Lepakshi is a village in Andhra Pradesh State which is one of the cultural day getaways from Bangalore. Lepakshi is mainly a pilgrimage place, though it captures the attention of architecture and culture enthusiasts as well.
Lepakshi is the place where Jatayu (bird) fell in a battle with Ravana (demon in Hindu mythology). Jatayu fell in an attempt to save Sita (wife of Lord Rama) from Ravana who captured her. Lord Rama, on the way to find his wife, saw Jatayu wounded from his battle and commanded it to rise. Le Pakshi literally means “rise, bird” in Telugu (the language spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh).
You may start this tour in the morning at around 08.00hrs and reach Lepakshi at 10.00 hrs and spend time till lunch. Leave from here at around 14.00 hrs and reach Nandi Hill around 16.00 hrs to see the sun set and return to Bangalore at around 19.30 hrs. Pick up and drop service from your location, be your hotel or any place within 30kms of Central Bangalore.
What is included in the tour
- Private vehicle from hotel to hotel or from your residence in Bangalore city limit
- Driver allowance
What is NOT included in the tour
- Andhra Pradesh entry and permit charges *
- Parking Toll,. etc...
- Entry Tickets
- Guide Charges if required will be provided from Bangalore
- Extra Bata if delayed beyond 21.00 Hrs.
- Andhra Pradesh Inter State Tax and Permit Charges payable directly as below
A/C Sedan (4+1) Rs. 500/-
A/C Toyota Innova (6+1) Rs.1500/-
A/C Toyota Innova (7+1) Rs. 2500/-
A/C Tempo Traveller (12+1) Rs. 4500/-
Visiting Heritage and historical place near Bangalore.
Nandi statue is another famous site in Lepakshi. Nandi (mostly represented as a bull) is a vehicle of Lord Shiva. Lepakshi Nandi is the biggest in India (in the world as well). It is believed that this Nandi statue was carved out of a single granite. It is another architectural wonder of Lepakshi.
Jatayu (bird) fell in a battle with Ravana (demon in Hindu mythology). Jatayu fell in the attempt to save Sita (wife of Lord Rama) from Ravana who captured her. Lord Rama, on the way to find his wife, saw Jatayu wounded from his battle and commanded it to rise. Le Pakshi literally means “rise, bird” in Telugu (the language spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh).
Nandi Hill is a small hill town which houses a fortress. It is at an altitude of appx. 1500 Mtrs and thus has very salubrious climate all the year round. The fortress is in itself undergoing renovation and being readied for the modern day traveller with food courts and other facilities. On account of the weather, it was the summer capital of Tipu Sultan the then ruler of the erstwhile Mysore province. Tipu’s drop is another interesting point, where in the condemned prisoners were either pushed to or thrown to death. There are other tourist spots like the horse way, secret escape route etc… Incidentally, the place also keeps a botanist intrigued with the local flora too.