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Famous temples in Bangalore
Top 5 Famous Temples in Bangalore

When it comes to India, temples have a special place in the hearts of its citizens and its history, irrespective of religion. Bangalore is probably one of the biggest cities in the Indian state of Karnataka, with an immense history of myths and architectural wonders. Even though Bangalore is called the Silicon Valley of India, some of the best places to visit in Bangalore include its temples. If you are visiting for the first time and want to find some of the best places to visit near Bangalore, here is a list of famous temples in Bangalore.

List of The Famous Temples in Bangalore:

1. Dodda Basavana Gudi Temple

This Dodda Basavana Gudi temple is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore. It is an old temple built in 1537 by the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire. This temple is known worldwide for its stone carvings, most notably the single stone monolith of a bull. The temple is known locally by its devotees as the “bull” temple for this iconic bull sculpture, the biggest single-stone bull sculpture in the world. 

It is one of the most famous temples in Bangalore, which people rush to during the festive season. The temple is decorated with lights and flowers during the festive seasons, while devotees offer groundnuts to their idols. The festive season is a peak time for visitors to Upar hotels in Indiranagar, Bangalore. Devotees stay at the hotel to easily commute to the temple and its festivities.

2. Sathya Ganapathi Temple

This is one of the famous temples of Bangalore, located in the Dodda Basavan Temple Complex. It is renowned for its huge Ganesh sculpture, spanning 18 ft in height and 16 ft in width; moreover, it is one of the biggest Ganesh sculptures in India. Festival season is the best time to visit this temple. 

The idol of Lord Ganesh is decorated with different Alankaras daily, the most noteworthy of them being the bane Alankara, where the idol is drenched in 100 kg of butter. This famous temple in Bangalore is also known among its devoted believers as Dodda Ganesh Temple or Shakthi Ganapati Temple. During your stay at Upar Hotels, you can easily visit this temple by travelling 15 kilometres and receiving Lord Ganesh’s blessings.

3. Shiva Temple

This beautiful temple in Bangalore holds its position as one of the most popular temples in Bangalore through its artistic beauty and the gorgeous statues of Lord Shiva and Ganesh. The 65-foot-tall ginormous statue of Lord Shiva, placed in the middle of an artificial pool depicting Kailash Parvathi, projects the glorious image of Lord Shiva into every visitor’s mind. 

During Maha Shivaratri and Ganesh Chaturthi, there is a torrent of devotees flowing toward the temple to receive blessings from their deities. This is the aptest time for visitors, as the temple will be decorated and presented in all its majesty. If you miss the festivities, you can visit the temple during your stay at Upar Hotels. We recommend visiting the temple on Mondays when the idols are washed with milk and flowers while offering special prayers.

4. The Chokkanatha Swamy Gudi

The Chokkanatha Swamy Gudi Temple is one of the most famous temples in Bangalore, and it is known for its ancient architecture from the 10th century. The temple was built by the Chola dynasty and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the best places to visit in Bengaluru if you are interested in authentic Chola-style architecture and genuine Tamil inscriptions. 

The temple has beautifully sculpted statues of various devas watching over its devotees. It is situated near the Upar Hotels Bangalore, where visitors can imbibe the positivity flowing through the temple without travelling far from their hotels. 

5. Halasuru Someshwara Temple

Halasuru Someshwars Temple is a famous temple in Bangalore that was built by the Vijayanagar Empire. It is situated in the cantonment area of Bangalore, in a temple complex where multiple temples are situated side by side. This temple is home to multiple Hindu gods and goddesses, while the temple tower is covered with various drawings and inscriptions of animals, figures, and goods from Hindu mythology. 

This temple complex, built in honour of Sri Someshwara Swamy, sports the Navagraha Temple, which has statues of twelve rishis. You can quickly access the temple complex during your stay at Upar Hotels Indiranagar Bangalore.


Being one of the biggest metropolises in India, Bangalore is known for its modernity, but it’s much more than that. It has a rich historical, cultural, and architectural heritage that is not overshadowed by its modernized society. You can travel to the city anytime to enjoy its pleasant climate, rich history, and modern amenities. If you are visiting Bangalore, visit these famous temples of Bangalore for travel fulfilment. If you decide to stay with us at the Upar Hotel Indiranagar, Bangalore, we can’t promise you won’t fall in love with the city.

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