Anthargange is a destination that will surely please the adventurous. The name Anthargange actually refers to a perennial spring which lies on the hills to the east of the Kolar district in Karnataka. The spring gushes its ways through some massive rock formations that come together to form a warren of big and small caves. This rocky hill range has a dense forest at the base, which is also worth exploring. The vegetation thins out towards the apex of the rock structure and the top is crowned with some thorny bushes.
How to Reach
No buses are available for Anthargange; hence, tourists have to hire taxis, cabs, cars or bikes to reach the destination. The journey by motorcycle is quite exciting as the distance is not much and the surroundings are beautiful.
The nearest railway station to the destination is the Kolar Railway Station, which is well connected to all the nearby cities and towns. Travellers can hire taxis, cabs or motorbikes to reach Anthargange, which is just 3 km away from Kolar
The nearest airport to Anthargange is the Bangalore International Airport, which caters to both domestic and international tourists. Situated at a distance of about 70 km from Anthargange, the airport is connected to different parts of India as well as the world, including European, Asian, American and Middle East countries.
Chikballapur is the district headquarters of the new Chikballapur district of Karnataka. This district, which was previously a part of Kolar district, has many fascinating tourist attractions.Chikballapur town lies about 50 km from Bangalore and is the district headquarters of the Chikballapur district. This district is the Birth place of the engineer/statesman Sri Visveswarayya, and is an educational center, with many existing and proposed educational Institutions like the IIT Muddenahalli, The Visveswarayya Institute of Advanced Technology and the Sri Sathya Sai Baba University.
With its bustling malls, ever packed roads and high rise buildings, Bangalore provides a new face to contemporary India one that the younger generations can relate to. Kempegowda, a chieftain from the Vijayanagara Kingdom, established the first major settlement in what is currently modern Bangalore, in the year 1537.
Kurudumale is located in the Kolar district of Karnataka and is a well known pilgrim spot. The Ganesha idol at Kurudumale is regarded as a very powerful one and legend states that the idol was personally installed by the triumvirate of Gods Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. The temple was built around the idol by the Vijayanagara kings. There are several other legends associated with Kurudumale. The name itself is derived from the words Koodu and Malai. This literally means meeting place'. The area was so named because the locals claim that this was the place where the Gods used to descend when they felt the need for recreation. The Ganesha temple has a 13.5 feet idol and the entire structure is done in two distinct styles. Again the legend is that the difference in styles is because the temple was designed by two different architects the famed ancient artist Janakchari and his son Dakanachari. The Someshwara Temple at Kurudumale is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is even older than the Ganesha Temple. It can be traced back to the reign of the Cholas. Kurudumale is at a distance of 100 kilometers from Bangalore airport and is easily accessible by road.
The quiet little town of Kolar lies in the eastern edge of Karnataka. Spread over an area of 3,969 km, Kolar borders Tamil Nadu as well as Andhra Pradesh, thus earning it the sobriquet of the Eastern Gateway to Karnataka'. Kolar is today famous for its gold mines but it has a golden past as well - a past that has given the town some truly magnificent temples and fortresses. One of the myths and legends that revolve around Kolar is that it was the abode of Valmiki, the ancient saint. Lord Ram visited him in Kolar after his exile and it was here the Goddess Sita took sanctuary when Lord Ram banished her from his life. Their sons Luv and Kush were born in Valmiki's ashram at Kolar. The warrior-saint Parasuram reportedly lived in the green hills that fringe the western side of Kolar. As far as recorded history is concerned, Kolar's name is evocative of its past. Kolar is derived from the word Kolahahapura which means `violent city'. The hills of this cool little town have seen violent battles between the Cholas and the Chalukyas dynasties. The remains of this glorious past can still be witnessed in the town. The Kolaramma and Someshwara temple are worth visiting. Other popular activities for visitors include adventure sports like parasailing and rock-climbing. Kolar is located 65 kilometers from Bangalore and is well connected by rail and road.