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Monday, March 19, 2012

Your Friendly Neighborhood Hill: Antargange

Looking for yet another getaway and a bike ride, me and three other guys decided on this place in an adhoc, just-in-time manner. It was also a good chance for me to experiment with my new lens (Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G DX).

Anthargange is yet another one-day trekking location around Bangalore. Three kilometers from Kolar and seventy kilometers from Bangalore, the place is scattered with volcanic rock formations, caves and natural springs.

We set out from Bangalore at around 5am in the morning. After going thirty kilometers due East, the ride became extremely scenic with the rugged volcanic terrain and the scarlet sunrise. Waking up at 4am for the first time in eons was completely worth it. I was riding pillion and tried to do the best I could with the camera.


 We arrived at around 8AM. The first stop was a temple.





We moved on after that on a path that seemed most appropriate, hoping to find the stuff the place is famous for; caves, springs, probably even gold given that India's one and only gold mine is near Kolar.


However, all we were able to discover after an easy trail was a camping site, which is not as useless as it sounds, it was a pleasant place to hang around, with a great panorama. . .


(...and of course this one is for the new lens!!)


 We headed back home after some time, having this place bookmarked for the next night out.

4 comments:

  1. Nice photos of Antargange trekking

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  2. monkey and single tree between boulders photus nice!!

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    1. The monkey and the temple photos have a special ingredient. See if you can figure out??

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