Davangere Tourism

Davangere Tourism

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  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • District: Davangere
Davangere city, the textile capital of the South, is the headquarters of Davangere district of Karnataka. Geologically located at the centre of Karnataka, Davangere is termed as the heart of Karnataka.

Davangere district, bordered by Chithradurga, Bellary, Shimoga, Chikmagalur and Haveri districts, lies in the Maiden region on the Deccan Plateau. Kannada and English are the main languages spoken in this region.

According to folklore, the name ‘Davangere’ was derived from ‘Danivina Kere’ which was a lake excavated to quench the thirst of the Chalukyas, who halted at this place to overcome the fatigue due to a long horse ride. ‘Danivina Kere’, in course of time became Devan giri, which evolved into ‘Davangere’ or ‘Davanagere’.

As per historical records, Davangere was a village located on the suburbs of Bettur. It was given away as a jagir by Hyder Ali of Mysore to Apoji Ram, his Maratha Chieftain. It became a major trading centre under Apoji Ram and also during the rule of Tipu Sultan.

After the Fall of Tipu Sultan, Davangere was occupied by the British East India Company. Under British rule Davangere was converted to a major centre of cotton industry, as the black gypsum soil of the place was suitable for growing cotton plants.

Davangere rose to the designation of a municipality in 1870. Post Indian Independence, Davangere became a part of Chitradurga District. In the year 1997, Davangere became an individual district in Karnataka.

Davangere city, located at the foothills of the Western Ghats on the banks of River Noyyal, is often referred to as the 'Manchester of Karnataka'.  The cotton mills and large-scale textile industry in the area has greatly contributed in the economic growth of this city. Davangere, today, is a major educational and commercial hub of Karnataka. It is also a major trading centre of crops like rice, areca nut and cotton.
Davangere city is divided into Old Davangere and New Davangere by Bangalore-Pune National Highway 4. Durgambika Devi Jatre is a prominent festival at Davangere, which attracts huge numbers of people.

Davangere city is well connected and is easily accessible from all the major destinations in and around Karnataka by roads and trains. Siruvani Waterfalls, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Marudamalai Temple, Black Thunder Amusement Park, Forest College Museum, etc. are the major tourist attractions of Davangere.

The proximity of Davangere to places like Aihole, Chitiradurga, Ooty, Bangalore, etc. makes it a popular destination among holiday makers. The months between October to March are the best time to visit Davangere.

Davangere is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Panjim and Kolhapur.

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Davangere Traveller Reviews

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Ramya Reddy

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  • Ramya Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1257 readers

"Soothing place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2016
Great place to relax. People of Davangere go for walk here. Excellent place to enjoy the sun rise and sun set. The view of paddy fields next to lake is really good. Also get to see a variety of birds like kingfisher. Overall the experience was great and very soothing.
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  • Rahul
  • 3 Reviews
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"Davangere is Oxford of Karnataka"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
Davangere is small and decent city. I enjoy staying in Davangere. It is known as Oxford of Karnataka, because it is famous for education. Bapuji institute's is giving excellent education. I did my MBA in Bapuji and I learnt many things. Good to city to learn.
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Santosh Goti

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  • Santosh Goti
  • Lives in Pune
  • 7 Reviews
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"It was nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2015
Nice place good people and delicious dosas, DVG is surrounded by nice places and temples durga devi temple a must to visit. City was going under master planning as it is one of proposed smart city by Govt. Of India. A stay of 03 days made us feel relaxed Overall nice experience.
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Ajeya Kumar

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  • Ajeya Kumar
  • Lives in Davangere
  • 1 Review
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"Davangere, nice destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 31, 2015
Davangere is in center of Karnataka, old historical places and lake of shanthi sagara one of the biggest 2nd lake in India. And thunga badra river in harihara. National Hiway NH4. Sri Harihareshwara Temple. Bahthi Sugars Factory and kukkuwada sugars factory.
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Santhosh Kumar

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  • Santhosh Kumar
  • Lives in Vijainagar
  • 4 Reviews
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"Nice city with huge population"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2015
Nice city with huge population and mainly the roads are in very bad condition unable to roam the city. Coming to the special items at morning, you will get a special dish called Benna(ghee) Dosa is famous not only in Davangere throughout Karnataka, really very delicious those who are likely to visit this place please order this dish in your menu and you will like, it's really good.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"Nearby to all places"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 10, 2015
Davangere is around 240 kilometers from the state capital, bangalore and can be reached via Tumakuru, Sira, Hiriyur and Chitradurga. The must-visit attractions in and around Davangere include The harihareshwara temple on the banks of the Thungabhadra river in the holy town of Harihar located 14 kilometers from Davangere. This temple was built by the hoysala kings. Another interesting place is the Siruvani waterfalls 37 kilometers from Davangere. Situated 40 kilometers from Davangere town is the beautiful Black Thunder Amusement park well-known for watersports attraction for an entire family. Another popular pilgrim spot is the Honnali Raghavendra swamy mutt situated 53 kilometers from Davangere. The best time to visit Davangere is between September to February.
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Saffin Mathew

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  • Saffin Mathew
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  •  8 helpful votes
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"An ok-ok weekend destination"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015
Davangere is easily accessible from Bangalore by road. By car it would take about 5 hours. The road journey is going to be super smooth. Perfect 3 and 4 lane highway all the way. So its perfect if you want to go on a long drive or a no frills road trip with friends for the weekend.

The place is not a big city. I would call it a decent town with famous colleges. Not much to do here but a couple of good scenic places around to click some cool snaps.

Chitradurga is a place nearby where you can visit some old forts and while away some time. My favourite spot though was a place called Vani Vilas Sagar which is on the way from Davangere to Bangalore. It is dam which is beautiful to witness the sunset. We went there at about 4 PM. The road from the main road to the dam is newly laid and is a dream to drive on. We spent about 2 hours there and didn't really want to leave the place. There is a cliff near the dam and there are stairs through which you can reach there. Its very breezy in the evenings and you will love the photos clicked here.

When in Davangere one must try out the benne dosa (butter dosa) and the paddu. These are the specialty foods of this place. The dosa is amazing and you can't stop with just one.

There are some decent hotels around where one can stay.
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  • Lives in Agartala
  • 6 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Davanagere Review"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 10, 2013
Davanagere is a nice place to hang around. Nearby, is the famous Chitradurga fort. Nice place to stay and roam around.Good hotels and restaurants around like Pooja International.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Davanagere benne dose is famous all over karnataka and available in all food canteens at Davanagere.Good hotels and restaurants around like Pooja International.

Activities & things to do: Davanagere is a nice place to hang around.Nearby, is the famous Chitradurga fort. Nice place to stay and roam around

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel is via bus or train.
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Rama krishna rao  Dasari

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  • Rama krishna rao Dasari
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
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"coorg review"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2013
coorg is a good destination. Its climate is verygood
you have to hire a cab. Plenty of coffee gardens and tall trees

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is good at the hotel
good sight seeing places
and also good for shopping spices

Activities & things to do: sight seeing and many water games

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: from mysore to coorg
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Mohd Aushaf

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  • Mohd Aushaf
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"Davangere is good to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2012
It is nice to visit there, you can buy the food and other things in very low cost. you can easily avail any transportation service.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: South indian food mostly available in restaurant, you can also enjoy north food there but in low ranges.

Activities & things to do: Visit to Harihareshawara temple,

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take a train to reach there.
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