Haveri is 7 hours away from Bangalore by train. It is the middle way stop between Hubli and Davanagere. It is the stop 72 km before Hubli and 72 km after Davanagere. By road, it is about 340 km from Bangalore on NH-4 towards Mumbai. It is located 307 km north of the port city Mangalore.
Core area of Western Chalukya monuments includes the places Badami, Sudi, Annigeri, Mahadeva Temple (Itagi), Gadag, Lakkundi, Lakshmeshwar, Dambal, Haveri, Bankapura, Rattahalli, Kuruvatti, Bagali, Balligavi, Chaudayyadanapura, Galaganatha, Hangal. It was possible because Soapstone is found in abundance in these areas.
Haveri also comes under Core area of Western Chalukya architectural activity. The district is proud to be the birthplace of Santa Shishunala Sharif, the great saint Kanakadasaru, Sarvajnya, Hanagal Kumara Shivayogigalu, Wagish Panditaru, Writer Galaganatharu, Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayigalu, Gnyana Peetha Awardee Dr.V.K.Gokak and many more. The freedom fighters Mailara Mahadevappa and Gudleppa Hallikere.
History of Haveri district dates to pre-historic period. About 1300 stone writings of different rulers like Chalukyas, Rastrakutas are found in the district. Bankapura Challaketaru, Guttavula Guttaru, Kadambas of Hangal and Nurumbad are some of the well known Samanta Rulers. Devendramunigalu the teacher of Kannada Adikavi Pampa and Ajitasenacharya the teacher of Ranna Chavundaraya lived in Bankapura. This was also the second capital of Hoysala Vishnuvardhana. Guttaru ruled during latter part of the 12th century and up to end of the 13th century from Guttavol (Guttal) village as Mandaliks of Chalukya, independently for some time and as Mandaliks of Seunas of Devagiri. Shasanas found in Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur), a village near Guttal, reveal that Mallideva was Mandalika of 6th Vikramaditya of Chalukyas. Jatacholina, under the leadership of Mallideva built the Mukteshwar temple at Chaudayyadanapura (Choudapur).
Kadambas of Nurumbad during the period of Kalyani Chalukyas ruled about 100 villages with Rattihalli as their capital.Siddhesvara Temple
The centre of Western Chalukya architectural developments was the region including present-day Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Haveri and Dharwad districts;
Siddheshwara temple at Haveri a staggered square plan with dravida articulation and superstructure, 11th century CE. Miniature decorative dravida and nagara style towers at Siddhesvara Temple in HaveriBasavanna Temple
Utsav Rock Garden is situated at Gotgodi on NH-4 Shiggaon Taluk. It is blended with both modern and art where more than 1000 real life size sculptures are present. It has got 8 world records. It is a unique garden in the whole world.
Kadambeshwar temple at Rattihalli
Tarakeshwar temple at Hanagal
Someshwar temple at Haralahalli
Nagareshwar temple at Bankapura
Mukteshwara temple at Chaudayyadanapura
Siddheshwar temple at Haveri
Galageshwara temple at Galaganatha
Jain Basadi at Yalavatti
Kadaramandalagi Anjaneyaswami Temple
Mallari Temple at Gudda Guddaapura near Ranebennur
Mattibasaveshwara Temple at Badamgatti (Hangal Taluk)
Hanuman Temple at Nidasingi (just 30 km from Haveri and 18 km from Hangal)
Temples at Kaginele alone:Virabhadra Temple
Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha
All these depict the rich culture and history of Haveri District.
Other places of interest:Akki Alur
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Madaga Falls at Masur
Ranebennur Wild Life Sanctuary, also known as Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary
Dodda Hunsi Mara (Big Tamarind Tree) at Savanur
Sri Raghavendra Matha at Savanur (near Vinod Jain's home); 32 km from Haveri by road
Utsav Rock Garden - Contemporary Sculptural Garden located on NH-4, Gotagodi, Shiggaon Taluk, Haveri
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Recently, a Mini Vidhana Soudha was constructed on Devagiri hill. The Mini Vidhana Soudha hosts major government offices. The main office among these is the District Commissioner's office.
Haveri is located at 14.8°N 75.4°E / 14.8; 75.4. It has an average elevation of 572 metres (1876 feet).
The masters' Shri Rajiv Gandhi Karnataka University P G Centre, Kerimattihalli, Haveri is the developing educational institution. There are three major colleges in Haveri. One is Govt. First Grade College, Gudleppa Hallikeri College, and C. B. Kolli Polytechnic. Among other colleges are S. S. Women's Degree College, SJM Pre-University College, and SMS Pre-University College. Recently Govt. Engineering College was started. C.B.Collipolytechnic
Karnataka Public School, Hanagal Road, Haveri
- Lions English Medium School
- Gandhi Grameena Gurukula Hosarithi
- K.L.E's English Medium CBSE School (www.klescbsehvr.org)
- St. Michael English Medium School
- J. G. S. S. High School (Geleyar Balaga)
- J. P. Rotary School
- Hukkerimath Shivabasaveshwar High School
- S M S Girls High School
- H.L.V. English Medium School Savanur
- Mrutyunjaya High School Kurubagonda
- Shri Kalidasa High School, Kaginele bus stand, Haveri
- S J M Primary and High School, Haveri
- St. Ann's English Medium School. Haveri
- S V S high school Abalur
- Sri Sangana Basaveshwara High School, Tumminakatti.
- Govt High School, Tumminakatti.
- Gudleppa Hallikeri College (popularly known as GH College)(Science,Commerce and Arts)
- C B Kolli Polytechnic (CS, E&C, Mech, Cevil and IS)
- Govt. Engg. College (CS, E&C, Mech. and Civil)
- Govt. Majeed College Savanur
- S.J.M PU College, Haveri (Science, Commerce and Arts)
- Sri Sangana Basaveshwara PU College, Tumminakatti.
- sri hukkerimata shivabasaveshwar high school haveri
As of 2011 India census, Haveri had a population of 67102. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Haveri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 64%. In Haveri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.