Antaragange is a fascinating destination for caving, situated in the Kolar district, near Kolar Gold Fields. It is located at a distance of 67 kilometers from Bangalore, so is often chosen as the most ideal spot for one day(24 hours) or weekend trips (48 hours).It is a serene, calm and a holy place consisting of a hill full of boulders with a temple in between. The temple has a mysterious underground stream so; this place is named as Antaragange. The ride becomes more exciting in a motorcycle or bike that you can hire in Bangalore from Ziphop.in.
For a luxurious stay you can opt for Silvan Villa Resort, Woody Hotel, Hotel Gets Grand, RR Comforts and Hotel Madhuram etc. If you want cottages to stay over, then Morritt Farms at Sri Nagar on the Kotilingeshwara road is a good option. Some budget friendly options are also available like SNN Lodge, Hotel Saidham, Manjunath Lodge, Gangotri Lodge and Vishnu Lodge etc.
Where to Eat
There are number of good restaurants and cafes who offer main course food from pure vegetarian to Non- vegetarian like Hotel Saidham, Mezbaan Foods Restaurant, Hotel Shri Shanthi Sagar, Surya Family Restaurant, Chinese Chakkar, Nandi’s Grand Restaurant, Land mark Restaurant etc. If you are looking for bakery items and sweets then check out a few options like Sai Bakery and Sweets and Just Bake which are also available at the vicinity of Kolar district.
While heading from Bangalore you need to take the NH-4 or Old Madras Road to reach Kolar. At Kolar just take left from the highway and go past the over-bridge, then again left after the bus stand and the road leads to the base of Antaragange. The Caves appear on the right side after a climb of 20 minutes.
Antaragange which is situated at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level has rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantation forest as one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration. These hillocks and caves are formed from volcanic rocks. Travelling up another 30 km, you can visit the Kotilingeshwara temple.
Activities and sightseeing
Wake up early by 6 to 7 am, take your breakfast and get ready for another set of interesting visiting places. You can visit to Kolaramma Temple which is located 4.2kms from Antaragange. Other places to visit are Lord Someshwara Temple, Zion Hills Golf County and Kolar Gold Mines.
Another interesting activity here in Kolar district is a bullock cart ride to the Menaka Gandhi Black buck sanctuary. Blackbucks are easily spotted in the morning and evening times. You can finish your whole sightseeing tour up to 6-7 pm. Then leave on your rented bike or motorcycle in Bangalore from Ziphop.in, to get back by 8pm.
Route to Antaragange:
Start from Bangalore by 6am to reach Antaragange by 8 am.
Starting point – Bangalore
Location – Kolar
Distance – 67 kilometers