19th to 21st February, 2015
19th to 21st February, 2015
The organising committee primarily chose Dharwad as the city to host World Law Dialogue because we want to provide a “Global Platform with Local Roots.” WLD not only introduces the Global Community to the City of Dharwad, it also helps the local community to experience the first of its kind event in this City. Moreover, since Alexis Centre for Study and Research in Law is based in Dharwad, the event would intend to strengthen the Centre by introducing its practices to the delegates from around the world.
The nearest airport to Dharwad is located in Hubli which is 20 km from this city. From the airport you can get a taxi or bus to reach Dharwad.
Flights to Hubli are available from Mumbai and Bangalore. Flights to Bangalore and Mumbai are available from every part of the world.
Dharwad Railway Station is located nearly 3 km from the city and all the major trains come to the city directly. Delegates may book a train ticket from any of the major cities to reach Dharwad.
Major cities connecting Dharwad and their distances by road are as follows:
Mumbai - 558 km
Bangalore - 447 km
Panaji, Goa - 149 km
Mangalore - 381 km
Pune - 410 km
State transport buses and private buses run to Dharwad from all major cities.
Dharwad is a major city in the state of Karnataka of India. ‘Dharawada’ means a door, a gateway settlement. The word "Dharwad" means a place of rest in a long travel or a small habitation. For centuries, Dharwad acted as a gateway between Malenaadu (western mountains) and Bayalu seeme (plains) and it became a resting place for the travellers. Dharwad has a tropical wet and dry climate.
It is just east of magnificent "Western Ghats". Dharwad is surrounded of hills and there are numerous lakes and other smaller water bodies. No wonder why it is called as the city of seven hills..!
The city of Dharwad is the district head quarters and the Dharwad Municipal Council first came into existence on 1 January 1856. Dharwad also known as twin cities (Hubli-Dharwad) is an educational and financial, industrial hub for North Karnataka. Dharwad is one of the major cities on the Mumbai - Bangalore railway line and on the Pune - Bangalore National Highway (NH4).
Dharwad prides itself in being center of high quality education from kinder garden to doctorate studies. The city of Dharwad is deemed to be the seat of Saraswati (Hindu Goddess of Knowledge) because of the educational institutions, Educationists, education loving people and the atmosphere. Dharwad's institutions, its teachers, and generous people have made it possible for many people to realize their dreams. Humorously, Dharwad is also known as Harvard of India.
It is proud privilege for the people of Dharwad that they have a university. In 1949, Karnataka University was founded and the magnificent building was built in 1958. There are around 35 departments including Medicine, Ayurveda, Music, Education Yoga, Criminology, Women studies etc.
Dharwad is famous for its natural scenic beauty and has inspired many poets, writers and artists of national and international renown. Dharwad is also called as the cultural capital of North Karnataka. The city of Dharwad has contributed some of the greatest personalities of Hindustani classical music including Bhimsen Joshi, Basavaraj Rajaguru, Gangubai Hangal. Jnanpith Award winners D.R. Bendre, V. K. Gokak and Girish Karnad are from Dharwad.