Davangere is the "Heart of Karnataka". Davangere is surrounded by Chitradurga, Bellary, Shimoga, Chikmagalur, and Haveri Districts. Davangere is at the center of Karnataka, Davanagere city covered a total Area of 68.63square km. Davangere lies along the National Highway 4, a part of the Golden Quadrilateral, at a distance of about 265 kilometers (164 mi) from the state capital, Bangalore. Davangere is well-connected by road to Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Mangalore, and Chennai through National Highway 4 (India) (previously Pune-Bangalore Highway and now Mumbai-Pune Bangalore-Chennai Highway), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has a divisional office situated in Davanagere City. The city is well-connected to Bengaluru and other cities in the state by KSRTC buses. Many privately operated buses offer overnight services to other places within the state. The city's railway station comes under the South Western Railway zone and was constructed during the British period and has been renovated recently. The station code is DVG. The railway station is quite conveniently located in the center of the city. Regular train services are available to travel towards Bengaluru, Hubli and Mysore.
Kunduvada Kere is a popular destination of the city which serves as a major picnic spot. Located near the Kundvada Village on NH-4 Bypass road, the place is best known for its mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset. Another major feature of the area is the tank spread across the area of 253 acres is an important source of drinking water of the city as well as for storing water in the summer season.
Karanji Mantapa is another historic place in the city that offers its tourists the antiquity of its glorious past. Featuring a tank of Santhebennur adorned with a beautiful stone carved chariot in its middle, the place is almost 36 km from the city.
Pushkarani is another major attraction of the city showcasing the Kushmnada style of architecture. Built using the slab of red stones, it is said to be existing since the 16th century and comprises six mandapas and 52 steps to the main entrance.
The Harihareshwara Temple is located at Harihar in Karnataka state along the banks of river Tungabhadra. The temple is said to have been built in CE 1223–1224 CE by Polalva, a commander and minister under the Hoysala Empire King Vira Narasimha II. The main deity "Harihara" is a union of Gods Vishnu and Shiva. This temple complex is situated about 15KM from Davangere, which is the nearest town.
Recently developed place in Davanagere City. Glass house cum Botanical Garden. This is very near to National Highway and near to Kundawada Lake, Davangere
Located about 5km from Davanagere, this place is a sight of beauty and tranquility. It is a mountainous peak offering a spellbinding sight of Harihar and the cities of Davanagere. Apart from it, you will also find an ancient temple and a Dargah of Chaman Shah Wali on the peak. These tow holy shrines surrounded by endless flora are flocked by devotees in a large number especially during annual festivities. The hill also houses a large variety of flora, Bathi Lake, and Bhadra Sugar factory. Fondly referred to as Pavithra Vana, Davanagere Dairy is also situated here which supplies milk to the district.
This place is a famous tourist attraction and the main source of water supply. The pond said to be created during the 12th century by Princess Shanthi is the second largest pond in Asia.
Apart from being a significant source for drinking and agriculture, the place is also a perfect picnic spot. A temple devoted to Lord Siddeshwara located in the proximity attracts lots of devotees throughout the year. A great channel designed by Sir M Visvesvaraya also attracts a large crowd.
Devarabelakere dam and reservoir are owned and operated by Karnataka neeravari Nigam limited. The construction of the Devarabelakere dam was commenced during the year 1978-79 and completed in 1986-87. It is constructed across a local stream formed after merging of two local streams Shyagale halla and Shantisagara halla, which are tributaries of Tungabhadra River flowing in Krishna basin near Devarabelakere village in Harihara taluk of Davanagere district.
Established in the year 1938, B S Channabasappa and Sons in Davangere. Davangere is a top player in the category Readymade Garment Retailers in the Davangere. This well-known establishment acts as a one-stop destination servicing customers both local and from other parts of Karnataka.
Davanagere Benne Dose or Butter Dosa is a type of dosa that traces its origin from the city of Davanagere in Karnataka, India. It is prepared by the addition of a generous amount of butter while preparing the normal dosa and accompanied by coconut chutney.