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Reviewed yesterday

I am not hesitant to say that it is a magnificent temple. is so pretty. However this temple needs some supervision.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmanK1045
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, as the name "gavi" indicates, is inside a cave. This is an ancient temple built by Kempegowda in the 16th century. The temple is located off Basavanagudi in Bangalore. It is said that the sacred rays of the sun fall directly on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chandra1949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is located in Bangalore and was built by Kempegowda in 16th century.This is an ancient temple and has been a great example for Indian rock cut architecture. The main deity here is Lord Shiva in the form of shivalinga. This temple is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank umangp114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is nestled inside a cave and is a different architecture that we come accross with the other temples. In the centre is shivalinga and then you bend and turn around inside the cave to visit other dieties.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KomalB31
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Gavi temple as the name suggests is located inside a cave and is a Swamambhu Kshetra (Shivalinga rose naturally). The temple, located off Basavangudi, about a Km from the Bull temple, is located in s small street, admist a residential neighbourhood. After a darshan of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Arvind S
Reviewed 14 September 2018

How did they make a cave temple under ground which 1000 years ago could take you 700 kilometers to another temple of Lord Shiva at Varanasi is amazing. The Best Cave Temple in Bangalore - Must see.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank dishaa674
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Its a cave temple. The walk in is exciting and an experience. The construction is unique and the style is unique. Visit it in the morning when the sunrays just starts shining on the temple.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PrasannaR172
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Oldest temple in bengaluru...very famous for the sun directly falling on shivalinga once in a year...visited by thousands of people everyday...must visit temple

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rsmukund
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a very simple temple located in one of the very traditional neighbourhoods of the city. The Shiva trident plays with the sun. Really nice morning visit. There is a dhobi ghat not too far.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank franckbart
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple is one of the ancient and old cave temples of Bengaluru. It's believed that some sages performed pooja and penance here. Height of this cave temple decreases as we go further inside the temple. On the auspicious day of Makara Sankramana (Sankranthi)...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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No Entry Fees.. So Not all places rip foreigners..
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Response from Kaustubh H | Reviewed this property |
Yup. It's open on all days. I would guess that it will be open during morning hours from 9am-1pm and again in the evening from 4-8pm. I had visited after 4 pm. So I don't know correctly the timings. U can contact them. There... More