Trekking, Rappelling and Cave Exploration at Antargange - [25th January 2015] - Housefull 

Sixty kilometers from Bengaluru, Antargange in Kollar is a hill range with huge volcanic rocks and boulders scattered all over.  Thorny shrubs cover the hill, while there is dense plantation forest at the base.  Flight of steps, halfway the hill leads to an ancient temple.  The spring at this temple is claimed to wash off your sins.  The forty-five minutes hill climbing will keep you panting for breath and opens up for an extensive and beautiful green plateau on the top. 

Kolar town, the headquarters of this district was formerly known as Kuvalala. Kollar was the first capital of the Gangas, till about the 4th century A.D. In 1004 A.D., the Cholas annexed Kolar with their empire. Later, Kolar came under the Vijayanagar empire, before being taken over by the British in 1768.  In 1792, Kolar was given to Tippu Sultan, by the British. Haidar Ali of Mysore was born around 1722 in the tiny village of Budikote, near Kolar. Haidar Ali died in 1782 during the Mysore Wars. His body was embalmed and lay in state for four months before being moved to a mausoleum built by his son, Tipu Sultan, in the middle of a garden on the island of Srirangapatam.

Anthargange is an ideal location for light trek, rock climbing and camping.  Big and small boulders have heaped to form cave like formations offering exhilarating network of cave exploration activity.

Distance: From Bangalore: 60 km

Difficulty level: Moderate combination of plain walk + climbing.

Tentative Schedule:

25th January 2015 - Sunday


06:30AM   Pickup from BMC, Indiranagar
06:45AM   Pickup from Lifestyle, Magrath Road.
07:00AM -  Pickup from New Shanthi Sagar, Domlur.
07:30AM -  Pickup from Tin Factory bus stand.
                On the way Breakfast, Pack Lunch parcels.
10:00AM     Reach base of Antargange
10:30AM -  Start trekking up.
12:00PM -  Explore caves, Reach the peak.
02:00PM -  Have lunch & relax.
-   Bouldering and Rappelling.
06:00PM -  Start from Antargange. Have tea and snacks on the way.
08:00PM -  Reach Bangalore.

To Carry:
- Personal medication (if any)
- Day bag back
- Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 liters of water)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose-D, etc).
- Torch with new batteries (in case of emergency)
- Camera.

Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points.

Read our Cancellation Policy, just in case you have to cancel participation
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.

Important points to be noted before registering

Rs. 1100.00 per participant
About charges are inclusive of:
Non A/CTransport, Breakfast, Lunch, Coordinator & Instructor charges, Safety and climbing equipments, communication devices, Activities, Forest department permission charges.

BMC Office Address:

3/2, 1st Floor,
12th Cross, C.M.H. Road,
1st Stage,
Bangalore - 560 038

- Housefull