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Lepakshi

Address: near Hindupur | Hindupur - Anantpur Highway, Anantapur, India
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Anantapur
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 monolithic granite Nandi (a bearlike creature) make for a great day-trip option.
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Planning for an one day trip from Bangalore, you must visit Lepakshi. It is around 130 kms away from Bangalore. You can easily visit this place and come back by evening. Loved the historical architecture and the mural painting in Veerabhadra Temple.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lepakshi is in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh, very close to Bangalore (Around 110+kms). It is around 17 kms off from NH7 near Bagepalli. It is a hidden jewel with excellent architecture and workmanship Major attractions - Largest single stone Nandi. - Paintings on the roofs made of natural pigments which are done some 500+ years ago - Architecture on... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have been avid traveller but to places thronged by tourists like Goa etc. This time we thought of travelling to Lepakshi (Le+ Pakshi = Rise away bird) which beholds our rich culture and is not so known a place. Best part the place can be covered in flat 7-8 hours depending on which part of Bangalore you stay. KR... More 

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Anantapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great Historical place , every one must try to visit the place and get the Blessings of Lord Eswar ...,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's a short drive from Bangalore. Situated inside a small village, this temple is one of its kind. It will surely take us to our rich old architectural brilliance. Every stone has a story to tell and the sculptor's work is above imagination. Recommend to visit. Please take care of few things - Very few good eating options - Breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a beautiful Historical Place about 130 kms from Bangalore. The Drive is nice and should take you about couple of hours (unlike Mysore which takes more than 3 hours to reach). You feel exhausted after the Visit. Do ensure to take a Guide who can give you snippets from Ramayana. There are no eating Joints (other than APTDC... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you are looking for a great drive on long stretches of smooth roads without much traffic and a days outing around Bangalore, then this one is for you. And if you take interest in history / architecture then this is one you should not avoid. Lepakshi, where Shri Rama gave moksha (salvation) to injured ‘Jatayu’, gets its name from... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Visited Lepakshi last week. The place is small, well connected - is about 2 hours drive from Bangalore located 15 kms from the National Highway. One needs to turn off at Kodikonda. The temple and the Nandi Bull structures are well worth a visit. The Veerabhadra temple is similar to Hampi in many ways. The temple has a hanging pillar.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was a Friday evening with our cup of tea. Me and my wife were looking through the Lonely planet book and searching for places nearby Bangalore for a Saturday drive - and wow what a discovery . We found one of the 7 wonders of India - Leepakshi Temple right in the corridors of Bangalore. Ideally located at 125... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place is less known and hence is not crowded even on weekends. Its a day picnic from Bangalore at a distance of approx 130 kms. We had packed our lunch and had a good picnic. It is advisable to read a bit about this place before you go as lots of history is buried in these temples. Things like... More 

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