1. Antargange and Antargange Caves:
Start from your home a bit early in the morning (8-9 AM). It will be good if you will have your breakfast at home only as it will save your travel time. Also, there won’t be many options for you while battling the city traffic. Once you will start, it will take around 2-2:30 hours for you to reach Antargange. There is a valid paid parking available. You can park your car there.
From there you have 2 options:
1) You can take an Auto from the parking itself (it will charge you around Rs. 300 for a return trip).
2) You can walk from there on your own.
There are around 200 stairs till the temple. You will find many monkeys on your way up and they will even try to snatch your phone or bag etc. whatever you will be holding. Don’t carry any eatables upside as monkeys will definitely snatch it from you. If you are not very healthy person and doesn’t like much physical activity, I will advise you to take auto from the parking itself, especially if you are visiting in summer. Once you will climb the stairs, you can have a darshan in the temple and can drink or carry back home some holy water from the pond (you won’t find any water, if you will go in summers).
Once, you are done with darshan, can start your trek upside for the Antargange caves. It is not a very convenient and easy trek, so be prepared accordingly. Once your trek is over you can spend some time there on the top and then start back till parking.
Antara Gange (also known as Anthargange) is a mountain situated in Shathashrunga mountain range in the southeastern portion of the Indian state of Karnataka, Kolar district. Antara Gange literally means "Ganges from deep" in Kannada. It is about two miles from the town of Kolar and seventy kilometers from Bangalore. Antara Gange is famous for Sri Kashi Vishweshwara temple, also known as Kashi of South. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the temple is a pond which gets a continuous flow of underground water from the mouth of a Basava (stone bull). It is believed that drinking water from the pond cleanse one from many diseases.
Way to Antar Gange caves is a steep and narrow path behind the temple to top of the mountain. (Now, the entry to the caves is restricted) The caves are 3-4 km from the temple. There are seven villages on this mountain, including Therhalli. The mountain consists of granite rocks and lot of caves around. Trekking in and around caves is popular here. Tourists also do night trekking and camping here, especially in summer months.