12 Best Things to Do in Belgaum in 2020 (1125 Reviews)

Located in the state of Karnataka, Belgaum rests in the foothills of the Western Ghats well known for its locale brimming with natural beauty such as those of dense evergreen forests, rivers, and hills. It is 502 km from Bangalore and has been voted as one of the top weekend getaway spots by youngsters and others alike. With its eminent tourist spots and cool climate, the best things to do in Belgaum have undergone a makeover with their recent improvements. Sindhudurg district, Jamboti, and Amboli are some of the major attractions in Belgaum while other historical sites, temples, mosque, and churches exist in the areas around. Kamala Basti fort, Kapileshwar temple (South Kashi), Revansiddeshwar Temple at Hunshevari in the valleys of Kakati and Siddeshwar Temple in Kanbargi are the other religious sites that attract a horde of crowds while the hills of Vaijnath and Ramtirth waterfalls are the eminent natural attractions there.


Belgaum is more widely known for its cultural blend of the influential states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, which gives it a rich heritage worth witnessing. Belgaum combines a good 1278 villages and each of them is different in their way of living, implying a strong influence of the surrounding states.  The best things to do in Belgaum include visiting the historical sites like Veer Soudha, experiencing the Belgaum vegetable market at 10 in the morning when the freshest of vegetables steal the show and allowing yourself to devour the unique Belgavi typical street food such as Gural chutney and alepak. Reaching Belgaum is as easy as a pie as the place is open to all sorts of traveling mediums such as those of bus, train, and plane. Since it is located on the main Indian Railways network, the district is linked to major destinations like Mangalore, Mysore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Pune, and others.

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Night Stay at Old Magazine House in Dandeli Featured
Night Stay at Old Magazine House in Dandeli

2D/1N

Dandeli

About the ActivityLocated near Supa Dam Reservoir near Dandeli, the Old Magazine House is a beautiful jungle lodge that lets you explore the western ghat's jungle at its finest.The Old Magazine House is located in an area of the Dandeli jungle which is not open to the public.During your tour here, you can choose from activities like trekking and kayaking.You can also opt for white water river rafting, at an extra charge.This is a wonderful activity to indulge in if you wish to embrace the serenity of nature and all it has to offer.The check in time is 12:30 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM the next day.The Old Magazine House offers dormitory facilities, with semi-private cubicles along with bunk beds which provide for four people to a bed.
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Night Stay at Bhimgad Adventure Camp in Belgaum
Night Stay at Bhimgad Adventure Camp in Belgaum

2D/1N

Belgaum

About the ActivityBhimgad Adventure Camp, approximately 10 km from Belgaum, is located in Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary.Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is ideal to explore the beauty of the western ghats and is popular for the Wroughton’s Free-tailed Bat.In this tour, you can go for a short trek to Jamboti forest to bird watch to be treated to beautiful birds like the Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Imperial Pigeon, Emerald Dove or perhaps even the elusive Malabar Trogon.You can also go tour the Belgaum fort and Vajrapoha falls along with exploring the wildlife sanctuary or go golfing at the Belgaum Golf Course, at extra expense.The check in time to the camp is 12:30 pm and check out is at 11:00 am the next day.There are 6 normal cottages with all the amenities at the campsite and the accommodation is on double sharing basis.
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One Day Water Adventure, Dandeli
One Day Water Adventure, Dandeli

1D

Dandeli

Delight in an adventure packed day along the gushing waters of River Kali. The close to 9-10 hour rafting expedition begins in the morning around 9 am, when you are picked up from Dandeli for an hour long drive to the River Kali. Once there, you are briefed about the techniques and safety measures by a professional guide who also kits you up with life jackets and helmets. The next hour or so is spent in indulging in the stimulating and exciting activity of paddling your raft in the swiftly swirling waters of the river. With rapids ranging from grade 2 to 3, the 12 km rafting route on the Kali River is fairly placid and is ideal for even inexperienced rafters. Having completed this activity and built up a sufficient appetite, you are then driven to another shore for a lunch break. With the water at this shore being calmer, the remaining activities of kayaking, river surfing and coracle riding are conducted here for the next 2 hours. A specialised person guides you through the kayaking experience as you slowly make you way over the river water in your inflated raft. Also get an opportunity to revel in the natural Jacuzzi formed with the crystal clear waters of Kali. Having concluded an action-packed day, you return to Dandeli for a much welcome rest. Duration:  This one day activity would take around 9-10 hours
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Wildlife and Adventure Activities, Dandeli
Wildlife and Adventure Activities, Dandeli

1D

Dandeli

About the Activity:Conducted near Dandeli, a small town situated in North Karnataka, this guided tour of around 10 -11 hours is an ideal combination of an enjoyable and action-packed day in the wild. It starts early in the morning around 7 am when you are driven from Dandeli to Ganeshgudi for an hour or two of bird watching. With over 350 species of birds being residents of this area and an expert guide to accompany you, there would be plenty of opportunities to observe rare birds in their natural habitat. A half hour stopover for breakfast later, the rest of the morning would be reserved for mountain biking on specially adapted bikes. The rough terrain of the region lends itself for an exciting round of biking through the ups and downs and bumpy paths.This would be followed by an hour of lunch break and then would begin the exhilarating surfing session in the River Kali. The Ganeshgudi rapids are ideal to surf on with their low down waves and you can enjoy the occasional splash in the fresh waters. After a refreshing session in the river water, the trek through the thick evergreen foliage of the nearby jungle with a guide well-versed with the route comes next. This is another chance to observe the birds and soak in the sights and sounds of wildlife as you make your way through diverse foliage. The final activity is the coracle ride on the river Kali’s peaceful waters. With the sun about to set over the horizon, you return to Dandeli sometime around 6 pm.
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Phanaswadi Waterfall Trek, Belgaum
Phanaswadi Waterfall Trek, Belgaum

6H

Belgaum

Delight in a waterfall trek involving crossing state borders of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Discover the Phanaswadi Waterfalls. Go over steep ascends and equally inclined descends, through the green thickets of Kankumbi forests in the Sahayadri ranges. A total trek distance of 12km over 6 hours creates a magical escapade ending at the waterfall, which is widely known for providing chilled showers if you go close below. The guided trek begins with regular procedures of hotel transfer around 7am to Kankumbi campsite. Have your fill of a wholesome breakfast as you prepare for your action-packed day. Around 10am, a short drive takes you to Maan Village, from where you’ll start your trek. The trail lives up to its promise of thrills and chills evident in the surroundings. Since access to the falls is only from Belgaum in Karnataka, you will cross the border to reach the falls located in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. Have packed lunch on the way. But of course, the best part of your trek is the Phanaswadi Waterfall. Spend some time in the cool water relishing the tranquillity and peace around. Head back to Mann Village and reach Kankumbi campsite by 6pm. After a quick round of refreshments, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation in Belgaum. Duration: This one day trek would take around 6 hours Difficulty: Moderate 
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Bhatwada Waterfall Trek, Belgaum
Bhatwada Waterfall Trek, Belgaum

4H

Belgaum

Famous among adventure enthusiasts, the trek to Bhatwada Waterfall  is best  undertaken during June through to September. The guided trek takes you to the waterfalls where you make way through splendid sights and a chilling bath awaits at the end. After being picked up from Belgaum at around 7am, you will be directly taken to the campsite in Kankumbi. Once done with the breakfast, leave for Kalmani, the starting point of the trek. The around 4 hour circular trek is nearly 6-8 kms long, and takes you through dense forests in the area. You will also find a huge boulder on the way, famously called the Mother Mary rock, with an image of Mother Mary installed in it. The trek continues onto the temple of Shiva, also known as the Siddeshwar High Point (3,300 feet). The view from this point is breath-taking. When you finally reach the 50+ feet high Bhatwada waterfall, you can enjoy the chilled water that showers down on you. After a refreshing experience at the waterfalls, return to Kalmani and leave for the campsite where delicious lunch fills you  with energy. You then leave for Belgaum in the evening with lots of memories. Duration: Around 4 hours
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Legendary Kalsa to Sural Trek, Belgaum
Legendary Kalsa to Sural Trek, Belgaum

4H

Belgaum

One day’s confrontation with nature and adventure sums up the Legendary Trek to Kalsa and Sural Valley. Over 4 hours, you’ll experience one of the all-time treks in the Kankumbi forests. Your trail includes navigating through boulders in the river, pushing against challenging steep ascends and descents till you reach the base of the waterfalls. On the other side of the falls is Sural Village, where you’ll end your guided trek.                                             The day’s expedition starts around 7am with transfer from your accommodation in Belgaum to Kankumbi base camp. After breakfast, around 10am leave for Kalsa (6km) to begin your upstream trek to Kalsa Falls. This is a moderate level trek (5km). By road, head to Kankumbi. Have packed lunch on the way or at camp. Freshen up and arrive in Belgaum. Duration: Around 4 hours Difficulty level: Moderate 
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Kalsa and Vajra Waterfall Trek, Belgaum
Kalsa and Vajra Waterfall Trek, Belgaum

2D/1N

Belgaum

In the dense jungles of Kankumbi- a cusp region lying in the virgin valley bordering Karnataka and Goa - this overnight guided trek runs on the rocky bed of Kalsa stream. On the trail down Sural Valley you’ll camp in the Kankumbi forests, experience green landscape of the Sahayadri thickets en route waterfall treks to Kalsa and Vajra Falls. These tedious yet moderate level treks distanced around 5km will take you about 4-6 hours each to complete. The trail will have you climb boulders, cross the Kalsa River, and finally arrive at your destination to relax in tents pitched in the wilderness. Around 7am on day one, you’ll be transferred from your hotel in Belgaum to Kankumbi base camp. Head for Kalsa (6m) after breakfast to start your trek by the Kalsa stream towards Kalsa Falls. You could rappel down to the fall base and end your trek at Sural Village, Goa. Take the road to get back at Kankumbi. You can have packed lunch on the way or at Kankumbi upon reaching. With the day’s adventure behind you, unwind for the evening over hi-tea, bonfire, followed by dinner, and sleepover in tents. Ahead on your second day, around 9am lies a short and tedious trek (5km) to Vajra Waterfalls. Chapoli (27km) is an hour’s drive and the start point. The mighty Vajra (160ft) lies in the dense forest of Jamboti Ranges. You’ll either rappel up the fall or descend between the falls and its rocky backrest. Have packed lunch and head for Chapoli. Refresh and head for Kankumbi. Around 6pm, you’ll be transferred to Belgaum. Duration: 2 days Difficulty level: Moderate 
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Mighty Sada Falls Trek, Belgaum
Mighty Sada Falls Trek, Belgaum

6H

Belgaum

This experience consisting of a guided trek from a naturally aesthetic village Sada, neatly tucked on a high peak in the Western Ghats of Chorla, will take you through an adventurous journey. Sada Falls is situated 8km from here. You’ll have to go through different terrains, cross streams, and hop boulders to reach to the bottom of this 200feet cascade falling in between from two adjacent hills. Lying on the border of Karnataka and Goa, this waterfall created over centuries is breathtaking. Around six trekking hours lie ahead of you. After transfer from Belgaum around 7am to Kankumbi campsite, you’ll have breakfast and leave for the village of Sada (16km). After an exciting trek through a dense jungle, packed lunch on the way, and making way through unknown surroundings, you’ll arrive at the mystical and amazing Sada Falls. Soak in the calm, tranquil environs for a while. Head back to Sada, enjoy the rural sojourn with the locals. After which, leave for the base camp where you’ll have refreshments before your drop back to Belgaum around 7pm. Duration: Around 6 hours Difficulty level: Easy 
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Shimbola Trek, Belgaum
Shimbola Trek, Belgaum

5H

Belgaum

Trek to the recently discovered Shimbola Waterfalls - located at the central part of the Western Ghats. With the Shimbola stream as the main source, this 200ft cascade offers a fascinating trekking trail of around 10-12km that can be completed within around 5 hours. After getting picked up from the Belgaum hotel around 7 in the morning; reach the campsite in Kankumbi and have breakfast. Post which drive towards a small village call Maan and start the guided trek to the waterfall. When that is complete, start trekking back to the village. Drive back to Kankumbi and have lunch. With the completion of lunch at the Kankumbi campsite, depart the camp and begin your return journey to Belgaum. Duration: This trek would cover around 10-12km within 5 hours Difficulty Level: Easy
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Mighty Sada and Bhatwada Waterfall Trek, Belgaum
Mighty Sada and Bhatwada Waterfall Trek, Belgaum

2D/1N

Belgaum

Trek to some mesmerizing slices of nature that are found around the borders of Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa. An overnight trek in Sada Village in the rich diverse land brings you close quarters with an ancient fort built by Kadambas, a 200ft drop waterfall nestled in dense jungles, and volcanic caves tucked underground. Also on this two day trip of around 10 hours, touch the region’s highest point at Siddheswar (3,300ft), and have a stopover at Mother Mary Rock. Be transferred from your hotel in Belgaum around 7am to Kankumbi campsite. Post breakfast, leave for Sada (16km) from where the guided trek begins. This short trek (6-8km) covers Sada Waterfalls, crawling through volcanic underground caves, and spotting the mysterious Mother Mary Rock. Enjoy a packed meal with nature for company. Hit Sada again on your way back. The village poses a unique setting with typically shaped houses. Leave for Kankumbi to retire for the day in your tented accommodation. The evening comes alive relaxing around a campfire with dinner. On your second day leave to Kalmani (14km) around 10am for another brush with adventure. From here you begin a circular trek to Bhatwada Waterfalls. A lucky chance could mean you’ll have a rappelling experience down the 50ft high falls. After half day of trekking, have lunch at Kankumbi, refresh for return journey to Belgaum around 5pm. Duration: 2 days Difficulty level: Easy (Mighty Sada Trek), Moderate (Bhatwada Waterfalls Trek)
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Phanaswadi and Shimbola Waterfall Trek, Belgaum
Phanaswadi and Shimbola Waterfall Trek, Belgaum

2D/1N

Belgaum

Backpack and head to Belgaum on an overnight guided trekking trip, which shares two well-kept secrets in this part of Karnataka – Shimbola and Phanaswadi Waterfalls. Both waterfall treks take you through a trail of around 12km (to & fro) that would be for around 6 hours. Quaint, yet illustrious waterfalls, they have a perfect setting – the heart of the Western Ghats near Chorla. Shimbola Falls fed by Shimoli stream takes you through deep valleys, dense jungles, and mysterious surroundings. While trek to Phanaswadi Falls has some steep ascends and descends making you cross the borders of Karnataka and Maharashtra. On the first day, you’ll be transferred from your hotel in Belgaum around 7am to the campsite in Kankumbi. Your waterfall trek of about 5 hours will start from Maan Village (8km) after breakfast. The trek is marked by boulder hopping, crossing offbeat trails, and roughing it out. At the end of three hours, when you’ve had your packed lunch on the way, you’re face-to-face with Phanaswadi Falls. A favourite among trekkers, a chill shower at the end of the falls is enticing and cleansing. Head back to Kankumbi, retire in your tented accommodation or lose yourself around a bonfire. Next morning is a relaxed start. Around 10am, head back to Maan Village to explore the newest waterfall on the block – Shimbola Falls. This is a circular trek on a gradual terrain leading to a steep descend to the waterfall. Way back it’s an ascent. You can have packed lunch on the way or eat at the campsite. Head to Kankumbi, from where you will be transported to Belgaum after refreshments in the evenings. Duration: 2 days Difficulty level: Moderate 
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15 February 2015
Excellent
When I heard about a waterfall at Belgaum I was not able to believe, I thought Belgaum was all about saris and clothing. But this trek changed my entire opinion. If you are planning for some short time trip that has to be different and fun, you can go ahead with this trip. It is worth the money spent on it. I recommend this trek for budget conscious trekkers.
15 August 2014
Excellent
The Phanaswadi waterfall trek is a memorizing trek that I would never forget in my lifetime. Longing to go on this trek again with my family, I had been on this trek last week with my friends. The whole trek went on smoothly without any sort of problem. The best part which I loved about this trek is the way it was organized. The guides were co-operative and helped us a lot.
12 June 2014
Excellent
Legendary Kalsa to Sural Trek, Belgaum is one of the nice treks that one can take. Trekking is fun and what is more fun is trekking in Belgaum. No wonder they call this the legendary trek because it is awesome and brilliant. I would love to have this trek, and I am so glad that I was able to take it.
17 March 2016
Superb
Some treks are heavenly. Legendary Kalsa to Sural Trek is one such thing. Belgaum is a pretty place for those who do not know about it. It is legendary. I completely loved it. I wish I had known about this sooner. Thanks to the trek organizers for planning this all so well at such a friendly budget.
07 February 2016
Superb
The best trek I had ever taken up in my lifetime is this trek. I loved the waterfalls and mainly the tranquillity and peace that I experienced. Waterfall trekking needn’t be always adventurous; this one is a perfect trek for all age group.
04 August 2015
Superb
This trekking was the best I had all my life. I wish that I had taken this sooner. I recommend all you young travel freaks to take this.

People Also Ask About Belgaum Things To Do

  1. What are the activities that we can do in Belgaum?

    "Since it is one of the places nestled in the beauteous Western Ghats, people do not fall short of finding adrenaline-inducing activities. In addition, the place is a mecca for brass lovers where people could find vessels, flame holders, and other such showpieces to increase their traveling souvenirs. Apart from the excursions and the common sightseeing, the best things to do in Belgaum here include:
    Climbing, abseiling, rope walks and bridge crossing (near Khanapur Taluka Jungle Waterfall)
    Trekking in the hills
    Taking a bath in the Malaprabha stream
    Shopping for handmade wooden toys, jewelry, and brassware item

  2. Which are some famous places for camping in Belgaum?

    People do not usually have trouble finding attractive camping spots in this district as being located in the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains the elevation of 2500 feet above the sea level makes the climate lovingly soothing. The River Kali is responsible for adding to the extra beauty of this hill station as that is what makes most of the camping experiences, as they need to be. Camping is without a doubt one of the best things to do in Belgaum and the most attractive camping spots are:
    Kali Adventure Camp at Dandeli
    Bhimgad Adventure Camp
    DudhSagar
    Kalsa and Vajra waterfalls

  3. Which are some famous places for trekking in Belgaum?

    The city of Belgaum has a lot to offer to its tourists, especially solo travellers, as the place is safe and surprisingly captivating for nature lovers. India might not lack in its attractive adventurous activities, but Belgaum has some of the idiosyncratic locations that are sure to sweep tourists off their feet. With the best things to do in Belgaum and around its forests, waterfalls, and rivers, check out the following prominent trekking spots:
    Belgaum to Godchinamalaki Falls
    Belgaum to Dudhsagar waterfalls
    Belgaum to Jamboti
    Kalsa to Sural
    Bhatwara waterfall
    Vajrai waterfall

  4. How long is Kalsa to Sural trek in Belgaum? How much time will it take to complete the trek?

    The trek from Kalsa to Sural has made a significant impact upon the travelers with its majestic Kankumbi forest shading the trekkers in their long walk up the hill. The entire walk up is for 5km, which must be done with a guide if you are not familiar with the route. This is because for the most part of the year the track remains unidentifiable.
    As one of the best things to do in Belgaum, the Kalsa to Sural trek takes around 4 hours to complete during which you are constantly going to ascend and descend steep rocks and pass by the lush greenery to arrive at the Kalsa waterfall. Again with enough route tracking and staying strong on your feet, you reach the Sural waterfall and finally to the village of Sural.

  5. Which are some famous rock climbing places in Belgaum?

    The Western Ghats without a doubt bring some of the best picnic spots and trekking tours in India. However, did you know that the place also nestles rock climbing and other such adventurous activities in India? The Vajra waterfall rock climbing is the best things to do in Belgaum and effortlessly beats any other activity that could stand a chance. Chapoli is the spot from where the activity commences, which is followed by a decent yet fun climbing experience like nothing else around.

  6. Which are some famous waterfalls to visit in Belgaum?

    Belgaum is the ultimate place to visit if someone is craving to soothe their eyes with the regal beauty of a cascade. Since it is the best things to do in Belgaum, visiting waterfalls involves trekking and rock climbing, making the experience even more winsome to try. It has a tropical savanna climate, which when combined with these eye-pleasers create some craze sightseeing options.
    Gokak Falls
    Vajrapoha Falls
    Godchinamalaki Falls
    Vajra Falls
    Kalsa Falls
    Sural Falls
    Sogal Falls

  7. How long is Tada falls trek in Belgaum? Is it worth doing?

    The major attraction of the Tada falls trek is the underground volcanic caves and Fort Sada. While the trekking distance might vary between 8 and 18 km, there is the option of using the motorable route as well covering a distance of 140 km.
    The destination, Fort Sada, is located on the edge of a hill covered generously with luscious greens in the east and the south. It is a secure place as the location of it makes it hard for the enemies to climb over, making way for even more appealing naturalistic beauties like thick jungles and stunning valleys to dominate the trek. As one of the best things to do in Belgaum, the night stay could be made secure with tents and security, yet one has to take a guide for a hassle-free experience.