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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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"Le Pakshi"- "Rise bird" in Telugu - hence the name, Lepakshi

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We drove from Bangalore early on a Sunday Morning to this place. It was a very pleasant drive as the roads are very good. One should start around 5 am in the morning to beat the sun if travelling during summer. There are some good places to have breakfast on the way. We ate at the Indian Paratha Company. Will... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was my 2nd trip to Lepakshi with parents who are aged 65+. and they thoroughly enjoyed and liked the place. Raghu the guide helped us a lot in understanding the small little details about the temple.

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

It was long weekend (may 1st to 3rd) and we were looking for some days trips from Bangalore when suddenly thought to explore this place. It was a pleasant 122km drive from our part of Bangalore (Kadugodi) via Bangalore Hyderabad highway (NH 207). It took less than two hours to reach the town of Lepakshi. The main ground is maintained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice ride, just 130 Kms from Bangalore. Amazing smooth ride / drive. Can be looked at a nice day trip from Bangalore. The temple had a rough and a rugged look but then considering when it was built, it's understandable. Nice place to visit during Winters, between September and Feb. If in summers, look to an early morning visit -... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Sculptures at Lepaksh were crude, rough , but had some life, they still reflect the ambition of a Vassal who tried hard to leave his mark, I must say he succeeded, in a way :). It was nice to see a building/structure from a period when people were still creating, though it was the fag end of it.........

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Me & my husband were looking for a nice short day trip from Bangalore, came across Lepakshi as an option & decided to give it a go! We left from home the next morning - Sunday 19th April at around 7:30 am. It is just around 120 kms from Bangalore, just outside the Karnataka's border. We stopped on the way... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We planned one day trip to Lepakshi located at border of karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. Its short & comfortable drive of 2-3 hrs from Bengalore. Attractions are Biggest Monolithic 'Nandi' & Sri Veerabhadra Swami temple. The temple is having large 'Mandap' surrounded by God/Goddess carved Pillers. On the walls of this temple, several stories like the Mahabharatha and the Ramayana... More 

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

We visited Lepakshi on 3rd April. We started at 3PM and reached Lepakshi by 5:30 PM. Road was very good for entire stretch and it was breeze reaching the place. We reached just in time before temple closure, visited Veerabadraswamy temple first. After temple visit we took local guide help to show us the temple. Overall temple was great with... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A lot of people have already done a good job listing most of the sight-seeing option that one have while visiting Lepakshi. So I wont cover those aspects. I would like to mention something about travel times, road condition and food while visiting Lepakshi. We were a group of 4 families visiting Lepakshi for a day trip (4 adults, 2... More 

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