The plan to visit Lepakshi to us didn't come instantaneously but decision was.
Our Brio's 2nd service done last week and I didn't get any opportunity to drive it. So, I was looking to make some journey where I could enjoy my driving. Did googled a bit and zeroed to visit Yercaud checked weather it said 10 to 16'C was impressed. In order to book called many resorts on Friday night but fortunately or un-fortunately didn't found any, all were booked and whichever available was not in my budget and even wifey didn't agreed to pay 5-6k just for one night and on top of it even complimentary breakfast was not included. So, plan cancelled and I was pretty disappointed as, I thought I won't be able to drive my beauty this weekend.
The plan for Lepakshi took off:-
Then late night my wifey suggested seeing largest monolithic Nandi of India i.e Lepakshi. I was happy that atleast I am getting some drive even though if it is for One day. Called friends to join us some were busy but one of them agreed. So all things were set and time decided to leave by 9:30 AM. We went to sleep and slept tightly woke up morning it was already 7:30 AM.
Saturday 16th Journey Day:-
Got up at 7:30 Am and was lazy to get around things. Finally we had our breakfast and left to pick them up. Reached their house to pick them up and checked the watch it was already 11:00 AM great!!!.
Starting point:- Banshankri
Switched on GPS, We took yeswantpur route to reach Hebbal to proceed towards devanahalli. As usual roads was full of traffic till Airport but it reduced after that and I need to say I never found a better Highway to drive on. It's just a bliss after Devanhalli you could easily manage 120kmph.
Some 30 kms before the turn for Lapakshi to take state highway we found Kamat restaurant (don't know the place name) it was already 1PM so, decided to have lunch there itself. After that we again started. Roads are in good shape and you can easily maintain 60+ even on state highways. Finally we reached lepakshi at 2:30Pm, was happy to see Nandi statue it is big and place was neatly maintained. We spent some half n hr there and then we headed towards the temple and I was just mesmerised by the sculptures.
Now, just let the picture talking.
Total kms covered roundtrip:- 286.3kms.
F.E earned:- 18.1kmpl
Travel time one side was 3hrs.