Unconventional Guide of Hubli and Dharwad (ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ – ಧಾರವಾಡ)

Learn more about the twin cities Hubli (Renamed as a Hubballi) and Dharwad. It is believed that Hubballi is the second-largest metropolises in the Karnataka state after capital city Bangalore (Bengaluru). History says the city was conquered by Marathas in 1755-56, and later by Hyder Ali.

If you are thinking about where is Hubli located? the city lies in in-between the Deccan plateau and the Malnad region which is well known for agricultural products such as groundnut seeds, oilseeds, cotton, forests, and forest-based products, besides granite and manganese ore, this the city is considered as the commercial center of North Karnataka.

The temperature of Hubli city varies according to climatic conditions but mainly, it is considered a tropical climate unlike Dharwad, it is on the pleasant side with a lot of greenery around.

Govt Offices in Twin Cities

The cities have a single municipal corporation called as Hubli- Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC), HESCOM, RRC (Railway Recruitment Cell), BRTS, NWKRTC, which has introduced many hi-tech buses for the commuters, city bus stand facilities like Old Bus stand, Hosur Bus Terminal, New Bus stand and CBT for city buses.

Twin Cities Hubli Dharwad

The twin cities Hubballi and Dharwad are getting a facelift with many developers and builders taking interest in beautifying the cities with excellent complexes, housing societies, technology parks such as STPI and Aryabhatta tech park where many BPO’s, Passport office, Bank and many other software offices are situated.

Hubli was earlier known as Hubballi which meant flowering creeper; it is popularly known as Chota Mumbai while Dharwad has administrative headquarters and many prominent educational institutions are situated in this part of the city. Hubli is situated 20km south-east of Dharwad. Hubli is also an important city for Indian Railways; it is the headquarters for Hubli Railway Division and South Western Railway zone.

Hubli is termed as the prosperous textile unit and handloom weaving region. Hubli & Dharwad are twin cities popular for various reasons such as quality educational institutions, schools, hospitals, 3-star hotels, multiplexes, malls, beautiful temples, and many other recreational centers. Tourists never go out of the city without witnessing Nrupatunga betta, Unkal lake, Siddharoodh Math, UB Hills, etc. People of this region enjoy their special delicacies like Mirchi, girmit, vada pav, chats, jolad rotti, shenga chutney, and other dry chutney.

Hubli-Dharwad people love to read Samyukta Karnataka, Vijay Vani, and Vijay Karnataka newspapers and the city boasts newspaper offices of the above dailies.

Dharwad Mishra Pedha is very famous and it has a special mention in twin city and throughout Karnataka, India.

Surrounding villages and rural areas are rich in agricultural products, plush green fields, and exotic locales attracting tourists.

Major highlights of Hubballi & Dharwad

Kittur Chennamma (KC) circle or popularly known as Traffic island, one of the busiest roads of the city.

Coming shopping in twin cities there are many malls in Hubli & Dharwad are there such as Cafe coffee day, U-Mall, Laxmi, Urban Oasis, Signature, Galaxy, Laxmi mall and many small departmental stores that have stood tall for resident’s convenience. Durgad bail and Shah Bazaar is the oldest and famous city market of the twin cities.


KIMS is one of the oldest hospitals Hubli & Dharwad has seen, Civil hospital Dharwad, other specialty hospitals are SDM, SDM dental, Balaji NeuroScience, Radon Cancer Centre, Tatwa Darsha, Suchirayu, Sushruta, Lifeline, MM. Joshi eye hospital, City clinic, Vedika Fertility and Maternity Centre and many more.

Major Industries that have put the twin cities in the global map are, Infosys,  Vijayanand road lines with sub-industries like VRL Logistics, Daily newspapers, Microfinish Group, BDK, TATA Marcopolo, Telcon (Belur) and many more.

Highcourt is also situated in the Dharwad and many major offices KSIDC, KSFC, Police Commissioner’s office, RTO, HDUDA, APMC are all set up in between Hubli-Dharwad.