One of the five taluks of Dakshina Kannada District
, Belthangady is bordered by Karkala
taluk of Udupi District
taluk in the west, Puttur
in the south and Chikmagalur District
in the north. In the eastern side, the Western ghats
, Kuduremukh ranges and the Charmadi
Ghat which connects the taluk to the Chikmagalur District
form an attractive stretch. The river Netravati
flows through Belthangady before entering Puttur taluk.
Dharmasthala, a holy place is just 16 km from this place. Aladangadi, Bylangady, Bangawadi are the important historical places in the taluk. The well-known Manjunatha temple is here and Jamalabad fort is only 6 km away from this place. Nearby attractions include Venur, a Jain center famed for the huge monolith of Bhagwan
Being the taluk center, Belthangady has a number of schools, colleges and other institutions.