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
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,
The famous - KIMS and other institutions.
- 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.
HUBLI - FACT & FIGURES
||Approx. - 14000 SQ KM.|
Kannada, Hindi, English, & etc.
||Just 5 KM away.
|>> Bus Stand
||On the way to Airport, just 3 KM away.
|>> Railway Station
||Just 3 KM away.
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
- 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.
A temple of chalukya times, dedicated to
god Chandramouleshvara (another name of Shiva), with impressive
architecture can be seen in Hubli.
This Chalukyan temple with the image of Sri
Narayana is flanked by the ten incarnations of God.
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.
This is a beautiful Hilly picinic spot in the
Sayed Fateh Shah Vali
The Shrine of great sufi, The place of worship
for both Hindu and Muslims in Hubli Dharwad.
Is the eminent religious institution, a centre of
Advaita philosophy as preached by Swami Siddharoodha.
As the name suggests, this is a palace of glass, inaugurated
by the former Indian Prime Minister, Smt.Indira Gandhi.
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 - is the birthplace of the great Kannada Adikavi Pampa.
Just 35 KM from Hubli-Dharwad.
- Amruteshwara Temple - was built in
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 - 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 - 35 KM from Dahrwad & 55 KM from hubli.
- Yallammagudda -
- Ramalinga Hills about 5 KM from Savadatti.
- Savadatti fort -18th Century Savadatti fort
- 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 -
trikutachala with three ardhamantapas, a common navaranga and two
Bankapur 45 KM from Hubli-Dharwad.
- Nagareshwar Temple
- The peacock sanctuary situated on 139 acres of land.
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 25 KM from hubli.
- Shri Basaveshwar Temple at a distance of
approximately 14 km from Kalghatagi.
- Mahalakshmi temple
- Shantinatha Basadi
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 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.
famous for its Sri Vadiraja Matha, and the Swarnavalli Mutt
are about 15 KM away from Sirsi.
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.
a nature's wonder.
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.
- Karwar Beach. (Rabindranath Tagore Beach)
- Devbagh Beach.
- Kurumgad Island.
- 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.
- Sadashivgad Fort.
- High Church.
- Maruti Temple.
- Kali Bridge.
- Chendia Falls - Nagarmadi Falls. (a small waterfall which passes under a huge
- Habbu Mountain. (opp. Venkateshwara Gas Agencies)
- Shri Kshetra Gurumath, Baad.
- SHRI AYYAPPA TEMPLE, KEB Road.
- Jai Santoshi Maata Temple, Nanadangadda, Karwar.
Hampi 155 KM from HUBLI.
- Achyutaraya Temple/Tiruvengalanatha Temple.
- Akka Tangi Gudda.
- Aqueducts and Canals.
- Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura.
- Badava Linga.
- Chandramauleshwar Temple.
- The Kings balance.
- The Underground Temple.
- Tungabhadra River.
- Uddana Veerabhadra temple.
- Virupaksha Temple.
- Vittala temple.
- Yeduru Basavanna.
- Yentrodharaka Anjaneya temple.
- Madhavan Palace with more than 1,000,000 pillars.
- Sasivekalu Ganesha.
- Elephant stables.
- Lotus temple.
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 - 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 - 150 KM from Hubli.
Aihole has over a hundred temples scattered around the area.
Pattadakal - 160 KM from Hubli. T
The temples here were built by the queens of Vikramaditya II.
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.
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.
75 KM from Hubli.
Here you will find Satoddi waterfalls and Magod waterfalls.