19 Mar 2014

Hubli - A blend of history and natural beauty

Hubli-Dharwad is a destination with a lot of specialties. For one, it has a beautiful lake spread across 200 acres of land. The other main reason being the influence of Persian, Kannada, and Marathi on the language, and the food which is a confluence of many neighboring states. Be it lush greenery, heritage historical landmarks, pristine beaches, or majestic temples, Hubli has everything an exotic location has to offer.

Here are some of the must-see places in Hubli.

  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is an adventurer’s paradise. Indulge is white water rafting, kayaking, or canoeing. If the adventure spirit manifests itself as trekking, mountain biking, or cycling, you can enjoy these sports too. If spotting crocodiles or bird watching is on your mind, it is possible too. Dandeli is the perfect location you can do all this and more.

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (Photo Courtesy: http://www.journeymart.com)
  • Anshi National Park: This national park in the Western Ghats is rich in flora and fauna. If you are an avid bird watcher, this park is the right place for you.  You could find 197 rare species of birds. Not to mention the elusive black panther, tiger, wild boar, deer, and a wide variety of reptiles.

Anshi National Park (Photo Courtesy: https://plus.google.com)
  • Gokarna: Gokarna is home to the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple. If pristine beaches are your idea of holiday, then Gokarna is just the right place for you.

Gokarna Half moon Beach (Photo Courtesy: http://say2daffodil.blogspot.in)
  • Badami: With caves temples dating back to 6th and 7th century AD, Badami is a history lover’s paradise, not to mention the fascinating expressions of Badami Chalukya architecture.

Badami (Photo Courtesy: http://wikitravel.org)
  • Aihole: You couldn’t possibly find more temples concentrated in a place than at Aihole. 125 temples - surely this is the cradle of Hindu temple architecture.

Aihole (Photo Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org)
  • Hampi: Hampi is a UNESCO world heritage site. Hampi is the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire, the largest empire after the Moghul dynasty. Surely, a must see place!

Hampi (Photo Courtesy: http://www.indianmirror.com)
If long hours of travel on unforgiving roads was what kept the tourists away from Hubli, here is a great piece of news for those wanting to visit this fascinating locale. A spate of low-cost carriers now operate flights between the bigger cities and Hubli. Another good reason to travel to Hubli this summer is the fact that many of these carriers are offering great discounts on flights to Hubli and other domestic destinations. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit some of best known heritage sites in the world and places of natural beauty Plan your travel now!


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