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Old 23rd July 2007, 15:15   #16
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If you go through Bangalore (taking the ORR), you'd do 80 km extra (Chikkaballapur - Bangalore is 60 km and Bangalore - Mulbagal is 100 km)and in about the same time, and your vehicle will thank you.
Vehicle can thank thats fine and I bet u cannot do that in 2 hours via bangalore....Yelahanka - Hebbal - ORR - KRpuram - Hoskote will take 2 hours during peak hour traffic (now adays looks like 18 of 24 hours are peak hours)...

Bottomline is you have judge based on the time to reach Bangalore....Otherwise you might be stuck big time crossing ORR and NH4 till Hoskote...

Today I took 1.5 hours to reach office from BigBazaar on OMR to Hebbal... ...

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Old 26th December 2007, 16:26   #17
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Thanks guys went to Lepakshi based on what i read here and it was a great day trip!!

Also covered Doddamakali fishing camp on Cauvery river and the Georgia Sunshine village the next day. I took the Kanakpura road going in from Mallavali the road is like what i would think the lunar surface would look like and even though i was in my paj, one could not drive at any speed. Coming back I took the road to Maddur and from there to Bangalore on the Mysore highway.

Both the places (especially Doddamakali) are places to relax and put your feet up. The Doddamakali fishing camp is run by the Jungle lodges folks and has only tented accomodation and no electricity! The route to this place is only by 4x4 in the monsoon but currently cars were making it. I saw some potential offroading trails here!! Will check them out in the monsoons .
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Don't know how I missed this travelogue.

Abhi, Lepakshi was the place I drove down to the day I took the delivery of the Baleno to visit an aunt. If you remember, this is trip I clocked 1000kms in 2 days and gave my car for 1st service on the 3rd . Its a beautiful place.

I had a paltry 6600 back then and remember taking pics on it. But somehow the memory card got formatted and I lost all the pics we took at the temple and the Nandi sculptor.

Seeing your pics, brings back some wonderful memories. Thanks a ton!
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Old 15th May 2010, 17:53   #19
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Had been to Lepakshi - Veerabhadreswara Temple in Anantpur district which is about 125KMS from Bangalore. The roads & routes are discussed in above posts.
Presently the road conditions from Bangy to Lepakshi via Devanahalli>Chiikaballapur>Bagepalli on NH7 is in excellent condition & from Bagepalli to Lepakshi the SH is ok & saw road improvements & widening works being done.
Regarding the details about the heritage temple below link will be useful.
www.anantpur.com/travel/lepakshi.html

Uploading few photos taken during exploration of the Heritage temple.
Huge 27feet lenght & 15feet high Monolithic Nandi
Weekend Travelogue: Bangalore - Lepakshi - Bangalore-nandi-2_1.jpg

Temple Entrance
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Inside Temple premises
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Painting in ceiling
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Feild test for Hanging Pillar @ bottom
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Inside Natyamantapam
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side veiw of Natyamantapam
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Idols nicely carved on Stone Pillars (sticthed snap)
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Shivaling under Snake head carved in a Monolithic rock
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Open air Kalyana Mantapam / wedding Hall
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Lord Ganapathi's statue
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Open air Kalyana Mantapam / wedding Hall
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Carvings on Pillars
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Color palatte or Dining plate?
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Impressions of gigantic foot. Whose?
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Veiw of out side yard of the temple
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Mantapam with lord Hanuman idol
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Enchanting border designs on stone pillars
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Another Veiw of out side yard of the temple
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Hi Sree,

Nice photos.Thanks for it.

How is the weather in lepakshi ?
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Nice snaps. Its been a part of my plan for a long time still not materialized.

Probably one of the weekends I would try to make it.
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Lovely pics Sree ! Brings back memories of my visit there long back, must plan another visit shortly !
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Thanks @ seagull, ampere & Kanann.
Being peak summer now the weather @ lepakshi could be hot upto 4-00pm, its better to visit after 4-00pm. Since foot wear is not allowed into the temple premises its better to walk around in the early mornings or evenings.
@ ampere,
You can cover this place in half a day.
2.5Hrs for up driving
About 2-3 Hrs for exploring the place & taking snaps.
2.5Hrs for coming back.
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Lovely pics there sree. I'm amazed at the temple architecture. I'd love to have a look at the hanging pillar and analyse how they'd have conceived the same.
And you should have put some other object next to the giant foot print to give us a perspective as to how huge it really is.
May be smart cat's feet would have been appropriate.
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Amazing. What great craftsmen we had in those days. I had never even heard of Lepakshi till now. Glad to see these monuments still standing and people being interested. Forums like these definitely ignites interests in places like these.

Great work.
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Loved the photos , sree70
I am planning to go to Lepakshi on Sunday in my brand new swift(run for 150kms). How is the road? Will get more snaps and post it
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Excellent photos.
Though i have heard of this place quiet often, never knew what to expect there. The stone carvings and the hanging pillar are really interesting. A short Sunday visit is definitely on the cards.

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Loved the photos , sree70
I am planning to go to Lepakshi on Sunday in my brand new swift(run for 150kms). How is the road? Will get more snaps and post it
Hi, dejavu
Congrats on your new car! Definitely you can take your new swift to lepakshi and the road conditions are excellent upto Bagepalli and may be the best road to tune your fresh engine. Please donot exceed the speed limit during initial running peroid & strain your engine (bcz the roads are tempting). From Bagepalli to Lepakshi about 15kms is ok.
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