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Address: Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Located in Basavanagudi, this temple (built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian...
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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great for a stop off

A great temple just out of the way, great for a stop off and a few happy snaps. Be careful o the merchants there who will try to over price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great temple just out of the way, great for a stop off and a few happy snaps. Be careful o the merchants there who will try to over price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Yes, it has an old world charm... it's a medium sized temple and worth a quick visit for 30 mins... (plan well for parking).. the bull and the old temple is nice to have a look.. if it was in middle of jungle, away from we crowd, then it would have been more enigmatic... :-)

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An ancient temple atop a hillock in a serene environ in the busy Benagaluru City. That's Big BULL temple. The Nandhi so big that blocks the view of a small Longa behind it. Beautifully carved in a a single rock, the Bull presents a majestic view to the visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Bull temple and Dodda Ganapathi Temple and are located in the same premises. Dodda ganapathi temple is on the ground level and bull temple is on the small hill top. Bull temple houses a large nandi statue made of single rock. Outside the temple on the way down to dodda ganapathi temple are the small handicraft stalls that sells Karnataka... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

ts a one of the ancient temple in Bangalore. Ganesha is very attractive here and looks like an elephant has sat inside the temple ... it takes more than ½ an hour to see entire temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It has a serenity about it. Have visited it a number of times and is in a nice part of town. Take a picture, give the person who minds your sandals a generous tip, sit outside for a few minutes, ring the bell.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

One of the ancient temples in this area, Basavanagudi. The area's name was derived from the deity here, the Great Bull known as Basava. Carved out of a single rock, the Bull God looks down upon you majestically. On festival days, there will be many shops on this hillock selling cheap handcrafted trinkets, and local delicacies (snacks). Adjoining this main... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nothing special to see here. It is okay if you are passing by and want to stop for 10-15 minutes but not planning a visit specially to this place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I believe this temple dates back to the 16th century and for such an old structure it is very well maintained. It is easy to get to and there are stalls close by if you want to buy souvenirs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the most gorgeous temples to be built in India. The nandi and the ganesha statues are gorgeous. The place leaves you with a peaceful state of mind. It is also said that if you go there 21 days in a row your wish comes true. Never tried it but if you are interested you can try. Definitely a... More 

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