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Bangalore – Nandi Hills – Lepakshi: A One Day Road Trip!

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Recreation is a word often associated with travel. This road trip from Bangalore to Lepakshi via Nandi Hills will prove to be more than just recreational. It is an experience that lets you witness nature in its pristine form. Do you have a day off your usual schedule? Do you want to relax and enjoy at the same time? Do you want to spend valuable time with friends and family? If the answer is a 'YES' to the questions posed, then this road trip is tailor made for you...

Covering a distance of about 137 kilometres to reach the final destination demands a very early morning start. The roads of Bangalore are surprisingly empty before sunrise. The calm and the ever-so-pleasant Bangalore weather sets a perfect mood to the road trip ahead.

Here's a virtual tour from Bangalore to Lepakshi via Nandi Hills...

The Journey Begins...

The Journey Begins...

Picturesque scenery can be found on either side of the road. The greens of the land, the half-asleep kids roaming about the streets and the half-awake cattle that block the way ever-so-often will give the traveller a very country-side feel.

Nature's Touch...

Nature's Touch...

You'll be pulled by nature to get off your vehicle and to feel the embrace of fresh air. And the distant view of Nandi Hills will force you back into the vehicle.

A Drive in the Clouds...

A Drive in the Clouds...

Nandi Hills before sunrise hardly feels like Bangalore. The fog, the mist, the clouds! It truly is heaven on Earth.

A Walk in the Clouds...

A Walk in the Clouds...

One needs to walk a little while before reaching the peak point. Relive the pages of your favourite fairytale where the protagonists walked amidst clouds...

Being Zen...

Being Zen...

The stairway to the sunset point is so beautiful that travellers often forget where they are. Zen becomes a state of being because words fall short of any expression here.

Paradise on Earth?

Paradise on Earth?

A visit to Nandi Hills isn't complete if one misses the beautiful view of sunrise from up there. To call it a paradise on earth is rather understating the magic created by nature.

Peak Point...

Peak Point...

The view of the city atop the hill is nothing less than breathtaking. Proof enough for the fact that nature is any day mightier than man.

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple...

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple...

Down the hill, enroute to Lepakshi, is the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple. Witness the magnificence of Dravidian architecture before going any further on the trip.

Photo Courtesy:Peter Rivera

Lepakshi, Finally!

Lepakshi, Finally!

The Hyderabad Highway will then take you to Lepakshi near Hindupur, where Veerabhadra Swamy temple proves to be more than just a religious centre. It is located at a distance of 123 kms from Bangalore and around 79 kms from Nandi Hills.

Forget the Other World...

Forget the Other World...

Dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra, this temple houses a huge monolithic nandi and an equally huge nagalinga that attracts tourists from all over. History, nature, art and architecture meet at this very spot and helps forget the world you hail from.

Carvings to Crave for...

Carvings to Crave for...

The Veerabhadra Swamy temple at Lepakshi stands on a tortoise shaped hill called Kurma Saila. The many episodes of the great epics effortlessly narrated through carvings on the walls will engage the onlooker in a different realm.

History Beckons...

History Beckons...

The arresting style of architecture traced back to the Vijayanagara empire will remind travellers of their history classes. It is said that Vishwakarma, the renowned sculptor himself took active part in the building of this temple.

The Journey Ends...

The Journey Ends...

A final walk around the temple amidst the ruins of yesteryears, feels as though time has ceased to be. The strange pillars, forgotten smiles, traces of glory, voice of the past and mark of royalty will prove your trip satisfying - with no regrets and a pocket full of cherished memories!

Photo Courtesy - Krishna Adoni

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