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Bull Temple

Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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 host the annual groundnut fair in November/December. The nearby Dodda Ganesha Temple and Bugle Rock Garden also can be visited.

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Melbourne,Australia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Be mindful of it's spiritual significance - it is NOT a Tourist Attraction . I found it deeply moving . I shuffled in with the other pilgrims and was blessed and anointed and made an offering . The Bull itself was astonishing - a GIGANTIC statue carved out of one solid piece of rock . It is seriously cold to... More 

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Surat, India
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The temple is very old and unique. You would find a huge bull idol in the temple, something that u would hardly see any where else. The idol is very old and gigantic. One needs to climb a few stairs to reach there. There is a Ganesh Doda temple near the bull temple,with a huge ganapati idol(before u climb up... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This bull temple sits on top of a small hillock in a busy city area in Bangalore. There is a huge Ganesha statue / temple at the foot of this hill - it's a quick 5 minute climb up the stairs to the top of the hill. the Bull statue at the top of the hill is mesmerizing - it... More 

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Bangalore
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one of the heritage sites of Bangalore. You get to see old bangalore culture around this place. There is a Dodda-Ganesha, i.e Big-Ganesh temple at the foot of a small hill. On the top of hill you find Bull temple. It is considered one of the largest bull carved out of single stone in India. It is believed... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A very historic landmark and a vibrant place to go for a good spiritual rejuvenation. You may struggle to get parking though

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Gandhinagar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Good Place to visit, a lot of people around as there is a fair for 3 days in Nov. A Big Idol of lord Nandi & was decorated well enough as it was festive time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not so interesting so do visit if you have free time to spend else suggest skip it, just a normal small temple with one bull statue in it.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was a little underwhelmed at first. After all it's a statue of a bull carved out of a single lump of granite rock. It's not even displayed that well inside a somewhat tatty room with whitewashed beams obscuring the view. But linger a little and something happens. Could it be the real reverence and love that local Hindus clearly... More 

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Hochkirch, Germany
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Bull temple is one of the more famous temples in Bangalore. As it is close to Lalbagh Garden as well as Tipu Sultans Summer Palace someone can well combine a visit with a vist of other attractions in Bangalore. At the temple you can see a few granite bulls, and it is nice to see. The first time I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this temple is not yet commercialized so you can be at peace with yourself while visiting this place. Lots of parking available near the temple. You can also look out for some handicraft items in the temple premises.

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