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.