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From Bangalore: Temple Art and Architecture of Lepakshi

Product ID: 297560
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Explore Lepakshi, a jewel of the fabled Vijayanagara Empire and artistic center. Explore a treasure trove of temples, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art, including the hanging pillar in the temple hall, a marvel of ancient architecture.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
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  • Marvel at the hanging pillar in the temple hall, a fine specimen of 16th century structural engineering
  • Unravel the mystery of the giants, who built the old sections of the temple, according to legend
  • See India’s largest Nandi Bull statue in Lepakshi
Full description
Depart from Bangalore after breakfast and take a 2.5-hour drive to Lepakshi. Let your guide enthrall you, as they share myths surrounding Lepakshi with you.  At your first stop, see India’s largest Nandi Bull statue.

Next, head to Veerabhadra Temple to explore this 16th century masterpiece of the Vijaynagara style of architecture. First, visit the section called Mukha Mandapa, which served as the dance venue and other cultural activities. Then, visit the Artha Mandapa, where the king worshipped and where the Garbha Griha houses the deity. Visit a unique wedding hall made of grey sandstone, where Lord Shiva and Lady Parvati were supposed to have been married in antiquity.

One of the highlights of Lepakshi is the exquisite collection of paintings on the walls of the temple. Appreciate the rich textile patterns, detailed hairstyles of people, and exquisite jewelry depicted in the paintings. As per legend, giants inhabited these parts and built the old section of the temple. Look for evidence left behind by the giants as you make your way through the temple, before returning to Bangalore.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Transfer in a private car
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Footwear will need to be removed inside the temple

From £79.25 per person

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Product ID: 297560