Hubli City Overview
Hubli - Dharwad :
Hubli is the fastest growing city in the state of Karnataka and a profitable hub. The present inhabitants are more than 12 lakhs. Hubli also houses the largest number of government offices outside Bangalore.
Hubli is one of the most essential centers for cultural, religious and social activities. Hubli is renowned for having people of different religions - Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jains and Sikhs.
The city is blessed with 4 Universities and 2 deemed Universities and 200+ colleges providing quality education for students across North Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and henceforth named as 'Shikshana Kashi'. Due to such a large cluster of learning centres, the twin cities Hubli-Dharwad are called the educational heart of North Karnataka.
Summers are warm and dry, lasting from late February to early June. They are followed by the monsoon season and a large amount of rainfall. Temperatures are fairly moderate from late October to early February.
Hubli-Dharwad is well connected by road, rail and air.
NWKRTC (North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation) is a state run corporation headquarted at Hubli. There is also excellent inter-city transportation between Hubli and Dharwad.
Hubli is the headquarters of the South Western Railways. Hubli railway station is an important junction with direct trains to major metro cities of India including Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.
The airport at Hubli finds a place on our national air map.Direct flights are available from Hubli to Bangalore and Mumbai. One can also fly from Hubli to Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai by connecting flights available from Bangalore.
The twin cities are well connected with important cities like Bombay, Bangalore, Hyderabad and port towns of Karwar and Goa also has many tourist attractions in its vicinity.
IT Park :
The Government of Karnataka promoted IT Software Park is situated adjacent to the Karnatka Law University at Sutagatti. STPI-Hubli Software Technology Parks of India has been operational since mid 2001 and adds to the development of the IT Industry in the twin cities, besides providing tremendous job opportunities.
Mono Rail :
A high speed rail network connecting the twin cities of Hubli - Dharwad is proposed under the Public Private Partnership model. While the Government will provide the necessary land, the Private participant will be required to establish and operate the Mono Rail. Once the Scheme is implemented, the Twin City will be hugely benefited.
Conveniences in Hubli-Dharwad
Hubli has a synthetic tennis court by the South Western Railway Sports Association.General Manager of South Western Railway Trilok Nath Perti inaugurated the tennis court built in a record time of six months.
The High Court of Karnataka opened its Circuit Bench at Dharwad on 4th July 2008. The principal seat of the High Court of Karnataka is in Bangalore.The High Court has 2 circuit benches, one is located at Dharwad and the other is located at Gulbarga.The circuit bench at Dharwad contributes to the Mumbai - Karnataka region. The circuit bench at Gulbarga contributes to the Hyderabad - Karnataka region.
University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad (UASD) was established in the year 1986. Karnataka State Law University Hubli (KSLU) - all law colleges in Karnataka are affiliated to this university.Engineering Colleges includes BVB College of Engineering & Technology , one of the oldest engineering college , SDM College of Engineering & Technology , KLE Institute of Technology. Medical Colleges -Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli,SDM College of Medical Sciences & Dental Sciences, Dharwad. Commerce colleges– IBMR, Jain College, Hubli , J. G. College of Commerce, Oxford Degree College.
Existence of industries like Kirloskar Electric, Telcon, Murdeshwar Ceramics, Public Sector Undertakings gain leads to Hubli-Dharwad.
Property Development in Hubli-Dharwad
Advancement in Property Development
Hubli and Dharwad have been brought within a single municipal district making the Twin city, peri-urban. The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) is responsible for implementing urban plans and the maintenance of urban public utilities.
The Hubli-Dharwad Urban Development Authority (HDUDA) is responsible for the planning of urban areas including areas of urban expansion and takes the stance of accommodating urban growth rather than making specific land use decisions.
The green belt is maintained with a view to contain future development or expansion of a settlement. Hubli being Industrial hub and Dharwad being Educational hub promotes industrialists as well as learning aficionados.
Shri Chandramouleshwara Temple
Shri Chandramouleshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located about 3 km north from Hubli.It was built by Chalukyas and declared as protected monument by theArcheological Survey of India due to its historical importance.The 900 years old temple has four doors besides two Shivalingas and two Nandi statutes at the entrance.
The Chaturmukha Lingam, a four-faced Shiva lingam is the pompous feature of the temple.The temple has sculpted walls supported among black granite stones.
Sri Krishna Balarama Temple is situated at Rayapur, constructed by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) .It is known as Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple.
This pilgrim site is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. It has conspicuous semblance with Bangalore ISKCON temple. The temple is well-known for its services including lunchtime meals to about 80,000 school children from Dharwad and Hubli.
Unkal Lake aged 110 years is an attractive water spot in Hubli. This lake extends across 200 acres of land. Centre of the lake is sited the effigy of Swami Vivekananda.
This site is renowned as the 'Karma Bhoomi' of Shri Siddappajja, who was born in 1859. Unkal Lake offers the main source of drinking water for nearby cities and also facilitates amusement for children.
Located 4 km from Hubli, sited the Bund Garden, known for its lush green gardens. This attracts tourist to use up time amidst serene ambiance and take pleasure in boat ride too.