Home to attractive temples built during the Vijayanagara period, Lepakshi holds immense archaeological and cultural significance. The small village lies at a distance of 120 km from Bengaluru and is famous for shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Veerabhadra. These shrines were built between 1336 and 1646. The most attractive of these is the Veerabhadra Temple, which was built by two brothers Viranna and Virupanna. Built in the Vijayanagar style of architecture, the temple boasts imposing sculptures and numerous murals, including one of a snake on Nagalinga. Lepakshi serves as an ideal stopover for tourists who wish to explore the historic past of South India. Located in Andhra Pradesh, Lepakshi can be easily reached from Bengaluru .

Lepakshi is also known for its fascinating range of art forms and traditional crafts. Given that Andhra Pradesh is a state endowed with rich forests, woodcarving is a popular art practiced across the state including Lepakshi. The skilled carvers of Lepakshi create attractive idols of mythological characters and utility items. The various art forms practiced in Lepakshi involve an intricate depiction of gods and goddesses. From life-sized idols to beautiful trinkets, Lepakshi introduces visitors to the fine splendour of the talented craftsmen of Andhra Pradesh. Tourists can explore a wide range of artefacts and other articles made by the artisans of Lepakshi. Some of the most popular items one must look out for when in the city include musical instruments, paintings, jewellery items, sarees, quality handloom products, bags, Kalamkari paintings, sandalwood products and Kondapalli toys.

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