Hubli - Dharwad Travel Guide

Hubli - Dharwad, the twin cities forms the second largest city in Karnataka. The population of the twin-cities is nearly 10 lakhs. The twin cities are governed by a single municipal body, the Hubli - Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC). Hubli is a commercial and industrial centre with various commercial establishments. Dharwad is a educational and administrative centre with numerous colleges, universities and government offices.Hubli, is a major city in the state of Karnataka of India. The name Hubli literally means "flowering creeper" in Kannada. While Dharwad is the administrative headquarters, The municipality covers 191 km.

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Hubli-Dharwad is mainly known for the Dharwad Peda sweet that is popular in this region. You must also try the complete North Karnataka meal with the Jolada Roti (Jowar Roti or bread) along with other curries and chutneys of this region. Other sweets inlcude Kunda and Karadantu that come from neighboring towns.The cuisine of Hubli consists mainly of vegetarian dishes, heavily influenced by the neighbouring states, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. A typical meal here include Jowar, Wheat and Rice preparations. Hubli's famous Pedas, a sweet cake made from milk, is something you wouldn't want to miss. You can buy these delicious sweet cakes from almost any shop in Hubli.

Shopping in Hubli is a wonderful experience. Big Bazar and Vishal Market are the main supermarkets of Hubli and the main shopping areas are Belgaum Galli, Broadway, Durgad Bail, Dajiban Peth, Gandhi Chowk, Javali Sal, Koppikar Road, M.G.Market, Maratha Galli, Station Road, Subhas Road, Tikare Road. The prominent companies like Reliance and Aditya Birla group – having branches and retail Out let all over Hubli. Ambika Bazzar, Harsha, Pai, Giriyas, Pick N Pay, Smart etc are the other retail shops found in Hubli. Hubli is famous for Dharwad Peda , a sweet cake made from milk and khoa. So from every shops of Hubli one can buy this tasty sweet cake.

Enjoy some great sightseeing: In Hubli you can also have some great time in the midst of nature. There are three tourist hotspots in Hubli city where nature and fun time go hand-in-hand. These are Nrupatunga Betta, Unkal Lake and Indira Gandhi Glass House. But we highly recommend Nrupatunga Betta to everyone, especially who is visiting Hubli for the very first time. It is a small hillock that has been developed into a fine tourist spot. You’ll love this place for sure.

Hubli is a famous city of Karnataka state. It is also called Hubballi and is a key producer of cotton and peanuts. Hubballi means flowering creeper which is a specific type of plant. This city is a commercial hub and a center of commercial activities. It is located on the Western Ghats, surrounded by hills and lakes. Tourists love to visit this town to see its natural beauty. Temples and historic monuments of the city make it popular among tourists. Temples are beautifully crafted with architectural marvels and designs which attract the attention of people.

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