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"Manchester of East"

Davangere Tourism

Steeped in rich past, culture and heritage, Davanagere is a place to witness the beautiful architectural marvels. Linked to many 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 the heart of the state of Karnataka, it lies on the National Highway 4 and well connected to neighbouring cities and states. 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 it is a major trading port of cotton, chickpea, maize and other commercial crops. The city is selected as one of the hundred cities in India, to be developed as a smart city.

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What's Great?

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's Not So Great?

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

For Whom?

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

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How 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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