Kamala Basti is one of the two Bastis within the walls of the fort, constructed in
the late Chalukyan style in the year 1204 with 'the Neminatha idol' in black stone.
The "Mukhamantapa" is the master piece with a well-executed lotus on the ceiling.
Another ruined Jain temple is situated outside the Kamala Basti.
St. Mary's Church:
The St. Mary's church in Belgaum boasts of a remarkable architecture. Constructed in
the year 1869, the church is made of gothic stone structure and features magnificent
stained glass windows. Biblical drawings decorate the walls of the church. Some of
the other famous churches include St. Xavier's church, the Cathedral of Our Lady, St.
Anthony's church and Methodist church.
Best Time for Holidaying in Belgaum
The best time to visit Belgaum is from the months of September to May. During this
period of the year, the weather of Belgaum is pleasant enough to explore the outdoors.
However, the temperature drifts between 25 and 32oC around the year. Post monsoons
months (June to August), the pristine Gokak Falls are at their best and the popular
Godachi fairs organised by the Yelamma Temple are also begin just after monsoon end.
So, make your Belgaum vacation plans accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Belgaum
Shopping is a fun experience in Belgaum when you can buy ornate brassware from
Hosur. Some of the brassware products that must buy from here include earthen
lamps, flame holders, decorated thalis, incense stands and imprinted vessels. Another
interesting attractive item is 'the Vishnu Conch', which is heavily gilded and perfect as
an ornament to any Puja collection. Besides this, you may also buy handmade wooden
toys as well as jewelry and leather goods. So don't forget to buy your choice of gifts for
your loved ones from Belgaum trip.
Explore Options to Reach Belgaum
Before booking your Belgaum holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this historical city. To know more, read on:
Belgaum has an airport but with limited availability of flights. The Bengaluru airport is
the closest large airport operating national and international flights is Bangalore (502
KM). From here, you can avail bus or taxi services to reach Belgaum.
Belgaum is well connected by trains to Bangalore (via Londa), Vasco da Gama and
Mumbai (via Miraj). Trains take only 151⁄2 hrs to Mumbai, going via Pune (10 1⁄2 hrs), and
around 14 hrs to Bangalore. There is a daily express train service (37 hrs) to Delhi.
Belgaum is well connected by road via the NH 4 to places various nearby states such
as Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and with Goa by NH4A.
So, select your choice of Belgaum travel mode for an enjoyable journey.