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Sri Durgambika Temple in Davangere

·  Summer: March-May (22°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: December-February (12°C - 33°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 08:00 p.m.
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Located about 260 km. northwest of Karnataka’s capital Bangalore is the city of Davangere which is home to many famous temples. Sri Durgambika Temple is the oldest among these temples and is a popular pilgrimage destination. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple was established by placing a holy stone brought from the village of Dugatti some 200 years ago. The present day temple was constructed in 1932.

It is believed that visiting the temple on Tuesday or Friday is quite auspicious. The goddess, also known as Durga Amma, is believed to fulfil the wishes of her devotees. A popular festival called Durgambika Devi Festival or Jatre is held once every two years in the month of March or April. The 10-day long celebrations draw pilgrims and tourists in huge numbers. Davangere is also home to the temples like Lingeswara and Subramanya and other tourist attractions like Kunduvada Kere Lake, Bathi Gudda Hill and others.

Road: National Highway 4 connects the city of Davangere with places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Goa. State transport buses and taxis are the best modes if you are planning a road trip to the temple. Auto-rickshaws are available to visit the temple from any part of the city.

Railway: Only about a km. from the temple is Davangere Railway Station from where one can conveniently access the temple on foot or in an auto-rickshaw.

Airway: Hubli Airport having air connectivity with Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai is the closest airport, about 154 km. from the temple. You will need to hire a taxi from the airport to access the temple.