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Top things to do at Chamundi Hills Mysore
Mysore is one of the large cities in the Karnataka state and it is a major factor that adds to the state’s tourism industry and is a great revenue generator. Mysore, the city of palaces, has a rich history and several tourist attractions. The Chamundi hills in Mysore is a top tourist attraction that draws in photographers, nature lovers, Hindu devotees, and fitness freaks all day of the year. The Chamundi Hills Mysore construction was carried out during the 11th century.
Sri Chamundeshwari Temples rises to a height of 3,489 feet and it is visible from a distance itself while traveling towards Mysuru. We can directly say that we are about to reach Mysore by just seeing the big tall towered hills. A statue of demon Mahishasura, is present in the Chamundeswari temple.
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The most famous prasadham of this place is the Laddu. They are available at the prasadham counter where they will be charged 40/- for 2 pieces. If you have bought a ticket of 100/- for Darshan, then the ticket fetches a single Laddu with the ticket submission at the Prasadham counter.
The Nanjundeshwara or Nanjangud Temple is an ancient temple in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Nanjanagudu in the Karnataka state, India towards the South. It is known for the ancient temple of the Lord or highness Nanjundeshwara. The Nanjundeshwara temple is located inside the town on the bank of river Kapila or Kabini, a tributary of the river Kaveri.
This temple is one of the biggest temples in the state of Karnataka. The name of the town is derived from the lord Nanjundeshwara Swami. The other name of God is also the lord Shiva. The place is sacred and holy as there is a Sangama, where the two rivers meet i.e., Gundlu and the Kapila.
An important fact to be aware of Nanjangud Temple is, that this place is also considered the “Dakshina Kashi” or the “Southern Kashi” located 23 KM away from Mysore and around 162 KM away from Bangalore.
- There are ATMs near the temple if you have forgotten your wallet.
- Food is not an issue at this place, you can see local sellers selling Sweet fresh corn, churmuri, and other chats along with fast food as well here at Chamundi Hills Mysore.
- Local street shopping – contains various artifacts and also some local outfits, toys, and glasses.
- There is a huge space for parking your vehicles at a minimal fare depending on the type of travel. Bike: 20/- Car: 40/-
Chamundi Hills View Point:
On top of the hills, there is a viewpoint which when stood and spent time can have an eye-pleasing view of the Mysore city. There is a binocular view available on pay schemes. The entire palace can be viewed in full from the top of the Chamundi Hills Mysore.
The statue of Nandi (The Bull)
The statue of Nandi (The Bull) is present about halfway to the hill top. This Nandi is considered the vehicle of Lord Shiva. This statue is created or carved from a single stone of black granite. The statue is about 490 centimeters in height and has a length of 760 centimeters.
Mysore to Chamundi Hills:
Mysore itself has its own airport. The nearest international airport to Mysore is the Bangalore International Airport. It is easy to arrive to Mysore from Bangalore and takes about 3 hours to reach. Mysore has great connectivity through buses and trains to all prominent cities in South India. After reaching Mysore, you can take a taxi or local bus to the foot of the Chamundi hills Mysore.
There are multiple ways to reach to the top of the hills. One is through the main roadways which is the diversion to hills from the main road after Karanji Lake. The other one is before the Karanji lake, the golf course road. And other one is through the Nandi Road, but however, the road is now converted to one way from top of the hills to foot. Apart from the entry from Mysore side, there is also entry from the Nanjangud Side.
The government has allocated route busses to the top of the hills. There is a fair number of busses that will help you reach the top of the hills in less than 40 minutes of time.
Chamundi Hills Steps:
Fee: The entry is free for DharmaDarshan (The free Queue).
Note: But if you are in a hurry, there are pay and visit queues ranging from 30,50, 100, 500, and occasionally 1000/- (Depending on the season) available.
Chamundi Hills Mysore timings:
(i) 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
(ii) 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
(iii) 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM – The Chamundi hills house the Sri Chamundeswari Temple which is open from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm every day, while it closes during lunchtime and at twilight.
Duration to Darshan: The visit duration is estimated to be an hour or two.
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- Mysuru Sand Sculpture Museum
- St. Philomena Cathedral
- Brindavan Gardens
- Mysore Zoo
- Jaganmohana Palace
- Karanji Lake
- Lalith Mahal Palace
- Vinayaka Mylari
- Kamat Madhuvan
- Durga Restaurant
- Olive Garden
- Om Shanthi
- Hotel Das Prakash
- RRR Restaurant
- The Old House
- Hotel Hanumanthu