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Address: Hampi Bazaar, Hampi, India
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Monolithic Bull @ Hampi

If you walk out of the Virupaksha temple and walk straight on for about fifteen odd minutes you will reach the Monolithic Bull. It is pretty impressive in structure. The route up... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you walk out of the Virupaksha temple and walk straight on for about fifteen odd minutes you will reach the Monolithic Bull. It is pretty impressive in structure. The route up the hill adjacent to the monolithic bull leads onwards to the Achyutaraya Temple Complex.

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge monolithic bull is located opposite Virupaksha Temple in Hampi. This structure is known and admired due to its astonishing size. The bull represents Nandi, which is considered as the gatekeeper of Lord Shiva. A popular tourist spot in Hampi.

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Delhi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This Nandi bull is cut out of single stone & is right opposite the entrance of the Virupaksha temple, around 2km away. The old Hampi bazaar is what lies between this bull & the temple entrance. This bull is on the foothill of the Matanga hill. If you climb a bit upwards, the view towards the temple is beautiful to... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I liked the serenity around this place, it’s situated just where you start ascending to Matanga hill. Also, it’s beautiful to see how the bull is crafted from 1 stone and still beautiful. You can just sit here and on the opposite side you’ve main temple i.e. Virupaksha of Hampi.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a nice place to relax. You can either you take the long way from Achyutaraya temple to this or short walk directly from Virupaksha temple. Top passage ahead of Monolith Bull is a great place to take photographs and recline oneself. There is a sculptor who sits over there perfecting his art pieces and selling the finished ones.... More 

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Chennai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We walked to this Monolithic bull after a long,rocky walk from Achyutaraya Temple, so were damn tiered. This was a nice place to rest. The steps from the Bull's podium down to the road leading to Virupaksha temple is a nice place for photographs. The bull by itself is nothing very special, though it's a nice to attraction of Hampi.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

A huge block of stone carved into a bull. Must have been carved in place. Good insight into history and worth the visit if in Hampi.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Bull, we call Nandi has a speciality here. Generally, Nandi will be sitting infront of a god. But this god is almost more than half kilometer away and generally people wont realise that

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Monolith Bull also knows as Yeduru Basavanna is a Bull carved out of a single stone. It s very nearby to Virupaksha Temple. Can be visited during the temple visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We were told that this large statue was made from one large rock. We were told that the locals paint(?) it each morning. There were lots of monkeys in the area and they wanted to be feed.

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