Hubli Dharwad Tour and Holiday Guide - Take a trip to these twin cities in North Western Karnataka. Experience the unique north Karnataka culture, sights and the food.
The twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad are 13 miles (21 km) apart and belong to Dharwad district in Karnataka, India. The city of Hubli is located at a distance of around 430 kms from Bangalore.
Dharwad is the administrative capital of the Dharwad district and Hubli serves as the commercial center. Hubli hosts one of the largest Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee, (APMC) yard, in Karnataka state.
Hubli is also a trading and transportation center, with cotton and silk factories, railway workshops, and a major newspaper industry.
Hubli was renamed as Hubballi (creeper of flowers in Kannada) along with several other cities in Karnataka)
The climate is hot and wet during the summer and rainy seasons and pleasant during winter. Best time to visit is between August and March
Hubli was built around an 11th century. Dharwad developed up around a fort thought to have been built in 1405 by an officer of the Hindu king of Vijayanagar. It was captured by the Muslims in 1685 and by the Marathas in 1753. Hyder Ali, ruler of Mysore, occupied Dharwad in 1778. It was ceded to the British in 1818. There are many colleges in the metropolitan area, making it an education center for South India.
How to reach Hubli
Hublis is a major railway junction in North Karnataka. Many of the trains connecting South Indian destinations to Western India (Mumbai, Goa etc) and Northern Indian destinatios pass through Hubli. It is also well connected by road to Bangalore and other destinations in the region. Hubli is about 450 Kms from Bangalore.
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Cuisine and Food Specialities in Hubli-Dharwad
Dharwad Peda is a sweet made out of Milk, Sugar coating and Khoa. You can Dharwad Peda in Sweet Shops all around Hubli-Dharwad. Do taste and buy this unique sweet which has made Dharwad popular in Karnataka. Also try the Jolada Rotti Oota (Jowar Roti Meals) of North Karnataka in the numerous Khanavalis (restaurants). Read more about food of Dharwad
Tourist Places to see in and around Hubli and Dharwad
Unkal lake, Glass House and Siddharoodha Mutt are some of the popular tourist attractions in Hubli-Dharwad area. Read more about tourist attractions in Hubli and Dharwad
Hubli as a base for a North Karnataka tour
You can also use Hubli as a base to see destinations around the region. Most of them are within a journey time of about 5-6 hours. Some of the places you can visit here are:
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