Haveri is a City in Karnataka, India, It is the administrative headquarters of Haveri District. The name Haveri is derived from the Kannada words haavu and keri, which means place of snakes. Haveri is famous for its cardamom garlands. It is said that Haveri had around 1000 mathas (sacred religious places; Kannada - ಮಠ) in ancient days. One of the famous mathas is Hukkeri Math. Haveri is also famous for marketing Byadagi red chillies, which are well known all over India. Around 25 km away, there is a place called Bada which is the birthplace of the poet Kanakadasa.Haveri is 7 hours away from Bengaluru by train. It is the middle way stop between Hubli and Davanagere. It is the stop 76.5 km before Hubli and 72 km after Davanagere. By road, it is about 340 km from Bengaluru on NH-48 towards Mumbai. It is located 307 km north of the port city Mangalore.