Hubli Tourism
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Hubli Tourism

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  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
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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Karthik Patil

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  • Karthik Patil
  • Lives in Hubli
  • 1 Review
  •  2 readers

"Best city-Hubli" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Hubli is one of the major cities of South India and it is often referred to as the twin city of Dharwad, the administrative capital of the Dharwad district of Karnataka. Hubli is the commercial hub of Northern Karnataka and also a developing industrial, auto mobile and educational hub of the state.
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Ubed Potter

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  • Ubed Potter
  • Lives in Raichur
  • 1 Review
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"Overall its a nice city to go"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
One of the best city in Karnataka. Unkal lake is good and only 4km from old bus stand. And another spot is Nrupatunga betta, it is like hill station and you can see whole Hubli city from the little mountain which is call Betta. You should visit the Betta at evening time. Hubli looks beautiful from that mountain.
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Aravind

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  • Aravind
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
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"Very good experience at Hubli"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Hubli is very good city. Hubli is budget city to all type of visitors. All type of food are available. The visitors must see Unakal Lake, Sai Mandir, Kittur Rani Chennamma circle and more places are there. Visitors do not tour summer days. Visitors do not miss to eat Mishra Phedha which is very tasty in Hubli.
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Rupesh

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  • Rupesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  159 readers

"Nice Hubli experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Hubli is a highly commercialised city. It is located in centre of North Karnataka. Here we are receiving every thing in a single city. Here Revanakar comforts is a good hotel for staying purposes. Here we have enjoyed lot of fun. Here we are feeling good environment for businesses. We got good experience. We have started business in Hubli, because we have been receiving good environment for our business.
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Rameez Farooq

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  • Rameez Farooq
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Good destination-Hubli"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Good destination, nice monumental destinations nearby. Should consider visiting Unakal Lake, Chandramouleshwara Temple, Sadhankeri Park. Etc. Local food is good, Have non-veg food at Hotel Metropolis.
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Ankit Shukla

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  • Ankit Shukla
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
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"Experience was OK-OK"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 3, 2015
Hubli is good place and most important it is place where you will find lot of college crowd as most of the colleges associated to Karnataka university are situated. Unkal lake is very beautiful having Vivekanand monument at the centre of lake. There are few high points also there form where you can view the whole city. I travelled during July so it was little bit hot.
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Narayan Kulkarni

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  • Narayan Kulkarni
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews
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"Old charm of the city still remains!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2015
The city is known for it's mouth watering sweets and girmit. Try your hand at rowing near srinagar at Unkal lake. Sweets - Dharwad pedhas Something Spicy - Girmit, a local cuisine prepared from puffed rice added with lentils and chutney. The place is usually warm and need not carry any woollen clothes.
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Satish Chandra

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  • Satish Chandra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
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"A city with good climate"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015
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
  •  139 helpful votes
  •  24612 readers

"A nice city"

  • 5.0/7
  • 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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  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 17 Reviews
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"A good place, apart from being a business hub"

  • 5.0/7
  • 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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