Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM
Indicative Drop-Off Time: 7:00 PM
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.