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Hubbali-Dharwad

INTRODUCTION

Hubbali-Dharwad is the combined name for the twin cities of Hubbali (or Hubli) and Dharwad in the south Indian state of Karnataka. 

Hubli-Dharwad forms the second-largest municipality and second largest city in Karnataka state after the capital city of Bengaluru.

ATTRACTIONS

Some of the top places to see in Hubli-Dharwad include the following –

  • Unkal Lake - A beautiful lake with Scenic Views; and a picnic and Boating spot.
  • Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden - A beautiful landscape garden
  • Nrupatunga Hill - A hill with beautiful views.
  • Country Club Water World - An Adventure Park
  • Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

  • Chandramouleshwara Temple
  • Navagraha Teertha - A Jain temple
  • Banashankari Temple - An ancient temple
  • Vittal Temple
  • Eshwar Temple - A 100-year-old temple
  • Bannigida Maruti Temple
  • Siddharoodha Math - A Hindu religious centre
  • St. Joseph Church
  • GayatariTapovan
  • Sayed Fateh Shah Dargha - Islam religious centre
  • ISKCON Krishna Balarama Temple - One of the popular temples by International Society of Krishna Consciousness in India.

MUSEUMS

  • Dharwad Regional Science Centre
  • Sun Ray Solar Museum - A museum featuring a collection of equipment & items that run on solar energy and their history.

FESTIVALS

The major festivals celebrated in Hubbali-Dharwad are –

  • Maha Shivaratri - A festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi- A festival where Lord Ganesh – the elephant headed God (who is also the son of Lord Shiva) is worshipped.
  • Navrathri- A 10-day Hindu festival, where Goddess Durga is worshipped.
  • Naga Panchami- Where snakes are worshipped and offered milk; a tribute to Snake deity/God.
  • Deepavali - The festival of Lights; India’s most popular and widely celebrated festival.

SHOPPING

If you’d like to indulge in some shopping, here are some good shopping spots to check out in Hubbali-Dharwad –

  • M.G Market Road
  • Durgad Bail
  • Gandhi Chowk
  • Koppikar Road
  • Javali Sal

MALLS:

  • Urban Oasis Mall
  • Galaxy Mall
  • Utsav Rock Mall

RESTAURANTS

Following is a list of some of best restaurants in Hubbali-Dharwad to try the local delicacies as well as other interesting foods and sumptuous meals –

  • Gufha
  • The Sigdi
  • Gurudutta Bhavan
  • The Oaks 2.0
  • Barbeque Nation
  • Niyaz Restaurant
  • BasaveshwarKhanavali
  • Bouganvilla
  • New Karnataka Bhavan

HOTELS

Some of the best hotels in Hubbali-Dharwad for a comfortable stay include the following –

  • The President Hotel Hubli
  • The Phlox Hubli
  • Hotel Metropolis
  • Ocean Pearl Resort & Spa
  • Denissons Hotel
  • Fortune Park Airport Road
  • Hotel Swarnaa Paradise
  • Hotel Peacock
  • Mayur Aaditya Resort
  • Hotel Naveen
  • Ramya Residency
  • Hubbali Hotels

NIGHTLIFE

There are some good bars and pubs having good food, drinks and ambience, for people to hang out or entertain themselves during late hours. These include –

  • OMG Lounge Bar
  • Ice Cube Lounge & Fine Dine (next to Urban Oasis Mall)
  • Golden Grill Bar & Restaurant
  • Manjunath Bar & Restaurant
  • Picolo Bar
  • Premium Bar & Restaurant

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Hubbali (Hubli) - Dharwad STD Code – 0836 (to be used before dialling numbers from a number that is not locally registered).

Common emergency numbers:

  • Police : 100
  • Crime Stopper - 1090
  • Rescue & Relief - 1070
  • Child Helpline : 1098
  • Women Helpline : 1091
  • Ambulance – 102, 108