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INFORMATION ABOUT KOLAR
Kolar town, the headquarters of this district was formerly known as Kuvalala. It is the Head Quarters of the Kolar District in Karnataka State. it is located at a distance of about 68 Km away from the Bangalore and 39 Km from Kolar Gold Field. it is situated on the Bangalore to Chenni National Highway-4. The city is Situated on the southern 'maidan'(plains) region of Karnataka. On the north is the Kodikannur tank, the main source of water supply to the city. The nearest railway junction is at Bangarpet at a distance of about 15 km.
Kolar is a place of great antiquity , but has passed through so many vicissitudes and was so much devasted by warfare and what little now remains in it is ancient. The Cholas and pallavas have contributed their builders. Later , the city was ruled by the Vijayanagara Kings. This town came under the rule of Maharaja of Mysore and since then several improvements have taken place and with a result that it became the district Head quarters. It was Krishnaraja Wodeyar who was responsible for connecting the road and Railways. As seen from study of above facts, the town has got a glorious and rich cultural heritage. The Makbara or Tomb of Hyder Ali's father is one of the Principal old buildings in Kolar and it is still maintained by Endowments. The major and important temples in the town are Kolaramma Temple and Someswara Temple. Kolar 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. The Ammenallikere, a tank, forms its eastern boundary.
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