Dharwad District is strategically located in northern Karnataka
. The history of Dharwad can be traced back to the 12th century. The district has a temperate climate, and it contains numerous hills, lakes, and other smaller water bodies. Dharwad
is the district headquarters.
The major lakes are Kelgeri and Sadankeri. There are many famous temples and other religious centers - Someshwara Temple, Murugha Math, Shankara Matha, Dattatreya Temple, Vanavasi Rama Mandira, Ulavi Basappana Temple, Laxmi-Narayana Temple, Tapovan, and Renuka Devi-Temple.
Dharwad has many prestigious educational institutions such as Karnataka University and Karnataka Medical College. It is also known for ‘pedas’, a sweet made from milk and cheese.
The industrial city of Hubli, with its many cotton and silk factories, railway workshops, and a major newspaper industry, is located within the Dharwad District.