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Mantralayam & Lepakshi 2 Day Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore City

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Trip Overview

Explore the spiritual and architectural marvels of Karnataka with a 2-day sightseeing tour from Bangalore to Mantralayam and Lepakshi. Visit the sacred Raghavendra Swamy Temple in Mantralayam and marvel at the exquisite sculptures of Lepakshi Temple, blending history and devotion in a memorable journey.


Highlights

  • Visit the Lepakshi temple, which houses some amazing monuments, a hanging pillar, and huge Nagalinga
  • Get the blessings of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy at Mantralayam.


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Detailed Overview

  • Mantralayam, or Manthralaya, is a pilgrim village located in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The village is known for the Brindavan of Raghavendra Swamy, a saint who lived in the 17th century and who entered into a samadhi alive in front of his disciples. Thousands of people visit the Raghavendra Matth and temples. In this tour, visit pilgrim sites like Lepakshi and Mantralayam and get blessings from God.

Mantralayam & Lepakshi Sightseeing Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore to Mantralayam

  • Depart from Bangalore early in the morning. The distance between Bangalore and Mantralayam is approximately 350 kilometers and takes around 6-7 hours.
  • Arrive at Mantralayam by afternoon and check into your hotel.
  • After refreshing, head to Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, the main attraction in Mantralayam. This is the holy shrine of Sri Raghavendra Swamy, a revered saint and devotee of Lord Vishnu.
  • Spend some time exploring the temple complex and attending any rituals or poojas that might be happening.
  • In the evening, you can take a stroll along the Tungabhadra River, which flows near the temple. The riverbank offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere for relaxation.
  • Dinner and an overnight stay in Mantralayam.

Day 2: Mantralayam to Lepakshi and Return to Bangalore

  • After breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart for Lepakshi, which is around 150 kilometers from Mantralayam. It takes approximately 3–4 hours to reach Lepakshi.
  • Arrive at Lepakshi by late morning and visit the famous Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Kurugunta. This temple dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra is located in the nearby village of Kurugunta. It's known for its annual Rathotsava (chariot festival), celebrated with great fervor by the local community.
    Don't miss the iconic hanging pillar and the massive Nandi statue.
  • Explore the surrounding areas and visit the Lepakshi Nandi (a large monolithic bull statue) and the Lepakshi Nandi Hills for panoramic views of the countryside.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Lepakshi, where you can savor some authentic Andhra cuisine.
  • After lunch, start your journey back to Bangalore.
  • Depending on the time of your return, you can make a quick stop at Nandi Hills, a popular hill station near Bangalore, to catch the sunset and enjoy the scenic beauty.
  • Arrive back in Bangalore by late evening, concluding your memorable 2-day sightseeing tour.

Other suggested Temples to Visit

  • Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is located within the precincts of the Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt in Mantralayam. It is believed to have five faces (panchamukhi), each representing a different aspect of Hanuman.
  • Manchalamma Temple: Situated near the Tungabhadra River, the Manchalamma Temple is dedicated to Goddess Manchalamma, a local deity believed to protect the village of Mantralayam. It's a popular pilgrimage site for devotees seeking blessings for protection and prosperity.
  • Raghunatha Temple: This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Raghunatha (Lord Rama) and is located near the Veerabhadra Temple complex in Lepakshi. The temple features beautiful carvings and is worth a visit for its historical significance.

Please note

  • This is not a guided tour; the driver is knowledgeable about all the destinations but will not serve as a tour guide.
  • This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for the local city tour.
  • The provided itinerary is for reference purposes; guests are free to customize their tour according to their own preferences and plans.

Basic Details

Start Point
Bangalore
Finish Point
Bangalore
Start time
6:00 am 6:30 am 7:00 am 7:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyReligious
Trip Code
O885A2488

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off from Bangalore city hotel/residence
  • All transportation using private air-conditioned Sedan Car or SUV (as chosen)
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • Meals & accomodation of the driver
  • Usage of 850 KM (more than sufficient)

Exclusions

  • Any toll charges and parking fee
  • Interstate Taxes
  • Any meals or accommodation for guests
  • Night charge of Rs.300 applicable if used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Important Information

  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour
  • Pick-up address and drop address at the end of the tour should be same
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
  • The tour has a kilometer limit of 850 kilometers
  • After 850 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
    • For Sedan (4-seater)  Rs.12 per km (additional kilometre charge)
    • For SUV (6-seater)  Rs.16 per km (additional kilometre charge)
    • For Tempo Traveller (12-seater) - Rs.24 per km (additional kilometre charge)
  • This is not a guided tour
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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5.0

Satish gunagi

27 Dec 2023

nice experience

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