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Belgaum Heritage Trail: Fortresses, Temples & Treasures

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 10 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the rich heritage of Belgaum on the “Belgaum Heritage Trail: Fortresses, Temples & Treasures.” Journey through time as you visit the historic Belgaum Fort, with its intricate architecture and deep-rooted history. Discover the spiritual significance of Kapileshwar Temple and the tranquility of St. Mary’s Church. Ascend to the Rajhansgad Yellur Fort for breathtaking views and a glimpse into royal legacies. Uncover the hidden treasures of Belgaum on this immersive heritage expedition.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the centuries-old Belgaum Fort, a marvel of architectural fusion.
  • Visit Kapileshwar Temple, the southern Kashi, and seek blessings.
  • Experience the serenity of St. Mary’s Church, a British-era relic.
  • Trek to Rajhansgad Yellur Fort for panoramic vistas and historical insights.
  • Unearth the cultural treasures of Belgaum on a captivating heritage journey.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 293
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 498
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 791
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 844
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1103
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1396
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1690

What you will do

Belgaum Fort
Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 7:00 PM

Itinerary:

Belgaum Fort: Begin your day by exploring the historic Belgaum Fort, an architectural marvel that dates back to 1204 AD. Marvel at the fusion of Chalukyan, Deccan, and Indo-Saracenic art forms that adorn the fort's structures. Visit the shrines of Goddess Durga and Ganapati at the entrance and be captivated by the intricate lotus design at the Mukhamantaapa. Explore the numerous Hindu and Jain temples and mosques nestled within the fort's precincts. Learn about the fort's rich history, having hosted various dynasties and played a crucial role in India's freedom movement when Mahatma Gandhi was captured here.

Kapileshwar Temple: Proceed to the sacred Kapileshwar Temple, a place of devotion dedicated to Lord Shiva. Often referred to as the southern Kashi, this temple holds immense significance. Discover the serene surroundings adorned with Banyan, Peepal, and Ficus trees, creating a peaceful ambiance. Pay your respects and immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of the temple. Please note that the temple is open from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.

St. Mary’s Church: Visit St. Mary's Church, a tranquil sanctuary that offers a glimpse into the city's colonial past. Built during the British colonial era, the church stands as a testament to Belgaum's historical heritage. Take a moment for reflection and enjoy the serene atmosphere within its walls.

Rajhansgad Yellur Fort: Embark on a journey to Rajhansgad Yellur Fort, a fascinating historical site that has witnessed the rule of various Indian royal clans, including the Marathas, Peshwas, Hoysalas, and Bahamanis. Perched atop a hill, the fort offers breathtaking panoramic views of the lush green surroundings. Engage in an adventurous trek to reach the hill's summit and explore the ancient Shiva temple and a sweet water well nestled at the top.

After a day filled with heritage and exploration, return to your Goa hotel, cherishing the memories of your Belgaum Heritage Expedition.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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