Kolar district is located in Karnataka, a state in South India. The district is known for its gold mines and is popularly known as the “Golden Land” of India. Kolar dates back to the 2nd century A.D. and was ruled by different monarchs at different period of time. One of the most notable temples in Kolar district is the Kolaramma Temple. It is a 1000 century old temple built in the Dravidian Vimana style. The temple is dedicated to the presiding deity Goddess Kolaramma, an incarnation of Shakti. The temple premises are full of beautifully carved statues and artwork cut out of granite stones.
A prominent Lord Shiva shrine, Sri Kashi Vishweshwara Temple is located in Antara Gange, a mountain on the Shasthashrunga Mountain range. The remarkable feature of this temple is a pond which gets continuous underground water supply from the mouth of ‘Basava’, a stone bull. The mountain caves in the surroundings are popular among the trekkers. The Someshwara Temple in the Kolar town holds a lot of religious and archaeological significance. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple was built in the 14th century in the Dravidian style. Kotilingeshwara Temple in the Kammasandra village has one of the largest Shiva Linga in the world. Kolar is well connected by roads and railways. The nearest airport is at Bangalore, 67kms from Kolar town.