Heritage place you must visit in Mysore, India. Chamundi hills is one of the prime attractions of Mysore and can be reached by climbing the 1000 steps. Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Bull or Nandi Temple, and Point of View are few places you can see above there.
View from the View Point in Chamundi Hills. Image by SH
This is our first destination on our one day trip in Mysore, India on 5 November 2018.
Chamundi Hills is located at an altitude of 1065 meters above sea level, to the south-east of Mysore city. It is also one of the prime attractions of Mysore, is also an acclaimed landmark of the destination. The attraction is the heritage, view, and history behind.
You can reach atop the hills through a motor road or by climbing the 1000 steps which were built approximately 300 years ago. But I and my friends prefer to go by car as we are renting the car for the day. hehe..
After you reach the top (temple), you will see the big a statue of demon king Mahishasura. From there to the Chamundeshwari Temple, you can walk and will be passing lot of shops.
The Chamundeshwari Temple, atop Chamundi Hills, is the temple of the patron Goddess of Wodeyars, Chamundeshwari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. This temple can be dated back to the 11th century. The temple was renovated in the year 1827 by the Kings of Mysore.
If you want to go inside the temple, you have to remove your shoes and put it in the sack that they prepared. You just need to pay around Rs. 4 per sack. After removing your shoes, you can buy flower there to be put in the temple or if you don’t want, you can just go inside following the way. We met one nice kid there who offering us flowers. He said we need 5 flowers. One flower for each God in the temples.
Oh and you will see lof of monkeys also there, so be cautious about it.
1. The Chamundeshwari Temple
2. A statue of demon king Mahishasura in front of Chamundeshwari Temple
3. A huge monolith idol of Nandi – the bull, at the Bull Temple
4. Point of View
5. There are some shops in the hills.
Those are all we got from visitting Chamundi Hills. I hope it helps you when u have a plan to visit Mysore, India.