Things to See in Kolar District, Karnataka

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How to reach there: You can reach Kolar district at different points like Kolar, Mulbagal, KGF from Bangalore by KSRTC bus and then you can continue to explore. If you have your own vehicle you can reach any place directly.

Route: Bangalore – Hoskote – Kolar

Where to stay:

1. At Kolar: Deepty Mahal (Rs 300/24 hours), Shanthi Sagar Hotel (Rs 250 – 300), Woody’s (Rs 750 – 1000+)

2. At Mulbagal: Hotel Reddy Delux

Where to eat:

1. At Kolar: Ruchi Sagar for light food, Shanthi Sagar, Tirumala (Near Deepty Mahal Tamaka, phone – 09611022320) – All these are veg restaurants

2. At Mulbagal: Hotel Reddy Delux

The economy of Kolar district may have been on the down swing since the closure of the gold mines in KGF is 2002. But historically it is still a gold mine and will remain so. I have visited Kolar district twice and it continue to attract me. The rugged hills and the dry air has a mystifying aroma in itself. Kolar features in the famous Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharath. I have found history dated back to more than 5000 years e.g – the Maha Ganapathi temple at Kurudmale. Travelling in Kolar district is like travelling back in time. What better, this places are not commercialised. Lets see what options we have:

1. Kolar and KGF

At Kolar you can see Kolaramma temple, Someshwara temple and Kolar hills or Kolar betta and Antaragange. At KGF you can see the gold mines after taking permission. Near to to KGF you can see Kotilingeshwara temple, Bytarayappana Betta, Bethamangala, Budikote and Guttahalli.

2. Mulbagal and Avani

In comparison, Mulbagal is a better town than Kolar though Kolar is the district head quater. At Mulbagal you can see Anjenaya temple, Subramanyeswara temple, Vittaleshwara Temple, Sripadaraja Math and Baba Hyder Vali Dargah. Near to Mulbagal you can see Kurudamale Maha Ganapathi Temple, Narasimha Teertha and Sri Virupaksheshwara Swamy temple. At Avani you can see Ramalinga temple, Shankar Mutt, and Luv Kush hill.

You make the above destinations as your launch pad to explore Kolar district. All the places of interest are nearby from the above destinations.

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