Nrupatunga Betta is one of the favourite tourist place in Hubli city. A hillock with asphalted roads leading from the base to the top, its a place for relaxation for the people of Hubli - Dharwad.
The hillock has been recently developed by the Dharwad district administration and is more refreshing now. A new entrance has been constructed at a distance of 1km from the hill top. People are required to purchase a ticket and walk from the entrance to the hill top. Vehicles have to be parked at the entrance itself. The ticket for each person is priced at Rs. 10 and for children below 3 years it is priced at Rs. 5. Elderly people who are unable to walk can avail of the transport facility for a nominal charge.
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The whole pathway from the entrance to the hill top is illuminated with lamp posts and the entire path is fenced on both the sides. At the hill top a high mast lamp is installed. Solar lighting is also used at some places keeping it eco-friendly.
A pure vegetarian restaurant has been set up by ISKCON. The food served here includes Girmit, Micrhi Bhajji, Chinese snacks like Fried Rice and Noodles, south Indian dishes like Dosas and Ice Creams. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are also available. The pricing is economical. I have captured the restaurant menu in a photograph below.
Kids have reason to cheer. A good children park has come up at this place. Children can enjoy rides like see-saw, merry go-rounds, slides, swings and others. The good old elephant slide which was inaugurated way back in 1974 is still present there. So kids go and make merry at this beautiful place.
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