Sri Nandi Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)

#6 of 23 in Historic Sites in Mysuru (Mysore)
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A colossal 6x8 m (16x24 ft) statue carved out of a single boulder, Sri Nandi Temple sits hilltop overlooking the monumental 1,000-step staircase and Mysore. Carved in situ in the mid-17th century, the famous Nandi attracts devotees and tourists from across the world. Regarded as a vehicle of Lord Shiva, this impressive statue, standing at nearly 1,000 m (3,000 ft) altitude, has a small cave temple behind it painted with white and ochre stripes. You reach the foot of the hill from Mysore, some 13 km (8 mi) away. To visit Sri Nandi Temple and get the most from your holiday in Mysuru (Mysore), create itinerary details personal to you using our Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary site.
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  • Since we were last here 6 years ago, access to this temple with its significant bull sculpture has been closed to vehicles. As we had been visiting the Sri Chamundeshwari Temple up above, we opted...  more »
  • This temple is in middle way to Chamundeshwari temple while we taking steps in Chamundi hills. A big idol of Nandi which is in open area.  more »
  • Beautiful statue. Love the atmosphere. Humongous Nandhi statue is captivating. Need to park vehicles by side of road. Temple is open at specific time but statue viewing is always open to.
  • A brilliant place! A must visit and a pride point for all Mysoreans. The view is amazing!

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