– Congress Well: Belgaum was chosen as the venue of the 39th session of Indian National Congress (INC) in December 1924 under the President ship of Mahatma Gandhiji.
Notably, this was the only session of the INC that was presided over by the Gandhiji himself and the only session held in Karnataka. The session left another landmark in the city in the form of the “Congress well" which was source of supplying water to the many delegates who turned up to attend the 1924 session.
Here, River Ghataprabha takes a leap of 52 metres over the sand-stone cliff amidst a picturesque gorge of the rugged valley, making a beautiful sight. This place has the credit of generating electricity for the first time in the country in about 1887. A prime attraction of the Gokak Falls is the hanging 200-m-long bridge that lies 14 m above the bedrock.
Rakaskop: Rakaskop is around 15 km from Belagavi and it literally means a hamlet of a rakkasa (giant), who is stated to have lived on a hillock near this village. A laterite cave on the hillock resembles a huge seated human figure which is believed to be the rakkasa. Here a dam is built across the Markandeya River which supplies drinking water to Belagavi.