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Bull Temple

Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bangalore, India
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Ranked #27 of 194 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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Mississauga, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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172 helpful votes 172 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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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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22 attraction reviews
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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colombo
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The bull temple is located in the middle of the city ,yet easy to reach by a vehical.better to avoid fridays since lot of hindu vershipers will come on this date.being a buddhist and since we learned about the "Nandi Bull" the temple was visited with devoted heart.the temple is clean and peacefull where you can stay as long as... More

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Mumbai, India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This structure of bull was created long back to save the crops from the real bulls as by seeing this huge size bull, the real bulls will not come to the village. Now this is a temple. If you want to see the big size bull then visit. Good to visit once.

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Dayton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A great way to experience the religious temple framework found throughout India. My children loved watching the rituals and spiritual events of the evening.

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