Kolar Tourism

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Bhavan Kochana

Bhavan Kochana5.0/5

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Short drive destination

Kolar is a small town which is about 70 km from Bangalore. It's a beautiful place to visit before sunrise or sunset. Roads are super awesome for those who love short drive over the weekend. You will find few good restaurants, sunflower plantation, grape plantation, mango plantation and cafe Coffee Day for a stop over to spend some time.

Cafe Coffee Day is the favourite among the above list. It's opened for 24/7 and on most of the weekend nights it's full. Since it's the one only Cafe Coffee Day which is nearer to Bangalore apart from Mysore road Cafe Coffee Day. All you can enjoy is the journey while you reach Kolar. Other than this nothing much to do in Kolar city. May be few temples where you can visit if you like.

Overall, a good destination just for a morning or evening ride/drive for group of friends.

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Sandip Das

Sandip Das4.3/5

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Weekend Getaway at Morritt Farms

We went to Morritt Farms in Kolar for the weekend before Republic day for a family outing. The farm is around 90kms from Bangalore.

The drive to the farm was really comfortable once you crossed the tollway after the KR Puram hanging bridge. After driving on Bangalore roads, it was a pleasure driving along NH4 enjoying the clean air and open roads. It took us 2.5 hrs to reach. The final 200 mits to the farm was via a kuccha road, but that was fine.

We reached around 4 in the evening on Saturday and checked in, just in time for some tea and snacks. The kids were very excited once they saw the rabbits, geese, ducks, goats, sheep and puppies roaming around. The rabbits though were in their cages. They had facilities for some basketball and volleyball and we started with a bit of both. The swimming pool was nice with clear, clean water, open to the elements, but it was cold so we did not use it. There were some slides, swings and parallel bars that the kids took full advantage of. At night they lit a bonfire which all of us enjoyed, it being a cool night.

The food they served for dinner and lunch was good, just like home cooked food, slightly on the hotter side. We did have some extra snacks before dinner and it was really good. They also provided us with extra blankets, pillows and hot milk at night for the kids. The staff were very helpful and courteous. The next day we went for a bullock cart ride into the nearby forest which was a slightly jarring but enjoyable experience. We managed to see some black bucks in the forest which was a rewarding experience. After we came back it was time for some basketball and lunch before we started back. Surprisingly, probably because it was Sunday afternoon we had a comfortable drive back and reached home in 2 and a half hours.

There were some places nearby to check out like the Kolar Gold Fields and the Koti Lingeshwara Temple, but we just stayed put at the farm to relax. Overall it was a nice and relaxing experience. I think it would be better to start off a bit early, have breakfast on the way and reach there around 10 or 11 am. That way you can make use of the entire day.

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Kolar Overview

Kolar district is located in the state of Karnataka and is about 68 kilometres from Bangalore. Kollara is the capital of the district, which is also popular for its gold mining activities and its ancient history. The remains of the ancient fort that surrounded the city of Kolar are still there along with several popular ancient temples.

Kolar is located in the eastern part of Karnataka and acts as an intersection between the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is said to be the only location in India where gold mines are available. Kolar has a rich historical heritage as the central hub of dynasties such as Gangas, Cholas, Hoysalas and Vijaynagar Empire.

The ancient temple, churches, mosques and monuments, built here, belong to the ancient British period and are still here in good condition. Some of the most popular ancient temples located here are Someswara temple and Kolaramma temple.

The eastern boundary of Kolar is formed by the Ammerallikere tank while the northern boundary is formed by the Kodikannur tank, which is the major source of water for the region of Kolar. Compared to the other regions the town has very less ancient temples left in proper condition and very few new temples have been constructed here.

The climatic conditions in Kolar are of Savanna type and faces extremely hot climate. Summers are here in the region from the month of March to May and the climate is extremely hot during this time. The best time to visit Kolar is in the winters, from the months of December to February when the average temperature ranges from 25⁰ to 30⁰ Celsius.

Kolar is connected by buses, cars and trains. Since Bangalore is very close to Kolar, a day trip is possible easily with cab facilities or even by buses that run regularly between them. The closest airport is the Bangalore international airport, which connects many other major cities of India to this region.

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Antara Gange , Kolar

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Antara Gange , Kolar

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