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.
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.
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
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 DavanagereMany 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.