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About Chamundeshwari Temple

Mysore derives its name from Mahishasurana ooru meaning Mahishasura’s village. The hills that guard the city are Chamundi Hills which are capped by the 11th-century temple of goddess Chamundeshwari. As you approach the top point of Chamunda Hill, you will see a huge statue of demon Mahinshasura springing into view. A long and unending series of 1000 steps lead you to the temple. In the midway of this attraction in Mysore, a 16-foot monolith of Nandi Bull, Lord Shiva’s mount, garners your attention. It remains decorated with garlands of flowers bestowed on it by devotees. This revered place of worship is located 13 Km from the center of Mysore city, approximately 1000 metres above sea level. Also, it presents some breathtaking views of the hills. If you are looking for a scenic drive, then you can take the Subbarao Road, which branches out at a 5 Km mark on the way up the hills.

Pro Tip: Do not venture on the Chamunda Hill road after dark as it gets pretty lonely. Free meals are arranged at the temple between 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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