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Lepakshi

near Hindupur | Hindupur - Anantpur Highway, Antarvedi, India
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As featured in Daytrips from Bangalore
Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Antarvedi
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lepakshi, in the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, is easily accessible from Bangalore. The beautiful Veerabhadraswamy Temple and India’s largest... more » Owner description: Lepakshi, in the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, is easily accessible from Bangalore. The beautiful Veerabhadraswamy Temple and India’s largest monolithic granite Nandi (a bearlike creature) make for a great day-trip option. « less
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Bangalore, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Lepakshi is exactly 126 Km from the KRPURAM junction. Reaching this place is not at all difficult as it is a straight stretch of beautiful road which can provoke you to test your speeds on your vehicle. Suitable for both bikers as well as car crowd. Once you cross the Airport Toll ensure you are sticking to the straight lane... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A quick half day getaway from Bangalore on smooth roads. The Veerabhadra swamy temple is well maintained and the carving on the temple pillars near the main sanctum are still very sharp and clear. The unfinished dance hall also has some well preserved works of masonry. The biggest draw is the shiva linga protected by the hooded serpent. This massive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Good place to visit if you are interested in ancient architecture. The big bull is awe inspiring; and sculptures inside the Veerabhadra Swamy temple are awe inspiring. Guides are available right at the entrance of the Veerabhadra Swamy temple. It is useful to hire one of them - I personally found their explanations of sculptures very useful. Can be reached... More

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Bangalore, India
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

How many types of wedding halls you might have seen in your life time? Poorest to richest or smallest to biggest, either fully or partly decorated with artificial flowers curtains to please the visitors. By the by a question for ladies? How many types or kinds of saree borders you might have seen so far? Leave it at that, you... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went there yesterday late in the afternoon from Bangalore. The drive was good as the roads are great. Just as the light started fading, we reached the village and entered the Veerabhadra Swamy temple. We hired a guide to understand the history. And it did prove to be a good call. The guide explained the history and culture in... More

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Hyderabad, India
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lepakshi is a small village about 15 Kms East of Hindupur in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Local conveyances like Autos, Buses are available from Hindupur Town to reach Lepakshi Temple. Lepakshi is historically and archaeologically significant with three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra.. There are many peculiarities in this temple such a rock chain, Vastu Purush, the... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While the trip to Lepakshi started as a picnic, it turned out to be very stimulating, specially from Vijayanagar architecture and historic perspective. A neat drive of around 110 kms, from Jakkur, Bangalore, on NH7 was a absolute delight. From the Andhra Toll (Bagepalli), one has to take a left turn after 6 kms. Road was narrow but fully tarred.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lepakshi is a 15 century, quaint temple, located around 110 kms from bengaluru, at Anantapuram sub circle, around 10-15 kms off the Bangalore-Hyderabad highway. Essentially a morning afternoon trip, the temple is well maintained with marvellous sculpture & statues of Lord Veerabhadra Swamy. The temple has shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ramalingam, Hanumalingam and the Navagrahas. The... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Gigantic monolithic Nandi and a temple nearby dedicated to Veerabhadra are the highlights of this town. The Veerabhadra temple has an unusual shivalinga protected by the sculpture of a 7-hooded cobra- hewn into a rock. Worth a detour if you are in the area

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I did not expect so much when I started from Bangalore but I was totally wrong! Leepakshi is one of my memorable trips ever. It took my breath away. They did so much so beautiful with only stones!! Simply amazing. Ok let me put forward some details and logistics about this place and the reader you should visit this place... More

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