Heritage Tour of Lepakshi and Nandi Hills

Heritage Tour of Lepakshi and Nandi Hills

Availability: all days, but limited.

Timings: 6:30 am to 6 pm (approx)

A fascinating day trip exploring an array of cultural, historical and natural wonders of India

Our first stop is for a sumptuous South Indian breakfast. We then quickly make our way to a quaint town to explore an amazing medieval temple having India’s biggest Nandi bull; Snake sculpture and the largest hand-painted fresco. It is the home of a few mysterious hanging pillars too

We then move on to watch skilful workers create silk thread out of silk cocoons at a cottage sericulture workshop. Get to know the various stages in the creation of fine silk cloth that this region is historically famous for. Next stop is a pottery workshop where you can try your hand at making a custom urn or a pot of clay. A visit to a quaint century-year-old train station stuck in a time warp, follows.

We then move on to explore a remarkable 9th-century Hindu temple frozen in time. It is the oldest one in the Bangalore region. Learn about the fabled empires of South India that have left their marks within its boundaries.

The region is home to one of India’s handful Biodiversity Heritage sites. We explore his remarkable 800-year old Tamarind trees grove. The gnarled tree trunks and extraordinary root suckers propping the old trees is a botanical marvel.

Our final stop is a visit to the ramparts of a couple of forts from the 16th and 18th century. Get to know about the valiant 18th-century warrior and statesman, Tipu Sultan and his indelible impact and contributions.

We are back in Bangalore by about 6 pm

Inclusions:

Breakfast and Lunch
Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan
Passionate and fluent English Heritage Expert
All entrance fees
Bottled water
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only)

Exclusions:

Personal shopping
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities