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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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Great combination of architectural style and divine place.

16th Century old temple (you can see "bat" there... :) ). Great example of architectural style. Beautiful granites - carved our of a single stone - of Nandi bull , Lord Ganesha... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

16th Century old temple (you can see "bat" there... :) ). Great example of architectural style. Beautiful granites - carved our of a single stone - of Nandi bull , Lord Ganesha and Shiva. Inside main building you can see , Lord Veerabhadra Swamy , Maa Durga and other Gods... You can see large pillars with life-size images of dancers,... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lepakshi Temple is around 125 kms from Bangalore on NH 7 from Bangalore to Hyderabad. Travel time from Mekhri circle is approximately 2 hours. The route from Bangalore is Mekri Circle - Hebbal Flyover - Devanahalli - Chickabalapura - Bagepalli - Lepakshi. Bagepalli is the border town between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The travel is on a well laid 4... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lepakshi, in Andhra Pradesh is a nice place to visit from Bangalore. Its around 120 KM from Hebbal Flyover and situated further off the NH7 after BIAL. Most of the road till you turn on the Lepakshi Road is a superb 4 lane highway. But once on the Lepakshi Road, its narrow and single lane (with no dividers), so watch... More 

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

We visited the Temple and monolithic Nandi in Lepakshi, in the summer of 2014. Surprisingly, this place has awesome Krishnadevaraya style construction with very impressive rock carvings, Music mantaps and multi-prakaras of the temple. The construction like many other vijayanagara style is without major masonry work but amazes. The monolithic Nandi is supposedly, one of the biggest in the world.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I always thought anything would look beautiful only after completion- but Lepakshi visit changed it completely- its a beauty of an unfinished marvel- shows the great work that has gone into in that period- the large monolith Nandi is another major attraction Worth a day trip from Bangalore- its just 15 kms away from NH-7 (Varanasai to Kanniyakumari highway)- Just... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

1 Just 100 kms from bangalore - 2 hrs drive 2 Biggest monolithic Nandi structure in world 3 2nd biggest monolithic structure in world 4 Beautiful Veerabhadra temple is of Vijaynagar Architectural Style - The intricate mandapams of the temple has large pillars with life-size images of dancers, musicians and other sculptures,

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Shri Veerabhadra temple just outside Lepakshi village is a great example of fine workmanship during the Vijayanagaram period. Barely 120 km from Bangalore, on a very good highway, it is an easy day trip. It is desirable to take a guide , so that the subtle nuances of the history and mythology , depicted in the murals and in... More 

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Bangalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This Heritage place is really good to visit, especially great choice if you are visiting with Family, Couples or Friends. Easy to access from Bangalore with rood road system in place. Best part is, it has alternate route which links to Highway, if you are struck in traffic or the usual road is damaged. This place is like Old Jewel... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

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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