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How To Reach Lepakshi
Lepakshi is a town in the district of Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh. The city is very close to the pride of South India, Bengaluru. Although the city is well connected with roads, it doesn't have its own railway station and airport. So in order to reach Lepakshi, you will have to get down at the nearest airport or the railway station. The best way to reach Lepakshi is, of course, railways whereas flights serve as the fastest but also the most expensive means of transport. So let's discuss the available options in detail.
As we said above, Lepakshi doesn't have its own railway station. The nearest railway station is the Hindupur railway station which is about 13-15 km from the village. The Indian Railways run direct trains for Hindupur from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and so on. Once you get down at Hindupur railway station, take a cab or a bus and reach Lepakshi. However, if you are coming from Kolkata, you will have to take a connecting train as there isn't any direct rail connectivity between Kolkata and Hindupur. So check the IRCTC website for more details and book your tickets.
Roads are one of the most convenient ways to reach Lepakshi directly from almost anywhere in Andhra and India. The roads that lead to Lepakshi from different parts of the country are well-maintained and pretty smooth and therefore you can get a comfortable drive. There are many private bus operators that run frequent buses between Lepakshi and top Indian cities such as Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and so on. Also, state-managed buses are also available that can help you connect Lepakshi from the deepest parts of the state. If you prefer a self-drive from Bengaluru, you can also reach Lepakshi bypassing Hindupur through NH 44. So get on to any official bus-booking website and book your tickets now.
Flights offer the fastest means of transport but they can be expensive. So most people prefer traveling by trains or buses. If you are planning to reach Lepakshi by flight, note that there is no airport here, so you have to get down at the nearest airport which is at Bengaluru which is about 100 km. And Bengaluru International Airport is one of the busiest airports in India. So it's a cake-walk to reach Bengaluru International Airport from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and other metropolitans. After you get down at the Bengaluru International Airport, you can book private cabs easily and reach your destination hotel in Lepakshi or wherever you have booked your accommodation.
Lepakshi is majorly a village and not a full-fledged town like Vizag, Vijayawada, and top cities in Andhra. Nevertheless, this village is still visited by thousands of tourists and devotees from different parts of the country. The village has many things to attract visitors and if you are here and unsure of how to get around the village, you have come to the right place. Being a village there aren't too many options. Local rickshaws and public buses are available that can help you reach different places of interest. Moreover, if you are at Hindupur, booking a private cab for a day is also a good option as you can cover different places in a day without worrying about transport. But, it's suggested to bargain and not to agree to anything they demand. Negotiate and strike a good deal that best suits your requirements.