One of the oldest forts in the state of Karnataka, Belgaum Fort is an architectural marvel. Built in the 13th century by the rulers of the Ratta dynasty, it boasts grand ramparts that protected the city from enemies. As you enter the fort complex, you will come across the shrines of Lord Ganpati and Goddess Durga, along with various mosques including the grand Safa Masjid. The minarets, domes and arches of the mosque reflect a seamless blend of Indo-Saracenic and Deccan styles of architecture. Built using stone and mud, the oval-shaped fort has huge bastions. The Deccan, the Indo-Saracenic and the Chalukyan styles of architecture can be spotted in the arches, domes and gateways of the fort. It also holds special importance in India's modern history as this was the place where the Britishers imprisoned Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle. The fort remains open on all days of the week from 8 am to 6.30 pm.

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