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Dharwad District



'Hubli-Dharwad' are twin cities in the state of Karnataka in India . It is the second-largest conurbation in Karnataka, after Bangalore . Dharwad is the administrative headquarters of Dharwad District. Hubballi City , situated about 20 km south-east of Dharwad, is the commercial centre and business hub of North Karnataka . Cotton and peanuts (called groundnuts locally) are grown aplenty in the surrounding rural areas, and Hubballi is a major trading center for both commodities. Sea food from Karwar, a coastal town 165 km away, is packed and shipped from Hubli. It is also an important city for the Indian Railways, being the headquarters for South Western Railway Zone and the Hubballi Division. It also has a century-old wagon workshop. On the occasion of celebration of golden jubilee of formation of Karnataka state called Suvarna Karnataka, the Hubli city was named as Hubballi. The name Hubballi literally means "Hu" - flower and "Balli" - creeper in Kannada. . More »


Places to see

Chandramouleshwara temple Unkal (Hubli-Dharwad)

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 hairs from the Prophet's beard. Women are not allowed inside.

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

Siddharoodha Math is the eminent religious institution, a centre of Advaita philosophy as preached by Swami Siddharoodha,located at near outskirts of Hubli

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 3 km away from Hubli.

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

Banashankari Temple Amargol Between Hubli and Dharwad, Conservation and restoration work is in progress

PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST IN THE TOWN OF DHARWAD

1. The Karnataka University situated in Pavate Nagar.

2. University of Agricultural Science

3. The Two Main entraces into the Fort

4. The temple of Someshvar at Someshvar (Which is also the source of the river Shaalmalaa)

5. The temple of Dattaatreya Swamy

6. The temple of Goddess Durga

7. The temple of Hanuman at Nuggikeri

8. The Kelgeri Tank

9. The Mutt of Murugharaajendra Swaamy.

10. The All saints Church

11. The Vidyavardhaka Sangha

12. The Temple of Loard Uluvi Channabasaveshwara

13. The Dhummavaada Tank (also known as Nirsaagar)

14. The Tatvaanveshana Mandira

15. The temple of Goddess Banashankari at Amargol.

16. Bendre Bhavan

17. The Mallikarjun Mansur Trust Building

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE TOWN OF HUBLI

1.The Nriputunga Hill

2.The Unakal Tank

3.The Chandramouleeshvara Temple at Unakal

3.The Siddhaaruudha Mutt

4.The temple of goddess Tuljaa bghavani

5,The Railway workshop

6.The Muuru Savira Mutt

7.The Satya Saayi Baabaa Temple at Unakal

8.Sayyad Fate-Shaa vali Darga

OTHER PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST IN THE DISTRICT

The distances indicated against the following places are from the town of Dharwad :-

1. The village of Garag-known for its temple of Shri Madivaaleshvara , and the Centre if Village Industries where the national flags are designed. (12 Kms)

2. Amminabhaavi (10 Kms) famous for the Paarshvanaath Basti

3. The town of Kalaghatagi-known for the Shaantinaath basti and the Colourful Cradle. (35 Kms)

4. The temple of Shri Basavanna at Tamboor of Kalaghatagi Taluk (45 Kms

5. Kundagol Sri.Shambhulingeshwara Temple (40 Kms

6. The Samaadhi of Saato Shahid at Karur about 15 Kms from Kalaghatagi

7. The monolithic statue of Doddapppa at Adargunchi (30 kms)

8. The Amriteshwara Temple at Annigeri in the Navalgund Taluk ( 55 Kms)

Temples

Someshwara Temple :

is one of the oldest temples just outskirts of Dharwad built in 12th century by Chalukyas, near SDM college.The temple has statues of MahishaMardini , Chaturbhuja Ganapati .Da Ra Bendre in one of poems said "Banthanna sanna somavara kanabekanna Someshwara ". River Shalmala takes birth near by but she flows under ground. Someshwara is a beautiful place with surrounding hills and trees and pond.

Murugha Math:

This is situated on Savadatti Road . The great Sant Mrityunjaya who was the head the math, fed hundreds of students who came from villages to study @ schools and colleges of Dharwad. Lord Mahantappa passed away in 1994 and now lord Shivayogiappa has taken over the deeksha of the math. Every Monday there will be lectures / music conducted in the premises of the math.

SHANKARA-MATHA

Shankara Matha: is located near JSS college off of NH4. Its architecture is new comprising tiles and ceramic statues, grass lawns. It has big peaceful meditation hall ,between the two "gopuras" as you can see in the picture.

DATTATREYA TEMPLE

The God with four heads representing 4 vedas.Usually called as Dattana Gidu,Situated in Gandhi Chawk.

The Vittal Mandir :

Also known as 'Vithoba devara gudi'. Constructed in 1796 by the Maratha rulers.

Vanavasi Rama Mandira:

It is Temple of famous God Sri Rama Along with Sita,Laxmana & Hanuman,

Situatated in Malamaddi.

Temple of Milaralinga :

This temple is situated behind J.S.S College . It is one of famous temple in Dharwad built in 12th century. The building was built in style of Chalukya's architecture. However its been renovated. There is a saying that long ago Adilshahi's converted it as a mosque and again Pashwe's reconverted as Temple (The Persian stone writing, which said so is missing now). Is also called as "Milaralinga Gudda" because it's up on Hill. Out side of this temple there is a damaged Chlukya's "Shivalinga". Inside the temple there are beautifully carved stone pillars and 'garbha gudi' has idol of Chaturbhuja (having four arms) Milara holding Dhamaru, Trishul, Khadga and Kapala. Besides this idol there are sculptures of dog,

Horse etc. AT the center of four pillars, there is statue of Nandi and roof has beautiful design of lotus ( Kamala).The statue of temple is so situated that first sunrays touch the statue , before daylight breaks over rest of Dharwad.

There are Dargas right infront of temple, Peer Anwarsha and Moonawarsha ,and every year in the month of Rajjab , Uruus takes place.

Ulavi Basappana temple :

Chennabasavanna and his team (desciples of Lord Basaveshwara) fled from the hostile Kalyana. On their way to the forests of ulavi they rested here. It is a big stone temple with 63 mantaps constructed by the saints of Shaiva cult. A Mela (Jatri) in August every year (Shravana Masa) celebrates the occasion. A group of people wearing colorful dresses dance in the streets of Dharwad every Monday during 'Shravana Masa'

Sri Raghavendra swami Matha

Nuggikari hanumata devara Gudi

Ganapati Temple : A small temple of Ganapati or vighneshwara situated in KCD circle

Durgadevi Temple :

A temple of the Goddess Durga. Situated near the Corporation building.There is a heavy round stone in the temple. A belief among young svhool going kids "if you lift the stone and place it back without making sound, you will pass in the exam". Its true , it worked for me Laxmi-Narayana Temple :

Situated in Javali Peth in the center of Dharwad. Two beautiful marbal idols of Laxmi and Narayana are decorated everyday and even more specially during the month of the Dasera festival for 10 days. These idols are dressed according to the various mythological stories. A big mela for 10 days.

Tapovan:

This is the temple near University. A great learned Saint callled Kumaraswami established it. People from all over the country came here to listen to his lectures. Since his death last year his follwers are maintaining it. Formarly this math was called Navakalyana math in the city and then it got shifted to Tapovan.

The Photographs are provided by Josip-Akshay Valcicak -from Croatia .

Renuka (Yellamma) Devi-Temple

This is a well-known temple in North Karnataka visited by pilgrims mainly from Karnataka, Maharashtra & AndhraPradesh. Yellamma temple is situated atop hill, near Soundatti in Belgaum district. The number of devotees visiting the temple is estimated to be around 30 lakhs, their number is the highest on Bharat Hunnime day. Several other famous temples situated at this holy place include Sri Jamadhagnishwar Temple , Sri Parashuram Temple , Yekhanath Joghinath temple, Ganesh temple & Sri Aanjaneya temple.

Distance:-

The twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad are located at a distance of around 420 KM north of Bangalore , the capital of Karnataka state and  550 KM  south of Mumbai. The city of Dharwad is just east of the famous Western Ghats and is surrounded by hills and lakes. Dharwad district (before Re-organization of 1997) covers an area of 13738 sq. KM and with a population of 40,00,000. The city of Dharwad is the district head quarters and twin cities (Hubli-Dharwad) are educational and financial, industrial hub for North Karnataka .

Dharwad is one of the major cities on the Mumbai - Bangalore railway line and on the Pune - Bangalore National Highway (NH4).

How To Get to Dharwad:

Nearest Airport: The Airport at Hubli (18 KM). There are other near by  airports like Belgaum (80 KM), Goa(160 KM), Bangalore (420 KM) and Mumbai(550 KM). From each of above cities there are numerous luxury buses and trains.

When to go:-
Tourist offices:- KSTDC (bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
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