THE “GATEWAY TOWN” EXPEDITION

The geography of Dharwad earned the city its name “the gateway town”, derived from the Sanskrit word ‘dwarawata’; ‘dwara’ meaning door and ‘wata’ meaning town. The hilly city acts as a passageway between the Malenadu (western mountains) and the Bayalu seeme (plains) which made it an ideal site for defense and a nodal trade point…