Antharagange: Dakshina Kashi hills hidden in the vicinity of Bangalore
Many people end their trip just at the temple. But there is much more for the trekkers, as we went up the hill trekking into wilderness. We passed through dense forests on the hill and we could hear the stream of water gushing from the top of the hill. The chirping of the birds was very pleasant to hear. The climb gets tough at times but the scenic view from the top drives away all the tiredness. We went to a certain distance where from a rock we could see the entire area and farmlands below at the ground. On climbing further we reach a dargah which is also frequented by many people in the region and beyond that are a series of villages. We stopped at where we were as we were short of time and started climbing back through the same route.
This was a very enriching experience and would definitely want to do this again. Its amazing to see so many excellent destinations to explore near Bangalore.
How to reach: Bus: KSRTC buses ply regularly from Bangalore to Kolar. From Kolar, Antharagange is around 4 kms and can be reached by auto rickshaw.
By Bike/Car: Take the NH4 towards Kolar, after reaching Kolar town, ask for directions for Antharagange. Need to cross some narrow lanes before arriving at the base of the hills.
Food/Accommodation: Kamat Upachar is available at Narsapura (NH4) for food. Accommodation is available at Kolar if required.
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