Top Tourist Attractions in Davangere
Davanagere, also known as Bennenagari, is a city in Karnataka, India’s southernmost state. It is the state’s seventh biggest city and the administrative centre of the eponymous Davangere district. Davangere Cotton Mills is a well-known brand. Davanagere is also known for its delectable Benne Dosa, a crispy version of Dosa with large amounts of butter, which is best served with a spicy chutney and potato palya (curry)
Best Places to Visit in Davangere
- Santhebennur Pushkarani
- Shanthi Sagara Lake
- Kalleshvara Temple Bagali
- Harihareshwara Temple
- Kuruva Island
- Durgamma Temple
- Veerabhadra Temple
- Musafirkhana Mosque
Santhebennur “Pushkarani” is a popular tourist destination in the Davanagere district. “Pushkarani” is also known as “Honda” in the local language.
Shanthi Sagara Lake
It is approximately 18 kilometres from the Channagiri to Davanagere road in the Channagiri Taluk. It is claimed to be Asia’s second largest man-made lake.
Kalleshvara Temple Bagali
The Kalleshvara temple is located in Bagali, near Harappanahalli Taluk in Davangere district, Karnataka, India.
Harihareshwara Temple is located in Karnataka’s Harihar Taluk, Davanagere District.
Kunduwada Lake & Glasshouse: A popular picnic site for Davanagere residents.
Kondajji: A lake and picnic area 15 kilometres from Harihara.
With a surface size of 27 square kilometres, Shantisagara is claimed to be Asia’s second biggest lake. Shantisagara is a man-made lake named after Princess Shantavva, who created it in the 11th or 12th century AD. Shantisagara, originally known as ‘Sulekere,’ offers drinking water to the surrounding areas. Near Shantisagara, important temples include Veerabhadreshwara Temple, Kali Temple, Sri Siddheshwara Temple, and Sri Krishna Temple. There is also a boating facility.
Belagutti: There are the ruins of a fort and an ancient Siddeshwara temple.
Chennagiri: Popular for an ancient hill fort constructed by Queen Chennammaji. The hilltop fort features a Bete Ranganathaswami shrine and offers spectacular views.
Honnali: Has an old fort that is in ruins, and Mallikarjuna T Honnali is thought to have had a gold mine in the past.
Kuruva Island: Kuruvada Gadde, 10 kilometres south-east of Honnali, is an island in the Tungabhadra River containing a Rameshwara temple.
Durgamma and Veerabhadra Temples: Two old temples in Davanagere town.
Harihara: Harihara is a taluk hq and temple town on the banks of Tungabhadra river. A stopover at Harihara is highly recommended while traveling between Davanagere and Ranebennur. Major temples are Harihareshwara temple, Ayyappa Temple, Basilica of our lady of health church
Rajanahalli:6 kms from Harihara, home to Bannimahakali Temple, Amba Bhavani temple and Valmiki Gurupeetha
Thirtharameswara: Thirtharameswara temple in Honnali taluk is popular for its natural spring of holy water. Thirtharameshwara is one of the few temples with a shrine dedicated to Lord Brahma.
Anekonda:Known for a beautiful hoysala style Eshwara temple
Anagod:Known for Siddeshwara temple
Balleshwara:Known for Hoysala era Ballala Lingeshwara temple on the banks of Tungabhadra river.
Hodigere:Known for Tomb of Shahji Bhonsale, father of Chatrapati Shivaji
Joladhalu:A pilgrimage centre with Amba Bhavani temple (also known as Kukkvadamma Renuka). The deity is seated on a lion with a trishula and drum in her hands.
Kalkere:A horse shoe shaped valley with Balleshwara, Kalleshwara and Hanumantharaya temples
Mayakonda:Known for Obala Narasimha temple and Keshava temple
Nanditavare:Home to Amrita Manikyeshwara temple built in Hoysala style
Musafirkhana Mosque:A fine granite mosque in Santhebennur.
Shankaranahalli:Home to Ranganathaswami temple, locally known as Tiruvengalanatha. The Vijayanagara Era design is an exact replica of temples in Mayakonda.
Best Time to Visit in Davangere
How to Reach Davangere
Davanagere is well connected to the rest of Karnataka by train and road. Davanagere is located 262 kilometres north of Bengaluru.
The closest airport to Davanagere (134 km) is Jindal Vijayanagara, however it only offers a few flights. The next nearest airport is Hubballi, which is 160 kilometres away. Bengaluru and Mangaluru, both around 270-280 kilometres from Davanagere, are these well-connected international airports.
Bangalore, Mysore, and Hubli are all accessible by train from Davanagere.
Davanagere offers good bus connections to all of Karnataka’s main cities. To visit nearby sites, taxis may be rented at Davanagere, Harihara, Honnali, nyamathi, or Channagiri.