Weekend Getaways from Hubli
Distance from Hubli: 88 km
Magoda Falls is the place for those who love visiting the waterfalls. There are a group of waterfalls located here. It is basically the Bedti river that falls from an altitude of almost 200m. The river falls in two steps thereby making it appear even more beautiful. The popular tourist spot is precisely 17 km away from Yellapur. It is one of the best weekend getaway options for the inhabitants of Hubli. Those visiting Hubli must also plan a visit to this beautiful spot. The waterfall is surrounded by lush green forests and tree covered hills that enhance the beauty of the place.
The scenic beauty, the fresh breeze and the melodious sound of water here are enough to rejuvenate you after a hectic week at work. There is a forest guest house located near the waterfall that you may book for an overnight stay. However, it is recommended to bring along packed food and water.
Distance from Hubli: 75 km
Sogala Falls is another good option if you are planning a weekend excursion from Hubli. A dip in the fresh cool water at the fall is simply refreshing. It is not just the waterfall but also the tranquil rage of hills, the scarlet rock formations and the blossoming green trees that surround the falls that attracts people to this place. The waterfalls from a height of 80 feet into a big well maintained pond. The red mountains and cliffs around this pictorial fall add to its appeal. The entire place is a treat to watch.
There are quite a few temples located in the vicinity. The famous Someshwara Temple is the closest of all. If you plan a trip to Sogalla Falls it is recommended to visit the Someshwara Temple too. This is one of the oldest and the most beautiful temples located here. Its stone carved architecture is a major reason why several tourists are drawn here. However, you must remain vigilant as you move past the hills to the temple since you may encounter monkeys on the way. Kalyanmantapa Temple, Sri GuruMatananda Samadhi Temple and Surya-Chandra Shrine is also located near by.
A deer park is also located in close vicinity. The park is maintained well by the forest department and is said to be a safe refuge for the deer. Herds of deer can be seen indulging in playful activities here.
Distance from Hubli: 75 km
Satoddi Falls is yet another waterfall located near Hubli. It is an amalgamation of a number of streams running near Kallaramarane Ghat situated in Uttara Kannada District. While Hubli is located at a distance of 75 km from this fall Yellapur is a mere 32 km away from here. The water falls from an elevation of 15 meters into a large pond that is kept clean and hygienic. The stream gradually flows to the backwaters at the Kodasalli Dam into the mystic river Kali. The dense green forests and the range of hills that surround the Satoddi Falls add to its beauty. Several workers are hired for the maintenance of the water fall.
Distance from Hubli: 16 km
Those of you who love going to religious places must visit Hebballi Math located near Hubli. The math as well as the surrounding areas are calm and peaceful and allow you to spend some quite time away from the maddening city rush. It is a great place to meditate and explore your inner self.
Distance from Hubli: 163 km
Hampi, known for its World Heritage Site, is another weekend getaway spot. Located to in the ruins of Vijyanagara, this place is said to be a significant religious center. It encompasses the pious Virupaksha Temple that attracts a large number of devotees. The temple’s architecture is marvelous and it is known for its divinity.
The city built on the southern banks of the Tungabhadra River also has certain other ancient monuments that are worth a visit. They are a reflection of the place’s historical past. There are quite a few budget and luxury hotels located in Hubli; you may book one based on your choice.
Distance from Hubli: 211km
Candolim Beach is located in Candolim town in Northern Goa. This is one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in Goa. The beach is calm and serene and serves as a perfect weekend getaway from Hubli. The place does not only sees tourists from Hubli but also from other parts of North Karnataka, Mumbai and Pune. You may enjoy long walks by the sea side or take sun bath sitting on the beach. Candolim Calangute road, the road that leads to the beach, has several shops where you may shop for different things. A row of restaurants has also been opened here; you may enjoy delicious sea food here. Also don’t forget to visit the Aguada Fort located here. This fort was constructed by the Portuguese in the 17th century. A church and lighthouse located nearby also attract a number of tourists.
You may book a beach restaurant if you re planning an overnight stay here. Many inns have also been set up near the beach where you may seek accommodation at economical rates.
Apart from these, there are two wildlife sanctuaries and a bird sanctuary located near Hubli where you may head for spending a refreshing weekend.