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Belgaum is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the fourth largest city of the state of Karnataka. The city which was formerly known as "Venugrama" or the "Bamboo Village" is admired for its rich cultural and historical heritage.


Belgaum is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the fourth largest city of the state of Karnataka. The city which was formerly known as "Venugrama" or the "Bamboo Village" is admired for its rich cultural and historical heritage. Beautifully snuggled amidst the Western Ghats, the city is a fine amalgamation of old and new. The old part of the city is largely known for cotton and silk weaving units while the modern city has all the features of a modern township. It offers a great value for traditions as it is elegantly dotted with temples and churches. The city has a rich cultures heritage which need to be showcased properly.

The Culture of Belgaum is a perfect fusion of cultures of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa as it lies very close to these states. One can find vibrancy of Goa, glitter of Maharashtra with all the characteristics of the culture of Karnataka. The history of Belgaum can be traced back to 2nd Century A.D. There are numerous structures in the city that speaks volumes about the history of this city in the state of Karnataka.

Due to heavy rainfall the city is also called Malenadu or Rain Country and the vegetation. It is why you can find large stretches of greenery round the year. Over the years, the city has improved for better and Belgaum has been metamorphosed into a city with all the salient features of modernity. Owing to these developments government of Karnataka has proposed to make it second capital. The city lies midway between Mumbai and Bangalore and has potential to emerge as a city of future.

For travelers, there are various tourist attraction in Belgaum like Kapileshwara Temple , Safa Mosque, Belgaum Fort, Gokak falls, Rakaskop. To cater to the guest there are a host of accommodations in the city.

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Maharashtra Congress delegation meets Sonia Gandhi over Belgaum issue - 17 Jul 2010
between Maharashtra and Karnataka over Belgaum got revived after the central

Marathi speaking areas of Karnataka should be declared Union Territory: Chavan - 13 Jul 2010
,including Belgaum, as a Union Territory till a court decision was arrived... on Belgaum issue. Chavan demand came even as government buses of Maharashtra and Karnataka continued to be targeted over the vexed Belgaum issue

Maharashtra stops plying buses to Karnataka over demand for Belgaum - 13 Jul 2010
as fresh violence had broken out between people in both states over the Belgaum issue... a demand that Belgaum be included in Maharashtra.  In separate incidents

Karnataka Police detains five for role in Bangalore blasts - 21 Apr 2010
in Belgaum District.  Police said that after the attack all team members

Maharashtra parties criticize Yeddyurappa's second capital status for Belgaum announcement - 13 Apr 2010
second capital status to Belgaum. Leaders of the Congress, Shiv Sena... out of turn," adding that the state government's plea to have Belgaum and Karwar... the government was thinking over Belgaum being given second capital status, adding

Karnataka Assembly adopts anti-slaughter Bill - 20 Mar 2010
brought forth certain amendments to the earlier Act in the Belgaum session

Former Union Minister Shankaranand passes away - 20 Nov 2009
Belgaum (Karnataka), Nov 20 (ANI): Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister B. Shankaranand died at a private hospital here this morning. He was 84. Shankaranand had been suffering from heart disease for quite some time

Air India to receive first tranche of Rs8 billion equity by Dec: Patel - 14 Nov 2009
Belgaum (Karnataka), Nov. 14 (ANI): Cash-strapped carrier Air India will be receiving its first tranche of equity of eight billion rupees by December, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Saturday. "We are looking

9yr-old Karnataka boy sets world record 'limbo-skating' under cars while blindfolded! - 23 Sep 2009
London, September 23 (ANI): A 9-year-old boy from Belgaum, Karnataka, has set a new record by doing "limbo-skating" under cars while blindfolded. Rohan Ajit Kokane left onlookers shocked showing them his skilfulness at vanishing under

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