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Haveri district is situated exactly in the centre of Karnataka. Haveri is located at a distance of 335 km from Bangalore. Haveri situated by the Pune - Bangalore National Highway No. 4. The name Haveri is derived from the Kannada words "havu" and "keri", which mean "place of snakes." Haveri was an important centre of the Kalamukha sect. Haveri is famous for its cardamom and Byadagi red chillies.
PLACES TO VISIT IN HAVERI DISTRICT
Byadagi is about 15 km from Haveri. Famous Byadagi Red Chillies are from this place. Inscriptions about the Rashtrakuta King Krishna II (901 AD) were found here.
Ranibennur is located at a distance of 26 km from Haveri. Ranibennur is popularly known as Gateway of Northern Karnataka. Ranibennur is a taluk famous for its rich commodity market. Commodities like cotton yarn, cotton seed, oil seeds, red chillies and betel nut are openly traded here. The famous temple in Ranibennur is "Basavanna Temple" located in Doddapete. The tomb of a Muslim Saint, Hazrat Jamal Shah is also famous here. The "Adavi Hanumappa" Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is located few kilometers outside the city.
Savanur is about 35 km from Haveri. The Nawab's palace, ruins of the fort and mosques are few attractions at Savanur. The great scholarly saint Shri Satyabodha Teertha's Brindavana is present at Savanur. The annual fair of Sathyabodhasvami Mutt during Phalguna Krishna Pratipat (March/April) attracts a huge crowd.
Haveri is well connected with almost all the important towns and cities in the State.
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