Visit Chamundi Hills
Located 12 kms from Mysore are the Chamundi Hills which lie 3,489 ft. above ground. One can reach atop the hills through a motor road or by climbing the 1000 steps which were built approximately 300 years ago.
Located 12 kms from Mysore are the Chamundi Hills which lie 3,489 ft. above ground. One can reach atop the hills through a motor road or by climbing the 1000 steps which were built approximately 300 years ago. On reaching the top of the hill, one can visit the Dravidian Temple dedicated to Sri Chamundeshwari Devi who is regarded as the tutelary goddess of Mysore. She is also considered as an incarnation of Parvati and/or Durga.
The statue of Goddess Sri Chamundeshwari is situated on the Chamundi hills. The idol of the goddess bears twenty hands and a statue of a lion besides her. During 1600 AD, Raja Wodeyar built a gopura with four large pillar posts. These were removed when Krishnaraja Wodeyar III rebuilt the gopura. Krishnaraja Wodeyar III covered it with golden finials along with a statue of himself and his three queens in the presence of the Goddess. In 1827, he made arrangement for festivals and processions.
Situated half way through the Chamundi Hills, one can spot a sacred bull. It was a gift given by Doda Deva Raja and is considered as a recumbent colossal Nandi or the Vehicle of Lord Shiva. The eyes of the bull are half shut. It is 25 feet long and 16 feet high and is covered with with ropes, chains, bells and jewels of stone.
Visiting Hours:0730 Hrs to 1400 Hrs 1530 Hrs to 1800 Hrs 1930 Hrs to 2100 Hrs
Visiting Charges:Not Applicable
TimingAll days of the week 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
PREFFERED BYGod Lovers, Experience Seekers ,Photo Fanatics ,Loners
TIME SPENT3 to 4 hours
ENTRY FEENo Entry fee
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LANGUAGESKannada, English, Hindi