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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Kolar is a city in South Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of Kolar District. It is known for being one of gold mining sites in india. It is located at a distance of about 68 kilometers away from Bangalore and 39 kilometers from Kolar Gold Field. It is situated on the Bangalore to Chennai National Highway 4. The city is located on the southern maidan region of Karnataka. The Ammenallikere, a tank, forms its eastern boundary. 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 kilometers.
 
The major and important temples in the town are Kolaramma Temple and Someswara Temple. Someswara Temple is a fine example of Vijayanagara style, complete with a massive pillared mukha mandapa. Heavy Prakara walls, ornate Kalyana mantapa and a Devi Shrine, lofty gopura is known for fine stucco figures on the tower, while the door frame is carved in typical Vijayanagara style with dwarapalas etc. The temple has large tank also. There are vijayanagara inscriptions on the wall of store room and the yagashala, dated to 15th century AD, Anno Domini.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Kolar is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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