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Written by: Akshatha
Updated: Monday, August 22, 2016, 12:33 [IST]
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Antharagange is one of the beautiful and interesting trekking places near Kolar which has a lot for exploration! Known as the 'Kashi of the South', Antharagange has become popular as one of the famous weekend getaways from Bengaluru (Bangalore).

The name 'Antharagange' comes from a small perennial stream that falls on the Shiva Linga from the mouth of the bull statue. Since nobody knows the source of this water, it is called as Antharagange 'Hidden Ganges' or 'Ganges from the deep'.

Antharagange

Antharagange
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Antharagange is a mainly known for the rocky paths and numerous caves that give an opportunity for adventure.

Prominent Attractions in Antharagange

Anthargange is not just a trekking spot but also a pilgrimage site. Many visit the Kashi Vishweshwara Temple here. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and hence the name Dakshin Kashi or Kashi of the South.

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You can several monkeys at Antharagange
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Devotees believe that the stream falling from the bull has medicinal qualities. Hence, many collect this water as it is said to cure diseases. Antharagange is considered as a holy place, and it gets many visitors year round.

Trekking at Antharagange

Antharagange is one of the top trekking places around Bengaluru (Bangalore). The trekking trail starts just behind the temple. Though it is a rocky hill, it is thrilling to enjoy the scenic vistas from the hill.

Caves Exploration

Another prominent part of Antharagange Trek is the cave exploration. There are many caves at Antharagange Hills, and visitors do not miss out on getting a sneak-peek of the caves. However, it is advisable to take a guide for cave exploration as you might lose your way.

Antharagange also has villages on top of the hill; there is also a mosque in one of the villages.

Antharagange

Steps for Trekking
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Best Time to Visit Antharagange

Post-Monsoon season from October to February is the best time to visit Antharagange. Since, it is a rocky hill, avoid going in summer. You won't be able to trek easily in hot weather.

How to Reach Antharagange

Antharagange is around 6km from Kolar. It is around 70km from Bengaluru to Antharagange.

By Bus: Kolar is the nearest town, and many government buses go from Bangalore to Kolar on a daily basis. However, it is better to hire a cab or a private vehicle for Antharagange trip.

By Train: Kolar Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Click: How to Reach Kolar

Enjoy a splendid day at Antharagange! Not to miss the scenic vistas at the peak.

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