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Bull Temple

Address: Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited the Bull Temple, Bangalore recently. We had a guide who explained the story of the bull "Nandi" and Shiva. Very interesting. As with all temples, footwear to be removed before entering.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Its a unique temple where you will notice the statue of Nandi is bigger then Lord Shivlinga. Find more details in below link. http://www.bangalorebest.com/WondersOfBangalore/BullTemple_Bangalore.php

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Climb the hill to the huge bull enshrined in a temple. You can feel the spirit of the place envelop you as you approach.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is not a tourist attraction but a temple, it is an old and unique tempe and huge bull idol in the temple. You need to climb a few steps to reach the temple. Peaceful and serene place to visit. Ample car parking available

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You can go and have some peaceful time spend time in garden nothing special it looked... It will b good to go on some special seasons like kadle kaayi pareshe time... D fun fair n most crowd will b gather at that time so...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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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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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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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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