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Dharwad (district)

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Dharwad (district)

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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.


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Kannada is the main language. Lots of people speak Hindi, Marathi and Urdu. Telugu speaking community is also presnt. Malayalam rare.

Get in[edit]


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 )

Online railway booking can be done from


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 )

Get around[edit]

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.

See[edit][add listing]

Sadana keri park

  • Ulavi Basappa Temple, U.B hill road Malmaddi.  edit
  • The Karnataka University Dharwad, Pavate nagar.  edit
  • University of Agricultural Science.  edit
  • Bendre Bhavan.  edit
  • Dharwad Regional Science Center, university campus.  edit
  • The Mutt of Murugharaajendra Swaamy..  edit


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Eat[edit][add listing]

Lunch and Dinner

  • Jawar Rotti
  • Badanikai Palya
  • Variety of Pulses Palya
  • Red Chilli Chutney
  • Ground Nut Powder etc
  • Chat
  • Good North Indian and South Indian restuarants are in plenty
  • Do visit the local KHANAVALIs (Kannada name of "Hotel")which provide authentic North Karnataka food, they are plenty and aptly priced around Rs.30 to Rs.50 per meals.


  • Mirchi
  • Girmit
  • Avalaki (Beated rice)
  • Hotel Hoysala, near court circle pb road, 0836 244 5627. Pure vegetarian good south indian and north indian food available mid range.  edit
  • Hotel Mythri Palace, Near Modern Talkies , PB Road , Vidyagiri, Dharwad, Karnataka 580004, 0836 274 0740. 12–4PM, 7–10:30PM. Pure vegetarian , one of the popular hotel in hubli -dharwad ,Good north indian and south indian food available mid range.  edit
  • Basappa Khanavali, Opposite Civil Court, P B Road, P B Road, Dharwad, Karnataka 580001, 099027 29973. 11:30AM–8:30PM. Traditional staple food(lunch and dinner) of dharwad is available in this khanavali Budget.  edit
  • Hotel Arya, saptapur, srinagar circle.Dharwad. Pure Veg hotel south and north indian tiffin and lunch mid range.  edit
  • Dharwad Pedha. Its famous in Dharwad which is available in mishra shops ,thakur pedha shps,babusingh pedha shop.these shops are located in almost all areas.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

So many wine shops and bars.

Non alcoholic beverages are also a plenty. Many fruit juice stalls. Cleanliness of these are questionable.

Stay safe[edit]

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.

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