Day trip from Bangalore to Lepakshi for Temple architecture & paintings

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From $145.00

4 reviews   (4.75)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Lepakshi tour is a guided tour to an Architectural jewel of the Vijayanagara Empire.It is a treasure trove of temples, sculptures, paintings and other works of art. The hanging pillar in the temple hall is a marvel of ancient structural engineering. The other highlight is the mystery of Giants who as per legends were supposed to have built the old sections of the temple. We will look for traces of the evidence left behind by Giants of their existence!

What's Included


Pick up and drop

Private car

Private guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
We explore this 16th century masterpiece of Vijaynagara style of architecture. First in line is the section called Mukha Mandapa which served as the venue for dance and other cultural activities. We then visit the Artha Mandapa where the King did his worship and where the Garbha Griha houses the deity. What follows is a unique wedding hall made from grey sandstone with 38 carved monolithic pillars where Lord Shiva and Lady Parvati were supposed to have got married in antiquity!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Lepakshi Bull
India’s largest Nandi Bull statue beckons us at Lepakshi. Made from a single granite block this statue stands 15 feet tall and 27 feet long. We can marvel at the bejeweled Nandi who wears a kaasu malai, a bell chain, earrings and other jewelry!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Fantastic day out to Lepakshi
Jameskruger45, 05-12-2021
I had signed up for the day trip to Lepakshi near Bangalore. It was an amazing day and very well spent exploring a temple lost to the modern world. My guide Ravi was very good and professional. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw ancient architecture which was mind-boggling. There was a stone pillar which was floating below. We also saw fascinating murals on the temple walls made using vegetable dyes. Ravi also told us interesting stories about the mysteries behind the temple. The lunch was local and very delicious. This is an amazing day out from Bangalore and highly recommended.
Beautiful architecture and ancient painting
LizPiket, 09-05-2020
I had visited Bangalore a few times and was now looking for a day trip to any ancient monument. I found Five Senses Tours on TripAdvisor and was reassured by the raving reviews. I signed up on the Lepakshi day trip to temples and paintings. The tours was outstanding and our guide Satish was excellent. We saw a giant status of a bull and the a 600 year old temple. The engineering was outstanding with a massive stone pillar which was hanging! We also fell in love with the paintings on the walls and ceilings of the temple hall. Satish told us so much about the history and culture of this region that we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Very highly recommended.
Hidden Gem
33frang, 10-01-2020
I was surprised to see such a wonderful temple so hidden. I was the only tourist, and you can see that it is not as well known as it should based on it greatness. Shekar just made it better with his explanations and his choice for local food :)

I took 5 tours during my stay in Bangalore, 3 of them with Five Senses Tours. Had I known them before, I would have taken all 5 tours with them. And I definitely will contact them directly next time I visit India.
A day out at Lepakshi
RichaB174, 31-12-2020
Lepakshi is a perfect fit for a day s picnic in near by place around Bengaluru. It's hardly 1-1:30 hr journey from Bengaluru.There are mainly 3 tourist spots to cover-
1. Veerabhadra temple - Ancient temple with architectural importance. A big shivalingam in temple area and a hanging pillar inside the temple are main attractions here. There areToilets besides the temple area and are in good condition.
2. Jatayu theme park- a big scuplture of Jatayu on top of the hill with a nice landscape garden around the rock. It is a picnic spot for visitors. People usually carry their lunch boxes, mats and have a nice picnic lunch here.
3. Large monolithic bull- it's just opposite to Jatayu theme park. Can be covered quickly.
Major drawback here's is no descent restaurants in nearby area. Only one Aptdc restaurant is there near bull statue. So best way is to carry your own food and have a nice picnic in theme park after visiting all points.
It's a good , refreshing gateway for a day from monotonic routine life in Bengaluru.

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