About the cities:
Hubballi and Dharwad are twin cities in the Indian state of Karnataka. Hubballi-Dharwad form the second-largest municipality of Karnataka in terms of area, after capital city Bengaluru and second largest city in Karnataka state. Hubballi–Dharwad makes up for the second largest urban agglomeration in the state after capital city. While Dharwad is the administrative headquarters, the city of Hubballi, situated about 20 kms south-east of Dharwad, is the commercial centre and business hub of North Karnataka.
Distance between Twin Cities of Hubbali-Dharwad is 20-24 km from different Routes
Hubballi Airport is a domestic airport serving the twin cities of Hubballi and Dharwad. It is 20 km away from dharwad and also nearer to the Bypass high way NH4.
1) Dharwad railway Station: Dharwad railway station is a major station under Hubballi railway division of South Western Railway zone of Indian Railways. Dharwad railway station is connected to Hubballi, Belgaum, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Gadag, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Solapur, Bellary, Davangere, Delhi, Visakhapatnam Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vijayawada, Mysore and Tirupati.
2) HUBBALI Junction: Hubballi Junction railway station (Station code: UBL), is a railway junction station under Hubballi railway division of South Western Railway zone (SWR) of Indian Railways situated in Hubballi, Karnataka, India. The platform number 1 of Hubballi Junction has a length of 1,505 metres, making it the longest railway platform in the world as of March 2021. Hubballi Junction is centre place for transportation of public and commercial in Karnataka by connecting northwest to Mumbai (460 kilometres (290 mi)), west to Goa (160 kilometres (99 mi)), South to Bangalore (410 kilometres (250 mi)) and east to Hyderabad (450 kilometres (280 mi)) with heavy mass transportation. It is the busiest railway station in karnataka after Bangalore City.
Dharwad Bus Stand is located in the centre city of Dharwad. It has bus facility for many of the districts. The road journey takes about 6 hours from Bangalore (410 kilometres). The distance from Mumbai is a little over 580 kilometres; while from Pune is over 430 kilometres. There are many private buses from Bangalore to dharwad and Mumbai to hubballi State transport has a divisional head N.W.K.R.T.C at hubballi, so thus it provides bus services between interstates like hyderabad, Mumbai, goa, Chennai
Tourist places of Hubballi and Dharwad:
Chandramouleshwara Temple Unkal:
Chandramouleshwara Temple at Unkal, the Chalukya architectural monument located in the suburbs of Hubbali, it is one of the good examples of the Chalukya Architecture. Chandramouleshwara the exquisite 900-year-old temple, It is not less than marvel when compared any popular tourist destination like the famous Chennakeshava Temple of Belur. Unlike other Shiva temples in the North Karnataka region, the Chandramouleshwara Temple has four doors in as many directions besides two big Shivalingas. The temple has sculpted walls and pillars of black granite stones. Images of dancing Lord Ganesha and jaalandhra at Chandramouleshwara Temple are a visual delight. The architectural style that developed in this part is known as the Chalukya style. The temples were built by teams of architects, artists, sculptors and masons, who remain anonymous. The presence of two 12th-century stone inscriptions in Unkal village show that the temple belongs to 11th or 12th century.
Shambulingeshwara Temple Kundgol:
The ancient Shambulingeswara and Brahma temples are here. The important ancient temples like Rameshwara, Basavanna, Kalmeshwara and Siddalingeshwara are found in “Vadolli” which is 8 km from Kundagol. In the core of the Rameswara temple a huge star shaped statue of ‘Shivalinga’ has been installed.
This town is the birthplace of Rambhau Kundgolkar (Popular as Pandit Sawai Gandharva), a well-known Hindustani musician. Gangubai Hangal, Bhimsen Joshi were his disciples. Kundagol also comes under the core area of Western Chalukya Empire . The existence of 11th century Shri Shambhulingeshwara temple supports this claim. Prior to 1948, Kundgol was a non-contiguous part of the princely state of Jamkhand.
Tamboor Basavanna Temple Kalaghatagi:
Tamboor is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. The Temple of Basavanna, one of the most revered saints of the Lingayat faith lies here. In the 12th century, the Chalukya and Ganga dynasties ruled there. The Tamboor jathre or congregations attracts pilgrims from all over Karnataka as one of the major community or ‘panchamsali lingayaths’ are large number devoted here visiting regularly. Tamboor (Tambur) Basavanna temple is situated 11 km from Kalghatgi, at the end of Devikoppa Forest.Tamboor is located at Western Ghats. Thick forests here hold tigers, chital, elephant, sarang, cobra, and other wildlife. Transport: better to travel in one’s own vehicle. Three daily buses and tempos traveling via Devikoppa from Kalghatgi, Hubballi, Dharwad and Yellapur.
TAMBOOR BASAVANNA TEMPLE KALAGHATAGI
Sadhankeri Park - Dharwad:
Sadhanakeri is a park honouring the great Kannada poet Dr. Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre. There is even a lovely Kannada song. Baro Sadhanakerige”. This place is in Dharwad, may be a half hour drive from Hubballi. It is very well maintained, a big beautiful park, the lawns, statues etc, and in the centre there is a lake where you can go boating. Sadhankeri is a park surrounding a lake. This lake was once the source of inspiration for poet laureate Dr. Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre situated opposite the late poet’s residence at Sadhankeri Layout (South Dharwad), has an important place in the world of Kannada literature and culture. This park has thick cover of mango trees. Lake has boating facility. Every Saturday and Sunday musical fountain is played here and this is one of the main attraction of this park. Children can enjoy rides like see-saw, merry go-rounds, slides, swings and others.
SADHANKERI PARK, DHARWAD
Tapovana - Dharwad:
`Tapovana’ stands as a meditational and yoga centre. It is 5 km. away from the town towards Haliyala Road, Dharwad founded by Internationally famed Kumara Swamiji in the year 1965. This centre is a spiritual of shore for the aspirants.
National Flag Manufacturing Garag:
Garag is at 18 KM from Dharwad. This is the famous centre for weaving of Indian National Flags. Madivaleshwar Math, Rastrothan residential school building, Telco factory of Tata Company and Karnataka High court Dharwad bench also seen around this village. Garag Khadi center is one of the verge of closre Garag Kshetria seva sangh in Garag, which has been making national flags using khadi since 1980-81, is on the verge of closure.
NATIONAL FLAG MANUFACTURING GARAG