Lepakshi, Anantapur

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Explore the stone-carved sculptures and monuments at the culturally significant village of Lepakshi. Walk around the temple complex, dedicated to the fearsome god Veerabhadra and constructed by brothers Viranna and Virupanna sometime in the 17th century. Inspecting its intricate stone work and some of the best examples of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar kings, and take in the nearby Nandi cow statue, built facing the temple's linga. Bring along your camera, wear comfortable shoes, and carry plenty of water on your excursion. Put Lepakshi at the forefront of your travel plans using our Anantapur vacation route planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is situated 15 KM's off Bangalore Hyderabad Highway . Roads are good with few pot holes and diversion once you take off from highway . It is huge stone built temple with very good architecture and ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We planned for a day trip covering Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple, Nandi hills, Sir M Visveshwariah museum, Rangasthala and Lepakshi. While all the places we visited above are good, Lepakshi stands out. Af...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It's a great place to visit for architecture lovers of course for others too. You can find many things here like hanging pillar, foot print with water 24/7, a picture that only looks at you no matter ...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    A huge monolithic rock sculpture of Nandi. The sculpture is one amazing art work because inspite of the huge size, it maintains the key ratios of height, width and depth. I was awestruck by the beauty of the Nandi. It's definitely a must see place. You can also visit the Lepakshi temple which is about 100 MTs away.
  • June 24, 2017
    One of the largest Nandi statues in India. Sculpted out of a monolithic rock, the symmetry and attention to details are mesmerizing. Well maintained by the Archaeological survey of India.
  • January 31, 2017
    This beautiful enormous stone Nandi bull statue has exquisite detailed carvings. The gardened area around it is nicely kept. We rode our motorcycles up from Bangalore and arrived in a couple of hours. The road off the main highway is very pleasant. We had a very simple but delicious luncheon next door at the tourist facility, the only place to eat in town. About 5 minutes' walk away is the Lepakshi Temple, which is absolutely magnificent.
  • June 30, 2017
    Beautiful clean place. Has biggest nandi. A good place to visit from Bangalore
  • July 7, 2017
    It's a place where you can spend some time and click few pics... Nandi statue is carved from only one stone and the detail orientation at that time will astonish you.

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