Lepakshi - a small village in Andhra Pradesh, is one of the off-beat one-day getaways from Bangalore. It is famous for its extremely beautiful Sri Veerabhadra temple and the many myths that surround the holy compound. 'Le-Pakshi' literally mean 'Rise Bird', and you can see an unmissable statue of a perched eagle as soon as you enter the village center.
How to get there?
It's around 120 kms from the Bangalore center and is easily doable on bike. We, however, booked an Ola out-station from Koramangala, which cost us around 4000 INR. We started our trip at 7 AM and reached the temple at around 945 AM - including a short breakfast stop at Nandi Upachar. The drive was extremely comfortable, and we were pretty much back home by 245 PM.