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Davangere

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"Manchester of East"

Davangere Tourism

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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Davangere, Karnataka
Shantisagar Lake - Second Largest Lake in Asia
Magnificent View of Ancient Kalleshwara Temple, Bagali
Harihareshwara Temple - Built in c1223 to1224 CE

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FAQs on Davangere

What is famous about Davangere?

Davanagere is also known as the 'Manchester of Karnataka' for being a cotton hub. Famous for many dishes like benne masala dosa, atikai bonda and nargis mandakki.

What is not so good about Davangere?

Limited connectivity as it is located 130 km away from the nearest airport.

Who should visit Davangere?

It makes for a great weekend getaway for people living in Karnataka. Ideal for a short vacation with family. 

What is the best time to visit Davangere?

The city experiences pleasant weather throughout the year with hot summers. The rainfall during the monsoon season is quite mild, but during summers you may feel the heat. The winter season, in the months of October-March, the city is enjoyable and recommended to be the best time to explore this beautiful place. The temperature during this period varies from 25 to 30 degrees Celcius.
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What is the local food in Davangere?

If you are visiting Davanagere, there is no way you can miss out the special Benne dosas that are served here. The dosas are usually accompanied with mouth watering sambar, delicious coconut chutney and tangy tomato chutney.
However, the city also offers non-vegetarian delicacies. The city also serves alcohol being home to many bars. And the best part is, the food is available at quite low cost!!
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What is the best way to reach Davangere?

Davanagere is well connected to major cities like Bangalore and Mysore by buses and trains. However, it does not have any airport. The nearest airport is in Hubli, almost 130 km away.

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What are the things to do in Davangere?

The top things to do in Davangere are Kunduvada Kere, Bagali, Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Karanji Mantapa, Bathi Gudda, Sulekere. You can see all the places to visit in Davangere here

What are the places near Davangere?

The top places near to Davangere are Hampi which is 112 km from Davangere, Shimoga which is located 70 km from Davangere, Goa which is located 252 km from Davangere, Coorg which is located 228 km from Davangere, Wayanad which is located 307 km from Davangere

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