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Chamundi Hills

This striking hill is one of the best places to visit in Mysore. The name of this hill is derived from the goddess Chamunda, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. And Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi hill, which is about 3,489 ft. from sea level. This hill is an ideal place to get a panoramic view of the entire Mysore city. It attracts religious travelers, photographers, and nature lovers from all over the world. You can reach the hill station via road by taking a cab or taxi. But if you are an adventurous soul, you can take the stone stairs.

Famous for: Devotion the Goddess Chamundi and bird's eye view.

Best Experience:

  • Enjoy photography
  • Pay a visit to temples
  • Spend some quality time with your close one
  • Behold the striking view of Mysore Palace from the hill
  • Stroll around the hill to witness nature glory

Attractions of Chamundi Hill

Chamundeshwari Temple: It is the highlight of this hill and one of the significant places for pilgrimages in Karnataka. This temple is built in Dravidian architecture, and it is the finest example of ancient art.

Mahabaleshwara Temple: This ancient temple is situated along with Chamundeshwari Temple. Also counted as one of the ancient temples in Mysore. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has the third-largest Nandi Bull statue in India. This imposing architecture of Nandi Bull is 16 ft. tall and is carved out of a single black stone.

Shri Lakshmi Narayanaswamy Temple: It is another famous temple that is situated on Chamundi Hill. It has a breathtaking design that captivates you. You can add a touch of spirituality to your tour of Mysore by visiting this one of the prominent temples.

Timing of Temple: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM every day

Entry Fee: There is no entry charge

How to reach: It is 13 km away from the city, and you can reach there by taking any public transport, taxi, cab.

Places to stay near Chamundi Hill

  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore
  • Heritage Inn
  • The Viceroy Comfort
  • The Windflower Resort and Spa
  • The Hillside Hotel