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Hubli Tourism

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Raj kumar
  • Raj kumar
  • 3 Reviews

"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
  • Vittal
  • 5 Reviews

"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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Pavan
  • Pavan
  • 3 Reviews

"Does not offer much"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2013
Hubli city will not offer much, but places near by like Unkal lake and in the radius of around 50-75 kms there are good historical places to visit. Food is good at Hotel Swathi. For North Karnataka special meals there are many Khanavalis which offer good and tasty food.
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Pandey
  • Pandey
  • 5 Reviews

"Various tourist attraction"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2013
Hubli has variety of crowd coming for various tourist attraction and its amusing to find so many options available for food and boarding and lodging.
There are several tourist spots and also has movie theater to catch up with latest movies.
Hubli has facility of various modes of transport , the best being auto rickshaws.
I enjoyed my Hubli experience hope you love it to :D
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Santhosh Hugar
  • Santhosh Hugar
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Cultural and Traditional city of Karnataka"

  • Posted Jul 2, 2013
Hubli is sometimes referred as 'Chota Mumbai', commercial city, capital of North Karnataka, Gandu mettida Naadu (City of brave men) etc..., It is not as beautiful as Bangalore and also not clean. People here are rough, not gentle like Bangaloreans. But surely people are good at heart. They might go out of their way to help you at times. Tradition of North Karnataka is entirely different than south. It has flavours of South Maharashtra in everything.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is the best part in Hubli. You should be a street food lover to enjoy the best food in the city. There is a place called Durgad Bailu where atleast 20 shops in roadside serve you the best chats from 7pm to 10 pm. Koppikar Road is a very good shopping street.

Activities & things to do: Visit religious places like Siddharooda Mata, Mooru Savira Mata. Couples can go to Nripatunga betta and spend good time. Satod and Magod water falls are really good. 35 kms towards south, there is a place called Rock Garden which showcases North Karnataka culture in statues. It is very good. Boating in Unkal lake to relax in the evening. Dharwad which is district headquarters is 20 kms away. Dharwad is very silent compared to Hubli. You can just enjoy the cool breeze by roaming in the streets of Dharwad.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Hubli-Dharwad can better be treated as a city which you can consider for accomodation rather than as tourist destination. It serves as center for most of the major tourist destinations in northern part of Karnataka like Hampi, Bijapur, Dandeli, Karwar, Sirsi, Chitradurga, Belgaum and even Goa is close. It has a huge railway station and if it is well maintained, it really looks very beautiful. Lots of trains are available to Hubli from Bangalore and Poona. NH4 connects Hubli to Bangalore and Poona. There is a airport as well but I am not sure of frequency of flights.
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Srinivasan Raja
  • Srinivasan Raja
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 5 Reviews

"Twin City"

  • Posted May 4, 2013
Hubli - Dharwad are twin cities. Hubli is dynamic. Dharwad is calm and a place to enjoy leisure times. Dharwad is termed as pensioner's paradise

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Lot of interesting places are there to enjoy food, sight seeing & shopping. Hygiene part lies in our decision, otherwise good hotels & restaurents are in plenty. One can enjoy North Karnataka specials like Dharwad Peda, 'Davangere Bennae Dosai' etc. Lot of very intersting places are there like Dandili etc..

Activities & things to do: Nothing special.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: One can reach by Rail, road & air. Pick ups, drops and tourists facilities are in plenty. Be choosy, becauses choices & competition are there.
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Pavan Kumar
  • Pavan Kumar
  • Flashpacker
  • 2 Reviews

"Hubli"

  • Posted Feb 22, 2013
Good in ambiance and well maintained. Service is good and timely.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Traditional foods of North Karnataka is awesome, good place overall.

Activities & things to do: Can visit several water falls on the way to Sirasi, Karwar and Goa. Ideal place to stay and have a weeks long outing with pleasant and amazing experience having the pleasant blend of dryland and evergreen forest ideal to visit between Sept to Dec there are numerous places to visit around this city...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bus and Train from all major destinations, Small airport also operates from Hubli approx 18 Kms away.
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Yeshu  Mishra
  • Yeshu Mishra
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Hubli - Dharwad the twin cities"

  • Posted Dec 25, 2012
Hubli - Dharwar are twin cities which are very important place in North karnataka for business and recreation. Hubli - Dharwar also have a bench of the Karnataka High Court which reflects the importance of the cities in Karnataka.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Jolada Rotti meals are a very sought after style of food which is very exclusive to ths area in Karnataka. Mishra Dharwar Pedas are of course a treat one cannot miss at Hubli. Ilcal Sarees and textile are a speciality of the area.

Activities & things to do: If you are in Hubli - Dharwar there are a lots of places of importance such as the Karnatak University, the Yellamma Temple though in (Belgaum Dist) is close by, Agricultural collage, historical places, lake on Hubli - Dharwar Roadetc

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Hubli - Dharwar are almost same distance from Bangalore in the south and Mumbai in the North west, it is very close to Goa also. Hubli has an air port and connected by flights from Bangalore. It is well connected by train, govt/private buses and has good connectivity by roads and one can drive down to Hubli from Bangalore which is about 8 hrs journey almost the same from Mumbai.
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Anand Naik
  • Anand Naik
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Felt at home"

  • Posted Dec 5, 2012
I am a native of Hubli but presently settled in Bangalore and whenever I visit Hubli, I feel at home.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Ananth Residency is ideally located in Hubli and convenient for people coming from all modes of transport (Bus, train, air).

Activities & things to do: Good business place with a rich cultural history.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: There are some good places like Glass House etc. Nothing in particular as far as warning is concerned.
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Muralidhara Kumaraswamy
  • Muralidhara Kumaraswamy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"wah....."

  • Posted Dec 5, 2012
Its a fantastic place to stay and make your holiday a memorable one. Nice location very close to Railway station and Bus stand..

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Hubli Info

  • 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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