Dharwad City Overview
Dharwad is located 425 km northwest of Bangalore. The word "Dharwad" means a place of recreation in a long travel. Dharwad has adequate greenery. The Dharwad pedha - a milk-based confectionery is very popular.
Dharwad is notable for its contributions to Indian classical music and Kannada literature. Dharwad is also recognized for the best of societal activities like Bharat Scouts & Guides.
Dharwad is a pew of wisdom. It has prestigious educational institutions like Management, Law, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Arts, Science, and Commerce etc. The District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) established more than 150 years ago is the oldest teacher education institutions in the country.
Dharwad produces varieties of channa, kardi, soya and groundnut seeds, Dharwad Cotton Hybrid (DCH) - a popular variety of cotton, Dharwad Alphonso mangoes and Navalur guavas.Tata Motors has a commercial vehicle manufacturing facility at Dharwad.
The climate is slightly warm during the summer (April–May) and pleasurable during rest of the year. Dharwad is distinguished as a quiet and pleasant city widely held with students and retirees. The usual yearly rainfall is 838mm. Dharwad is well-known as “Chhota Mahabaleshwar” due to its admirable climate all through the year.
There is first-rate inter-city transportation between Hubli and Dharwad as NWKRTC (North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation) and Bendre Nagara Sarige (a consortium of private bus-owners). There are countless private bus operatives who render amenities for overnight travel between Dharwad and Bangalore, Mangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad.
Dharwad has regular trains to Gadag, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Solapur, Bellary, Belgaum, Bangalore, Mumbai, Davangere, Pune, Delhi, Visakhapatnam Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vijayawada, Mysore, Tirupati and weekly services to Chennai, Howrah and Thiruvananthapuram.
Hubli-Dharwad has an airport on Gokul Road.SpiceJet provides flights to Bangalore and Mumbai.