HISTORY

The gateway to the South

Historically, Belgaum is a “Karmabhoomi’ of Rani Chennamma of Kittur Province, who was the first woman freedom fighter of the county. In 1824, Rani Chennamma was one of the martyrs who ignited the spark of the freedom struggle that historically led to the Indian Independence. Mahatma Gandhi chaired the 39th Congress Adhiveshan in 1924 in Belgaum

Belgaum is blessed with a salubrious climate and cosmopolitan culture. Located 125 kms from Goa, nested in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Belgaum is surrounded by natural beauty in the form of rivers, hills and dense evergreen forests. A wide variety of historical sites, temples and churches exist in and around the city, most notably the form Kamala Basti.

Belgaum is popularly known as the ‘cradle of infantry’ and houses the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre which was setup in 1921. It is an important incumbent of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.


LOCATION

Perfectly poised for a leap into tomorrow

The second largest district in the State in terms of area, Belgaum lies on the northern boundary of Karnataka adjoining the State of Maharashtra and Goa. The majestic Sahyadris separate it from the State of Goa in the West, to the East lie the district of Bagalkot and Bijapur while on the South it is bounded by Gadag and Dharwad districts.

The National Highway 4 and the broad gauge railway line between Bangalore and Mumbai cut through the district, providing excellent accessibility to the rest of the country. Belgaum is situated at an equal distance of 500 Kms from Bangalore, Mumbai, and Hyderabad and at about 150 Kms from the seaport Goa. The nearest seaport is Karwar. Belgaum is on the National air map providing air connectivity to Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore by the introduction of Air Deccan service at a very competent tariff.

The central location and easy accessibility to the rest of the country and the world, coupled with the salubrious climate, modern lifestyle and an excellent infrastructure make Belgaum an ideal location

Location

150 23' - 160 58' N

74015' - 750 28' E

Altitude

400-900m above sea level

Population

4.2 million

Area

13,46,382 hectares

Rainfall

80-100cm

Green Cover

14%

Climate

Salubrious Year round

Temperature

Min 120 C (winter)

Max 380 C (summer)