Davangere Experience: Davangere is located in the south central part of Karnataka. This place is also called as 'Manchester of Karnataka' or textile capital of South India, Davanagere was famous for textiles, with the DCM [Davanagere Cotton Mills] brand being famous in India. Davanagere was a major cotton textile exporter during the 1960's till the 80s. But most of the mills were shut down during the 90s and currently the major agro-industrial activity around Davanagere revolves around rice and sugarcane, with a number of sugar mills in and around this area.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The cuisine of Karnataka comprises diverse vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Davangere is famous for Benne Dose and Mandakki-Menasinakaayi. Some typical dishes include Bisi bele bath, Ragi rotti, Akki rotti, Saaru, Vangi Bath, Khara Bath, Kesari Bath, Ragi mudde, and Uppittu. Plain and Rave Idli, Mysore Masala Dosa and Maddur Vade are popular in South Karnataka. Coorg district is famous for spicy varieties of pork curries while coastal Karnataka boasts of many tasty sea food specialities. Among sweets, Mysore Pak, Dharwad pedha, Chiroti are well known.
Although the ingredients differ from one region to another, a typical Kannadiga Oota (Kannadiga meal) includes the following dishes in the order specified and is served on a banana leaf: Kosambari, Pickle, Palya, Gojju, Raita, Dessert (Yes, it is a tradition to start your meal with a dessert - Paaysa), Thovve, Chitranna, Rice and Ghee.
Activities & things to do: Now a day's it has more no.of educational institutes, most of which are run by the Bapuji Educational Association, Anubhava mantapa (Taralabalu institution) & other institutions. Bapuji institution It has two Dental colleges, three engineering colleges,two medical, one ayurvedic medical college, a fashion design college and a number of other colleges offering courses in arts, commerce and science. The student population is made up of people from different cities and states in India. There are a few foreign students studying at Davanagere.
Davangere has a big shopping mall well famed all over karnataka i.e B.S.Channa Basappa and Sons. This is a big garment shop of the city with its branches spread all over the city. Besides mills, various educational institutions Davangere houses major Cricket and Football Clubs which provides bulk of opportunities to youngsters of this locality. R Vinay Kumar from Davangere is a famous cricketer who plays for Karnataka's Ranaji Trophy Cricket Team as leading pace-bowler.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travelers can reach Davangere from Bangalore within 4-5 hours.The city of Davangere is located on NH4 (National Highway 4) at a distance of about 250 km from the state capital of Bangalore. Davangere became separate district in 1997, it was separated from the district of Chitradurga.
So plan a tour to Davangere and enjoy the different tourist places in Davangere in Karnataka.
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