The Haveri District in Karnataka is spread across an area of 4,848 sq. km, with thick plantations of eucalyptus, neem and acacia trees. The Dharma, Varada, Kumadhvati and Tungabhadra rivers contribute towards the production of jowar, rice, cotton, chilli, groundnut, gram and sunflower, grown on 3600 sq. km of land. The entire region, covered with open grasslands, is popular for its beautiful surroundings and ancient temples representing traditional architectural styles.
The popular Siddeshwara Temple located in Haveri displays images of the Gods of the Trinity and a Shivalinga. Idols of Lord Ganesh and Kartikeya can also be seen in the temple, along with the carved stone pillars and a ceiling decorated with floral designs and patterns.
Bankapura village, an important attraction in Haveri, has remains of temples and ancient forts. Temples like the Galaganatheswar Temple, Shiva Temple in Chaudayyadanapura and the 66 pillared Nagareshwara Temple can be seen at the Bankapura village.
Haveri is also famous for the Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary that is known to shelter, conserve and breed peacocks on a wide scale. The Tarakeshwara Temple is another prime attraction in the region which is located in Hangal town of Haveri District. The temple is known for its architecture and has intricately carved walls, ornamental ceilings and chiselled pillars, representing the Chalukyan style of architecture.
The Kadambeshwar Temple, Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary, Galageshwara Temple and Mukteshwara Temple are some of the other popular attractions located in the district.
The Hukkeri Math, Mylara Lingeshwara Temple at Mylara, Someshwara Temple at Haralahalli, Hole-Anveri Temple and Adikeshava Temple are major pilgrimage sites visited by tourists.
The Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha, Virabhadra Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Kalahasteshwara Temple, Narasimha Temple and Lakshmi Temple are some of the prominent attractions of Kaginele town in the district. The Madaga Falls, Kadaramandalagi Anjaneyaswami Temple and Mallari Temple at Gudda Guddaapura can also be visited on the way to Haveri.