Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad are the prominent twin-cities of Karnataka. Combined, they are third most populous city in the state. Located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau, at a height of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, Hubli-Dharwad is known for its preservation of rural life in the vicinity of the cities. Hubli-Dharwad have plenty of points of interests to offer to the visitors.

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1/25 Places to Visit in Hubli-Dharwad

Agadi Thota, nestled amidst the lush greenery of Kunnur village in the outskirts of Hubli, is located in Mundgod taluk of Uttara Kannada, at a distance of 38 Km from Hubli. This extensive farmland welcomes you to discover the nuances of rural life and gain an insight into the traditional ways and customs of the place.

Agadi Thota is spread over an area of 30 acres with major cultivation being cashew nut and areca nut. It was conceptualized in the year 2000 by Shri. Jayadev Agadi to popularize organic farming, generate awareness amongst city folk and help develop a market for organi...

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Amrutheshwara Temple, Annigeri
35 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
Architecture

The Amruteshwara Temple, Dharwad is a Hindu religious site situated in Annigeri town, Navalgund Taluk of Dharwad district and is located at a distance of 35 km from Hubli(Hubballi). The main deity in this temple is Lord Shiva.

The Amruteshwara temple is built around 1050 CE in the Dravidian style with Hoysala architecture, is a beautiful black soapstone temple built by the Kalyani Chalukyas. The walls of the temple are covered in carvings of mythological figures and the roof is supported by 76 columns, has a derasar dedicated to Parshva, the 23rd Tirthankara in Jainism. The shrine...

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Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
43 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is a bird reserve located 15 km from Mundgodd taluk of Uttara Kannada district at a distance of 43 km from Hubli-Dharwad.

Spread over an area of about 2. 23 square km, the Attiveri Bird Sanctuary is home to 79 species of birds including migratory birds from 22 countries. The part of the sanctuary surrounding the reservoir has riverine and deciduous forests. Birds inhabiting this area include cattle egret, Indian and little cormorants, black-headed ibis, Eurasian spoonbill, pied and white-throated kingfishers,hornbill and barn swallow.

Farmlands s...

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Badami Fort, Badami
105 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Perched atop a cliff, the Badami Fort lies opposite to the famous Badami Caves. Badami Fort is a renowned archaeological site located on top of a hill that stands at a distance of about 2 km from the main town of Badami. It is located at a distance of around 105 Kms from Hubballi.

The fort was built by the Chalukyan King Pulakeshi in the Chalukyan style of architecture and its origin dates back to 543 AD. The fort is surrounded by double fortification walls. The fort is spread across two hills and is divided into the North and South Forts. The structures within the fort offer a gli...

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Banashankari Temple, Badami
110 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Banashankari Devi Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine located at Amargol at a distance of 7 kms from Hubli(Hubballi) is a fine architectural marvel and is near the Unkal Lake and about 4 km away from Chandramouleshwara Temple. The temple is popularly called Banashankari or Vanashankari since it is located in the Tilakaaranya forest. The temple deity is also called the Shakambhari, an incarnation of the goddess Parvati.

Banashankari Devi Temple was built initially in the Dravidian architectural style. The rebuilt structure is in the Vijayanagara architectural style. This temple is a ...

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Bund Garden, Hubli
Within Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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The Bund Garden is a popular garned part of the Unkal Lake located 4 km from Hubli(Hubballi). Bund is garden known for its green lush is a part of Unkal Lake where travellers can spend time amidst peaceful atmosphere.

Bund garden is also known for its beauty and serenity. There is a huge statue of Swami Vivekanand standing tall at the centre of the lake and you can enjoy seeing the statue from the garden itself. The garden has several recreational facilities for children. The garden has one more amazing feature a specially built deck made to see the sunrise and the sunset view. Read More ->

7/25 Places to Visit in Hubli-Dharwad

Chandramouleshwara Temple is an ancient 900-year-old temple built in the Badami Chalukyan era. Chandramouleshwara Temple lies on the banks of the Unkal lake beside the Nrupatunga Hills in the Hubli-Dharwad city. The temple is located at a distance of 5 kms from Hubballi.

Lord Shiva being the main deity of temple, it houses two big Shivalingas and two Nandi statues at the entrance of the temple. Out of two shiva lingas, one of them is the 'Chaturmugha Linga' which is the four faced Shiva linga, one of the features that make the temple stand out among the various Lord Shiva temples i...

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The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest sanctuary in Karnataka and is located on the banks of River Kali in Uttara Kannada. It lies at a distance of 57 kms from Dharwad which is the closest location to reach the sanctuary and covers an area of 334. 52 square miles. Dandeli is said to be the mythical 'Dandakaranya' referred to in the Mahabharata. It is surrounded by thick forests and hills.

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary has a rich diversity of the plants and animals in and around the sanctuary. The forests in Dandeli are a mixture of dense deciduous trees interspersed with...

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Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is a national wildlife reserve located in Ballari district in Karnataka. It is spread over 82. 72 sq km. It is located at a distance of 170 Kms from hubli-Dharwad.

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is the only place where one can spot Sloth bears endemic to India. The sanctuary maintains a good number of sloth bears which are usually hidden in the caves in the green-covered hillocks.

The flora of this sanctuary is primarily dry deciduous scrub and Southern thorn forests. At the time of declaration of the sanctuary, it was a large area of barren hil...

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Dattatreya Temple (Dattana Gidu), Dharwad
13 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
Architecture

Situated at Gandhi Chowk of Dharwad district, Dattatreya Temple, commonly known as Dattana Gidu in this region devoted to Lord Dattatreya Swami, depicting the embodiment of Holy Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. It is located at a distance of about 13 kms from Dharwad.

Dattatreya Temple, one of the most revered places in the region is dedicated to Lord Dattatreya. Symbolizing the 4 Vedas, religious scripts of the Hindus through the 4 heads of the relic or idol, this temple is a magnificent example of architectural elegance.

The temple of Dattatreya Swami in Dharwad...

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Indira Glass House, Hubli
Within Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Named after the late Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, the Indira Gandhi Glass House is a stunning structure that attracts locals and tourists alike. Glass House Garden or Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden, 3 kms from Hubli, is an enchanting place.

Located at the centre of the HDMC gardens, Indira Glass house is a unique palace made of glass which was inaugurated by the former Indian Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi and hence called Indira Glass House. The glass house also has expansive lush green lawns and skating ground.

Indira Gandhi Glass House is also an idl...

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ISCKON Temple, Hubli
11 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
Architecture

ISKCON Sri Krishna Balarama Temple is a Hindu temple located at Rayapur, on Hubli-Dharwad Road. ISKCON Sri Krishna Balarama temple was built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), based on the model of ISKCON's temple in Bangalore. It is located at distance of 11 km from Hubli.

The ISKCON temple at Rayapur is open to all devotees since February 12, 2006. This magnificent temple is houses the deities of Sri Radha Krishna, Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Gaura Nitai and Sri Srinivasa Govinda. The deities were carved in the holy dham of Vrindavan. ISKCON temple, Hu...

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Magod Falls, Wester Ghats
94 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Magod Falls is an impressive and scenic waterfall set in a very lush and wild landscape deep in the Western Ghats, where the river Bedti falls from a height of nearly 200m in two steps. Approximate driving distance between Dharwad and Magod Falls is 94 kms.

River Bedthi, cascades from a height of 650 ft. and flows down in two leaps making the waterfall. Magod Falls is also a trekker's paradise, with Western Ghats all around the scenice place. The two-step falls lie amidst the dense forest providing a magnificent view of the falls. Visitors will also find a large lake on the way to ...

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Murugha Matha, Dharwad
Within Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Murugha Math is one of the ancient learning centres, which continues the tradition of imparting knowledge to the enthusiasts. It is located on the Savadatti Road at a within Dharwad city limits.

It was founded by Sant Mrityunjaya, by the grace of his holiness Sri Mrutyunjaya swamiji and his successors there after, the matha has grown in to major religious and educational centre. The founder of matha taught thousands of learning enthusiasts, who came from villages to study in the schools and colleges of Dharwad.

There are lectures every Monday along with music sessions,...

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Navagraha Teertha(Jain Temple), Varyur Hubli
17 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits

Navagraha Jain Temple or Navagraha Teertha is a Jain religious site situated at Varur at a distance of 17 kms from Hubli. Navagraha Teertha is one of the major pilgrimage centers for the Jain community in India.

The temple houses 61 feet, 185-tonne monolithic statue of Shri Parshvanatha Teerthankar in the Kayotsarga posture mounted on 48 feet pedestal. The monolithic statue of Lord Parshwantha is not only very attractive but also larger than the statue of Gommateshwara or Lord Bahubali in Shravanabelagola.

The statues of the teerthankars in Navagraha Teertha can be seen...

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Neerasagar Dam, Dharwad
15 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Neerasagar Dam also known as Dummadkeri is a man made water reservoir loacted at around 15 kms away from Dharwad. It is located on Kalghatgi road between Jodalli and Dummad. It is an artificial lake built for the purpose of water supply to the twin cities Hubli-Dharwad.

Neerasagar Reservoir was counstructed in 1955 is the main source of water supply to Hubli - Dharwad. The man made reservoir attracts the endemic birds like green bee eater, kingfisher, pond heron that splash around in the waterfront making a fascinating sight. Visitors can feel the velocity of the water gushing thro...

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Nrupatunga Betta (Hill), Hubli
6 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Nrupatunga Betta, nested on the Unkal Hill in Hubli is a hill located at around 6 kms from Hubli. It is the highest hill station in the twin city of Hubi-Dharwad and from here one can get a panoramic view of the whole city.

Atop the hill, there is a Devi temple where visitors can offer prayers. With the availability of well-paved roads, this site has become popular among morning-walkers, including locals as well as tourists. A new entrance has been constructed at a distance of 1km from the hill top. The whole pathway from the entrance to the hill top is illuminated with lamp posts ...

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Sadhankeri (Sadhankere) Garden is a man made park located at a distance of 30 kms from Hubli. Picturesque Sadhankeri is a park honouring the great kannada poet Da Ra Bendre. There is a lake adjacent to the garden where boating is partaken. It is one of the 7 important lakes in Dharwad. It is located in the city limits of Dharwad.

This area is developed under 'Baaro Sadhanakerige Project'. Situated at the heart of the city, this nature park is set amidst a scenic landscape, dotted with rows of shrubberies and vibrant blossoms. The lawns have statues and in the centre, there is a lak...

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Sattodi Falls
32 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Sathodi Falls is a picturesque waterfall formed by several streams near Kallaramane Ghat at about 32 kms from the tiny hamlet of Yellapura. It cascades down in the midst of verdant rainforests in the rugged Western Ghats in Sirsi. It is located at around 85 Kms from the city of hubli.

Sathodi Falls cascades down from a height of 50 feet and forms a pool beneath. Sathodi Falls is the embodiment of natural beauty, the rock formations around the waterfalls form a natural enclosure with the bountiful greenery and the clear and crystal water below. The waterfall has water all-around the...

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Siddharoodha Matha, Hubli
Within Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Siddharoodha Matha, located 2 Kms away from Hubli is an important religious institution and a centre of Advaita philosophy. Siddharoodha Math was built to honour the memory of Shri Siddharoodha Swamy, who took up 'Samadhi' in 1929.

In the year 1919, this Math was visited by Lokamanya Gangadhar Tilak and again later in 1924, Mahatma Gandhi visited the site. Swami Sidharoodha is known to have been a famous spiritual leader during the times of the independence struggle. The Siddharoodha Math is an excellent shrine that features a marble statue of Swami Sidharoodha, a Hindu mystic of A...

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Someshwara Temple, Hubli
55 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Someshwara Temple is an ancient Hindu religious temple located at Lakshmeshwar which is around 55 kilometres from Hubli. This temple was built by the Chalukya dynasty in 12th century and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Idols of Mahisha Mardini and Chaturbhuja Ganapati are the prime attractions of this temple.

It is believed that the idols of Shiva, Parvathi and Nandi were brought by an ardent Shiva devotee from Saurashtra. Hence, the temple is also referred to as Saurashtra Someshwara. The principal deity that is worshipped in the temple is Lord Shiva. The temple has beautiful Linga. T...

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Sri Sringeri Shankar Math is a Hindu religious center situated at about 3 Kms from Dharwad city towards Hubli on the Pune-Bangalore Highway. This is a place of worship for the followers of Great Shankaracharya.

Sri Sringeri Shankar Math has a small Shankaracharya and Sharadamba temple. Visitors are welcomed by two elephant statues with puma kumbha at the entrance. The math is very artistically constructed as per the South Indian style of architecture and has two big gopurams with golden Kalash. Beautiful statues from Indian mythology are carved on the gopurams and on the walls of t...

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Unakal Lake, Hubli
Within Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Unakal lake, constructed by Sir M. Visvesvaraya in 1893 is an artificial lake located at a distance of 3 Kms from Hubli city. This 110 years old lake is popular for its peaceful and scenic environment. Unakal lake is the origin of river Bedti. This river flows through western ghats and drains in Arabian sea.

The lake covers an area of 200 acres and is one of the most visited attractions in Hubli. The area around the lake is well developed with a lovely garden and recreational facilities are available for children. The major attraction of Unkal Lake is the idol of Swami Vivekananda ...

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Utsav Rock garden, Hubli
40.1 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
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Utsav Rock Garden is an indoor and outdoor sculptural museum which has entered in Eight World Records. It is just 30 minutes drive from Hubli. The garden is an anthropological museum which presents traditional farming occupations, crafts, rural life, folklore, cattle herding and sheep rearing etc. Sculptures depict rural culture, tradition and their lifestyle.

Utsav Rock Garden is a centre of art, culture and education. Every part of the garden is systematically designed and decorated in artistic way. It focuses on the rural life of Karnataka where people lived and worked together...

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Vittala Mandir, Hampi
163 kms from Hubli-Dharwad city limits
ArchitectureHistory

The Vittala Temple in Hampi is an ancient monument that is well-known for its exceptional architecture and unmatched craftsmanship. It is considered to be one of the largest and the most famous structure in Hampi. The temple is located in the north eastern part of Hampi, near the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Distance between Hubli and Vitthal Mandir is 163 kms.

Shri Vijaya Vittala Temple is the main centre of worship for Vitthal, believed to be a form of Bhagawan Krishna or Vishnu and his consort Rukmini. An idol of Vittala-Vishnu was enshrined in the temple. Legend has it that ...

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