Trips and Itineraries for Belagavi
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Weekend Getaways from Belagavi
86 Kms from Belagavi
This is the capital of the state of Goa and is probably the smallest state capital. Panaji is also the headquarters of the North Goa District and is situated on the banks of the Mandovi River Estuary is the Tiswada Region. The more popular name is Panaji but Panjim is also a commonly used term. This was the name by which the Portuguese used to address this city. When the whole of India got independence, Goa was still under the colonial rule of the Portuguese who freed it a number of years later. The Portuguese effect is what you will get in each and every thing of Goa and Panjim too. The attractions here are the lovely white church, the food that you will get here and of course the different types of building lined on the sides of the narrow streets. These houses are the remains of the various clans who have ruled here including the Latins and the Portuguese. The houses look beautiful and brightly coloured and many of them have simple yet pretty wrought iron balconies too. Many of these are now either resorts for budget concious travellers or restaurants for the ones who love to taste Portuguese and Goan cuisine.
When my friends and I decided to go Gokarna, I thought spending two days in Gokarna is a waste of time as a simple Google search didn’t list many interesting things to do in Gokarna. But it turned out that we left Gokarna with many things not crossed off our to-do list. We left from Pune to Belgavi and then we went through Kali Tiger Reserve to Karwar. I have to mention about the Kali Tiger Reserve as the road was in between the forest. Karnataka government has done a good job by providing good roads as we zipped through the dense green trees on the tar road with hoardings carrying a caution about the wildlife zone. We were hoping to find a Tiger or at least some other wild animals in this reserve area. Unsurprisingly, we didn't find any wild animals except monkeys and Buffaloes. It was absolutely fun to ride on this road. On our exit from Kali Tiger Reserve, we came across the Kali River. Upon seeing the greenish blue water in the river, we stopped our car to admire the beauty.