Happy New Year everyone!
Last week of December 2015 was holiday time for me, so thought of utilizing it to the fullest by traveling around Bangalore (Bengaluru). Instead of going faraway I decided to go for a one day trip and that’s when I zeroed in on Lepakshi. Lepakshi is a really small place approximately 120 km from Bangalore located on the Bangalore – Hyderabad highway. The road conditions are excellent with just two toll booths on your way. Coming to Lepakshi, this place is famous for having one of the biggest monolithic Nandi’s in India and its ancient Veerabhadra temple dating back to 16th century. The temple is a perfect example of engineering marvel and I just could not hold myself back from clicking loads of pictures. Sharing only few of them here though 🙂 I took all the pictures with my Canon EOS 1200D DSLR.
- While returning back to Bangalore from Lepakshi, you can even head to Nandi Hills to have a view of the sunset (Nandi hills is on the way to Bangalore from Lepakshi). I chose to return back as I have been to Nandi Hills umpteen number of times.
- There are not many restaurants on your way to Lepakshi. In Lepakshi, you have a restaurant run by the tourism department. But I am not sure about the taste as I did not try it out. Apart from this the next place where you find a decent restaurant is nearby Nandi Hills.
- Parking is an issue close to the Veerabhadra Temple in Lepakshi, especially on Sundays as there is too much crowd and parking is not managed well. You do have a parking fees.
- There are lots of monkeys inside the temple, so be careful.
- There are washrooms inside the temple premises and also near the restaurant run by the tourism department.
- You can hire guides in the temple if you wish to know more about the history of the temple.
- There is no entry fees for visiting the temple and no fees for taking pictures inside the temple.
Small video featuring the temple!