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Bull Temple

Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru 560004, India
+91 94380 54636
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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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“large stone” (8 reviews)
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Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru 560004, India
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"huge nandi"
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"large stone"
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"bugle rock park"
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"rock garden"
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"worth a visit"
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"small hillock"
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"south bangalore"
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"calm place"
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"must visit place"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Bull Temple, also known as Nandi Temple, is one of the oldest temples in the city of Bengaluru. The temple is popularly called as 'Dodda Basavana Gudi' by the locals and is the biggest temple dedicated to Nandi in the world. Nandi, the bull,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a small clean temple with a large Bull statue. It is adjacent to Dodda Ganapathy temple. Except the bull statue, there is nothing else to see. If you want to know the history of the temple, get it from internet. The priest does...More

Thank RajSubbiah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nandi Temple is exclusively for the worship of the sacred bull (Basava in Kannada) in Hinduism, known as Nandi, Lord Shiva's vahana. The word "nandi" means "joyful" in Sanskrit. The temple was built in 1537 by Kempe Gowda under the Vijayanagara empire in the Vijayanagara...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driver recommended this temple vs. others for it's history, beauty and fact that bull was carved from a single stone. Pretty architecture and colors. Small donation recommended for people to watch your shoes and inside temple. They say no photos inside temple but saw many...More

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has a great architecture and it is one of the best tourist place and I loved the place. Architecture is the main element in it

Thank Abhilash K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is one of the oldest with great historic architecture. Inside it houses a big bull and shiva. Very nice. Nice and tidy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sri Big Bull Temple was built in the 16th century by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore. The temple houses a large monolithic Nandi statue, that is black in colour due to years of rubbing charcoal and oil. The large statue has a height of...More

Thank akshayhiremath
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest temple located in Old town of Bangalore. It houses a big bull and the deity is Shiva.

Thank nageswararao g
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually it is the most recommended temple from hotel where I usually stay in. Temple looks big from pictures, however it is very small. My experience was with my business friend when we were instructed to take our shoes off and had opportunity to learn...More

Thank Ales T
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This is very easily accessible temple on a little climb. Has a huge Bull statue inside it which is must see when you come to Bengaluru.

Thank Raj Gaurav S
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Vishnu B
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Yes it’s open on sunday ,
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Response from Basavaraja B | Reviewed this property |
FREE Entry and Bull Temple Bangalore Timings Day Timing All days 6:00 am – 12:00 Noon Break Evening 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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All Days 6.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 5.30 PM to 9.00 PM
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