About Davanagere

Davangere is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the administrative headquarters of Davangere District. The city is located on NH4 (National Highway 4) at a distance of about 265 km from the state capital of Bangalore. Davangere became separate district in 1997; it was separated from the district of Chitradurga. Previously known for its cotton mills, it is a fast developing city of Karnataka. There was a time when the city was called Manchester of Karnataka due to its excellent quality of cotton produced in its cotton mills and hand looms. The place came to be known as Daunegere (a corruption of danivina kere) and eventually Davanagere.

General Profile

Number of Taluk Panchayat                     6
Number of Gram Panchayat                  230
Number of Villages                              803

Davanagere District lies in the Bayalu Seeme or the Maidan region on the Deccan Plateau. The district is bounded by Shimoga District, Haveri District, Chitradurga District, and Bellary District. Food:Davangere is also famous for its special cuisine, particularly Dose, Benne dose, Benne kali dose, Benne Open Dose, Benne Masala Dose, Set dose and Open Dosa. Kara-mandakki (spiced puffed rice), Menasinakaayi, Nargis Mandakki, Attikai Bonda and Gulladaki Undi, and Manjula Mandakki. Davangere Benne dose is a famous dish across the state. Language:Kannada is the major language spoken in Davangere.



Kundwada tank, Betur, Sulekere, Bagali, Karanji Mantap, Ane konda
Kundwada tank is nearly 253 Acres. Recently, it was rennovated and treated as Summer Water Storage Tank. Betur is a place of Historic Significance. It was the capital of Tribhuvana Malla Pandya. When Betur was the capital, Davangere was a part of Betur. Sulekere, the pond is one of the largest in India. Bagali, Panchalinga temples on the premises of Kalleshwara temple and also beautifully sculpted Ugranarasimha idol. Karanji Mantap, the wonderful sculpture resembling the stone chariot in the middle of the tank looks similar from all the four directions. Ane konda, the place where elephants were tied up is a historical palce.

Art And Culture

Davagere town is a major trading centre of Karnataka state. Its midpoint location in the state makes it suitable for trading. The surrounding hinterland provide support to business at Davangere. Crops like Rice, Arecanut and Cotton are traded here. There are many rice mills making puffed rice and beaten rice in and around this town. Davangere was famous for textiles, with the DCM (Davangere Cotton Mills) brand being famous in India. Davangere was a major cotton textile exporter during the 1960s till the 80s. There is a Murugha Mutt (Shivayogi mandir) in the heart of the city at Jayadeva circle. Several religious and cultural programs are arranged there. Davangere is also known for its higher educational institutes, most of which are run by the Bapuji Educational Association & others. It has three major engineering colleges, two dental colleges, two medical colleges and a fashion design college.

Davanagere in Karnataka I

Davanagere, Harihar, Jagalur, Honnali, Channagiri, Harapanahalli
1,790,952 (2001)
333 /km2
Time zone
IST (UTC+5:30)
5975.97 km2
Pincode : 577001-006 Telephone +91 (0) 8192 Vehicle KA-17