Nandi statues are a common sight in South India. This is due to the fact that there is a greater presence of Saivism in the region. You can find a large number of temples that have a statue of a seated Nandi that faces the direction of where the deity of Lord Shiva is placed. There are many temples that have embraced this tradition on a large scale and have built large Nandi statues that are placed at the entrance of temples.
You will find many Nandi statues in cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Lepakshi and other cities in the southern part of the country. To get a glimpse of the rare ones, you can travel to smaller towns in the region. These places are full of grand temples that have impressive statues of the revered bull of Shiva.
Temples like the Uthamar Koil near Trichy in Tamil Nadu is worth the trip. The small village is famous for the temple that is dedicated to the Trimurtis of Hinduism that are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Suddharatneswarar Temple in Oottathur near Trichy is another temple that has a large Nandi statue in the outer area of the temple. The Cholamadevi is a temple that is not known very well. It is located in a village of the same name and was built Rajaraja Chola. This too is near Trichy in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Finding rare statues of Nandi is easier when you go to places that are not often visited. You can learn the history of the village and the temple and see the amazing carvings and statues of each temple.