Steeped in rich past, culture and heritage, Davanagere is famous for its beautiful architectural marvels. Linked to the Chalukya Dynasty and Tipu Sultan, this place today is best known for its cotton mills and thus often referred to as the 'Manchester of East'. Located in Central Karnataka, it lies on the National Highway 4 and well connected to neighbouring cities and states. The city is a major trading port of cotton, chickpea, maize and other commercial crops. A fun fact is that Davangere is known for the famous Benne Dosa!
According to the local tales, the place derived its name from a lake called 'Davina Kere' which was used by the Chalkya's to quench their thirst during their long journey. Over time, the name evolved to Davan Giri and finally to 'Davangere' or 'Davanagere'. Today the beautiful landscape of Davangere is dotted with many textile and handlooms mill. Giving the feel of a valley town, the Shivamogga Hills border Davangere.
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