Dharwad is a district in Karnataka State.
Dharwad is a beautiful town of almost 200000 residents in the north west part of Karnataka, India. The history of Dharwad can be traced back to 12th century. It is just east of magnificent "Western Ghats". Dharwad is surrounded of hills and there are numerous lakes and other smaller water bodies The District of Dharwad is strategically located in Northern Karnataka, with industrial city of Hubli. Dharwad was recently divided into two more districts, Gadag and Haveri. This signifies, how well the district has progressed financially and politically, that necessitated creation of more administrative divisions.
Dharwad is quiet and peaceful city amidst lot of vegetation . It has made many people's dreams come true through its educational institutions and generous people, who have always supported poorer students. Students come here from all over North Karnataka.
Kannada is the main language. Lots of people speak Hindi, Marathi and Urdu. Telugu speaking community is also presnt. Malayalam rare.
Dharwad railway station is about 3 kms from the centre of town. One can travel on the train from Dharwad to Bangalore, Mysore, Mumbai & Delhi. There is also a shuttle service between Dharwad & Hubli used by many commuters.
After the gauge conversion to broad guage there is an increse in the number of trains passing thru Dharwad. Plesae check the following sites for arrivals / Departures of trains in Dharwar ( Dharwad )http://indiarailinfo.com/departures/290
Online railway booking can be done from http://www.irctc.co.in/
Dharwad is well connected by bus services. The karnataka state , Maharashtra state and Andhra state transport buses ply to and from Dharwad. The main new bus station is about 4 kms from the centre of town on the belgaum road. The Old bus stand still functions but the frequency of buses can be dodgy.
Apart from the Govt run buses there many Pvt bus operators which operate buses to:
Bangalore, Mysore, Pune, Mumbai, udupi & Mangalore.
Some of them are :
Southern travels and tourist. VRL Kamat National Durgamba
There is no airport if Dharwad, but there is an airport in Hubli ( 20 kms away ) The Kingfisher Red is the only airline that operates to Hubli. One can travel to Bangalore & Mumbai from Hubli. ( Daily one flight )
Mobile Speed cameras are present on the Hubli - Dharwad road. Spped limit 40 Kmph. Some areas 50 Kmph. Fine is Rs 300/-
Mobile speed cameras are also present before entry into dharwad if one is coming from belgaum side. ( sp plz beware )
City Bus service:
City bus services are operated by the Govt and also the Pvt chaps.
These are the best modes of transport. please fix / agree upon a price before starting a journey. ( the prices are always inflated ) Reasonable fare is 75% of the asking Price by the autodriver.
Sadana keri park
Lunch and Dinner
So many wine shops and bars.
Non alcoholic beverages are also a plenty. Many fruit juice stalls. Cleanliness of these are questionable.
SDM trust has its Medical and dental colleges alonwith there hospitals in Dharwad.
The SDM dental college and hospital is one of the best in the country. It is NAAC acredited 5 star college in the country.