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Belgaum Fort, Belgaum

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Belagavi Fort or Belgaum Fort, is located in the city of Belagavi, in the Belagavi district, in Karnataka state, India. It was begun by Jaya Raya, also called Bichi Raja, an ally of the Ratta Dynasty, in the year 1204 AD. It has undergone several renovations over the centuries under different dynastic rulers of the region.
The fort, built with fine ramparts and a large moat, has a rich history with several historical and religious monuments dated to the Adil Shahi dynasty. The fort has been captured in battles many times, as the possession of local rulers, until the region was stabilized by the British Raj. It is also notable in modern history because Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned by the British in this fort during India’s freedom struggle.
The fort is situated in the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range of (Western Ghats) in the precincts of the Belagavi town (which was also known as Belgaum or ‘Venugrama’ meaning 'Bamboo' village), at an altitude of about 762m, from the Arabian Sea. The Markandeya River flows nearby.
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  • We visited Belgaum fort whilst saying in the city for 4 nights. The fort itself is set in several acres. We had an Indian driver who unfortunately was unable to explain much as he English was quite...  more »
  • Belagavi fort is at the entrance of Belagavi city.Near to Central and city bus station.Can see Dugadevi temple and Ramakrishna Ashram inside the fort.  more »
  • It's an amazing climate here. It's a great place to spent time with friends & family
  • The quaint place to see in Belgaum. Houses important places to visit including Ramakrishna Mission
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