The calm and always pleasant weather of Bangalore always sets your mood for a perfect road trip. Bangalore to Lepakshi through Nandi Hills has always been the first choice of travelers when they are looking for an adventurous road trip. Lepakshi is a small village located in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Lepakshi is known for its historical and archaeological significance. When you plan for touring towards Lepakshi by road, you get to see the picturesque beauty of the Nandi Hills too. If you are planning a trip from Bangalore to Lepakshi, do not forget to book bike rentals in Bangalore from Ziphop.in to enjoy a hassle free tour.
How to reach
The distance between Bangalore and Lepakshi is 122.9 kilometres and it can be covered in 2 to 3.5 hours by following any one from the 3 routes to reach Lepakshi from Bangalore by road. One of the routes includes NH 7. You can also take an alternate route that goes via SH 9. The third route goes via NH4 and SH9. This road trip from Bangalore to Lepakshi through the Nandi Hills proves to be an experience that lets you witness nature in its pristine form.
What to see and do
While coming towards Lepakshi through Nandi Hills from Bangalore you can first visit the beautiful Nandi Hills and the vineyards then visit Lepakshi temple which is an ancient temple displaying the relics of Vijayanagara style of architecture. The temple complex comprises of three shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Veerabhadra and Lord Vishnu.There are exquisite carvings on the walls of the temple depicting stories of wars, marriage and fascinating tales of the bygone era. A huge Nandi structure made out of single granite is another highlight.
The village of Lepakshi besides being a cultural and holy place is also famous for its handicrafts. So, do not forget to indulge yourself in shopping and buying something as a souvenir of this enchanting place.
Other touring places that you can include in your tour are -Puttaparthi temple, Satyabhama temple, Baba Prashanthi Nilayam, Bhoga Nandishawara temple and Bukkapatanam, all of which are in the vicinity of Lepakshi.
After finishing your sighting to whole of the Lepakshi and its nearby places you can ride back to Bangalore on your rented bike in Bangalore from Ziphop.in.
Where to eat
For filling up your stomach on your way towards Lepakshi and its nearby visiting places, there are many options of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian eateries. Pit shop restaurant, Nandi Dhaba, Mayura restaurant, Sai Towers Restaurant, Upachar Kamath restaurant, hanuman’s Hillock Café and restaurant are few good names of restaurants to have a satisfying dining experience during your tour.
Where to stay
There are all sorts of hotels from budget to luxurious when you want a comfortable stay in or near by Lepakshi. Hotel Anand Vihar, Abhiruchi Lodging, Delta Regency, Treebo Cartier, Crocus Bangalore and A.P. Tourism Guest House are few good Hotels having good accommodation facilities.