Davanagere district was formed in 1997 carving out portions of Shivamogga, Ballari and Chitradurga districts. Davanagere is in the centre of Karnataka, 260 kms north-west of Bengaluru. Davanagere was initially known as “Devanagiri” which then changed to “Davanagere”. Davanagere is popular for the textile industry.

Davanagere Cotton Mills is a very popular name and is thus known for its cotton yield and cotton mills.

Davanagere Benne Dose is a sought after breakfast delicacy not to be missed when in Davanagere and the sweet dish named Udyogare which is specifically made only in Davanagere which one should not miss.

Shantisagara, Harihara, Kondjji Lake, Santhebennur pushkarani, Theertharameshwara, Glass House And Duggamma Temple are Davanagere’s most popular tourist attractions.