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Kolar is categorised as Business and Transit

Kotlingeshwar Temple
Someswara Temple Kolar (Photo Courtesy: Dineshkannambadi)
Kolaramma Temple - Photo Courtesy Hariharan Arunachalam
Photo Courtesy -Vedamurthy

Reasons to Visit
  • Kolar is situated 75 kms east of Bangalore on the Bangalore - Tirupati route and known for India's first and most renowned gold fields.
  • Kotilingeshwar Shiva Temple situated 6 kms from Gold frields, has the world's tallest Linga (108 ft). Devotees and tourists visit the temple all round the year.
  • Mahashivratri is peak day for the Kotilingeshwar Shiva Temple when over hundred thousand pilgrims arrive here for darshan.
  • Kolar is an ex-Bangalore getaway and a stopover on the Bangalore - Tirupati route
  • Temples to Visit Enroute Tirupati"Kotilingeshwar Shiva Temple situated 6 kms from Kolar Gold frields. The temple has the tallest Shiva Linga (108 ft). Devotees and tourists visit the temple all round the year while travelling enroute Tirupati and ex-Bangalore (90 kms). "
  • Transit Destinations on Chennai - Bangalore route"Kolar lies 60+ kms from Bangalore on the Chennai - Tirupati route and therefore a convenient luncheon stopover for travellers arriving from Chennai."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Bangalore (66 kms), Tirupati (184 kms), Salem (210 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Kolar
  • Kolar is connected by Day train with Bangalore

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  • Kotlingeshwar excursion

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  • Morrit Farm stay

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Someswara Temple is a 15th century Vijayanagara style temple. The temple has a large tank.
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    Kolaramam temple is an 11th Century temple is with Dravida Style
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    Kotilingeshwara a Lord Shiva temple renowned for having one of the largest Shivalinga in the world (108 ft). Nandi in front of the temple is also quite large (35 ft). Devotees have installed millions of smaller shivalingas in an area around (estimated to be 9 million). There are eleven small temples of various deities constructed within the premises of the Lord Kotilingeshwara temple. Kotilingeshwara is a major draw on festival days (especially Mahashivaratri)
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Nearest Airport in Kolar
  • Bengaluru International Airport ( BLR ) , Bangalore-66 Kms
Railway Stations in Kolar
  • Kolar ( KQZ ), Kolar
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