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Anthargange Tourism

Anthargange is situated in the Kolar district of Karnataka in the Shathashrunga range, about 70 km from Bangalore. The mountains at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantations are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

The name Anthargange refers to the perpetual spring that flows through the rocks from the middle of the mountains. The name literally means 'Inner Stream' or 'Ganges from the deep' in Kanada. The origin of this stream is still a mystery. It also houses the Kashi Vishweshwara Temple which attracts devotees as well.

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Limitless experience amidst the hillock

Basking 401 feet high in the Kolar district of Karnataka, Anthargange is an irresistible rocky hill range that excites the adventure seekers. Located around 70 km from Bangalore, this unusual destination of piled up volcanic rocks formation site is a must visit to have an eye captivating illusionistic experience. The natural caves exploration is amongst the highlighted activities you must do while in Anthargange. Apart from the cave exploration, you can take the plunge of doing a night trek in these gorgeous hill range amidst the dense forest skirting the destination.

Anthargange is also famous for peppered 7 villages which have a natural supply of fresh water from beneath the ground. A very popular and well-celebrated temple hiding atop this little destination is the Anthargange Temple, which again is a must visit to pay homage to the prayerful soul inside you. Anthargange satiates the adventure enthusiasts in you in form of trekking the hill range strolling under the moonlight to have a winsome experience, the cave explorations, rappelling, rock climbing, the temple tour and witnessing the sunrise and the sunset through the fringed mountain range challenges the adventure enthusiasts, photo fanatics and religious souls from around the world.

Restaurants and Local Food in Anthargange

The availability of food near the range is questionable. There are small tea-stalls that offer biscuits and light snacks. However, it is advisable to carry your own food. You can also get some food parceled from small hotels on the way from Kolar
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One Day Itinerary

Arrive in Anthargange. Reach the base of the beguiling hill range. Explore the caves tucked beautifully circumscribed through the dense vegetation. Take a small trek. Take a small break and refreshen up. You can later opt to go back to your hotel or opt for a night trek in the fringed hill range of Anthargange. It is usually advisable to take a night trek umbrella'd under the moonlight since the rock hills get piping hot during the day time. Once you have reached over an altitude of 4000 ft, you can sit back. Lit a bonfire and relax for the night and watch the star-studded sky from here. Wait there till the sunrise and bask yourself in the glory this splendid view. Head back to the hotel. Rest for a while. Head to the famed Anthargange temple. Post this you can pay a visit to the gorgeous seven villages that are tucked in this little district of Kolar and discern the visionary destination.

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What's Great?

Natural Volcanic Rock formation. Pleasant weather during Winter. Closest weekend Getaway from Bangalore. Natural Hot water Spring in Anthargange Temple. Adventure Sports - Rappelling, Rock climbing, Cave explorations.

What's Not So Great?

Hot and humid during Summers. No direct flight or bus connectivity. Monsoons are wet and extensive. Food not easily available.

For Whom?

Great for the population of Bangalore and nearby places to get away from their chaotic and mundane fast paced everyday life. Perfect location for couples, friends, adventure enthusiasts, history buffs, photo fanatics, and pilgrims as well.

How To Reach Anthargange

The nearest railway station from Anthargange is Kolar which is 3 km away. The broad gauge railway stations nearest to Anthargange is in Bangalore (68 km). The nearest airbase is in Bangalore located 70 km away. Taxis and motorbikes are easily available from Bangalore to Anthargange.

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Surbhi Parashar 1 year ago
- Carry food preferable dry snacks or instant ready meals
- Carry torches with extra battery in case of going for cave explorations at night
- Wear rubber soled shoes to climb the rock and prevent slipping
- The place is packed with monkeys who are an expert in searching and snatching food from the tourists. Beware of that
- Carry lighters or matchboxes to make a small bonfire during night cave explorations