Junior Kumbakarna was still in bed at 8 AM. Had to blow thousands of horns to wake him up :). After a herculean task he got up and we started at 9.30 to Lepakshi. Had breakfast from Marathahalli and the wheels started rolling to AndhraPradesh by 10.00 AM. Speedometer marked km as 485.
Lepakshi is actually a small village that is situated in the east of Hindupur, which falls under the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. This settlement is famous for its artistic temples, which date back to the 16th century. A striking specimen of the Vijayanagar style of architecture is the Lepakshi Temple. It has a huge complex where three shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Virabhadra are to be found.
Sun was just above the head. Trip was not going that easy as last week trip to Hogenakkal. We crossed Nandi Hills deviation. Speedometer was touching 109-112 most of the time. Roads were too good and lonely. Could hardly see some people. Finally at around 12 we reached Bagepalli. We took a left turn to Lepakshi. Another 20 more kms.
We loved the village roads. Both side they have agricultural lands, mainly Corn. Corns were lying beside the roads.
I could see some interesting faces on the road. Most of them were camera friendly. They were easily posing to me!
One thing I noticed was “It is there, But it is not”. So many people were in farms and roads. But hardly found any houses near the road side. Where do they live?
Many Shepherds were on roads. Enjoyed clicking some pics!
A huge Nandi Statue welcomed us. We asked some of the villagers about temple. We couldn hardly understand any word. Felt like Telegu is bit complicate :P We tried Hindi. One guy came to our help. Asked us "Aapko kis temple mein jana hei?" Logged to team-bhp site from BB and found it's Veerbhadra temple. We parked our bike near a small shop, left our shoes there and walked to temple.
Amazed at seeing the architecture. I have been to Tanjavur, the city with Chocolate temple. I suppose this is great in architecture too. We took some pictures, spend around 2 hours there. By the time tummy started calling for help. We were damn hungry. Came out and had couple of tender coconuts. It was more than enough. Started back at 3.30 P.M. We just stopped to have a tea.
Bangalore welcomed us with a heavy shower. Enjoyed it a lot. I have never seen such a rain in Bangalore. I was not able to drive. Some how we crossed Devanahalli. As always rain was just in a diameter of 2 km :)
I could see some amazing cloud formation in the golden hour. By the time I stopped the bike, brother took the gear and gave me. Clicked a lovely shot.
Back to Marathahalli at around 6. It was a nice trip. I will give 8/10. After a long time I am taking so many pictures. Thanks to team-bhp members for the wonderful writing in the site. Just because of that we visited Lepakshi. If we missed this, it would have been a great loss. Speedometer stopped at 740 Km. Overall 230 kms up and down.