Dharwad Tourism

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Devotees have boundless faith in the Goddess

Devotees have boundless faith in the Goddess  Video Review
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Bandemma Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

On the way

On the way  Video Review
02:04

Kelgeri Lake

Shambuling
29th Oct 17

Dedicated to Lord Rama

Dedicated to Lord Rama  Video Review
01:57

Shri Ram Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Church situated close to Hariyali Naka

Church situated close to Hariyali Naka  Video Review
01:58

Csi Church

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
24th May 16

Protestant church built by Britisher

Protestant church built by Britisher  Video Review
01:56

All Saints Church

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
24th May 16

This temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa Swamy

This temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa Swamy  Video Review
01:55

Ayyappa Swami Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Presiding Deity is Goddess Kali in the main sanctum

Presiding Deity is Goddess Kali in the main sanctum  Video Review
01:55

Kali Mata Mandir

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Very calm and delightful environment

Very calm and delightful environment  Video Review
01:53

Charantimath Garden

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Dedicated to Lord Hanuman's child form

Dedicated to Lord Hanuman's child form  Video Review
01:55

Balmaruti Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, very popular among the devotees

Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, very popular among the devotees  Video Review
01:39

Venkateshwara Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

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Reviews (11)

Nazia farheen

Nazia farheen

1 review

Loved the nature and the views over there.

It is a good place for river rafting, tracking and to experience night camp near river side and many more activities, great place for vacation with friends and family.

Vijay bengeri

Vijay bengeri1.4/5

2 reviews

Hotel Mandar Dharwad

Location good enough. But when booked for three adults they provided a double room with a bed on the floor. Room service very exorbitant and unsatisfactory. Very bad house keeping. They tried to pressurise us to check out before we had decided to do so. Please drop the facility from your list. Water logging in Bath room was a big problem we had to put up with.

Dharwad Overview

Dharwad is one of the popular tourist destinations, which is the administrative seat of Dharwad District. Located 425 kilometres north-west of Bangalore on National Highway 4, the destination lies in the middle of Bangalore and Pune in the state of Karnataka. The district of Dharwad is spread over an area of 200.23 square kilometres.

Situated on the edge of the Western Ghats at an altitude of 750 metres above sea level, the hill town sprawls over seven small hills. Along with pleasant climatic conditions, the region has thick vegetation. During yesteryears, the town had several lakes, which have dried out. Some of the surviving water bodies among them are Sadhankeri, Kelgeri and Nuggikeri.

The name Dharwad, which means a place of rest during a long travel, is derived from a Sanskrit word. From centuries, the location has acted as a gateway between the Malenadu (western mountains) and the Bayalu seeme (plains).

The district of Dharwad was formed in 1961 with a merger of the adjacent towns of Hubli and Dharwad. At present, the district is the second-largest in Karnataka, in terms of habitation, although the history of the region dates back to the Hoysala period.

Historical studies show that the district had been inhabited by people from the early Palaeolithic age. From the 5th century, the district has been ruled by various dynasties including the Badami and Kalyan Chalukyas, Rastrakutas, Adilshahi, Mysore kingdom and Peshawas of Pune.

The small town served as an outpost of historic rulers like Aurangzeb, Shivaji, Aurangzeb's son Mu Azam, Peshwa Balaji Rao, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan and finally the British colonisers.

During the British rule, the township has contributed immensely to Indian culture, music and literature. Along with a rich cultural background, the town is a beehive of business and trade activities.

Comprising the geographical divisions of Malenadu (forest area with red soil) and Belavalanaadu (Deccan plains with black soil), the region has diverse vegetation. Along with soil distinction, Dharwad has ample green cover all over it.

Similar to the weather conditions of Karnataka, summers remain mildly hot, whereas, the monsoon season is wet with moderate showers. Winter months have a pleasant climate and are the best time to visit Dharwad.

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Sadhankere, Dharwad

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Sadhankere, Dharwad
Nrupatunga Betta, Dharwad

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Nrupatunga Betta
Sadhankere, Dharwad

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Sadhankere, Dharwad
Sadhankere, Dharwad

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Sadhankere, Dharwad

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