Here is what you need to know about Dharwad-
Located in the northwestern part of Karnataka, Dharwad is popularly known as the twin city of Hubli. Both Dharwad and Hubli are distant by 20 kilometers. Dharwad is known for its vast urbanization and as the academic hub of the state. Being the headquarters of the Dharwad district of Karnataka, this also shares the border with the urban area of Hubli. As we had earlier discussed the best places to visit in Coorg, Bangalore, other cities of Karnataka, today, we have brought you one other beautiful city of Karnataka, Dharwad.
]The twin cities of Dharwad and Hubli make the perfect combination for your next places to check out. With partly sunny in the morning to cloudy and light rain after the sun sets and a bunch of great places to visit in Dharwad, your days off to this place will never disappoint you. Dharwad offers you pleasant weather throughout the year to visit and enjoy your trip.
The food you cannot afford to miss in Dharwad, Karnataka-
One of the most beautiful cities of Karnataka, the educational hub, adventurous spot, and now a food joint! Dharwad is the perfect location for your next vacation. Some of the famous foods of Dharwad which you absolutely cannot afford to miss are:
- Pedha– made of thickened milk and sugar, this dish must take away your people back home.
- Masala Uppit-Not your regular upma, this one is stocked with a variety of flavors.
- TuppadAvalakki-Not your every street dish. This dish is available only at some unique places in Dharwad. It is made of chopped onions, coconut, rice, and ghee. A plate is never enough of the taste it offers!
Best places to visit in Dharwad – Let’s Explore
1. AgadiThota- A day at the farm!
A beautiful place to visit with friends and family and is counted amongst the best places to visit in Dharwad. Enjoy the village setup, well- maintained staff, tradition, and culture around here at AgadiThota. Experience a day off at the farm and give yourself some moments to cherish with traditional food, some fun- filling activities and adventurous sports. The whole concept of AgadiThota will surely give you the most exciting feels of living close to the Karnataka culture and cherishing the traditional food, lovely experiences, and the holistic approach towards life.
Major attractions- Traditional mouth- watery food like Sugarcane Juice, Millet Dosa, and multigrain snacks as Welcome snacks, delicacies of Karnataka in afternoon lunch with Jowar, Bajra roti, Lemon rice, Papad, pakoda and lots more. End your day ideally with high evening tea with Mirchi and Masala GirmitSev with Tea/Coffee.
Fun activities- Rain dance, boating, bullock cart riding, and much more for all age groups to enjoy.
Timings-10:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday- Sunday
2. Unkal Lake- Spend some peaceful time at the lakeside!
This popular picnic spot located on the periphery of Hubli- Dharwad, Unkal Lake, is believed to be over 100 years old. Enjoy the lush greenery around with the pleasing garden and other recreational activities available for all age groups. The best time to visit this spot is in the evenings, where you can spend some lovely time with your loved ones with the swaying winds and pleasant weather. Enjoy the brilliantly red and orange sunsets at the lakeside. The lake also holds the statue of Swami Vivekananda in the middle of the lake, which provides some good views to enjoy while sipping coffee and enjoying a pack full of nuts.
Major attractions-Annual fair is organized in the memory of the Great saint, which offers you a variety of cultural activities and some amazing food stalls to gush over the lip-smacking food.
Timings- 09:30 AM to 08:00 PM Monday- Sunday
Entry fees-INR10 for adults, INR5 for children
3. Nrupatunga Betta- Get the enticing view of the Twin cities!
Went to Unkal Lake and want more of the enthralling views? Visit Nrupatunga Betta, located just opposite to the Unkal Lake. This tiny hillock is one of the best places to visit in Dharwad. This place is worth visiting on your trip to Dharwad. From the top of the Nrupatunga Betta, you get to see the splendid view of the twin cities- Hubli and Dharwad. What makes this place worth your visit is the small shrine of Goddess Parvati on the top of this place. This place is ideal for a visit for people of all age groups.
Nrupatunga Betta Altitude- 706m
Best time to visit Nrupatunga Betta- You can visit Nrupatunga Betta throughout the year but avoid visiting during May to July.
4. Shri SiddharoodhaSwamy Math- Serve those in need and feel at peace!
The SiddharoodhaSwamy Math holds a distinctive significance in the present-day Hinduism. He was built in the year 1929 to honor Sri Siddharoodhaat, the place where he took Samadhi. The place where he taught philosophy is important to all his devotees who gather every year and enthusiastically celebrate Maha Shivratri.
Timings– Every day of the week from 6.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Significance of the Math-The Math is significant to all the devotees of Sri Siddharoodha who served people without discriminating them on the grounds of caste, religion, sex, or gender. Relax here and take a calm sigh of relief by serving mankind and attain the ultimate peace by serving those in need.
5. Dharwad Adventure Base- Give yourself the kick!
For all the adventure junkies out there, Dharwad Adventure Base offers some most exciting adventure activities like water rides, swimming, playing in the mud, zip line, Tyler walk, and a lot more. Young or adult, male or female, anyone can visit Dharwad adventure base and take a day off from their regular lives and create some wonderful memories. With all these exciting activities, this place is surely one of the best places to visit in Dharwad.
Fees- Monday- Friday: INR500 for children, INR650 for adults, INR450 for Senior citizens
Saturday – Sunday: INR550 for children, INR700 for adults, INR500 for Senior citizens
Major attractions-Enjoy fun-filled activities suitable for all age groups like water rides, zip line, rock climbing, Soap football, Rain dance, Boating, Commando Bridge, Tyler walk, Pole crossing, Spider web and a lot more.
6. Chandramouleshwara Temple- the 900- years old temple!
Magnificent sculptures, iconic architecture, ancient monuments, and some great archaeological sites are the prime features of this temple. The Chandramouleshwara Temple houses two big Shivalings and two statues of Nandi Ji, the vehicle of Lord Shiva at the entrance of the temple. The temple is built at the serene location of the Unkal Lake beside the Nrupatunga Betta. The unfinished and finished artistic carvings depict some exemplary work of art.
Temple Timings-6 AM to 11 am 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Major attractions-The Shiva temple consists of four-faced Shivalingas. The Chandramouleshwara temple has a remarkable look with the two halves- one with the red stones and the other half with the green stones. Unlike any other regular Lord Shiva temple, the temple has doors in all the possible directions with a total of 12 doors.
Planning your next trip? Add Dharwad, Karnataka, to your list. With pleasant temperature throughout the year, you get some best places to visit in Dharwad- the twin city of Hubli. Whether you are an adventure junkie or a true believer of God, this place is perfect for you. Visit the 900- year old Chandramouleshwara Temple and worship the beautiful deity of Lord Shiva and Nandiji, present right at the entrance of the temple. Take a day off your regular lives and feel closer to the Karnataka culture and tradition and live the life of a villager at the AgadiThota and perform some interesting activities.
Visit Dharwad Adventure Base for tons of exciting and thrilling activities suitable for all age groups for some reasonable rates. Help those in need and serve humanity at the Siddharoodha Swamy Math and feel the satisfaction of your soul on helping others. Take some refreshing evening walks at the Unkal Lakeside or enjoy the scenic beauty at the Nrupatunga Betta. Dharwad has got everything that you need for your next trip.