Hubli is my birth place and it was initially known as Hubballi meaning flowering creeper in Kannada. This is one of the major cities of Karnataka. The twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad are the second largest economic contributors in Karnataka. It is situated 425 Km from Bangalore and 20 Km from Dharwad.
Vijayanagara Rayas, Adilshahis, Bassappa Shetty (New Hubli), Marathas, Savanur Nawab, Haider Ali, and last but not the least British have been responsible for the cultural influences in the city.
Hubli is known to exist before the 16th century.
Other facts about the city
Kannada is the major language spoken. The climate is pleasant throughout the year. Many industries thrive in this city along with software companies. Many Handloom weaving centers are running successfully here.
Hubli-Municipal council was established on August 15, 1855.
Places of interest in and around Hubli are:
- Bhavanishankar temple in old Hubli
- Chandramauleshwara / Chaturlinga temple in Unakal
- Shambulinga temple in Kundgol
- Mooru Savira Mutt
- Unkal Lake
- Sidharoodha Math
- Nrupatunga Hill
- Shrine of great sufi sait Sayed Fateh Shah Vali
- Banashankari Temple Amargol
Crops of this region are Chilies, Cotton, Jower, Corn, and so on. The cotton market in Hubli is supposed to be the biggest in India.
Durgadabail is a great place to shop. Shop for the local varieties of Brinjal, Green Chilies, Cucumber, Pink Onions. You can also shop for local cotton sarees, iron tava, and yummy eatables like Dharwad Pedha from line bazaar in Dharwad or from Mishra Pedha, Hubli, Avalakki Chivda etc.
Type of place: City
Distance: 405 Km from Bangalore
Transport: Well connected by road, rail and air
Facilities: Many hotels are available for staying to suit all budgets