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Welcome to HUBLI City......


Hubballi (Formerly 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. Hubli-Dharwad is located 425 KM northwest of Bangalore, on the National Highway 4 between Bangalore and Pune. The city of Hubli, situated about 20 km south-east of Dharwad, is the commercial centre and business hub of North Karnataka. Crops like Cotton and peanuts are grown aplenty in the surrounding rural areas, and Hubli is a major trading center for both commodities.



On the occasion of celebration of golden jubilee of formation of Karnataka state, called Suvarna Karnataka the Hubli city was officially named as Hubballi on 1 November 2006 by the state government. In terms of population Hubli - Dharwad city is the Third-largest city in Karnataka after Bangalore and Mysore. The City is governed by the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation , having an elected council. Kannada is the major language of communication. It is also an important city for the Indian Railways, being the headquarters for South Western Railway Zone and the Hubli Railway Division.

Hubli has two Engineering colleges,

  • K. L. E. Society's B.V.B College of Engineering and Technology. Vidyanagar-HUBLI.
  • K. L. E. Society's Institute of Technology. Gokul Road, Near Airport, HUBLI.
The famous - KIMS and other institutions.


HUBLI - FACT & FIGURES

>>  Area Approx. - 14000 SQ KM.

>>   Population

Approx. 9,000,00
>>  Languages Spoken Kannada, Hindi, English, & etc.
>>  Airport Just 5 KM away.
>>  Bus Stand On the way to Airport, just 3 KM away.
>>  Railway Station Just 3 KM away.
>>  Health Care Fully equipped generic and multi-specialty hospitals with state -of-art facilities.



HUBLI - HISTORY

Hubli is a major city of this district and is a famous industrial town. This historic town was known as Rayara Hubli and also as Elaya Puravada Halli during the ancient times. This city metamorphosed into an important commercial centre for trade in cotton and iron during the reign of the Vijaynagara empire. The city is noted for its handloom textile units and has many cotton ginning and processing mills.



Rayara Hubli, also called 'Eleya Puravada Halli' or 'Purballi' was the old Hubli, where there is a Bhavani Shankara temple and Jaina basti. Under Vijayanagara Rayas, Rayara Hubli grew as a commercial centre, famous for trade in cotton, saltpetre and iron. The British opened a factory here when it came under the Adilshahis. Shivaji looted the factory in 1673. The Mughals conquered it and the place came under the Savanur Nawab who built a new extension named Majidpura and trader Basappa Shetty built new Hubli around the Durgadabail (fort maidan).


Hubli was conquered by the Marathas from the Savanur Nawab in 1755-56. Later Haider conquered it, but it was recaptured by the Marathas in 1790, and the old town was administered by one Phadke under the Peshwa and the new town by Sangli Patwardhan.British took old Hubli in 1817 and the new town with 47 other villages was handed over to the British by the Sangli Patwardhan in lieu of the subsidy in 1820. Hubli is a prosperous handloom weaving centre and has a Textile Unit.The Railway Workshop started here in 1880, made it a reckonable industrial centre.The Bhavanishankar temple in old Hubli and the impressive Chandramauleshwara / Chaturlinga temple in Unakal are of Chalukyan times. Kundgol, 15 KM. south of Hubli, has the huge Shambhu Linga temple of Chalukyan times.


Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation
Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) was constituted in the year 1962 by combining two cities separated by a distance of 20 kilometers. This is a unique experiment in urban development history. Spread over 45 revenue villages. The population of the city as per the 1991 Census was 7 lakhs. The present population is more than 12 lakhs.

  • Hubli: Under the Government of India Act of 1850, the Hubli-Municipal council was established on August 15, 1855.
  • Dharwad: The Dharwad Municipal Council first came into existence on 1 January 1856. The first non-official President of the Council was S.K. Rodda in 1907, and Shri S.V. Mensinkai, was nominated in the following year. But the credit of being the first elected President goes to Shri S.G. Karigudari, who took office in 1920.

Hubli is well known as a commercial as well as industrial centre, where as Dharwad is seat of learning. Popularly believed that, it is this diversity and geographical positions that the state government amalgamated the two cities. The twin-city Corporation occupies unique place in Karnataka State. After the capital city of Bangalore, this is the largest city Corporation in the State. Off late, HDMC has seen numerous positive changes. The administration has become more transparent and public-friendly. The processes has been streamlined and developmental projects have been taken up on all fronts. With all the standards and policies set, HDMC has been awarded with ISO certification.
For more information about HDMC - HUBLI >> click the following link.
HDMC HUBLI




TOURISM

A temple of chalukya times, dedicated to god Chandramouleshvara (another name of Shiva), with impressive architecture can be seen in Hubli.

Bhavanishankar Temple
This Chalukyan temple with the image of Sri Narayana is flanked by the ten incarnations of God.

Asar
It was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in about 1646 to serve as a hall of justice. The building was also used to house two holy hairs from the Prophet's beard. Women are not allowed inside.

Nrupatunga Hill
This is a beautiful Hilly picinic spot in the Hubli.

Sayed Fateh Shah Vali
The Shrine of great sufi, The place of worship for both Hindu and Muslims in Hubli Dharwad.

Siddharoodha Math
Is the eminent religious institution, a centre of Advaita philosophy as preached by Swami Siddharoodha.

Glass House
As the name suggests, this is a palace of glass, inaugurated by the former Indian Prime Minister, Smt.Indira Gandhi.

Unkal Lake
A pictorial water spot with a magnificent sunset view, this perfect picnic spot has green garden, recreational facilities for the children, boating facilities, etc. The lake is on the way to Dharwad, just 3 KM away from Hubli.













Hubli-Dharwad Nearby Tourism Places

ANNIGERI
Annigeri - is the birthplace of the great Kannada Adikavi Pampa. Just 35 KM from Hubli-Dharwad.
  • Amruteshwara Temple - was built in 1050 CE
    with dravida articulation, and was the first temple made of soapstone.
  • The Banashankari Temple .
  • The Gajina Basappa Temple.
  • The Hire Hanuman Temple.
  • Puradhireshwar Temple.

KUNDAGOL
Kundagol - is the birthplace of the greatSawai Gandharva.
About 14 KM south-west of Hubli and 32 KM south-west of Dharwad.

  • Shambhulinga Temple- The 11th century temple built by Western Chalukya.

SAUNDATTI

Saundatti - 35 KM from Dahrwad & 55 KM from hubli.
  • Yallammagudda -
  • Ramalinga Hills about 5 KM from Savadatti.
  • Savadatti fort -18th Century Savadatti fort
  • Navilatirtha
  • Renuka Sagara - is a reservoir for the Malaprabha River adjacent to Saundatti, formed by the Navilatirtha Dam.
  • Ankeshwara temple - built by Rattas in 1048.
  • Puradeshwara temple - is a trikutachala with three ardhamantapas, a common navaranga and two mukhamantapas.

BANKAPUR

Bankapur 45 KM from Hubli-Dharwad.
  • Nagareshwar Temple
  • The peacock sanctuary situated on 139 acres of land.

DANDELI

Dandeli - Largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka.
- Lies 55 KM from Dharwad, 72 KM from Hubli.
  • Wildlife sanctuary including Tigers, Leopards, Black panthers, Elephants, Gaur, Deer, Antelopes, and Bears.
  • The jungle is also home to many kinds of reptiles and around 297 varieties of birds.
  • The river Kali.
  • The caves of Kavla.
  • The Syntheri rocks.
  • Ulavi Channabasaweshwar temple.
  • Sykes point.
  • The Supa hydroelectric dam.

KALAGHATAGI

Kalaghatagi 25 KM from hubli.
  • Shri Basaveshwar Temple at a distance of approximately 14 km from Kalghatagi.
  • Mahalakshmi temple
  • Shantinatha Basadi

MUNDAGOD

Mundagod 55 KM from hubli.
  • Tibetan colony
  • Attivery Bird sanctuary is around 15 KM from Mundgod from Hubli-Dharwad it is KM away.
  • Bachanaki Dam about 6 km from Mundgod and 7 KM from Attiveri Bird Sanctuary.

SIRSI

Sirsi 100 KM from hubli.
  • Banavasi Marikamba temple, built in 1688. 22 KM from Sirsi.
  • St.Anthony's church for the minority Christian population in the region.
  • Sahasralinga (deity Linga's) where scultptures carved from stone are installed in the middle of a flowing river.
  • Sonda
    famous for its Sri Vadiraja Matha, and the Swarnavalli Mutt are about 15 KM away from Sirsi.
  • Unchalli
    falls, (also known as Keppa Joga, referring to the other more famous waterfall nearby, Jog falls) is situated about 30 KM from Sirsi, and is one of the biggest tourist attractions near Sirsi. The waterfall is a 116 meter drop and offers spectacular views at all times of the year.
  • Yana
    It is a nature's wonder.

KARWAR

Karwar 160 KM from HUBLI.
  • Project Seabird
    A bay near Binaga has a new naval base for the Indian Navy called INS Kadamba, as part of Project Seabird.
  • Oyster Rock.
  • Lighthouse.
  • Karwar Beach. (Rabindranath Tagore Beach)
  • Devbagh Beach.
  • Kurumgad Island.
  • Kodasall.
  • Binaga Beach.
  • Tilmatti Beach.
  • Majali Beach.
  • Guddahalli Peak.
  • Hyder Ghat Pass.
  • Shirve Ghat.
  • Devkar Falls.
  • Anshi National Park.
  • Durga Devi Temple.
  • Naganath Temple.
  • Shahkaramuddin Dargah, Sadashivgad. (Tomb of a Sufi Saint)
  • kot Shiveshvar.
  • Mudgeri Dam.
  • Jamiya Mosque,Shiveshvar.
  • Chaitanya Park.
  • Jamba.
  • Sadashivgad Fort.
  • High Church.
  • Maruti Temple.
  • Kali Bridge.
  • Chendia Falls - Nagarmadi Falls. (a small waterfall which passes under a huge rock)
  • Habbu Mountain. (opp. Venkateshwara Gas Agencies)
  • Shri Kshetra Gurumath, Baad.
  • SHRI AYYAPPA TEMPLE, KEB Road.
  • Jai Santoshi Maata Temple, Nanadangadda, Karwar.

HAMPI

Hampi 155 KM from HUBLI.
  • Achyutaraya Temple/Tiruvengalanatha Temple.
  • Akka Tangi Gudda.
  • Anegondi.
  • Anjeyanadri Hill.
  • Aqueducts and Canals.
  • Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura.
  • Badava Linga.
  • Chandramauleshwar Temple.
  • The Kings balance.
  • The Underground Temple.
  • Tungabhadra River.
  • Uddana Veerabhadra temple.
  • Ugra Narasimha.
  • Virupaksha Temple.
  • Vittala temple.
  • Yeduru Basavanna.
  • Yentrodharaka Anjaneya temple.
  • Zenana enclosure.
  • Virupapura.
  • Madhavan Palace with more than 1,000,000 pillars.
  • Sasivekalu Ganesha.
  • Elephant stables.
  • Lotus temple.

GOKAK

Gokak 122 KM from Hubli.
  • The Mallikarjun temple, also known affectionately as the "Maliksaab Temple", stands atop a hill, also called the Malik-saab hill.
  • Gokak falls
  • A small scale hydroelectric power generation plant set up in Gokak Falls, one of the oldest such projects in the whole of Asia.

BADAMI

Badami - 120 KM from Hubli.

Badami was the capital of the Early Chalukyas,& is picturesquely situated between two rocky hills.
Badami is famous for cave temples - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill.

AIHOLE

Aihole - 150 KM from Hubli.

Aihole has over a hundred temples scattered around the area.

PATTADAKAL

Pattadakal - 160 KM from Hubli. T

The temples here were built by the queens of Vikramaditya II.


MURUDESHWAR

160 KM from Hubli.

Murudeshwar, located adjacent to the Arabian Sea.

The major tourist attraction is the ancient Murdeshwar temple, the beach and Lord shiva statue.

GOKARNA

150 KM from Hubli.

Gokarna is about 55 kms from Karwar. It is described as a Shiva Centre, as important as Kashi and Rameshwar.

Major tourist attraction is Om beach.

YELLAPUR

75 KM from Hubli.

Here you will find Satoddi waterfalls and Magod waterfalls.



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