Sunday, 26 January 2014

Anthargange Night Trekking

                    
Starting point & Temple Entrance
                                Anthargange is a mountain located in the shasthashrunga range and is situated just 70 kilometers from Bengaluru, Antargange in Kolar is a substantial field of volcanic boulders and rocks. These boulders, all heaped one on another create a whole network of cave-like formations and tunnels that make this a great place for cave exploration, light trekking, and camping. The hill is at altitude of 1712 mts from sea level. This place is known as south kasi because of Kasi vishweshara temple.
                   
Camp Fire

Sunrise at Anthargange
                                        A long staircase leads to a temple.There is a stone bull here with water flowing out of its mouth. No one knows the actual source of the water, which is how Antargange got its name (Antargange literally means ‘Ganges of the Deep’). An hour of climbing uphill leads to the approach route into the caves. The entire route twists through a dark maze of rocks, boulders, between cracks, and enters holes that sometimes will allow just one person to crawl through, all of which make for an enlivening experience. It’s well connected by train and bus. Bus will go almost to the top at either side of the hill. Enoromous space of campfire.

Trekking distance: 2-3 kms

Trekking season: Anytime, Night also.

Difficulty level: 
Easy

Things to carry:
·                     Water
·                     Good trekking shoes
·                     Food
·                     Sleeping bag or tent if you are planning for night trekking
·                     Flashlight, first aid kit and knife

Time to reach peak:
  1 -2 hrs


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