Believed to the second-deepest gold mines in the world, the Kolar Gold Fields is located at a distance of 100 km from Bengaluru and invites visitors from all parts of the country. Known for its old-world charm and British-era bungalows, the place is home to the now defunct gold mines, which were once counted among the major gold mines of the country. Some of the prime attractions here include the KGF Club, the Golf Course and numerous beautiful temples. The Kotilingeshwara Temple at Kammasandra is one of the most-visited temples in the state. It houses a huge shivling and a Nandi statue, along with as many as 86 lakh shivlings. Other temples of interest include the Sita Temple, situated on a hilltop in Avani, and the ancient Bangaru Tirupati temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara.

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