A rich, colourful, varied palette

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.


In 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