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Old, quiet temple on Bangalore Highway

Old, quiet temple on Bangalore Highway  Video Review
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Chandramouleshwara Temple

Vic Channaraj
7th Nov 18

This hall of justice was built in 1646

This hall of justice was built in 1646  Video Review
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Asar

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd May 16

A beautiful water park to have thrill, fun and entertainment

A beautiful water park to have thrill, fun and entertainment  Video Review
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Country Club Water World

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd May 16

A great and famous Sufi Saint's holy Shrine

A great and famous Sufi Saint's holy Shrine  Video Review
01:52

Sayed Fateh Shah Vali

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd May 16

This is situated close to Kittur Rani Circle

This is situated close to Kittur Rani Circle  Video Review
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Idgah Maidan

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd May 16

It's a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St. Joseph

It's a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St. Joseph  Video Review
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St Joseph Church

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd May 16

A beautiful church

A beautiful church  Video Review
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St Joseph Church

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Dedicated To Lord Shiva And Lord Krishna

Dedicated To Lord Shiva And Lord Krishna  Video Review
01:56

Shiv Krish Mandir

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Dedicated to Goddesses Lakshmi and Lord Narayana

Dedicated to Goddesses Lakshmi and Lord Narayana  Video Review
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Sri Laxmi Rayan Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

Authorities may make it more attractive by removing Jal Kumbhi

Authorities may make it more attractive by removing Jal Kumbhi  Video Review
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Unakal Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

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Reasons to go to Hubli

1Beautiful temples at Hubli
Beautiful temples at Hubli

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prasanna RS adds, “Nice lake to spend some time with a well-maintained garden. There is no boating facility. Water is polluted (that's something unavoidable in the city). During regular days, this place is cool, calm and quiet. During weekends, there will be a huge crowd. Avoid going here during weekends.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Pawar says, “A place for entertainment; Unakal Lake has been a popular destination of Hubli for ages. It's a must place to visit in Hubli. I personally love the sunset over there.” 

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Reviews (33)

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan2.5/5

378 reviews

Not a touristy city - good place to stay and go to Dandeli

I visited Hubballi to attend a conference at Dharwad and visit Dandeli and Dudhsagar falls . Hubbali has nice hotels around Ankle lake. The lake itself is maintained well and has a jogging track. One can enjoy sunset and sunrise from the lake. Small walking track is there at one side. Plenty of birds are a visual delight . . Apart from that, it has a good railway junction with all facilities. One can take a train to Goa to see Dudhsagar falls. One can hire a taxi to visit Dandeli. Nice roads are there. There is road construction still going on the high way to Dharwad. We had to take diversion many times.

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Ramakrishnan Rajaram

Ramakrishnan Rajaram2.9/5

11 reviews

Nice and clean city with nothing worthwhile to see

Hubli does not qualify as a tourist's dream since there is absolutely nothing to see. Ankle lake was a major disappointment. Since we were not interested in temples, we couldn't get any other places to visit. The city is clean, slow paced with friendly population with good places to eat out at reasonable prices.

Hubli Overview

History of Hubli

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.

People and Culture of Hubli

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 charms and has some places of interest.

Things To Do in Hubli

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.

Accommodation in Hubli

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.

Photos of Hubli

Hubli, Karnataka

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Hubli Rani Chennamma Circle
Hubli, Karnataka

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