Hubli  -  Dharwad is the second largest city of Karnataka State, having a common Muncipal Corporation from 1962 for the twin cities. Though the twin cities are under the jurisdiction of the single Muncipal Corporation, " HUBLI" has its own separate identity being the nerve centre of commerce and industry. The population  of  Hubli- Dharwad is about Eight lakhs as per the recent census.

                        As the legend has it, the name of Hubballi came in the " Hoo - Balli' meaning flower and  plants  as the area round about Hubli was surrounded by flowers, plants and gardens. Hubli is famous for " Siddharudha Matha "  which is visited by devotees of all communities from Karnataka and Maharashtra round the year. Saint Siddharoodha lived here during 1858 to 1906, and by his super human powers blessed the people and eliminated the sufferings of his devotees.

                        There is also  " Moorusavira Math "  which is a sacred place of visit for the Veerashaivas, the dominant community of Karnataka. Cultural and literal activities round the year are being conducted at this Math.

To cater to the needs of cultural activities the city boasts of a opera house  " Savai  Gandharava Natyagraha "  named after the great Hindustani Musician  " Savai Gandharva" the native of Kundgol town near Hubli, on the Hubli - Bangalore rail line. The great celebrity in Hindustani music of the modern times. Dr. Smt. Gangubai Hangal also hails  from this place and  a resident of Hubli.


1.      Bankapur        

2.      Dharwad

3.      Hubli

4.      Kalaghatagi

5.      Kundgol

6.      Shiggaon

7.      Tadas

8.      Savanur


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1.      Dharwad H. O.

2.      Dharwad R. S. PO