Veerabhadra Temple Lepakshi
Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM
Indicative Drop Off Time: 6:00 PM
Note: The timings are approximate and may vary based on traffic and other factors.
Morning: Journey to Lepakshi Temple
7:00 AM: Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bangalore, and your day of exploration begins with a scenic drive to Lepakshi Temple.
Lepakshi Temple - Vijayanagara Marvel
Visit Veerabhadra Temple Lepakshi: Located 120 kilometers from Bangalore, the 16th-century Veerabhadra Temple in Lepakshi is a masterpiece of Vijayanagara architecture. Explore this magnificent temple, renowned for its intricate sculptures, colorful paintings, and rich history.
Admire Exquisite Sculptures: Marvel at the temple's exquisite sculptures portraying gods, goddesses, dancers, and musicians.
Discover Epic Stories: Delve into the ancient stories from the Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Puranas depicted on the walls, columns, and ceilings of the temple.
Iconic Fresco of Veerabhadra: Witness the colossal 24 feet by 14 feet fresco of Veerabhadra, the fiery god created by Shiva, adorning the ceiling. It is the largest fresco of any single figure in India.
Nandi - Stone Marvel: At the temple's entrance, encounter a massive stone-carved Nandi, the mount of Shiva. This remarkable sculpture is carved from a single block of stone and is considered one of the largest of its kind globally.
Midday: Journey to Nandi Hills
After exploring Lepakshi, embark on a picturesque drive to Nandi Hills, situated about 60 kilometers from Bangalore.
Nandi Hills - Hoysala and Tipu Sultan's Fort
Visit Tipu Sultan’s Fort: Standing atop Nandi Hills, this historic fort features five arches with minarets, showcasing beautiful art and architecture of the ancient era. It was once the summer residence of Tipu Sultan.
Explore Nandi Hills Temple Complex: Discover the two large shrines, the "Arunachaleswara" shrine to the south built by the Gangas of Talakad, and the "Bhoga Nandeeshwara" shrine to the north built by the Cholas. Explore the exquisite Hoysala architecture and ornate pillars depicting Hindu deities.
Afternoon: Return to Bangalore
4:00 PM: Bid farewell to Nandi Hills and begin your journey back to Bangalore, relishing the cultural and historical treasures you've encountered.
Drop Off: Bangalore Hotel
6:00 PM: Arrive back at your hotel in Bangalore, where your private guided day tour concludes. Reflect on the artistic, cultural, and historical wonders you've discovered, and bid farewell to your guide.