10 Best Things to Do in Kolar in 2020 (2153 Reviews)

The small town of Kolar has been known for its famous gold mines. However it has been a popular tourist destination if you wish to gain an insight into the rich history of Karnataka ruled over by several dynasties. The scenic destination is just 80 kilometers away from Bangalore with a plethora of exquisite temples and fortresses that have enchanted voyagers over a long period of time. The breathtaking landmarks are worth visiting at least once in your life offering you the best things to do in Kolar which is a much needed respite from the busy lives. The epical golden city of Kolar is the doorway to Tirumala (Tiriputi Temple), the abode of Lord Venkateswara and is located in the southern state of Karnataka.Kolar has several tourist attractions like Someshwara Temple & Kolaramma Temple. The Kolaramma temple is built and dedicated to Goddess Shakti.

The beautiful Someshwara temple is an exciting piece of architecture built during the Vijaynagara rule dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kolaramma temple, some distance from Someshwara temple, is also a place you shpuld add to your itinerary when in the Kolar district. The temple is historically rich and forms a significant part of the Kolar culture. 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. Another interesting destination near Kolar is Anthargange which is a popular hill and trekking spot among travelers leading to Sri Kashi Vishweshwara temple.

The remains of this superb history can still be witnessed in the town. Other well-liked activities for visitors include adventure sports like parasailing and rock-climbing. If you have got a taste for enjoying history and wish to explore more of the affluent past of India, take a look at Kolar and revel in the marvelous tourist attractions in the picturesque city. Find out the handpicked selection of things to do in Kolar for having a wonderful vacation on your next trip.

Kolaramma temple, some distance from Someshwara temple, is also a place you shpuld add to your itinerary when in the Kolar district. The temple is historically rich and forms a significant part of the Kolar culture.

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Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration Featured
Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

12H

Kolar

IMPORTANT:  PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR TOUR OPERATOR REGARDING FOREST PERMISSION REQUIREMENTS. OverviewThe Anthargange trek is one of the most coveted trekking spots near Bangalore. It's a unique confluence of trekking and cave exploration that takes the excitement one notch up. Anthargange hill is completely surrounded by boulders. Located around 65km from Bangalore near Kolar, the elevation of the top of this hill is 1712m above sea level. Anthargange Sunrise Trip is an unforgettable experience in terms of trekking and cave exploration. The trek which is around 3km in length, you will find it to be pretty moderate as the trek starts with finding a way through broken rocks and tricky path in the boulders to finally arrive at the cave site to explore. This amazing experience of making your way through the formation and crawling at times because of the cave's volcanic rock formation is a tale that will become everyone's point of envy.The experience at Anthargange cave takes you back to prehistoric times, where you finally could be a Cave Man. Unwind by the bonfire and let the magic of early dusk hours captivate you. All the efforts and wait pays off right after the completion of the trek when you get to witness the mesmerizing sunrise from atop the mountain. And, if luck favors, you might catch a glimpse of some wild animals around. As the dusk fades away, make your way back through the cave to the base.This adventure activity at Antargange is a must have experience around Bangalore.
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1150 Ratings

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Anthargange Trek And Caving With Durga Hill Climb
Anthargange Trek And Caving With Durga Hill Climb

1D

Kolar

About the Destination: One of the most stunning and gorgeous hill range in the Kolar district of Karnataka, Antaragange rises up to a height of 4,021ft. One of the most sought after adventure destinations in the state, it also appeals the adventure junkies looking for one day trek around Bangalore and also quenches all their yearnings for fun and adventure. Besides trekking near Bangalore, Antaragange also serves as a popular destination for rock climbing and several other exciting activities. On the other hand, the Durga Hill boasts of its serene and tranquil beauty. Located close to the Antaragange Temple, it entices the holiday seekers with its viewpoints that offers magical views from the summit. About the Activity with Details: After assembling at the decided pick-up point in Bangalore at around 06:00AM, embark on an early morning drive towards the Antaragange Hill; breakfast will be served on the way. Following your arrival at the destination at around 10:00AM, attend the briefing session by the tour facilitators and instructors. Once you are done with the briefing session, it will be time to begin the trek to the Antaragange Temple. Trial through the rugged, uneven and barren trails till you reach the temple site. Reaching the pious temple, seek blessings from the Gods and proceed towards the Launchpad Point and enjoy the stunning views of the underneath valley and the surroundings before you start trekking towards the Durga Hill. Advancing towards the hill, you will be reaching the Devil's horn, a huge rock that resembles the shape of a horn. Here onwards, the Antargange trek will continue through a boulder trails and you can enjoy rock climbing and bouldering in here. Starting from this point, you can either chose to climb these boulders and reach the peak, or you can prefer passing through the caves that are formed due to the irregular placements of the massive boulders. Passing through either of these enthralling routes, you will finally reach the Durga Hill peak, where you will witness a pristine lake resulting from the accumulation of the rain-waters between the rocks. Enjoy the panoramic views from the top and relish over the packed lunch at the summit. Post this, start trekking back to the base, and on arrival, start your return journey towards Bangalore by around 05:00 in the evening; expect to reach the city by 08:00PM. Duration: 1 Day (14 Hours approx.) Timings: 06:30AM – 08:00PM Activities: Trekking, Temple Visit, Rock Climbing Highest Altitude: 4,022ft Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging 
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380 Ratings

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380 Ratings

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Anthargange Adventure in Bangalore
Anthargange Adventure in Bangalore

1D

Kolar

About the Activity:Anthargange - this beautiful rocky hill range is situated at about 1226 Meters (4021ft.) high in Kolar district around Bangalore. You will be picked up from Bangalore at around 06:30 AM followed by breakfast on the way. You will arrive at the Anthargange base between 09:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Post a briefing session, start with the activities at around 10:30 AM. Enjoy juice and snacks by 01:00 PM and you can enjoy a delicious lunch at around 02:30 PM. You will depart from the base camp at around 04:00 PM and will be expected to reach Bangalore around 06:30 PM.
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396 Ratings

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396 Ratings

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Golfing Experience in Bangalore
Golfing Experience in Bangalore

5H

Kolar

About the destination: Golf is an elite game that can be enjoy by people of all ages. Enjoying a game can be both a physical workout and a good way to relax at the same time. Bangalore with its brilliant weather makes it an ideal destination for Golfing.  Offering this experience is a world-class championship course designed by a living legend Ron Fream. Learn to play a game of golf at the academy with certified instructors at a Golf Course that was designed by Golfplan under the able leadership of Ron Fream and Kevin Ramsey. Located in the neighbouring Kolar Gold Fields, the course is spread over 150 acres. Description: This beautiful piece of land is crafted to suit the needs of any aspiring golfer. This 18-hole, 72 par, 7000 yards course is made keeping in mind the ecological needs such as water conservation.. Your day will begin with a sumptuous breakfast after which you can head to practice the game for some time, with experienced instructors who will guide you along every step explaining the various nuances of the game. The natural lakes and the rocky outcropping, the tees built into granite shelves, ball flights across rocky slabs and exquisite bent grass greens weaving through rusty boulders make the site unique, you can explore the site and take a few more swings before heading for lunch. Just after lunch, a small competition will be held amongst friends and family. With drinks and food, this day is sure to be memorable.  
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39 Ratings

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Golf Lessons at Zion Hills
Golf Lessons at Zion Hills

1D

Kolar

About the Activity:If you always wanted to excel yourself in the game of golf, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Embark on this amazing tour to Zion Hills in Bangalore and get a chance to learn the game of golf from experienced professionals, along with a peaceful day away from the hustle and bustle of city.Reach the place at around 08:00 AM in the morning and start your day with a lip-smacking breakfast.After which, start your golf lessons in a majestic 18 holes golf course fitted with interplay of rock, water & grass 150 yard granite ledge; contoured fairways, big bold bunkers, and spacious tees Massive A4 Bent grass greens, for two hours.After the amazing golf session, savour your taste buds with a delicious lunch and relax for rest of the day.End your amazing day out to Zion hills at around 5 PM in the evening. 
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34 Ratings

4.0

34 Ratings

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Family Camp Out, Bangalore
Family Camp Out, Bangalore

2D/1N

About the activity: Enthral in this delightful family day outing in bangalore  in this amazing getaway destination. For a family person, searching an ideal getaway destination for the entire family becomes tricky at times. Escape to this perfect place which provides you an ample dose of nature. Camp right in nature’s abode – show your kids the importance of indulging with nature. This child friendly getaway destination is one place which promises you with full dose of fun and no worries at all. Delight in the picturesque sceneries that will instantly help you in forgetting all the humdrums of city life. Take a break from the digital life and camp under blue sky. Give your kids a golden experience of visiting the Black Buck Sanctuary, enthral in a refreshing nature walk. You can also experience a tribal life while vacationing here – enjoy the bumpy bullock cart ride that will energise you for the rest of the activities in store. Delight in this stunning family day outing in bangalore  that takes you far-far away from city life. Meal Types: Welcome Drink and Snacks, Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Buffet Dinner (1), Wholesome Breakfast (1) and Lunch (1)  Accommodation Types: Tented accommodation Activities: Camping, Bullock Cart rides, Nature walk, Visit to Black Buck Sanctuary, Nature Exploration activities. Difficulty Level: Easy
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32 Ratings

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32 Ratings

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Anthargange Sunrise Trek with Cave Exploration
Anthargange Sunrise Trek with Cave Exploration

12H

Kolar

OverviewIMPORTANT:  PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR TOUR OPERATOR REGARDING FOREST PERMISSION REQUIREMENTS. The Anthargange trek is one of the most coveted trekking spots near Bangalore. It's a unique confluence of trekking and cave exploration that takes the excitement one notch up. Anthargange hill is completely surrounded by boulders. Located around 65km from Bangalore near Kolar, the elevation of the top of this hill is 1712m above sea level. Anthargange Sunrise Trip is an unforgettable experience in terms of trekking and cave exploration. The trek which is around 3km in length, you will find it to be pretty moderate as the trek starts with finding a way through broken rocks and tricky path in the boulders to finally arrive at the cave site to explore. This amazing experience of making your way through the formation and crawling at times because of the cave's volcanic rock formation is a tale that will become everyone's point of envy.The experience at Anthargange cave takes you back to prehistoric times, where you finally could be a Cave Man. Unwind by the bonfire and let the magic of early dusk hours captivate you. All the efforts and wait pays off right after the completion of the trek when you get to witness the mesmerizing sunrise from atop the mountain. And, if luck favors, you might catch a glimpse of some wild animals around. As the dusk fades away, make your way back through the cave to the base.This adventure activity at Antargange is a must have experience around Bangalore.
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122 Ratings

5.0

122 Ratings

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INR 1,150

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Newly Added Kolar Tour Packages
30 April 2015
Excellent
The caves are simply lovely to look at and we really liked the place so much. The trekking was also nice. It was little tiring but it was worth it. Had a nice time. Would like to take similar treks again.
14 May 2014
Excellent
it was a long trek , both Anthargange and Durga hills is like double gift to the trekking lovers. Camping can be done easily because the grounds are flat . We spent some quality time with our friends.
01 November 2018
Excellent
"Really awesome experience. First time we went night trekking to Anthargange. Well organized. Enjoyed campfire at peak. I suggest to who all want to experience the adventure can plan for this trek. Exploring the Anthargange (water place) moving between the rocks feels great."
23 April 2017
Excellent
"outstanding experience. had done this with my 13year old daughter as she wanted to try one such. very well managed by the team. though i wasn't sure if they had everything handy to deal-with in case of any eventuality. anyways, as an adventure.. this was Huge!"
07 April 2015
Excellent
Very well organized! PROS: 1. The staff went beyond their way to help us in the difficult parts of the caves. They were always around and ensured the safety at all times. 2. The communication from Thrillophilia and the tour operator was timely and travel details were shared well in advance. Seamless pickup and drop. 3. The breakfast was good. CONS: 1. The tour size could have been a bit smaller. With about 50-60 people in our group, it took a bit of a time for everyone to complete the trek. TIP: 1. Carry a light jacket with you as it might get chilly before sunrise. 2. Wear full sleeves t-shirt/lowers. Brilliant experience. Look forward to booking my next adventure with Thrillophilia!
08 October 2014
Excellent
The most amazing start I could ever find to adventure trips. Thanks to Thrillophilia,now for me personally,the word adventure has been redefined. It was the most beautiful experience anyone could ever go through and I am 120% sure, that this is just the start and there are miles to go before they sleep and miles to go before they sleep...