Ghosts of a Golden Past

Recently, I set out to explore the colonial charm of Kolar Gold Fields, where time stands still. Gold mining in Kolar was set up in the 1880s and quickly became one of the most profitable mining centers in the world. The success led to the establishment of one of India’s first planned townships – Robertsonpet. After the British left India, KGF slowly fell into decline and finally ceased operations in 2001. The KGF Club is a testament to those glory days. Today Robertsonpet, once called Little England, is almost a ghost town. The charming colonial structures are crumbling due to poor maintenance. Go, see, before it’s all gone!

KGF Club

Patio of KGF Club

One of the defunct mining factories

One of the colonial houses in the ghost town area

Distance from Bangalore

About Joshi Mukard (100 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call 'home-town'. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

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