Bull Temple
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6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Friday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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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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Neighbourhood: Basavangudi
Close to Jayanagar and home to the Bull temple after which it was named, Basavanagudi is one of the oldest localities in the vibrant metropolitan of Bengaluru, with structures replete with character, architecture and rich history. Numerous old and beautiful temples define the true essence of this green locality filled with chirpy markets like the colourful Gandhi Bazaar, many parks with ancient trees, a wide range of unique eateries and dotted with tiny lakes. Taking a stroll here is full of Malgudi Days throwback moments since this pretty lush green neighbourhood has still retained its old-world charm, which might remind you of scenes and stories from the popular collection of short stories by RK Narayan. From a stately old spacious home that once belonged to the Diwan of Mysore, a shop in a heritage family home, a 100-year old home that has turned into a reservoir of modern art, there is a lot of cultural confluence at every step.
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  • Im_GPS
    Bengaluru, India680 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A peaceful Hindu Temple of the sacred Bull
    Peaceful and Tranquility are the two words that comes to my mind when I think of this place. This temple is able to maintain that status despite being in the bustling of the crowded traditional market place called Gandhi Bazaar in South Bangalore. If we closely watch the address of this temple you can see the location name as "Basavana Gudi", which literally translates to "Bull's Temple". Yes, this entire location in the busiest south Bangalore is named after this temple, and that is how important is this place for Bangaloreans. This temple is still able to maintain the old charm and peacefulness amidst staying close to the busy main road. It has a long history, you can find it in Google. If you are in Bangalore, pls visit this place if you are a temple lover.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Michelle R
    Essex, United Kingdom121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glimpse into Indian culture
    We went on a little tour of Bangalore and visited the Bull temple and Ganesh temple. They are just next door to each other. The bull temple was very interesting and the story behind it fascinating. The Ganesh temple was much more active with local people coming to worship. It was absolutely fascinating and something I don’t think we will ever forget. We are a British couple and all the people whilst practicing their religion were extremely welcoming and we felt comfortable being part of the experience. A fascinating experience that I’m very glad we took the time to appreciate.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Angela L
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great temple
    Went to the Bull Temple first with a guide, then back with my fiancé. It is busier at the weekend. The priest is lovely. No photos inside the shrine, but if you put money on the tray you will be given a blessing. The bull is the third largest in India and is well worth seeing. Don’t forget to walk round the outside of the central shrine.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • Peter R
    Maroochydore, Australia2,378 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Temple
    Another temple which is Bangalore's oldest one. This temple is dedicated to Nandi Bull. Inside there is a huge idol of Nandi Bull which apparently was carved from a single rock. It was one of the sites that our group visited as part of the trip.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2024
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Peter R
Maroochydore, Australia2,378 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Another temple which is Bangalore's oldest one. This temple is dedicated to Nandi Bull. Inside there is a huge idol of Nandi Bull which apparently was carved from a single rock. It was one of the sites that our group visited as part of the trip.
Written 29 March 2024
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Angela L
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went to the Bull Temple first with a guide, then back with my fiancé. It is busier at the weekend. The priest is lovely. No photos inside the shrine, but if you put money on the tray you will be given a blessing. The bull is the third largest in India and is well worth seeing. Don’t forget to walk round the outside of the central shrine.
Written 25 February 2024
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Surrey 13
London, UK1,337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Not much to see other than the Bull statue. You can't take a photo of the statue once inside the temple , only just outside. Still interesting
Written 17 January 2024
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Michelle R
Essex, UK121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went on a little tour of Bangalore and visited the Bull temple and Ganesh temple. They are just next door to each other.
The bull temple was very interesting and the story behind it fascinating.
The Ganesh temple was much more active with local people coming to worship.
It was absolutely fascinating and something I don’t think we will ever forget.
We are a British couple and all the people whilst practicing their religion were extremely welcoming and we felt comfortable being part of the experience.
A fascinating experience that I’m very glad we took the time to appreciate.
Written 4 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Im_GPS
Bengaluru, India680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Peaceful and Tranquility are the two words that comes to my mind when I think of this place. This temple is able to maintain that status despite being in the bustling of the crowded traditional market place called Gandhi Bazaar in South Bangalore. If we closely watch the address of this temple you can see the location name as "Basavana Gudi", which literally translates to "Bull's Temple". Yes, this entire location in the busiest south Bangalore is named after this temple, and that is how important is this place for Bangaloreans. This temple is still able to maintain the old charm and peacefulness amidst staying close to the busy main road. It has a long history, you can find it in Google. If you are in Bangalore, pls visit this place if you are a temple lover.
Written 28 June 2023
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Shivaraman
Bengaluru, India35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Good to visit, can't spend more than 1 hour. You can explore with family once in a while.

Hardly 18 km from Marathahalli.😊
Written 4 June 2023
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Devendra G
India963 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This temple is of Nandi ji, who is worshipped alongwith Lord Shiva. The diety statue is very large. Further, the aura and energy in the temple is amazing. One has to climb 10 to 15 stairs to get to the temple. Worth visiting.
Written 4 January 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
It's a rather small temple centred around a big bull and an interesting story behind it. It is also surrounded by the peaceful Bugle Park. Definitely one to visit for first-timers, but I am not sure if I would make my way all the way here again just for this.
Written 29 December 2022
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Himanshu K
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Official open timing is 7:30am. We had to wait for an hour because doors opened at 7:30 and not 6:30am as mentioned in here.
Written 23 August 2022
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Sophie M
Paris, France505 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
The statue is impressive. But do not waste time travelling to see it. There are many more beautiful temples to see......
Written 8 August 2022
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