About Hubli is a major city of this district
and is a famous industrial town. This historic town was known
as Raya Hubli and also as Elaya Puravada
Halli during the ancient times.This city metamorphosed
into an important commercial centre for trade in cotton and
iron during the reign of the Vijaynagara empire.The city is
noted for its handloom textile units and has many cotton ginning
and processing mills.
The district has some of the important monuments like the
beautiful temples, churches,mosques and monasteries that are
worth a visit. Not to be missed are the delicious Pedas, the
specialty of the district. The climate
is hot and wet during the summer and rainy seasons and pleasant
The word "Dharwad"
means a place of small habitation. For centuries, Dharwad
acted as a gateway between western mountains "Malenaadu"
and plains "Bayalu seeme".. Another theory is, during
Vijayanagara rule of Dharwad, there was a ruler by name "Dharav"
(1403 AD) and Dharwad got its name from him. There are some
inscriptions that refer to Dharwad as KampaNa Sthana.Dharwad
grew up around a fort thought to have been built in 1405 by
an officer of the Hindu king of Vijayanagar. It was captured
by the Muslims in 1685 and by the Marathas in 1753.Hyder
Ali, ruler of Mysore, Occupied Dharwad in 1778. It was ceded
to the British in 1818. This proves that Dharwad
existed in 12th century and it is now at least 900 years old!
Chalukyas ruled Dharwad during 12th century.
A stone indicates that there was ruler by the name Bhaskara
Deva in 1117 AD. Later Dharwad became a part of the Vijayanagara
empire(1453 AD), Bijapur's Adil Shah captured Dharwad and
built a fort. The fort area was called MannaKille. and later
with this fort, the strategic importance of Dharwad increased
and it thus became part of everyone's empire, Auranjeb, Shivaji
,Auranjeb's son Mu Azam, Peshwe Balaji Rao, Hidar Ali, Tipu
Sultan and finally British.
on 19th century, During those times, the British started English
Medium school in Dharwad in 1848 and in 1856, started town
municipality. Later in 1863, the Bassel Mission organization
started another school. In 1867 British opened another school,
Varmal school,which later on became known as Training college.
In 1883, the municipality area included Sidapur,Lakamanhalli,Haveri
Pete,Bagtalan,Madihal, Galaganjikop, Malapur, Kamalapur, Narayanpur,
Saptapur, Atti kolla and Hosayellapur. The British government
also established the Railway station in 1888.
At A Glance
Temperature : Max- 39oC Min- 16oC
Rainfall : 935 mm
STD code: 0836
: January to May
State : Karnataka
Transportation's of Hubli
Hubli is a major rail junction on the Mumbai to Bangalore
route and for trains to Bijapur & Hospet. Hubli is also
well connected to some places like Vasco da Gama & Margao
in Goa. Hubli is an important junction in the rail route between
Bangalore and Goa. Both Dharwad and Hubli are linked by road
and Rail facilities with other parts of the country.
Railway Enquiry Ph: 131
Railway Reservation Enquiry Ph: 132
Enquiry (Auto Announcing System) Ph: 0836-262000/2266703
Hubli is connected by road to all major cities of Karnataka
state and also to neighbouring Maharashtra state and other
Southern India cities. Daily bus service from Hubli's bus
station is available for Mumbai,Pune, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Dharwad,
Hospet, Sirsi, Bhatkal, Bangalore,Mangalore,Mysore and other
almost all cities and towns in Karnataka and neighboring Southern
Local transportation in Hubli includes cycles,
close doored auto-rickshaws . There are also K.S.R.T.C (Karnataka
State Road Transport Corporation) buses run by Karnataka government.
KSRTC Bus Stand Hubli Ph: 0836-352167
KSRTC Reservation Counter Hubli Ph: 0836-352227
KSRTC Bus Stand Dharwad Ph: 0836-348102
CBT Hubli Ph: 0836-363363