Kolar

Kolar District - Karnataka

A landlocked district, Kolar is the Eastern gateway to Karnataka. It is famous for its erstwhile Kolar gold mines, cool hill stations, with fortresses and lofty temples. The area offers excellent opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, rock, climbing and parasailing. The district headquarters, kolar town is located 65 kms, north east of Bangalore. The town's eminence drew from the nearby Kolar Gold Mines which until recently actively produced a major part of the country's gold. Kolar is now well known for its silk farming and wool spinning. Places of interest include Kolaramma temple, Antharagange, Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur, Rangasthala, Minakanagurki, Viduraswatha, Mulbagal, Kurudumale, Avani, Virupakshi, Bangaru Tirupati, Chikka Tirupathi, Bethamangala, Budikote, Malur, Masthi, Tekal, Chintamani, Kaivara,Gummanayakanapalaya.

The Kolar district in Karnataka is bounded by Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh and has been at the center of history, with several dynasties ruling the region.

Historically The Banas and the Gangas ruled this region until the 9th and the centuries respectively. The Cholas took over this region around 1000 CE, and later on the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara rulers ruled this area. They were followed by the Deccan rulers of Bijapur and then the Mysore Wodeyars. This region is home to legends from the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

 


 
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