The Chamundeshwari Temple on top of this hill is the most famous temple in Mysore, since Goddess Chamundi or Chamundeshwari is the presiding deity of the city. This temple is about 13 kilometre from the city, and one can easily take a rickshaw or hire a cab to get here. Initially built as small one, this temple has become a renowned destination for pilgrims and tourists alike over the past few decades. While the place is crowded and mostly occupied by pilgrims and devotees, it represents the contrast and welcome concoction that is ever so evident - the Mysore Palace, the gardens and the food allures to the modern ardent traveller, while the majestic Chamundeshwari Temple attracts the old-school worshippers to the very same city!
2. CHAMUNDI HILLS AND CHAMUNDESWARI TEMPLEAs we drove uphill to reach the Chamundeswari Temple atop The Chamundi Hills, I was unable to keep myself calm since I was in awe with the view of the whole city of Mysore! You could see the magnificent Mysore Palace being surrounded by many pucca houses and shops of the city.The most popular attraction is the Chamundeswari Temple with it’s tower built in typical Chola style having many carvings. You’ll come across a statue of Mahisasura before you walk the short distance from to the main entrance of the temple.On the way back to the town, there is a view point for those who love to have a bird’s eye view of the whole city of Mysore. Although, I along with my other co-passengers couldn’t get the chance to stop by, you can park your vehicle for a few minutes and check out the wonderful view.
We continued our journey around 5.45 p.m.There was no hot sunlight. Chamundi hills are one of the major pilgrimage sites as there is Chamundeswari Temple situated at the top of the hill. The temple dedicated to the goddess Chamundeshwari or Durga. The temple premises was crowdy. We walked around the temple and sat down on the steps behind the temple. The architecture of the temple was impressive.
3. Chamundeshwari TempleA lovely temple of goddess Chamundeshwari, located nowhere but on Chamundi hills, is a major tourist attraction. You can expect a huge queue on weekends to get into the temple, but if you want to save the hassle and time, you can buy the special entry ticket from the counter outside the temple.
Chamundi Temple: The Chamundi or Chamundeshwari Temple is one of the most famous temples in Karnataka dedicated to Devi Chamundeshwari. This 1000 years old temple is considered as one of the Shakti Peethas, located on the top of 3000 feet high Chamundi Hill and can be reached by climbing 1000 plus stairs