Once you've seen the temple, make sure to stop at the river below. Families are offering free form pujas and enjoying the water.
Chamundi hills is a beautiful place. It is best enjoyed climbing up the stairs. It has many temples around it. Chamundi temple is the most famous. It also has an ancient mahabaleshwara temple just behind the main temple. It is definitely a must see. There are many touts all around the temple including policeman and people who dress up as... More
One can have too many temples in a tour itinerary. We went to this temple because it seems to be the most important temple in Mysore. The Chamundi Hills are sacred to the Hindus so I can imagine people including the temple in their pilgrimage routes. The temple is a temple and not an attraction for tourist to gawk at.... More
You can either climb up the 1000 odd stairs or simply climb up the hill in a car. In both the cases you will reach atop the hill for a darshan of Chamundeswari devi. You will be visited by the tall statue of Mahishasur. Also there is Nandi Bull statue near the way which is also very famous.
Visiting second time to the temple, it was a nice experience. In my previous visit, I could not see the main temple from inside because of the excessive crowd there. This time crowd was little less and also I had better idea of darshan ticket structure. with Rs. 100 ticket we were able to bypass most of the crowd and... More
I didnt like the temple itself at all. Lot of devotees and lot of noise. The temple can be reached by bus or by taking a 1000 steps from the other side. We went and came back by bus. After reaching there we went down the steps to Nandhi. The steps are not that crowded. I spent some time there... More
The drive up to Chamundi hills is always a pleasant thing in Mysore. The Godess Chamundeshwari, who killed demon Mahishasura, bless all the devotees. Fortunately it was not a rush hour and the Darshan was quick and pleasant. My guests had a good time out side shopping.
The temple is on top of Chamundi Hills at a distance of approx 12 kms from Mysore. Regular buses ply with a frequency of 15-30 mins from mysore bus stand (near palace). Travel time is around 30 mins. The temple is a quadrangular structure and is built in dravidian style like any other temple of southern India. Goddess Durga (Chamundeswari)... More
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