Posted by : Sandeep June 21, 2012
Belgaum is the fine blend of culture of Marathi and Kannada people. Owing to its proximity to Goa and Maharashtra, Belgaum enjoys the cultural diversity. Marathi is the widely spoken language of Belgaum while Kannada is also spoken by many people there. In rural part of the Belgaum district people are found wearing a turban with long tailpiece in the rear while their women folk are seen wearing sari with the lower half of it worn like a dhoti. People in urban part of the district have changed with the time and have adopted themselves to modern style of dressing and living. A great influence of both Marathi and Kannada can be seen on cultures and traditional customs of Belgaum. Cuisines of Belgaum have Maharashtrian flavor as the city offers many typical Maharashtrian dishes. Belgaum celebrates all major festivals of India with much fanfare.