For a commercial and business hub, Hubli’s name translates into sheer poetry. Hubli comes from ‘Hubbali’ which means flowering creeper, and from literature to industry, much has blossomed forth from this city. Hubli shares much of its spotlight with Dharward, its twin city. An upcoming industrial centre, Hubli enjoys the benefits of having been strategically located. Positioned exactly in between the Deccan Plateau and the forested hills of the Malenadu region, Hubli’s ideal locale is further whetted by Dharwad’s clout as a seat of learning. As much as it’s poised to take on a more significant role in the commercial world, Hubli’s proximity to some of Karnataka’s most scenic and wild neighbourhoods, makes it what you would call idyllic. The Sakrebyle Elephant Camp is one such stop. A remnant of the Chalukyan times itself, Hubli stands just a few hours away from Karnataka’s timeless niches – Hampi, Pattadakal, Bijapur, Aihole, Bidar and Badami. Don’t forget to taste the famous Dharward peda or pick up some fabric embellished intricately by Hubli’s signature Kasuti style of embroidery.
Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math
Siddhoroodha Math is a religious community that was built up by the supporters of Sri Siddharoodha Swami who took his ‘Samadhi’ in 1929. The math has seen prominent guests like Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi. The Swami Sri Siddharoodha was a well known educator of the ‘Advaita’ reasoning and is best gone by amid the auto celebration amid the Hindu occasion ‘Mahashivaratri’.
Unkal lake is spread around 200 acres and is a popular picnic spot in Hubli-Dharwad. The lake can be used for boating and is harbored by a lush green garden that serves as a great recreational spot. The lake is around 110 years old and is adorned with the statue of Swami Vivekananda placed in the center of the lake.