Davangere Travel Guide


eat

Davanagere is known for benne dosa, kara mandakki and mirchi, the special local dish famous all over the state. The kara-mandakki-mirchi shops are all around the town.

* Manjanna's shop at Jayadeva Circle.
* Shetty's shop near clock tower and one in Ram&Co cricle

places to visit

* Harihar is located very near to Davangere - 14 km. Famous Harihareshwar Temple is in Harihar on the banks of Tungabhadra river. This is an old temple worth the visit.

* Another Eshwara temple at the village - Bagali - 6 km from Harapanahalli - A town in the Davangere district.

Davangere is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Davangere District. The city is located on NH4 (National Highway 4) at a distance of about 265 km from the state capital of Bangalore. Davangere became separate district in 1997; it was separated from the district of Chitradurga.


History


Davanagere was originally an obscure suburb near Bettur ( Bethur). Hider Ali gave it as jagir to a Maratha chief named Apoji Ram. Apoji Ram encouraged lingayat merchants to settle there. He died without heirs but the place continued to grow, being favored by Tippu Sultan. A European firm started a cotton mill which led to a boom of cotton mills in Davanagere. Davanagere had a municipality as early as 1870[1]. The Imperial Gazatteer of India(1911) says that the receipts and expenditure of the municipality during the ten years ending 1901 averaged Rs 14,200 and Rs 12,600 respectively

 

 

get there and around

Davangere, situated in the heart of Karnataka, is connected Bangalore and Poona via NH-4. Davanagere is situated at a distance of 260 km from Bangalore by road. There are many buses both KSRTC ( Government owned) and private buses which fly regular services to Davangere from many cities. Go to www.ksrtc.in or www.redbus.in for booking bus tickets on-line. By rail it is situated at a distance of 327 km. Most of the major trains stop here.