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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This would be the 1st Monument to visit on the way to Vittal Temple if ur going there on foot. You can check Maps and visit the monuments in the order mentioned below. One way distance would be 2.5 kms. 1. Monolithic Bull & Monolith Nandi 2. Achyutaraya Temple 3. Varaha Temple 4. Ranganatha Temple 5. Narasimha Temple 6. Two... More 

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Just when you walk out of Virupaksha Temple & cross the old market area, comes the Monolithic Bull Temple. A single piece of stone being cut into Monolithic Bull or Nandi.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

its very big statue made with one big stone, monolith. its near to main road , you can stop by road and have a quick visit to this place

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Southampton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The pictures really say it all: opposite end of the bazaar road froom the main temple complex this is a simple pavillion with a huge rock carved into a Nandi statue. Worth a look, plenty of scooters about if you don't want to walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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