Hubli, located in Karnataka, also dubbed as ‘Chhota Mumbai’ is the commercial hub of Northern Karnataka. This city is surrounded by forests, lakes and a number of temples that are of historical significance.
Religious Things To Do
Visit the Famous Chandramouleshwara Temple
Located in Unakal village along the banks of Lake Unakal, this 900-years old temple is a masterpiece from the Chalukya times. It is a Shiva temple with two lingas. One is enclosed in the main shrine and has entrances from four directions. The second linga is called as ‘Chaturmikha Linga’ or the ‘linga with four faces. The carvings and the temple architecture are truly captivating and mesmerising.
Pay Your Devotion ISKCON Akshaya Patra
One of the largest ISKCON temples is located in Hubli. The temple has a beautiful architecture and a lovely Radha-Krishna deity. This is indeed the place for those looking for some divine peace.
Enjoy the Great Statue of Navagraha Teertha
This place has the tallest monolithic statue of Bhagavan Teerthankar. This statue is in Khadagasana Mudra and is monuetd on a pedestal that is 48 ft. high. Eight other statues of various teerthankars are mounted on planet-like structures. This spot is manor tourist attraction for the Jain community.
Gardens and Parks in Hubli
Lake Unakal and Bund Garden
Lake Unakal is one of the most common attractions in Hubli. This lake is more than a century old and measures about 200 acres of land. Attached to the lake is a garden area and a picnic spot for kids. Also, enjoy a beautiful boat ride on the lake. The statue of Swami Vivekananda stands at the centre of the lake and is a major tourist attraction.
Enjoy the Glass House Garden and Siddharodha Math
Swamy Siddharodha, who attained Samadhi in 1929 was a famous spiritual leader of his times. This math was established in his memory and was visited by famous people like Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak. The Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden is located next to this math. The Glass House here is built on the lines of Lalbagh in Bangalore.
Enjoy the Great Scene at Nruptunga Beta
This is a hillock which gives a panoramic view of the whole city. The hillock is a very popular picnic spot.
Have a great Shopping time at Hubli
Although there are many malls that have been opened in this commercial hub, shopping in the market has its own charm. M. G. Market, also called as Broadway is a kilometer long market that sells almost everything from clothes to gadgets at very low price. For the bookworms, there is Vijaya Book Centre, one of the oldest book shops in the city. While hop and shop, do not forget to buy Dharwad Peda- a sweet cake made of milk. This world famous peda is a must-have owing to its purity and taste.