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"A Cave Explorer's Paradise"

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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Anthargange Trek and Caves

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The small and big rocks of the mountain have caved in to form many small caves in the mountain. Cave exploring enthusiasts can find themselves occupied for an entire day.

Some of the caves are narrow and small, that requires to be crawled in to explore, which adds to the adventure and thrill. Night time treks and cave exploration activities are also available. 


Trekking in Anthargange

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The Anthargange mountain is a structure of small and big rocks coupled with natural springs and dense forest at the foot of the hill. This provides to be an excellent place for trekkers.

There are also some temples along the way to visit. The trek is of a moderate difficulty starting with staircase up to the temple and then followed by raw natural boulders and rocks, streams and caves. One can trek to the peak and stay overnight, have a bonfire and trek back the next day.

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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 is not so good about Anthargange?

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

What are the places near Anthargange?

The top places near to Anthargange are Bangalore which is 58 km from Anthargange, Kolar which is located 5 km from Anthargange, Nandi hills which is located 51 km from Anthargange, Ooty which is located 245 km from Anthargange, Coorg which is located 268 km from Anthargange

What is the 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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What is famous about Anthargange?

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 is the best time to visit Anthargange?

October to March is the best time to visit Anthargange when the monsoon drifts away, and the cold starts to settle in. Summers are hot and humid and may be uncomfortable for visitors as the trek becomes unbearable. Monsoons in Anthargange are gorgeous and can be used well for cave exploration.
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Who should visit Anthargange?

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.

What is the best way to reach Anthargange?

The only way to reach Anthargange is by road and rail. 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 airport is in Bangalore located 70 km away. Taxis and motorbikes are easily available from Bangalore to Anthargange.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Anthargange?

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.

How can I commute within Anthargange?

If traveling from Bangalore, you can avail all public transport facilities. There are regular local buses that go to Kolar from there you can take a rickshaw. You can also hire a private vehicle or a cab for an entire day. If traveling from Kolar district, there are plenty of intra-city buses and rickshaws to take you to Anthargange.

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Surbhi Parashar 2 years 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
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