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Address: near Hindupur | Hindupur - Anantpur Highway, Anantapur, India
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Lepakshi, in the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, is easily accessible...
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.
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breath of fresh air & wonderful art

there's not much to recommend of Lepakshi if one is not interested in historical fables & architectures- maybe except it's a pleasant drive away from Bangalore and a breath of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

there's not much to recommend of Lepakshi if one is not interested in historical fables & architectures- maybe except it's a pleasant drive away from Bangalore and a breath of fresh air. it's about 125km from Bangalore city, and appx 4hrs journey via local transport. Take a bus from new bus terminal at Majestic to Hindupur. Then change to a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place close to Bangalore. The temple is beautiful, but poorly maintained. The architecture is amazing. The only problem one will face is there are no road signs indicating the route to this Temple. Constant watch on road and help of locals required to find this sport.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lepakshi is very close to Bangalore and a perfect weekend getaway if you like History and Historical Architecture. Just 120 kms away from Bangalore. Main attractions are the Nandi (Bull) which is made of single stone granite which I think is the biggest one in India and Temple with main deity as Veerabhadra. Built during Vijayanagara dynasty period. Beautifully carved... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lepakshi is at a distance of around 2 hours from Bangalore. With the exception of last 15 kms rest of the the journey is on Bangalore Hyderabad NH. You will need to pay a toll of total of INR 240 for round trip( if round trip toll taken). Highway is in excellent condition. Last 15 kms is on roads that... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went by our activa from Bangalore, mahadevapura and it took around 3 hours to reach. Place is known for its historical value. There are 2 ancient temples; one is above a near by hill and the other one is adjacent to Nandu bull sculpture. Place recommended only if ancient architecture interests you. In addition roads are kickass and bikers... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

i went this place by bike from bangalore. the journey was awesome and the place is also good. the temple is worth watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

When Sunday stretches ahead of you and malls and movies bore you , drive up to lepakshi. This historical getaway makes you feel so near to the city, yet so far. There's ample to see its a visual treat! A grand Nandi welcomes you to an even grander temple. The carvings depict the richness of culture and makes us proud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A great temple portraying history and culture of the ancient kingdoms in India. Though, under the ASI protection, there is much the department needs to do to protect this heritage. I had seen a load of tiles, hopefully for the renovation of the temple. But in my personal opinion, the government should preserve the originality rather than modifying those ancient... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Wanted to introduce my daughter who is 9 to the rich cultural heritage that our ancestors have left for us all to lean and cherish from. Started out early at 7 and reached Lepakshi by 8:45 am. Took the Airport Road (NH 7) and continued till kodikonda. Just before the left on to Lepakshi Road there is a nice hotel... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

According to the Valmiki's Ramayana, Ram accompanied by Hanuman, met the dying Jatayu here, and helped him to attain moksha by uttering the words "Le Pakshi" ("Rise bird" in Telugu). Hence the name, Lepakshi. Here you will get to see Basavanna- The Monolithic Nandi of Vijayanagara period, which is beautifully designed in single granite stone. The statue is surrounded by... More 

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Address: Address: near Hindupur | Hindupur - Anantpur Highway, Anantapur, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Andhra Pradesh  >  Anantapur

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