Antaragange is at a distance of 70kms from Bangalore. Surrounded by boulders some of which arranged in a certain manner form caves and hence this area is famous for cave exploration. Durga hill is quiet close to the Antaragane temple. Famous for the view from top of it, it has a very beautiful flat summit area, ideal for camping.
|06:00am||Pickup from Bangalore|
|Trek Briefing/ Distribution of Snacks|
|Start the trek|
|Reach Anthargange Temple|
|Reach Launchpad Point|
|Reach Durga Hill Base|
|Start the trek for Durga Hill|
|Reach Devil’s Horn|
|Reach Durga Hilltop|
|Rest & enjoy packed lunch|
|Descend for the base and leave for Bangalore|
Antaragange is a holy place which is believed to have a spring inside the mouth of a bull and gives continuous water in the pond inside the temple premises. This place is inside the widest ranges of hill of Kolar with a trail that is steep and narrow and is a known habitat for seven villages. There is a straight road from the Kolar Bus Stand to the base of the hill which is 4kms away. The initial stretch of the trail is the stairs that goes towards the Anthargange Temple.
There are dense green plants which have thorns at times and narrow steep corners. This path will lead to a flat surface of rock surface which gives a clear visibility of the surrounding small hills and also the town known as Kolar. There are several huge boulders arranged in such a manner that they form caves.
There is a huge rock in the shape of a horn and we like to call it as devil’s horn, climb this rock and see all the way you have been through to reach here.
There is a huge well and a small lake formed due to rain water when you take the path on the right side.
THINGS TO CARRY
|RUCKSACK||The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back||1|
|JACKET/SWEATER||The weather changes drastically, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is required at night and morning as it is cold.||1|
|CARGOS/ TRACK PANTS||A light synthetic track pant that can easily dry when wet in case of rainfall. Cargos are rugged and are good on jungle terrains which gives it a less chance to be torn down by thorns||1|
|T-SHIRT/SHIRT||T-shirt/Shirt Carry light cotton t-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Avoid carry black as it is a heat absorber.||1|
|CAP/HAT||A cap or a hat that can cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours.||1|
|SHOES||A pair of shoe with good traction and water proof body is an ideal match. Ensure that the shoes are not old or new, get used to the shoe if it is new, as a rule you should be comfortable to walk in difficult terrain for 6 hours at least.||1 Pair|
|SOCKS||Sports or cotton socks that don’t make your feet sweat on long walks. Carrying few extra pair is always a good idea in case they get wet||1 Pair|
|RAIN COAT/PONCHO||A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry when wet is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in Monsoon.||1|
|WATER BOTTLE||A 2 litre good leak proof water bottle. Don’t miss the chance to drink spring water, if any.||1|
|TORCH||A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset.||1|
|PERSONAL MEDICATION KIT||Crocin, Combiflam, Dettol, ORS, Betadine Cream, Volini Spray, Digene, Cotton, Crape Bandage and Band Aid or any other medicine which you take frequently.||1 Set|
|REPAIR KIT||Even if you don’t know how to use thread and needle still carry them, sometimes they can be the last resort.||1 Each|
|TOWEL||It should be light and easily dry after use.||1|
|TOILETRIES||Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience.||1 Each|
|SUN GLASSES||Sturdy, convenient to carry sun glasses for eye protection.||1|