The twin cities of Hubli Dharwad located on National Highway No-4 (Mumbai Pune-Bangalore-Chennai) and form the Second biggest cities forming well-known educational and industrial spots of North West Karnataka State. Hubli City Airport is directly linked with Bangalore Belgaum and Mumbai. By Rail it is the Headquarters of The South Western Railways and possesses direct connectivity with Mumbai, Pune, Vasco-da-Gama (Goa). Delhi, Hyderabad, Howrah, Vijayawada, Chennai and Bangalore.
In the field of education Hubli-Dharwad offer a full spectrum of educational avenues from Kindergarten to Doctorate studies including the facilities for getting professional courses of all kinds. Industrially Hubli-Dharwad are occupying an important spot on the industrial map of India. Industrial giant including TATA's Telco, BDK, and hundreds of varieties of Industries including machinery making and the textiles as well small scale industries are established here and functioning very successfully, World heritage tourist sports like Bijapur – Golgumbuz, Aihole, Pattadakallu, Badami Caves, Dharmasthala, Jog Falls and many more.
Especially Dharwad is World famous for it has been the Birth place of Maestros in the field of Music. Shri Mallikarjun Mansur, Smt. Gangubai Hangal, Basavaraj Rajguru, Nakod borthers, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, as well Sawai Gandharw are some of the eminent personalities. Kannada Literates and the Jana Peeth awardees Dr. V. K. Gokak, Dr. Bendre and many more are worth a mention here. Famous educationist and the former Governor of Punjab wrangler D. C. Pawate, Smt. Sudha Murthy wife of IT genius Mr. Naryan Murthy founder of INFOSYS and Mr. Nandan Nilekani CEO of infosys belong to Hubli-Dharwad