Located on the Western Ghats is a sprawling green hilly town of Dharwad in Karnataka, popularly known as the Chota Mahabaleswar, with a very pleasant climate at all times.
With its beautiful spread over seven small hills and many lakes, it is a city with picturesque setting. Home to many birds, it is a bird watchers delight with water birds gracing the tranquil waters of the lakes like- Kelgeri, Nuggikeri, Navalur and Sadhanakeri. Soak up the beauty of the sunset at Unkal Lake, one of the most popular tourist attractions. With abundant greenery, boating and other activities it is a picnic spot popular with old and young alike. Gracing the centre of the lake is the statue of Swami Vivekanand. Another beautiful picnic spot is the Nrupatunga Betta, located on top of the Unkal hills.
Pay your respects at the various temples around Dharwad with Someswara temple,Nuggikeri hanuman Temple, Ulavi Basappana temple, Mylaralinga Temple, Dattareya Temple, to name a few.
Last but not the least take home as remembrance the famous Dharwad Peda’s, a sweet delicacy made of sugar and milk!