History Buffs, Take A Road-Trip To Lepakshi Temple In Andhra Pradesh


What Makes It Awesome?

We took a road trip to this ancient ruins called Lepakshi temple from Bangalore. Lepakshi is a small town in Andhra Pradesh. It is a heritage spot and a place of historical importance. This temple is one of the finest yet unexplored Vij’s Yamagata-era architecture. It has some fascinating facets and stories attached to it. At the centre of the village is the Veerabhadra Temple popularly known as Lepakshi temple. Dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra, the sanctum also has idols of Ganesha, Nandi Bhadrakali, and Lakshmi. There‘s a miraculous hanging pillar in the temple that holds the repute as the best-known miracle of medieval Indian engineering. The pillar doesn’t rest completely on the ground, but it is still firm. One can pass a thin piece of paper underneath the pillar.

What Could Be Better?

It is a small town so don’t expect high-quality food, and there are no good restaurants in the village.

How Much Did It Cost?

INR 1,000 - INR 3,000

Best To Go With?

Family, Big Group, and Kids.