Kan: ದಾವಣಗೆರೆ dāvaṇagere
‘Wormwood Tank’ City/District, Karnataka (Kar)
From KAN: davana, ‘Indian Wormwood’ [Artemisia indica]; KAN: keṟe, ‘tank’.
Davanagere is Karnataka’s seventh largest city and the glasshouse in its Botanical Gardens is the second largest in Asia.
It has two nicknames: ‘Manchester of Karnataka’, it was famous for its cotton; and ‘Heart of Karnataka’, it is almost dead centre.