Hubli is amongst the major cities of South India and often referred to as 'the twin city of
Dharwad', in Dharwad district in the state of Karnataka. In fact, Hubli is the commercial
hub of northern Karnataka and also a developing educational, industrial and automobile
hub of the state, after Bangalore. The word Hubli was derived from 'Hubballi' that stands
for "flowering creeper" in the Kannada language. It is a historic city with its origins
dating back to the period of the Chalukyas. The early names of the city were 'Rayara
Hubli', 'Purballi' and 'Eleya Puravada Halli'. Later, during the reign of the Vijayanagara
Rayas, it became a prominent trade center in cotton, iron and saltpeter. Today, Hubli
is a main centre of cotton and peanut trade in Karnataka as these are the major crops
cultivated in the surrounding rural areas. So, explore this interesting travel destination of
Karnataka and choose any of the Hubli holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in to
get the best offer for your tour.
Best Sightseeing Places in Hubli
Before going for your Hubli travel, be familiar with where you must visit during the trip.
This Math was built in the memory of Shri Siddharoodha Swamy (1837-1929)
who accepted Samadhi in 1929. It has been visited by various past luminaries like
Lokamanya Gangadhar Tilak in 1929, Mahatma Gandhi in 1924, etc.
It is a temple dedicated to God Chandramouleshvara (another name of Shiva), built
during the time of Chalukya with impressive architecture.
Nrupatunga hill is a popular weekend getaway in the form of a park that is very popular
as a picnic spot.
It is a beautiful water body offering a stunning view of the sunset. The surrounding
picnic spot has a green garden is just perfect for recreation for children and boating etc.
This lake is sprawls across 200 acres of land. A statue of Swami Vivekanandaji is also
situated at the centre of the lake.
Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden:
It is a public garden, maintained by the city municipality. This glass house garden
houses a large glass building called 'the Glass House' - resembling a similar structure
with the same name in Lalbagh of Bangalore.
It is a Jain holy place with 61-foot monumental idol of Shri 1008 Bhagavan Parshwanath
installed along with the statues of eight other Tirthankaras.
Best Time for Holidaying in Hubli
Being situated between Malenad and the Deccan plateau, Hubli enjoys a tropical wet
and dry climate. The summer season is very hot and dry, monsoons can be wet and
winters are cool. Thus, the best time to explore the scenic as well as historical beauty of
Hubli is after October and before March. On this duration, the weather is very pleasant
to enjoy sightseeing and other outdoor activities. So, plan your Hubli trip accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Hubli
Also referred to as "Chhota Mumbai", Hubli is an agglomerating city in the state
of Karnataka. It is mainly a commercial hub that involves trading of various things
including, cotton, chilly (pepper) and peanuts. Therefore, you can buy good quality
of cotton textile, spice (pepper) and peanuts. Apart from that, you can buy variety
of handicrafts and items of daily use from hawkers near the Unkal Lake. So, enjoy
shopping on your Hubli vacation by doing some valuable shopping at the local
Explore Options to Reach Hubli
Before booking your Hubli holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach
this city. To know more, read on:
Hubli Airport is the only public sector airport in north Karnataka. You can hire taxis to
reach the city centre.
Hubli is the headquarters of the South Western Railway zone. It is well connected by
the Indian Rail Network. Several express and superfast trains operate between Hubli
and Bangalore every day. Hubli being an important railway junction has daily trains
connecting with Bangalore, Solapur, Bijapur, Bellary, Mumbai, Pune, Ajmer, New Delhi
Hubli lies on the "Golden Quadrilateral" Super highways, NH 4. It also lies on NH 63
(Ankola - Gooty) and NH 218 (Hubli - Humnabad). All These highways connect Hubli
with many cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Bijapur, Chennai, Bagalkot, Hyderabad etc.
Select any of the traveling modes and come for an unforgettable Hubli tour.