This industrial town, renowned for its cloth mills and granary, is one of the major cities in Karnataka. The administrative headquarters of Davangere district, Davangere is popularly known as the Textile Capital of South India or the Manchester of the South. Davangere is also famous for delicacies like Benne Dose, Mandakki-Menasinakaayi and Gulladaki Undi.
Davangere is located on the south-central part of Karnataka on NH4 at a distance of about 260 Kms away from Bangalore. Situated on the banks of the river Noyyal, Davangere is nestled at the foothills of the Western Ghats.
About 12-km away from Coimbatore railway station is the Marudhamalai temple of Lord Muruga. The temple is situated on the Marudamalai (Maruda is the colloquial form of Marunthu which means medicine; Malai means mountain) mountain and is one of the most visited temples in the region, the reason being that the presiding deity, known as "Dandayuthapani" is believed to have performed several miracles here. In the course of the epic fight to kill Ravana, Lakshmana, the younger brother of Lord Rama, was hit by Ravana's s... read more