KOLAR - KURUDUMALE - AVANI - KOTILINGESHWARA

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Bangalore City Railway Station

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Ideal Start Time: 7 AM

Total Places Visited: 5

DAY 1 : KOLAR - KURUDUMALE - AVANI - KOTILINGESHWARA

Travel from Bangalore to Kolar

Kolar

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 5.30 AM - 1.30 PM & 5 PM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 80 kms from Bangalore, Kolar is a small town which was once famous for gold mines. Kolar has several tourist attractions like Someshwara Temple & Kolaramma Temple. Anthargange is about 4 kms from Kolar. Kolar is one of the popular tourist places to visit around Bangalore.

Someshwara Temple is a beautiful temple built in 14th century during Vijayanagara rule. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Someshwara Temple is famous for large temple tower built on a stone carved mahadwara. The temple has nice carvings on the pillars and large mahamandapa. There is also a stepped temple tank adjacent to the temple. The temple is located near Fort Area in Kolar.

Kolaramma Temple, situated at a distance of 100 meters from Someshwara Temple is another interesting place to visit in Kolar with lot of history. It is believed that the temple was constructed in 5th century during Ganga dynasty. The temple has several carvings from Chola rule .....

Adventure / Trekking

Duration of visit: 2-3 Hours
Timings: 24 Hours
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 80 kms from Bangalore & 4 kms from Kolar, Anthargange is a wonderful tourist place near Bangalore with religious significance as well as a nature & trekking destination. The place is famous for Anthargange Caves and Temple and which are quite famous as ideal places for trekking from Bangalore city, particularly well known for night treks and camping. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit around Bangalore.

Anthargange literally means Inner Spring, named after a spring originated in the hill and water flows through a bull statue at the temple in middle of the Anthargange hill. The temple is situated amidst thick vegetation and a wonderful spot to experience natural beauty of the area. Motorable road is available close to the temple but vehicles need to be parked at the entrance of the hill and need to walk up hill for about 15 minutes to reach the temple.

The temple is very ancient and considered sacred. There is a water pool formed by the water .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 116 kms from Bangalore, 41 kms from Kolar and 11 kms from Mulabagal, Kurudumale in Kolar district of Karnataka is famous for Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple and Someswara Temple.

The Ganapathi shrine is at Kurudumale is regarded as a very powerful. The beautiful temple was built during the reign of Vijayanagara kings. The Ganesha idol in this highly revered temple is 14 feet tall. The temple attracts large crowd during weekends and special festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi (Sep) is the most famous festival celebrated here.

The Someshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is believed to be built during Chola period and older than Ganapathi temple. The temple built using rock has interesting carvings. It is believed that this temple was architected by two different artists and the difference in pattern of carvings can be noticed. The tower of the temple sanctum is built in Dravidian style. There is a bull manadapa opposite to the main temple structure with a large monolithic .....

Avani

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 30 km from Kolar and 98.5 km from Bangalore City Junction, Avani is a small village in Kolar district of Karnataka. Avani is renowned for housing varied ancient temples. It is one of top historical places to visit as part of your Bangalore tour and among the popular sightseeing spots around Bangalore. It is also a popular location for rock climbing.

The village of Avani received a prominent place mainly due to the legends associated with it. According to mythology, goddess Sita gave birth to her twin children Lava-Kusha at Avani. It is also said that the war between Lord Rama and his sons Lava and Kusha took place in this village. As per the local belief, sage Valmiki, the author of the epic Ramayana was residing here during the period of Ramayana.

Another legend has it that when Sri Narasimha Bharati IV of the Sringeri Sharada .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 100 kms from Bangalore, 35 kms from Kolar and 14 kms from Bangarapet, Sri Kotilingeshwara Temple is a wonderful temple situated at Kammasandra village between Bangarapet and Bethamangala. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit as part of Bangalore tour and also one of the ideal one day trip near Bangalore.

Kotilingeshwara, meaning 10 million lingas, is one of the famous pilgrimage sites around Bangalore with great religious significance. This temple is famous for huge 108 feet Shivalinga, which is one of the largest in the world and 35 feet tall Nandi in front of it. There are lakhs of shivalingas all over the temple. The temple was built in 1980 over an area of 13 acres.

There are several other shrines inside the temple complex and they are usually visited while moving towards the main shivalinga. Apart from the main shrine .....

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