A rich, colourful,
Belgaum's literary and cultural heritage dates
back to more than a thousand years. The district has been the breeding ground
for some of the finest novelists, poets, playwrights, singers, musicians, folk
artistes and other who have left their mark on the national psyche.
The numerous literary and cultural Organisations
dotting the district-Vagmaya Charcha
Mandal, Kannada Literary Unions, Kannada Chaluvaligars' Organisations,
Thinkers' Fora, Art Circles, Ladies' Clubs, Music Centres, Bhajan Mandals,etc.,have played a major
role in keeping the tradition alive.
Since the time of the Raj, Belgaum had had a strong
military presence. The Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre, an Airforce Base and a Commando Training Centre are located
here. This has added a strong cosmopolitan flavour to
the city's culture and lifestyle, which is the cornerstone of the peace and
stability the district is proud of.
tune with the times
Belgaum is a dynamic district on the fast-track
of development. And, Belgaum City is a fast-developing modern metro with all the
lifestyle facilities offered by any other modern city in India - plenty of good affordable
housing, efficient and reliable transport and communication systems, excellent
educational and healthcare facilities and a cornucopia of recreational
facilities that include clubs, theaters, restaurants, health clubs, amusement
parks, gardens, picnic spots and much more