Haveri, a small township in Karnataka, serves as the administrative headquarters of the district of Haveri. Derived from the Kannada words ‘havu and keri’, Haveri means “the place of snakes”. This tourist destination is also favored for its cardamom garlands and is believed to be home to around 1000 maths (or sacred religious places), in the days gone by. Of the ones remaining until today, Hukkeri Math is the most famous and is known for its abundant produce of Byadagi red chillies, popular all over India.
Another place worth a look is Bada, the birthplace of poet Kanakadasa, located 25 kms away. If you plan to travel by train , then you may gear yourself for a 7 hours journey from Bengaluru, via Hubli and Davanagere. If you are traveling by road, then take the NH-4—Haveri is 340 km from Bangaluru towards Mumbai.