One day trip from Bangalore to Lepakshi, If you are Solo riding on a MotorBike or You are a Family driving in a Car, then this one day plan works very well.
Lepakshi is a small village located in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. It is around 120 KM from Bangalore. It is famous for Veerabhadra temple, one of the oldest temples in India. The temple has Ganesha, Nandi, Veerabhadra, Shiva, Bhadrakali, Vishnu and Lakshmi as well. Historically there are few significance for this temple. Let's see the route plan and what to see.
Bangalore -> Devanahalli -> Chikkaballapur -> Lepakshi -> Bangalore
Bangalore -> Devanahalli -> Chikkaballapur -> Lepakshi
- It’s around 120 KM from Bangalore, better to start early in the morning may be 6:00 AM. Starting anywhere from Bangalore, you need to ride towards Hyderabad on NH 44.
- You can take a break at Devanahalli or after Chikkaballapur, there are food joints over here, rest rooms of the food joints are better.
- You would reach around 9:00 or 9:30 to the Lepakshi. It has a limited parking area and on weekends, it would be a bit crowded.
- First visit the Veerabhadra Temple, which is the prominent temple in Lepakshi.
- Once you enter the temple you will see the courtyard with the pillars carved with stones. And after entering the main temple, you can notice the pillars where one of them is a hanging pillar.
- Within the temple, you can see Veerabhadra swamy being worshiped.
- After the dharshana, just come out to the inner courtyard, on the right side you can see the Shiva Linga under the Snake.
- Also a Vinayaka is carved in the stone just behind the Shivalinga.
- And behind the you come across the unfinished Kalyana mantapa,
- Just after this Kalyana mantapa, you see the Leg mark, historically it is said that, This is the footprint of Goddess Sita.
- Come out of the temple and Visit the Nandi temple just half a KM from the temple. There is a small pond and a small park on the premises of the Nandi, you can spend some time there.
- Next visit the Garuda Pakshi, it is a small trek, if you are tired you can ignore the trek and view from down itself. Here comes the end of it
Lepakshi -> Bangalore
- Travel back on the same route to Bangalore, You can take a break at Devanahalli or Chikkaballapur.
Few more activities you can do on this route are
- Visit the Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Gudi in Nandi. It is worth visiting, you can spend 1-2 hrs at this place.
- Visit the new Isha Foundation Chikkaballapura. It is under construction, but it is worth a visit.
- Visit Gudibande Fort, which is also a good place to spend 2 - 3 hrs.
To conclude, you might have a clear picture of how to plan your trip from Bangalore to Lepakshi and the places to visit in Lepakshi. Thanks for reading the article, for more travel related articles read our people blog articles.