A 10th century Kannada poet, Adikavi Pampa said, “It is a virtue to be born in Banavasi as a human.” Banavasi is the oldest town in Karnataka. With a history that dates back to the 4th century AD, this sleepy town has seen history being made. It has been witness to the rise and fall […]
Haveri, located at the center of the state of Karnataka in India, is a small town in the district of Haveri. It's often referred to as the gateway to the north of Karnataka. Haveri is quite popular all over India for its Byadagi red chilies and cardamom. It's also the hometown of one of the greatest poets, Kanaka Dasa. This place was the center point of Chalukyan architecture which boasts of the heritage and culture that existed during ancient times. Around a 1000 maths or monasteries existed in this town during the olden times of which the Hukkeri Math still remains and is quite popular among tourists.
Nagareshvara temple, Bankapura, Haveri. Image courtesy Dineshkannambadi
Lying in the ruins of the Bankapura Fort, the Nagareshvara temple built in the 12th century is a monument of national importance which is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The fascinating structure and carvings of the Trakeshwar temple which is an example of the architectural magnificence of the Hoysala Empire is another place of historical importance in this town. Besides these, the Galageshwar temple is also popular among tourists. The Bankapura Peacock sanctuary that is exclusively for the breeding and conservation of peacocks and the Blackbuck sanctuary near Rannebennur are also famous tourist destinations. The months from September to January is considered the best time to visit this place. Know more about Haveri here.
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