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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.

Open:Every day

Visiting Hours:0730 Hrs to 1400 Hrs 1530 Hrs to 1800 Hrs 1930 Hrs to 2100 Hrs

Visiting Charges:Not Applicable

Timing

All days of the week 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

God Lovers, Experience Seekers ,Photo Fanatics ,Loners

TIME SPENT

3 to 4 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    None
  • Altitude

    763 m
  • STD Code

    0821
  • Best Season

    Sept – March
  • State/Code

    Mysore/5700xx
  • LANGUAGES

    Kannada, English, Hindi