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Address: near Hindupur | Hindupur - Anantpur Highway, Anantapur, India
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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we started early morning from Bangalore and reached there by 9 am. The drive was awesome due to weather. the palace is maintained properly

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

we started early morning from Bangalore and reached there by 9 am. The drive was awesome due to weather. the palace is maintained properly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We decided to visit a temple which will be couple of hours of drive from our place, the best choice for us was Lepakshi temple. It's a beautiful temple mixture of Vijayanagara and Chola architecture. Very good drive from Bangalore as this off BLR HYD Highway. We got very good information about the temple from a local guide called Viroopanna,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is very beautiful and clean. The temple has a great history and the Nandi is fabulous. A must see place for Bangaloreans since it is only a short drive.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I came to know about this place from a friends facebook post when she went to visit . After a little research I found out that its very close to Bangalore with almost straight road . It is around 123 Kms from Bangalore and the road is amazing, almost straight from the new airport. The roads are fantastic . We... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It is an almost straight road from Bangalore Airport to Lepakshi, and road is very nice except some 500 mtrs just prior to temple which was under construction. We started at 7 last Sunday and were back by 16:00 with in between breaks for breakfast and lunch. Good thing is like other temples, this place is not crowded and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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

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