guide

Better known for the border dispute between the Maharashtra and the Karnataka states, the city of Belgaum, is otherwise very calm. The city is the headquarters of the district of Belgaum located in the state of Karnataka. The city houses defense training schools, and a cantonment. Sometimes, the city becomes the venue for state level administrative meetings and literary festivals held by the state of Karnataka. It gets frequent tourists who come to see the famous Gokak waterfalls located near the city.

The city, being situated near the border areas belonging to Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra states, comprises a mixed culture. People speak Marathi, Kannada, Konkani and also Hindi. The influence of bordering states upon food and lifestyle is apparently visible in this city. The city gets proper rains and is said to be the ‘bread bowl’ of north Karnataka.

The region of Belgaum is an important source of agricultural products and minerals, especially bauxite. The city is acts as a centre for interstate trade and commerce. Aditya Birla group and Hindalco companies have their bases in this city. Apart from agricultural products, the city also houses a number of machine tools factories, foundries and textile workshops.

Belgaum is best known for two educational institutions, one is the VTU –Visvesvaraya Technologigal University and the other one is the KLE group of institutions. Don’t forget to taste the ‘Kunda’ most popular desert of in the city, it is a diary product.

How to Reach:

The city lies at a distance of about 114 km (Panjim) from Goa, 490 km from Mumbai, 340 km from Pune, 103 km from Hubli, 506 km from Bangalore and about 112 km from Kolhapur.

NH-4, coming under the Golden Quadrilateral Highway, passes through the city by connecting Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It has a small airport having flights between Bangalore and Belgaum. The nearest airport is at Hubli, but even Hubli airport gets very less flights. One can come from Goa side by getting down at Goa airport. You can reach Belgaum by trains, it has railway station.

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