Belgaum happens to be the fourth largest city in Karnataka. It is referred to as the ‘Sugar Bowl of Karnataka’ for the massive sugar cultivation done here. It is also known as the ‘Bread Basket / Rice Bowl’ of Karnataka for the vast production of fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, fish, mining and wood. As one of the major textile centers with over 50,000 power looms, Belgaum is popular for Belgaum saris and Khadi-based products. Automotive manufacturing and professional based educational institutions make Belgaum a trading and knowledge-based city.
Budget Hotels in Belgaum
There are good budget hotels in Belgaum. Some of them are Anupam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Ramdev International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), and Keerthi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Belgaum is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Marathi and English.
Events in Belgaum
The important event of Belgaum is Ganesh Chaturthi held in August/September.
Places to See in Belgaum
There are several places of tourist attraction in Belgaum. Some of the places include Sule Bhavi Temple (5 km), Shree Revan Siddeshwar Temple (7 km), Jamboti (25 km), and Vajrapoha Falls (26 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is the Belgaum Airport located in Sambra which is approximately 10 km away.
Belgaum railway station is approximately 6 km away from the city itself.
Travellers can reach Belgaum from places such as Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Mysore, Baroda, Manipal and Bidar to name a few. Tourists and commuters have a wide choice of bus operators, including companies like VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Ganesh Travels & Tours. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.
The largest city and only City Municipal Corporation in Haveri district of Karnataka, Ranebennuru is located on the National Highway NH4. The most important river in the state, the Tungabhadra, flows near the south of the city. Another river the Kumadvathi also enters the city before joining the Tungabhadra. Popularly known as the ‘Gateway to North Karnataka’, the Ranebennuru bus route connects most of the important destinations in North and South Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Ranebennuru. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Nandi Lodge, Hotel Suraj and Hotel Sri Nandi that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Ranebennur Wildlife Sanctuary, Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary, Hazarat jamalshawali Dargah, Sayed Sadatsha Wali Dargah located within a kilometres of the bus stand and the Aduvi Hanumappa Temple (5 km) are places to visit in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli.
Ranebennuru has its own railway station.
Ranebennuru bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like VRL Travels run regular buses to and from the town. You can get discounts on bus tickets through TicketGoose.com, one of the popular bus booking websites.