Adventure / Trekking
#49 of 57 Places to Visit in Bangalore
Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 80 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Place Location: Near Kolar (4 Kms)
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: This place is close to Kolar (4 kms) and can be visited together
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 sourced from the spring. The place is full of monkeys and they also attack pilgrims for food sometimes. Visitors are advised to be careful and also take care of kids.
The Anthargange Caves are located on the peak which is about an hour trek from the temple. There are several caves on the hill top that can be explored by foot. Some of the caves are quite big and good for camping. Several visitors trek up the hill to camp overnight on the hill.
There are no food options at Anthargange. Please carry food from Kolar if you are planning spend time at Anthargange or trek up to the peak to visit the caves or planning a camp overnight.