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Gandikota and Lepakshi 2 Days Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore City

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Trip Overview

On this 2-day sightseeing tour from Bangalore, visit Gandikota, known as the Grand Canyon of India, with its stunning gorge and historic fort. Then, explore Lepakshi, famous for its ancient Veerabhadra Temple and exquisite stone carvings. This tour offers a mix of natural wonders and architectural marvels.


  • See the huge Nandi Bull, the largest monolithic structure in India, in Lepakshi.
  • Visit Gandikota, which is often compared to the Grand Canyon because of its gorge, on the right bank of the river Pennar.
  • Service of an experienced driver and a comfortable vehicle.

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Detailed overview

Gandikota is often compared to the Grand Canyon because of its gorge, which is on the right bank of the river Pennar in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. The drive to this place is mesmerizing, so if you’re a road trip person, Gandikota is a must-visit. You won’t realize what’s in store until you reach the end and you can’t help but be awe-struck. There are quite a few shrines and a mosque, along with a fort, here that are worth visiting, and the river view is out of this world.

Lepakshi is a small village located about 120 km from Bangalore and 110 km from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. Situated in the Anantapur district, Lepakshi is a historically and archaeologically significant village. Lepakshi is famous for the 16th-century Veerabhadra Temple, built in Vijayanagara architectural style. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit this place to see the hanging pillar located in the famous Lepakshi temple. The hanging pillar, which is one of its kind in the world, is a sight to marvel at.


Gandikota and Lepakshi: A 2-Day Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore City Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore to Lepakshi and overnight stay at Gandikota town

  • The tour begins with the guest's pick-up from their hotel/residence in Bangalore city limits at a time chosen while making the booking. 
  • The drive to Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh is about 120 kilometres from Bangalore and may take up to 3 hours to reach.
  • Once in Lepakshi, the team recommends the following attractions to visit:
  • Veerbhadra Temple: Located in the centre of the village is the Veerbhadra Temple, commonly known as Lepakshi Temple. The most important feature of this temple is the 18-foot-tall Nagalinga, a monolithic carving of a multi-headed snake shielding the Shivalinga.
  • Frescoes of Lepakshi: The Lepakshi temple has one of the finest mural paintings of the Vijayanagar Empire. It is also believed to be the largest in India from that era. Mural paintings depict different parts of sacred texts, such as one depicting the Shiva-Parvathi wedding.
  • Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi: Call it a legend or engineering marvel of medieval Indian engineering. The column is literally hanging in the air, and one can pass a piece of paper underneath it.
  • Nandi of Lepakshi: The huge monolithic bull carved out of a single stone is the largest monolithic structure in India. The sculpture is about 5 meters high and 8 meters long and is very exquisitely carved.
  • After the completion of the Lepakshi tour, start the drive to Gandikota.
  • At the end of the day, the guests will be dropped off at the hotel/residence in or near Gandikota.
  • Suggestion: Kadapa, the town before Gandikota, has more options for the stays, so the guests can book accordingly. 

Day 2: Visit Gandikota and return journey to Bangalore

  • The tour starts at the time communicated to the driver.
  • After the pick-up, drive to the Gandikota fort and the mesmerising gorge.
  • The gorge is very often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of India". The sunrise in the canyon is said to be beautiful.
  • After spending time exploring the area, start the return journey back to Bangalore.
  • The drive to Bangalore is about 280 km from Gandikota and may take up to 7 hours, so start the journey accordingly.
  • At the end of the tour, the guest will be dropped off at the hotel/residence within the Bangalore city limits.

Please note

This is not a guided tour
The itinerary mentioned is suggestive; you may add or skip any of the places.
Its an outstation tour; hence, vehicles cannot be used for the local Bangalore city tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Bangalore Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Bangalore Hotel/Residence
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am See more
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyMulti-day Tours
Trip Code


  • All transportation in an air-conditioned (A.C.) vehicle.
  • Pick up and drop off (Bangalore city limits).
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Driver meals and accommodation.
  • Sightseeing tour.
  • Usage of the vehicle up to 600 KM.


  • Cab parking charges and toll charges.
  • Interstate Taxes
  • Accommodation and meals for the guests.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.

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Important Information

  • his is not a guided tour.
  • 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 the 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 kilometre limit of 600 kilometres. Distance is calculated from the pick-up point till the drop point.
  • After 600 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 Traveler (12-seater) - Rs. 24 per km (additional kilometre charge).
  • 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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Pickup from Bangalore Outskirts
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Pickup from Bangalore Airport
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Drop at Bangalore Airport
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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence address in Bangalore city limits, provided during the booking.
  • The driver details, contact number and cab details are shared 2 to 4 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
  • The driver will pick up the guests from the pickup address, so please provide the complete address in the booking check out page.
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