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Tourism in Davanagere

Most travellers in the state of Karnataka would agree that Davanagere offers a rich variety of options for a visitor. This district, having a colourful historical relevance in addition to cultural artefacts provides one with temples and forts to witness. These are places such as Bathi Gudda, Anekonda, Uchangidurga and other forts which reflect the rich architecture characteristic of this region.

Tourism in Davanagere

Uchangidurga, a place of historic significance is a popular location on every tourist's itinerary. Located at a distance of about thirty kilometers the fort of Uchangidurga can be easily approached from the city of Davanagere. This fort is believed to be associated with the Hanuman temple in Kariadidurga - the land of the bear. This city of Kariadidurga is also worth visiting when one arrives at the fort. Other cities of architectural beauty such as Santhebennur and Punyashthala located at a distance of forty and thirty eight kilometres respectively from the city of Davnagere are also worth visiting.

Davanagere Tourist Places

Tourists who are interested in the flora and fauna of south India also have a lot to look forward to at Davanagere. The presence of many hillocks offering spectacular views, wild life hotspots such as the Ranebennur sanctuary that protects rare blackbuck species of deer, and Kunduvada Kere, a lake rich in a variety of tropical fish makes Davanagere a treasure trove for a naturalist. There are other smaller lakes, waterfalls and wild life zones strewn across the region which have their own unique attractions.

Travel and Tourism in davnagere

As you travel from the city of Davanager towards Harihara you would approach the hillock called Bathi Gudda, a place of high religious importance for people of all faiths. This hillock located at a distance of only a few kilometres from Davanagere is the epicentre of celebrations once every year due to the presence of a temple and a Muslim shrine on it. Visitors to this part of the district tend to spend their time at the Bhati Lake located in its vicinity. These places make Davanagere an ideal tourist hub for tourists on the lookout for a variety of options.

How to reach Davanagere

The above mentioned tourist places can be accessed quiet easily from Davanagere. Ideally one can travel to this region from many other city such as Mumbai, Pune and Goa via transportation through highways. This is facilitated by the Karnataka state road transport corporation (KSRTC) which operates a variety of buses many times a week to Davanagere. Other popular modes of travel are through railways and flights. These are made possible via the daily passenger trains operated by south western Indian railways and local flights from the nearby Hubli airport.

Once you arrive at Davanagere, making your way from your place of residence to the above mentioned tourist places is a cinch thanks to the availability of buses, private vehicles for hire, and the central location of Davanagere. Many of the temples and lakes can be easily visited within a day's journey from Davanagere and the presence of a variety of transportation options makes it an economical venture.

Places to stay in Davanagere

Many hotels offering all modern comforts are available in Davanagere. Many of the cheaper hotels and hostels are located close to the old and the new bus depots. These places may not offer the best of rooms but are known for their low cost boarding. These hotels located close to the transportation centres prove to be useful when it comes to booking and travelling by buses and trains.

For the travellers who prefer more private and upscale accommodations, numerous resorts and hotels are available all across the district. These places offer a range of services and facilities dependent on their prices. Although finding a room at any season wouldn't be a hassle it is advisable to confirm your accommodation with a hotel or resort to ensure your holiday plans are not hindered.

Places to eat in Davanagere

Eat in Davanagere

The cuisine found in Davanagere is quiet characteristic of this region. Bread based on rice and other millets such as jowar are considered as an intrinsic part of one's daily meal. Pancakes or dosa's are another popular dish found in this region and it is consumed in various styles such as Benne Kali Dosa, Kara Mandaki and Benne Dosa. These dishes can be purchased from most restaurants and can also be obtained as take away dishes. Many tourists prefer to carry parcels of these dishes during their visits around Davanagere and have their meals as picnics. While one travels to the tourist sites, one tends to notice road side stalls serving food, these places called dhabas serve some authentic food as well. These food joints have become an integral part of the landscape of this region of Karnataka.

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