This temple in Bangalore South is one of the most important places of worship in the city. It is finely carved out of pure granite and stands tall as an excellent example of Dravidian style architecture.
The temple’s massive entrance tower can be seen from miles away. Entering from the road through its striking entrance arch, there is also a prominent sanctum, porch, and pillared hallway that makes up the complex. There is a walking path circling the whole area and various courtyards to explore.
The highlight of a visit here is the six foot tall stone statue of the Hindu goddess Raja Rajeshwari, the main deity after which the temple is named. Marvel at the intricately designed pillars and decorated walls that have stood for centuries, or relax with a stroll through the temple gardens.
Located on Mysore Road, bus 225c goes directly to the temple from the city center. It is open mornings from 6am to 12:30pm and evenings from 4pm to 8:30pm. There is no admission fee.