Climate condition : Summers are very hot here as temperature soars to 45º C.
Best time to visit : Throughout the year. February marks the 10 days long festival, which gives tourists best time to visit Lepakshi.
Thing to do
A very important historical and archaeological site, Lepakshi offers its visitors to explore some of its famous temple complex. These temple complex located amidst the rich natural environs present a different sightseeing option to tourists. Exploring some of the famous temples like three shrines-Shiva, Vishnu and Veerbhadra, located far from the heavy footfalls call eco-tourists in abundance.
Places of Interests
Veerabhadra Temple : One of the best example of Vijayanagar style of architecture, Veerabhadra Temple is bewitching in its architectural beauty. The magnificent temple complex portrays the historical and architectural excellence in its best colour.
Nandi Bull : The huge statue of Nandi Bull made of single granite stone is one of the main attraction of Lepakshi.
Pillared Hall : The pillared hall of every temple complex of Lepakshi is object to watch pointedly. Famous for its painting on its ceiling, pillared halls of temple complex are treat for heritage loving tourists.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
Many of the architectural temple complexes of Lepakshi embody excellence of architectural heritage of India. Viewing this archaeological and historical sites let tourists waver between history and today. Temples dating back to 1530 AD are set today in location far from heavy footfalls, which increases the joy of discovering it.
Veerabhadra Temple, one of the most prominent among all temples of Lepakshi was built by saint Agastya, which was further developed by Virupanna, a treasurer of Vijayanagar king. The 38 monolithic pillars of the temple are best charecteristic of its magnificence.
Inside the temple complex lies the Nandi Bull. In fact it is one of the first thing to catch one's attention while visiting the complex. Made up of single granite stone, the bull statue is of great historical and religious importance in Hindu mythology as it is said to be the vehicle of lord Shiva. Lepakshi is one place, unlike routine tourist destination, which has deep significance in its every part. Whether you are gazing at its mural painting or walking through its magnificent Veerabhadra Temple, you will regret not a even a bit for choosing this wonderful gateway as your holiday spot.
By Air : Bangalore International Airport (100 km) is the nearest airport having very well air link with domestic and international locations. From Bangalore, taxi and local transport vehicles are available for Lepakshi.
By Rail : Hindupur (12 km) is the nearest railway station connected to main railhead. Taxis and buses are available for Lepakshi from Hindupur
By Road : Nearby prime locations like Hindupur, Anantapur (124 km), and Bangalore are well connected to Lepakshi. Private taxis and local buses are easily available from here for Lepakshi.
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Though there is not any good accommodation facilities available close to the temple complex. Some good hotels are located at anantapur (124 km), where one can put up and drive to temple complex. To keep tourist at ease, we arrange accommodation close to the temple complex by booking a village house having facilities to cater tourist requirements better.
World famous for its handicrafts items, one can buy plenty of collectible items from Lepakshi. Popular items like Banjara embroidery, Brass art ware, Cotton and jute durries, Kalamkari paintings, Kondapalli toys and Cherial scroll paintings are best buy while being here.
Important Tourist Information Centre
- Department of Tourism D Block, 1st Floor, Secretariat, Hyderabad Phone:91-40-23456717, 23450991 Fax: 91-40-23454966, 91-40-23450068
- Tourist Information Centre 33 G-10, Swiss Complex Race Course Road, Bangalore Phone: 080-2383361, 080-2383362