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"City of Milk & Silk"

Kolar Tourism

Kolar is a city in Karnataka, around 55 km from Bengaluru. Famous for its gold mines and milk-production industry, Kolar has been an important hub of Karnataka since 350 CE. It is currently one of the largest milk producers in the world and the largest in South India. It is a historic town, once known as the sacred Avantika-Kshetra, famous for its religious temples and spots.

The city was initially known for its gold as well. It was once called the 'Golden City of India' because of the Kolar Gold Fields, which was one of the largest Gold Mines in the world until it was shut down in 2001. It is also one of the highest silk-producing districts in Karnataka. 

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Kolaramma Temple - Centuries Old Temple Built by the Chola Kings
Mystical Someshwara Swamy Temple Backside View
The Ever Famous Kalyana Mantapa at Someshwara Temple, Kolar

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What is famous about Kolar?

Rich in historic culture and heritage. Home to the most prominent, now non-functional, Kolar Gold Mines.

What is not so good about Kolar?

Hot & humid climate.

Who should visit Kolar?

Anyone enthusiastic about mining history, ancient history & religious culture.

What is the best time to visit Kolar?

The best time to visit Kolar is between October and March as these are the cooler winter months. It is best to avoid the summer and monsoons as Kolar can get hot and humid.
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What is the best way to reach Kolar?

Kolar is well connected by road and rail. Kolar Railway Station(KQZ) is well connected to most railway lines. The closest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport (1 hour 31 minutes by road). 
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What are the places near Kolar?

The top places near to Kolar are Bangalore which is 53 km from Kolar, Anthargange which is located 5 km from Kolar, Nandi hills which is located 48 km from Kolar, Yelagiri which is located 88 km from Kolar, Savandurga which is located 85 km from Kolar

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