Hubli is a major commercial centre and a famous city in Karnataka. Owing to its hectic commercial activity, the city has earned another title,'Chota Mumbai'.The place Hubli is always mentioned along with Dharwad (Hubli-Dharwad) which serves as the district headquarters. Located 408 kilometers from Bangalore, Hubli's temples and historic monuments set against the backdrop of Western Ghats, makes it a must visit place. Also known as the educational, music and cultural capital of Karnataka, Hubli has produced some well-known singers and poets and houses some of the best educational institutes in the country. With the presence of many major industries, IT parks and more, Hubli is becoming a name to be reckoned with.

Eating Out!

The cuisine of Hubli consists mainly of vegetarian dishes, heavily influenced by the neighbouring states, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. A typical meal here include Jowar, Wheat and Rice preparations. Hubli's famous Pedas, a sweet cake made from milk, is something you wouldn't want to miss. You can buy these delicious sweet cakes from almost any shop in Hubli.

SpiceJet Recommendations!

Sagar Palace (South Indian), Jayachamaraj Nagar, Hubli

The Lotus (Indian), The Hans Hotel, Vidyanagar

Biryani House (Non-veg), Mohsin Arcade, P B Road, Unkal Cross

Rasoi (Indian), Kutchi House, Jaychamraj Nagar, New Hubli

Panchratan Restaurant (Indian), P. B. Road, Hubli


The city has some of the major retail outlets like Big Bazaar, Westside, Reliance and Aditya Birla group. The Urban Oasis Mall on Gokul Road is another attraction of Hubli. It houses more than 100 brands and has Hubli's first multiplex. Max Mall on Kusugal Road in Keshwapur and U Mall on Coen Road are some other options you can check out. Durgad Bail, Koppikar Road, Maratha Galli and Station Road are great places for clothing, accessories and electronics shopping. You can also explore the traditional bazaars as well as do some souvenir shopping in Hubli.

Places to Stay

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Events & Festivals

  • Unakal Siddeshwara Jatra Mahotsava (January)
    Unkal Jatra Mahotsava, most popularly known as Unkal Jatra Mahotsava, is celebrated at the 110 years old Unkal lake. This festival runs for about one week and ends with the Ratha Yatra of Sri Siddappajja. The idol of Sri Siddappajja gets carried out on a decorated car along the streets of Unkal which is accompanied by devotees carrying 'poorna kumbha' and folk artistes with their lively performances. Many cultural programmes are held during this festival which is attended by huge numbers of devotees.
  • Dharwad Utsav (November - December)
    Dharwad Utsav is a day long festival of Hindustani music concert held annually in the twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad in the month of November- December. The celebrations are marked by music, dance, theater, painting, Janapada & other events.