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Hubli lies at a distance of 420 km north of Bangalore. Anciently known as Raya Hubli or Elaya Puravada Halli, the historical town of Hubli proves to be a big draw for tourists and history buffs from across the globe. During the rule of the Vijayanagar kingdom, Hubli prospered into being a chief commercial centre. Even today, the town is known for its handloom textile units. Distance from Hubli to Ghati Subramanya, Doddaballapura Taluk is 407.3 km and takes around 5 h 38 min via NH4. Distance from Thrissur, Kerala to Hubballi, Karnataka is 888.9 km and estimated travel time by road is around 13 h 14 min via NH544 and NH48.



Some of the main tourist atrtraction of Hubli-Dharwad are Bhavanishankar Temple, Hazrath Sayed Fateh Shahwali Dargah, Asar, Nrupatunga Betta, Siddharoodha Math, Unkal lake and the glass house.



Bhavanishankar Temple

Bhavanishankar Temple is a Chalukyan temple with the image of Sri Narayana is flanked by the ten incarnations of God.



Nrupatunga Betta

This is a beautiful picinic spot on the Unkal Hill in Hubli

Hazrath Sayed Fateh Shahwali Dargah

Hazrath Sayed Fateh Shahwali Dargah is famous as a Place of worship for all religions. This is possibliy one of the kind place of workship in entire Karnataka.

Asar
Asar was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in about 1646 to serve as a hall of justice. The building was also used to house two hairs from the Prophet's beard. Women are not allowed inside.

Siddharoodha Math
This eminent religious institution, a centre of Advaita philosophy as preached by Swami Siddharoodha, is located just 2 km from Hubli. Shri Siddharudha Swami (1837–1929) is an Indian Hindu mystic of the Advaita Vedanta stream widely regarded as one of the well revered saints of Modern Hinduism who led a nomadic existence in the South West Indian state of Karnataka. Siddharoodha Math is a well known Hindu Holy Centre located in Old Hubballi of Hubballi, a well recognized tourist place in the region.

Unkal Lake
A pictorial water spot with a magnificent sunset view, this perfect picnic spot has green garden, recreational facilities for the children, boating facilities, etc. The lake is 3 km away from Hubli.

Glass House
As the name suggests, this is a palace of glass. The Glass House was inaugurated by the former Indian Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi.



Tourist Places Near & Around Hubli

Popular Tourist Attractions in and around Hubli are Chandramouleshwara Temple, Banashankari Temple, Nrupatunga Hill, Navagraha Teertha, Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden, Unkal Lake and Siddharoodha Math.

Navilteerth: Navilteerth is a beautiful nature gifted spot on the way to Ramadurga, 53 km away from Hubli.

Sathodi & Mathodi Falls: Sathodi & Mathodi Falls is a place for Trekking & to enjoy the nature gifted falls, 85 km on Hubli - Karwar Highway.

Sykes Point: Situated 84 km from Hubli. A place to watch beauty of nature and sun set - a picnic spot.

Ulavi: It is a holy place where Shri Chennabasaveshwar Temple is situated. Located near Dandeli, 98 km from Hubli.

Hubli-Dharwad is like tourism hub of North Karnataka. Stay at Hubli and you can visit Lakkundi, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Gadag and many more historically important spots in North Karnataka.

Badami: Badami formerly known as Vatapi, is a panchayat town in the Bagalkot District of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for rock cut and other structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake.

Pattadakal: Pattadakal is 22 km from Badami, the capital of the Chalukya dynasty of Southern India, who built the temples in the seventh and eighth centuries. There are ten temples including a Jain sanctuary sourrounded by numerous small shrines and plinths. Four temples were built in Dravidian style, four in nagara style of Northern India and the Papanatha temple in mixed style.

The group of mounuments in Pattadakal was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. The victory of the Chalukyan kings are carved in the 'VEERGALLU' stones. Pattadkal was a celebratory city of of Chalukyas. The Chalukyan kings celebrated their Throning ceremony 'Pattaabhishekha' (Crowning -ceremony) at this place (The 'PATTA' is throne in Kannada or singhasan in Hindi).

Hence all the crowning and victory landmarks included in kannada became 'Pattada-kallu'. Hence in memory of these facts every year Pattadakal Festival is celebarated by Karnataka Government at this place.

Aihole: Aihole was the first capital of the early Chalukyas. Here they built over 125 temples in various styles and is said to be a laboratory of experiments in rock cut architecture. Aihole is to the east of Pattadakal, along the Malaprabha River, while Badami is to the west of both. Pulakesi I, one of the greatest rulers of this dynasty, moved the capital to Badami nearby.

Badami was then known as Vatapi. It is from these temples that the Chalukyas gained their experience and went on to build the great temples of Pattadakal. The first phase of temple building in Aihole dates back to the 6th century CE, the second phase up to the 12th century CE. Some temples were even built as early as the 5th century CE.As Nalada in North the Aihole was also an educational Center in south.

On the banks of River Malaprabha a shiva temple is located. In mythology ,Parushuram [One of Vishnu's Dashavatars (incarnations)] worshipped Lord Shiva here and hence the temple is called Ramalingeshwara temple. Parushuram after killing several kshatriyas washed his parashu (axe) in the river Malaprabha. The water turned to bloody . The women who came to river exclaimed as 'AIHOLE' ( shee.....t HOLE -River) Thence forth this place was called as 'AIHOLE'.

Lakkundi: Lakkundi in Gadag District of Karnataka is a place of antiquarian interest with as many as 50 temples, 101 stepped wells (called Kalyani or Pushkarni) and 29 inscriptions, spread over the period of the later Chalukyas, Kalachuris, Seuna and the Hoysalas.

A great center of Kalyani Chalukyan art, there are several temples of note here. Among them Kasi Vishwanatha is the most ornate and elaborately furnished. There is also a Jain Temple dedicated to Mahavira, the largest & oldest shrines at Lakkundi. Lakkundi is also noted for its step wells, artistically built with small canopied niches inside the walls of the wells enshrining lingas. There is sculpture gallery maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The architecture of the Chalukyas of Kalyana are said to be a link between those of the early Chalukyas of Badami and the Hoysalas who succeeded them.

Gadag: It is a twin city muncipality and it is 80 km from Dharward. It is a great centre of Kalyana Chalukya art with the largeTrikuteshwara temple. It was latter expanded by kalyana Chalukyas into a vast complex.The complex has triple shrines once housing Shiva,Brahma and Surya.

The saraswathi temple has the finest shining decorative pillars,and the saraswathi image, and it is one of the largest example of Chalukyan art. The place has Someshwara and Rameshwara temples of Chalukyan style. It has Veeranarayana temple of Chalukyan times.

The great Kannada poet Kumaravyasa composed his famous kannada Bharatha in this temple.Gadag has a mosque of Adilshahi times and church too.Betageri has many artistic herostones from 9th and 10th centuries.

Annigeri: Annigeri Amrtesvara Temple in Annigeri was built in the Dharwad district in 1050 CE with dravida articulation. This was the first temple made of soapstone

Haveri: Monuments notable for their craftsmanship include the Siddhesvara Temple at Haveri in the Haveri district, the Amrtesvara Temple at Annigeri in the Dharwad district, the Sarasvati Temple in Gadag, and the Dodda Basappa Temple at Dambal, both in the Gadag district.

Soapstone is found in abundance in the regions of Haveri, Savanur, Byadgi, Motebennur and Hangal. The great archaic sandstone building blocks used by the Badami Chalukyas were superseded with smaller blocks of soapstone and with smaller masonry.

Kamala Narayana Temple Degaon: Degaon 24 km from Bailhongal and five km from Kittur is a place with rich antiquity. The place name might have originated from its temple complex Devagrama meaning a village of God. The striking monument here is the magnificient Kamala Narayana Temple, built by the Goa Kadamba queen, Kamaladevi in the 12th century. The sculptures are breathtakingly beautiful. Lions and floral motifs vie with dancing girls for attention.

Places of Tourist Interest & Sightseeing Places in & around Hubli Dharwad are detailed above. 1 Day Picnic Spot and Resorts Spot in / near 100 200 km from Hubli are given.

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Temples in Hubli

Banashankari Temple is located in Amargol town in Dharwad district, Karnataka. Chandramouleshwara Temple is located in Unkal Village in Hubli-Dharwad District, Karnataka. Shambhulinga Temple lies in the district of Gadag. The principal deity worshipped in the Shambhulinga temple is Bhimambika. Shri Kalika Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, is a popular temple situated in South India.

Sightseeing places near Hubli

The popular sightseeing places near Hubli for Tourists are

  • Chandramouleshwara Temple Hubli
  • Nrupatunga Hill Hubli
  • Unkal Lake Hubli

Hubli Distance Chart

RouteDistanceTime Taken
Hubballi, Karnataka to Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai Hwy766.0 km11 h 8 min
Mysuru, Karnataka to Hubballi, Karnataka494.2 km7 h 25 min
Hubballi, Karnataka to Hyderabad, Telangana498.6 km9 h 26 min
Hubballi, Karnataka to Pune, Maharashtra432.2 km6 h 47 min
Hubballi, Karnataka to Mumbai, Maharashtra575.4 km8 h 54 min
Hubballi, Karnataka to Delhi1,864.5 km31 h

Hubli to Bangalore Train Timings

Hubli to Bangalore Passenger train timings - Reservation, seat availability, Hubli to Bangalore Jan Shatabdi train timings, Hubli to Bangalore Intercity train timings.

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Hubli Disney Land Amusement Park

Distance from Hubballi to Hubli Disney Land Amusement Park, Madras Bombay Trunk Rd, Gabbur, Karnataka is 11.1 km and travelling takes around 26 min via Hubbali Dharwad Hwy and Kundgol - Hubli Road. Distance from Harihar to Hubli Disney Land Amusement Park is 135.2 km and travelling time is around 2 h via NH48.

Hubli Disney Land Amusement Park
Gabbur Cross, Opposite Jain Mandir,
P B Road, Hubli - 580025

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Hubli

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a multi purpose stadium in Hubli, Karnataka. The ground is mainly used for organizing matches of football, cricket and other sports. The stadium has hosted three Ranji Trophy match in 1972 when Mysore cricket team played against Kerala cricket team. The ground has two more Ranji Trophy matches in 1976 and against in 1992 but since then the stadium has hosted non-first-class matches.

Best Picnic Places near Dharwad

Popular tourist destinations near Dharwad are Chandramouleshwara Temple, Banashankari Temple, Nrupatunga Hill, Unkal Lake, Navagraha Teertha, Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden, Bendre Bhavan, Mission Church, ISKCON's Sri Krishna Balarama Temple and Siddharoodha Math.

Chandramouleshwara temple is a 900 year old temple built during the reign of the Chalukyas. The temple is dedicated to Chandramouleshwara, another name for the Hindu deity Shiva. The Banashankari Temple was built in the 13th century by the Chalukyas.

Idgah Maidan is located in the heart of the city besides the Kittur Channamma Circle. This place was theepicenter of communal discord a few years ego. The religious controversy over the “Idgah Maidan” was responsible for communal violence, and also for the death of many people in the police firing, but now, one can say that this has become a place for communal harmony over the passing of time. The place was leased for long time by the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation for the Muslim community members to conduct mass prayers (namaaz) during their festivals.

Kittur Rani Channamma Circle is located in the heart of Hubli city where eight roads meet. The newly renovated and remodeled famous Kittur Chennamma Circle is near the old bus stand of the city. Hubli- Dharwad Municipal Corporation has invested total amount of Rs 70 lakhs for the renovation of this circle. A lawn is created around the statue. Besides, 300 meters road around the circle is asphalted.

Nestled in the Unakal Hill, the Nrupatunga Hill is a small hillock and picnic spot in Hubli. The hillock serves as an excellent view point and a great escape point from the bustle of the city area. Unkal lake is spread around 200 acres and is a popular picnic spot in Hubli-Dharwad. Navagraha Teertha is one of the major pilgrim spot for the Jain community in India. The Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden is a municipality maintained landscaped garden that has a central glass house like building that resembles a similar building in Bangalore. Siddhoroodha Math is a monastery that was established by the followers of Sri Siddharoodha Swami who took his ‘Samadhi’ in 1929.

ISKCON's Sri Krishna Balarama Temple was constructed at Rayapur by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) based on the model of its temple in Bangalore. ISKCON is providing mid day meals to more than 80,000 school children in the twin city.

The Basel Mission Church which is situated on Station Road, Dharwad, was built in the year 1844 by Basel Missionary Society. It is about 76 feet long, 42 feet broad and 24 feet high. The All Saints Church, situated on Dharwad-Halyal Road, was constructed in the year 1888 and covers an area of about 2 acres.

'Bendre Bhavan', is a memorial in memory of the greatest Kannada poet and “Jnaana Peetha” award winner (which is the highest civilian award in India for Literature).The "bhavan" has rare photographs from Dr. Bendre’s life and portrait paintings of the great poet.

Sadhanakeri Lake is 5 Kms away from Dharwad city. In front of Dr. Bendre’s house is the vast and beautiful Sadhanakeri Lake. Morning and evening time is perfect for the visit as the sun is about to rise or set. Sunset or sunrise at this beautiful lake is really awesome. Different types of birds flock towards the lake.

Tapovan is famous for its spiritual and cultural activities and was founded by the "mahatapasvi" Sri Kumar Swamiji, in the year 1965. This is the temple near Karnataka University. A great learned Saint callled Kumaraswami established it. Murugha Math is situated on Savadatti Road. The great Saint Mrityunjaya who was the head the math, fed hundreds of students who came from villages to study at schools and colleges of Dharwad. Lord Mahantappa passed away in 1994 and now lord Shivayogiappa has taken over the “deeksha” of the math. Every Monday there are lectures/music/prayers conducted at premises of the “math”.

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