Hubli also known as Hubbali is the fastest growing city in Karnataka, after the state capital Bangalore. The Kannada word “Hubbali” when translated in English means “Flowering creeper”. Cotton and peanuts are grown in abundance here. Logistics, machine tools industries, steel, pharma, leather, tanning and rubber industries contribute majorly to Hubli’s economy. Well connected by road, rail and air, Hubli shall soon have a Monorail project in order to boost the inter-city transport. Food specialties, colleges, a fine university and tourist places make Hubli a must-visit.
Budget Hotels in Hubli
Good budget hotels exist in Hubli. There is Hotel Peacock (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Ajantha (Tariff – Upto Rs. 1000) and Hotel Ashray Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Hubli’s official language is Kannada. The other languages spoken here are Marathi, Urdu and English.
Events in Hubli
The important event celebrated in Hubli is Dharwad Utsav held in November.
Places to See in Hubli
There are several tourist attractions in Hubli. These include Indira Gandhi Glass House (2.1 km), Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (2.5 km), Unkal Lake (3.4 km),Siddharoodha Math (4 km), Nrupatunga Hill (5.2 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this town is Hubli Airport, which is approximately 6.5 km away.
Well connected to several cities, Hubli Railway Station has a state-of-the art food and shopping plaza.
There are bus services to Hubli from Hyderabad, Mangalore, Gulbarga and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Kesineni Travels, SRS Travels, and VRL Travels. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.
Krishnagiri is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bangalore, the neighbouring state of Karnataka at a distance of 90 km north-west. Those travelling between Cuddalore and Bangalore can stop by at this place and explore a couple of interesting historical sites apart from grabbing a bite.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Velan International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), DSR Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Amaravathy Inn (Tariff – Rs. 400) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. Due to the area’s close proximity with Karnataka, Kannada is also understood and spoken.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places worth trying out in Krishnagiri are the Sayed Basha Hills, the Rama Temple (in Ramapuram), Krishnagiri Reservoir Project and others. Trekking and boating facilities are also provided to tourists on the outskirts portion. One can also visit Bangalore and explore Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park and Vidhana Soudha.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 112 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major nearby railway station at a distance of 80 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. SRS Travels is one of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Buses to Krishnagiri are available from Bangalore as well as Salem. Book your tickets online by comparing the bus ticket prices from several bus booking portals.