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Bull Temple

Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bangalore, India
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Ranked #28 of 192 Attractions in Bangalore
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in Basavanagudi, this temple (built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style) contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi. The temple grounds also... more » Owner description: Located in Basavanagudi, this temple (built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style) contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi. The temple grounds also host the annual groundnut fair in November/December. The nearby Dodda Ganesha Temple and Bugle Rock Garden also can be visited. « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This temple is famous because of the big bull statue made from a single piece of granite. The entrance building is more interesting. Whole temple is rather small. People ask a tip for "watching" over your shoes, which i never asked for. Pretty anoying.

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A monolithic structure of Lord Shiva's vehicle- Nandi- the bull, as a deity, is here. One of the six such structures in India, this one is largest. It is 4.57 meters high, and 6.10 meters long. Behind this bull structure, there are sculptures of Sun God and Moon God. Adequate parking space is available in front of this temple. Not... More

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Kurukshetra, India
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Recently saw this temple.Huge monolithic granite impressive structure built in 16th century in Dravidian style. It is one of 6 temples in India which worship Nandi bull.Nandi is main deity in temple. Every year in Nov Dec here Kadalekayi Parishe ( Groundnut Fair) is held This area has many other temples also Easy climb to temple,peaceful area,not much rush there... More

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Mississauga, Ontario
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You are in Bangalore which is really the Indian "Silicon Valley" so you need to get out and about and experience the culture. Book a car for a half day and add the Bull Temple to your site seeing. It is a small temple and will only take you a half our to see and experience, your driver can park... More

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Toronto, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Big Nandi bull. Worth visiting. Accessible to all. Easy climb and easy to get around as it is small temple. Like most temples it is closed for certain hours in the afternoon. Plan your visit accordingly.

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Bangalore, India
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Bull Temple is right in the middle of town (good connectivity), and then it’s a very short walk up a small hillock to the temple – so getting there is very easy. The hillock is like an island of serenity in the midst of city chaos that surrounds it, and that itself is one of its main attractions. However,... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I enjoyed he visit to this temple. Inside the draw is a huge bull carved out of. A single piece of stone. He is covered in garlands and bathed continuously in ghee. I received a blessing and loved the quiet serenity of the place.

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Ludhiana
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are visiting bangalore for a short duration this temple can be skipped. Expect to see a large stone carved statue of Nandi Bull inside a small temple. There is nothing more to see here. The entrance is free. Expect to pay 2 rupees for the shoe care taker.

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Kolkata
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When the lovely Bangalore breeze brings along with it the divine scent of camphor mixed with jasmine and marigold, all you would want to do is to sit in the cool shade of trees and enjoy it with eyes closed. The compound surrounding the Basavaraj and Dodda Ganapati temples offers you all that once you have bowed to both deities... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited here after a loooooong gap, maybe 15 years. its gotten too crowded ( ofcourse i visited on a Sunday) and kind of lost its earlier charm. Noticed some saw boards / pictures, showing some proposed expansion plans to include a lot more public spaces... lets wait and ses

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