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About Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad is twin cities in the state of Karnataka in India.The cities have lot of Charm, and the people who live here have an Intrinsic Goodness in them that touches one and all. The people of cities come from all corners of India where people following different religious faith, culture & speaking different languages to live. The cities have pleasant climate. The greenery of the city is an added attraction along with the climate. One can visit the city any time of the year and enjoy the salubrious climate.

Hubli-Dharwad have now become one of the Commercial, Industrial and educational center. It has present population of about 2 Millions and covers an area of 202.28 Sq.Kms out of which constructed area is approximately 72.78 Sq.Kms including 45 villages and large number of extensions spread in all the directions.

The prominent places in Dharwad and Hubli are Nrupatunga Betta, Railway Ground, Nehru Ground, Glass House,  Kumarvyas Nagar, Gokul Road near Aerodrome, KMS Compound, Gadag Road, Kusugal Road, Karnataka University, Karnataka College. SDM Medical college, SDM Dental college, BVB Engineering college, Agriculture university.

The twin city is provided with necessary communication infrastructure facilities like Rail, Road, Air Service, Telecommunication, Internet, etc..

Hubli-Dharwad has one of the best medical facilities a city has to offer. Twin city has best of the hotels and resorts. Thus Hubli-Dharward has recently become medical tourism hub of North Karnataka.

Nearby Tourist Destinations

Goa

Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located on the west coast of India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot. From Hubli it is at 120kms.

Goa has Airport where international flights land and takeoff.

 

Jungle Lodges and Resorts - Kali Wilderness Camp Dandeli

Jungle Lodges and Resorts first started taking shape in 1980 and won the Government of India Award for Excellence for it’s Eco-friendly tourism. Jungle Lodges and Resorts is committed to catering to tourism while conserving precious wildlife and the environment. Managed by the Tourism Department ( Govt. Of Karnataka ) , its aim is education through experience.

Wildlife viewing, canoe tours, boat and coracle rides, white-water rafting, snorkelling and para-sailing are some of the exciting adventure options waiting for you at Jungle Lodges and Resorts.

 

Hampi

Hampi, as it is popularly known today was the medieval capital of the Hindu empire Vijayanagara (the City of Victory). Hampi in the Karnataka state of India is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dotted around the hills and valleys are 500 plus monuments. Among them are beautiful temples, basement of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings, the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpackers paradise, the same way the pilgrims delight.

   

 

   

 

Aihole

Aihole was the first capital of the early Chalukyas. Aihole is to the west of Badami, along the Malaprabha river, while Pattadakal is to the east. Pulakesi I, one of the greatest rulers of this dynasty, moved the capital to Badami nearby. Badami was then known as Vatapi.

The Huchimalligudi temple at Aihole, built in the 8th century shows an evolution in the temple plan, as it shows an ardhamandapam or an ante-chamber annexed to the main shrine.

 

Badami

Badami or Vatapi was the center of ancient Chalukyan glory. It was home to several rock-cut temples and structural temples. Historically, Vatapi suffered defeat at the hands of the Pallava king Narasimhavarma Pallavan (Mamalla after whom Mamallapuram is named) and his general Sirutonda Naayanaar in the year 642 CE. Twelve years later, the Chalukyas recaptured Vatapi and led a successful attack on Kanchipuram the capital of Pallavas.

 

Banashankari

The famous Banashankari Temple is located at Cholachigud about 5 kilometers from Badami - the historic capital of Chalukyas. Here Banashankari or Shakambari is the form of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. The Banashankari Temple is quite old. Its original structure is said to have been built by the Chalukyas of Kalyan. However, the existing temple was built in the 17th century. The temple has a marked Dravidian style of architecture.

 

Pattadakal 

Pattadakal was the second capital of the Chalukyas with a complex of temples Here the temples are built in Dravidian style, Nagara style, and the mixture of the two. Patttadakallu is a nearby place to Badami also belongs to the Chalukayan. Among many temples Lokeshwari (or Virupaksha) and Mallikarjuna Temples have magnificient carvings giving the episodes of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagvadgita. Also Kasinatha, Papanatha, Sangamesvara, Virupaksa and Durga Temple are worth watching.