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“Well maintained fort, worth & must visit in Belgaum.”
Review of Belgaum Fort

Belgaum Fort
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Belgaum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 2 June 2016

One of the well maintained fort i have visited and inside the fort, you can visit 3 more sites...

First i'll let you know how to reach belgaum fort or Kamal Military Mahadeva Temple or kamal Basti or to Shree Ramakrishha Mission Ashram From Belgaum railway station:

All of those places are in one place, inside the fort. Just take auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) from railway station by saying Belgaum fort. At entry gate of fort get down and auto rickshaw will charge you around Rs 40- Rs 60 only. As you enter the gate, all those 3 places are in walkable distance ! There is no entry fee or anything. completely free to walk around. If you like this review, please click on Thank Gan...

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is/was Fav place for most of the student community who use to throng this place for studying specially in Kamal Basti.

It is clean, green and a very quiet place which houses temples, ashram, Jain Basti which is heritage site , a Military unit etc.

Its just a KM away from Central Bus stand

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Although much of the original structure is no longer present, the Belgaum Fort is a monument from the pre-Muslim time. The local rulers of the Ratta Dynasty constructed this fort in the 13th century AD, which was re-built many times by the successive rulers of Belgaum with their own changes.

The original structure made of mud and stone was built under the guidance of Bichiraja, a Ratta Officer. However, the entire structure was fortified with huge walls, a deep moat, bastions, parapets and battlements of a fortress by the Bijapur Sultanate’s Yakub Ali Khan. Later on this fort came under the dynasties of Vijaynagar, Marathas, Bijapur Sultans, and lastly the British. It is said that even Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned here during the freedom struggle of India.

The fort is occupied by the Indian Army, and one of its regiments is stationed there. Hence it is a high security area and photography is highly restricted. At the entrance of this fort, there are two shrines, one of Goddess Durga and the other of Lord Ganapati. These are maintained by the military. These structures stand in harmony with the two old mosques of this area, the Jamia Masjid and the Safa Masjid. There are also a couple of Jain temples named Kamal Basadi inside the fort. Swami Vivekananda is said to have stayed at one of the houses in the fort for some days. Land was granted to the Ramakrishna Mission to set up an ashram here. The picturesque ashram is a place worth visiting inside the fort.

Located in an undulating plain land, the fort has an oval shape and one can see the remnants of a deep and wide moat excavated in soft red stone.Once inside the premises the visitors will notice parts of the boundary walls and a few dilapidated structures including some old bungalows that seem to have been built by the British. A number of civilians also live inside the fort. The roads inside the fort are shaded with ancient trees and a walk in the mornings or evenings is definitely a pleasurable experience.

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