Dharwad is a city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the western part of the state and is known for its historical, cultural, and educational significance. Dharwad is the administrative headquarters of Dharwad District and is home to several educational institutions, including the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, the Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad, and the Karnatak University. The city has a rich history and is known for its Dharwad Peda, a sweet made from milk, sugar, and ghee. It is also a major center for the production of Areca nut, an agricultural crop grown in the region.