The lifestyle in Hubli is changing with each passing year. The last decade has brought tremendous changes in the landscape of Hubli city. Construction is booming with new apartments, commercial complex and malls coming up. Lot of showrooms have opened their stores in the city of Hubli. Traditional business people are using technology to enhance the shopping experience of their customers.

Hubli is under the wave of a huge transformation. By the year 2020 Hubli - Dharwad will be a city with a difference. New showrooms, malls and multiplexes are coming up at various location in Hubli city. Read this article to get a detailed picture of the scenario in Hubli.

Gold Showrooms

Hubli has traditionally been a hub for gold and silver shopping. Saraff Katta, Javali Sal, Durgad Bail and surrounding areas have gold and silver shops which have been in existence since decades.

Gold showrooms have come up in areas like Broadway and Koppikar Road too. Notable outlets include Manoj Jewelers, Swarna Jewelers, Diamond Jewelry Mart, Gold Museum and others.

Lately, bigger players have entered the Hubli gold market. These include Chemmannur Jewelers, Lakshmi Golds Palace, Malabar Gold, Kalyan Jewelers, Joyalukkas, Tanishq, Shubh Jewelers and others.

Hubli is transforming into a major hub for purchase of gold, silver, platinum and diamond jewelry.

Gyms

Khona's Gym, Gold's Gym and Talwalkars are the notable gym outlets in Hubli.

Shopping Malls

Durgad Bail, Koppikar Road, Maratha Galli, Station Road and nearby areas have always attracted customers. Clothing, accessories, electronics, appliances and much more shopping can be done in these areas.

Recently, Big Bazaar and Westside have opened their stores in Hubli.

Malls & Multiplex & More

Mall culture is here in Hubli city. Max Mall is already functioning on Kusugal Road in Keshwapur. U Mall on Coen Road is a shoppers paradise. Urban Oasis Mall on Airport Road is a hot destination. Another mall called the Hubli Mall may soon be announced. Other mall projects are in the planning phase.

Cinepolis multiplex at Urban Oasis Mall caters to the movie buffs of the twin-cities. PVR Cinemas is located at Laxmi Mall on Coen Road. Inox Multiplex is supposed to be coming up at Hubli.

Theatres in Hubli are plenty with most of them being located in the city area. Below is a list of all the cinema houses.

Sudarshan Theatre once existed on Coen Road. The same place has a huge commercial complex now which houses Kalyan Jewelers and Lakshmi Gold Palace. Sangeet Theatre which was located on Travelers Bungalow Road is now a car showroom.

Picnic Spots

The favourite destination of the people of Hubli is the Nrupatunga Betta. A small hillock dear to all of us. Read all about Nrupatunga Betta and the recent developments there.

Unkal Lake has also been one of the favourites of the citizens of Hubli - Dharwad. The lake has been recently renovated by the Dharwad District Administration.

Glass House located in Hosur keeps attracting kids and adults alike. The recent addition of toy train and musical fountain has been attracting a large number of tourists.

Special

Ganesh Habba Hubli

Ganesh Habba is celebrated every year in Hubli in a grand manner. Ganesh idols are installed on most of the roads in Hubli city. View photos of Ganesh idols installed in Hubli in 2010.

Hubli Insured Road Creates Records

Its true! The Timmasagar Temple Main Road in Vidyanagar locality of Hubli city was asphalted by the Hubli Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) in August 2007. The newly asphalted road was then insured for a sum of Rs. 2,00,000 for a period of one year by the residents. The insurance is being renewed year after year by the residents themselves. This Hubli Insured Road has entered many records books as well.

Dharwad Pedha is 175 years old

Dharwad Pedha has a history of close to 175 years. It is quite popular and is available throughout Karnataka.

Karnataka Premier League

Read more about KPL 2010. See the KPL anthem video on YouTube. Matches on 25-Sep, 26-Sep and 27-Sep will be played in the Hubli Rajnagar cricket stadium. All other matches are in Bangalore.