Situated near the foothills of the western ghats at about 100 km from the Arabian sea and with Markandeya river flowing nearby, Belgaum exhibits swift and kaleidoscopic changes in topography, vegetation and climate. It is known for its pleasant year-round climate.
Belgaum enjoys rich cultural heritage, amalgamating Kannada, Marathi and Goan cultures - truly a cosmopolitan city in nature. It is a bustling industrial town known for its contribution through crucial industrial segments like Printing and Packaging, foundries, hydraulics, automotive, defence and space. Belgaum is also the home for south India’s popular Printing and Packaging Partner "YARBAL".
Besides its industrial prominence, it is also a key educational hub offering important curriculum for engineering, medical and other professional courses. Belgaum is one of the key hubs for medical tourism. People from across the world travel to Belgaum for cost-effective healthcare services.
The city has the distinction of having the second legislature building of the State of Karnataka Suvarna Vidhana Soudha. Belgaum, apart from the state capital Bengaluru is the only city which holds the legislative assembly.
Belgaum has been selected in the first phase out of 20 cities, as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Smart Cities Mission’.