Hubli Tourism

Hubli Tourism

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  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: City
Hubli or Hubballi, as it is sometimes called, is located in the Indian state of Karnataka. The town is the headquarter of the South Western Railway Zone and is also one of the key producers of cotton and peanuts in the country. The term Hubballi literally translates to the ‘flowering creeper’ and refers to a kind of plant specific to the area.

Hubli was under Maratha control for most of the 18th century, but after the British landed in the country, they took over Hubli in 1817. The part of Hubli which was taken over by the British is now the old Hubli which has the Jaina Basti and the Bhavanishankar Temple.

Old Hubli is also known as the Rayara Hubli and it is a major trading centre of Hubli for cotton, iron and saltpetre. Under the British rule, a factory was also opened here which led to the industrialisation of the area. The setting up of the Railway Workshop here in the late 1880s consolidated Hubli’s position as an industrial area.

Hubli is largely a trading centre of Bangalore with rapid industrial development taking place because of the concerted efforts of the government. A number of industries have been set up in Hubli in the past few years which include leather and goods industry, steel furniture, food processing and electrical and machine tools industry.

A recent developmental effort by the government in the region includes the setting up of the Hubli Software IT Park. It has been set up to promote the IT/ITes industry in the region. Despite the industrialisation, Hubli still maintains some of its old world charm and has some places of interest.

One of the tourist attractions of Hubli is the Chandramouleshwara Temple, which is a temple dating back to the period of the Chalukyas. Another Chalukyan temple here is the Bhavanishankar Temple. Other places of tourist interest in Hubli include the Nrupatunga Hill, Sayed Fateh Shah Vali, Unkal Lake and the Glass House. The Glass House here is almost similar to the one in Bangalore which was built by Tipu Sultan.

The town of Hubli is well connected to other parts of the country. It has a railway head and an airport, which serves direct flights to the four metros of India. There is also a road transport network here, which is meant for intercity travel. There are bus services from Hubli to all the nearby major cities of Karnataka.    

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Hubli Traveller Reviews

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Satish Chandra

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  • Satish Chandra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1615 readers

"A city with good climate"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hubli is one of the oldest city in Karnataka having a good climate with good roads, shopping complexes, Lodges and Restaurants, good connectivity by Air, Train and Road.

In fact we visited for a Religious function and didn't had opportunity to visit and sight seeing places in the vicinity of Hubli.
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Rupesh Khakhar

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  • Rupesh Khakhar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 28 Reviews
  •  138 helpful votes
  •  23111 readers

"A nice city"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2014
It is one of the best city in Karnataka. A nice small city having good hotels and good climate. The people are also good here. It is a business hub now. Near to this is Hospet now it is also becoming business hub. Hampi is one of the best historical sight to visit but I didn't get time to visit as I was on business trip.
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Dr pradeep Naik

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  • Dr pradeep Naik
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 17 Reviews
  •  108 helpful votes
  •  18126 readers

"A good place, apart from being a business hub"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2014
Being a business hub, Hubballi is quite relaxing. Though there are very few places to visit, I feel the comfortability is quite remarkable and enjoyable when you have your friends and family around. Business deals apart, your family can visit various temples and retreats while you are dealing your clients. The Jowar rotis' and the varieties of chutney powders available are mouth watering and make you order more rotis. I enjoyed my trip and family was tired at the end of the day. We could sleep peacefully after the good shower.
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Vydianathan Pn

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  • Vydianathan Pn
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 Reviews
  •  80 helpful votes
  •  14221 readers

"The business city"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2014
Hubli is called the Business city of India, which is next to Mumbai. You cannot find much other than business. Basaveswara Khanavali Jolada Rotti is famous. Even from Coimbatore, people come to buy or sell things. It is a business centre and is centrally located, which makes it easy to access from south and western parts of India.
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Vijeth Kotagi

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  • Vijeth Kotagi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  2768 readers

"Fast developing city, good for a family visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
There are many heritage and holy places near to Hubli like Tadas, Varur and Mundgod, where you can spend a good time. There are lots of hotels available to stay. If you are a chat lover, then this is the place you need to go! Best chats available! There is Unkal lake to visit in the evening. Also Nrupathunga hills to go with family. If you are looking for a relaxation for one or two days, this is the place to go.
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  • Pradeep
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  16748 readers

"Family destination"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Sep 3, 2014
It had been sometime I took my family out. So this was most welcome, was visiting the city for a family gathering. This was my first visit to Hubli and was not all that disappointing. Well the hotel made my stay at Hubli.
It was raining the whole time, so the weather was excellent, felt like I was in some hotel in Bangalore... Traffic is no less than Bangalore, so its best to take a rickshaw to move around the city, any case I was not too keen on doing it.
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Valina Coelho

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  • Valina Coelho
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 10 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  1968 readers

"First and memorable visit to the city of Hubli"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 3, 2014
I had been to Hubli with my family for 5 days during the month of July 2014. Its a very lovely place with very wonderful environment and cool climate. It had rained very little during my stay at Hubli. We visited few beautiful churches in the city. We also had been to Unkal Lake during our visit and our entire family enjoyed a lot there. We also enjoyed the street food Gobi Manchurian and Omlet Pav (prepared in a unique style) We had also been to Khadi Gram Udyog center and enjoyed the wonderful body massage available and also had been to their shop to purchase many medicinal products. We truly enjoyed and would recommend this place for persons who are looking on for a relaxed holiday.
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Nitesh Jain

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  • Nitesh Jain
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1431 readers

"Good city with good atmosphere"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2014
It was a good city and good atmosphere and romantic tour. I liked it and missed it. I liked the food, gardens and mall. The people who live there were helpful. I got a good experience with my fiance.
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Raj kumar

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  • Raj kumar
  • 3 Reviews
  •  56 helpful votes
  •  7982 readers

"This city has a humid weather!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 7, 2014
My overall experience to Hubli was very good. The city has a humid weather, I travelled in winter so the experience is cool. I had very good time spending in Hubli. Between Hubli and Dharwad there are quite a good hotels where the food is really good. The Kamat Yatri nivas serves very good South India food.
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  • Vittal
  • 5 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
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"Too Good to be true"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2013
Roads are good Local conveyance was cheap Evening atmosphere was good
Even public also cooperative in guiding the routes of Hubli City appears green. Visiting places are plenty More particularly Hotel Tirumala was excellent
Overall GOOD. The environment around is also too good.
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