History & Culture

Tourist places in Belgaum to get facelift in new policy

BELAGAVI

Kittur Fort
Kittur Fort is one of the sites to be developed in Belgaum

As part of the One Karnataka Karnataka Tourism Policy 2015, the department of tourism of the state government plans to develop 11 places across Belagavi district.

The mega plan aims at attracting more tourists to these places of historical importance. Among the 11 places is the Kittur Fort once occupied by Rani Chennamma, the pilgrimage centre for Shaivaites Sri Kshetra Sogala, Devagavi which is reminiscent of Rashtrakoota architecture.

In Belagavi taluk, the department has identified two historical places – Ramateertha, which has a Shaivite temple built by the Kadamba dynasty and Rajahansagad which is known for a fort built by the Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. In Gokak taluk, the Gokak Falls, Godachinamalki and Doopadal have been listed for development. The Srikshetra Yellamma temple and Naviluteertha Dam too are part of the plan.

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