Places to visit in Dharwad


Sadhanakeri is a serene lake in Dharwad City. The lake acted as a source of Inspiration to great Kannada poet Da Ra Bendre. Bendre Bhavana and Da Ra. Bendre‚Äôs home ‘Shri Matha’ is next to the lake.

Regional Science Centre

Dharwad Regional Science Center is situated inside the Karnataka University campus in Dharwad. It has 3 exhibition galleries related to Science & Technology, Bio machines and Fun Sciences.

Someshwara Temple

Someswara Temple is a 12th-century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also the birthplace of River Shalmala. The river flows out for a short distance and goes underground. The river is also called as ‘Guptagamini’.

Kelageri Lake

Kelageri Lake was built in March 1911 by Sir M Visvesvaraya to meet the Drinking water and Irrigation needs of Dharwad. It is a great place to go for a Morning or Evening walk to catch the mesmerizing views of Sunrise and Sunset.

Kalakeri View Point

Kalakeri View Point is around 10km from Dharwad. Surrounded by lush green forests and a watchtower atop the hill, best to catch the glimpse of Sunrise or Sunset. It comes under reserved forest, so the entry can be denied sometimes.

Bendre Bhavana

Bendre Bhavana is a Memorial built for the famous Kannada poet Da Ra Bendre. We can visit Bendre’s house and catch a glimpse of the Jnanapeeta Award, Padmashree Award, and other awards given to Bendre.

Isckon Temple

Covering an area of about 8 acres, the Isckon temple is built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), based on the model of the Isckon temple in Bangalore. Expansion of the temple is in progress.

Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple

Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple is around 8km from Dharwad. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is surrounded by a Lake with Lotus blooms which adds beauty to the place. It is a must-visit place if you are in Dharwad.

Sanjeevini Park

Covering an area of 10 acres, Sanjeevini Park is one of the best green places in Hubballi-Dharwad. There is a children’s play area at the top of the hill. As it is a Tree Park, Information about every tree planted is provided here.

Ulavi Basaveshwara Temple

Ulavi Basaveshwara Temple is situated on a small hillock. It is the same place where Nagalambike(sister of Shri Basaveshwara) and her son Shri Channabasaveshwara stayed here during their journey from Bidar to Ulavi.

Intach Heritage Museum

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) Museum is a great place to learn the rich History and Cultural Heritage of the Dharwad District. The museum is open to visitors from 11AM to 2PM on all weekdays.


Shri Murughamatha is one of the prestigious and holy Mathas in Dharwad established by Shri Mrutyunjay Swamiji in 1917. Mrutyunjay Swamiji helped a large number of students from other areas to pursue education at Dharwad.

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