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We relaxed there and wait for the night comes. The view of Mysore at night was shining and ravishing. We spent more time there as the scene was magnificent and needed to breathe some fresh air.
2. Chamundi HillAt a height of around 1000 meters, Chamundi Hill is a perfect place to take a wide landscape look of the city and its various palaces all at once. You can drive up to the hill top to experience a blissful sunrise.
Ride through ghat roads.Sri Chamundeshwari temple.Viewpoints and sunset point.Things to do :Trekking from down to top of the hill.Climb around 1k stairs and reach temple.Lookout for viewpoints.After an awesome, fast and fresh air filled bus ride to the top of the hill at about 3300 ft I reached chamundi hills. This was the main reason I decided to travel their twice in three days. I straight away went towards the temple to take a quick look at the crowd and as I thought people were already waiting in queue even though the temple gates were closed. I stood in front of the temple feeling the cold wind blowing on my face and watching monkeys which were playing on the temple building.After 10 minutes I left towards the hill point which was called as secret sunset point as per google but I visited it twice in the morning and it was worth it both times. After a quick walk on the stairs I reached my resting point. There was already a guy sitting there enjoying his morning listening to old Hindi classics. I joined him without an invite and I think he was not concerned with an unexpected guest entering his territory. I sat their looking at the city below me and feeling the fresh morning air listening to an unknown playlist of an unknown guy. After sometime the stranger left and I listened to passenger while the cold wind was smoothly sweeping my face.I left back to the way I came from to have my breakfast and go to my next destination with a thought in mind that it might be closed as it was raining all night. Came back climbing the steps and walked for some time & I was at a point where there were small hotels with school benches as seats. I chose the one which was crowded and ordered a plate of vada. Everything about it was bad. It was cold. Chutney was watery and curry was creepy. I ate it looking at others and listening to their cursing of food. I left from there as a bus which I was waiting for had arrived.I Checked the way to my destination and waited for the journey to begin. People stroll into bus one after the other and along the way came ticket collector and after sometime the main guy appeared and the faces of the passengers glowed. After a thrilling ride from hill top to all the way down I stepped down the bus at JC nagar. I waked for 5 minutes and I was at my next destination Sand sculpture museum which was still closed but some guys were waiting which was a good news for me. I glanced at the flex which was placed at the entrance which had pictures of articles, newspaper etc about the creativeness of a girl who made impossible into possible.
Started early morning for Chamundi hills. 15 km. Reached there by 6:30. Saw the sunrise.
Chamundi HillsThis place was again 20 kilometers from there and it was 8:00 pm by now. I was a bit scared to travel to the hill at this time alone in the bus. Mind had already started cursing the YOLO heart but somewhere deep inside my heart I was very positive and still waiting for the good to happen to me. There were many ladies in the bus and I sat on the reserved seat for ladies and was conversing with a middle aged woman beside me. She was lovely and warm at heart and this made me feel safe by then. The temperature started to fall a bit as the night approached and the bus ascended towards the hill.Surprisingly, the next thing that I saw was no less than a relief to the sore eyes. The amazing view of the city of Palaces from the hills that we were ascending was mesmerizing. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I was yearning for lights in the evening and was disappointed at not getting the lighted view of the Palace, but from where I stood I could see the whole city lighted beautifully.
My Mysore sightseeing started with "CHAMUNDI HILLS". Goddess 'Chamundi' killed the demon "Mahishasura", that's the very origin of Mysore. Chamundi Devi temple is not only visited by tourists in big numbers but also by locals, due to it's religious importance. One has to stand in long queues for the darshan, even in the VIP(Rs. 300) lines. One of the main attraction of Chamundi Hills is the statue of demon Mahishasura; painted with vibrant colors, it's so eye-full.
Chamundi Hills: This is approximately 1065 M above the sea level. There is a temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundi at the top of the hill. Half way through, there is a Nandi statue too.
Mahishasura - the asura (demon). His father was Rambha and he fell in love with a princess called Mahishi who was cursed to be water buffalo. Asura was born out of their union. Hence, he was able to change human and buffalo form at will. (Mahisha is a sanskrit word meaning buffalo).
Chamundi hills is something that only Mysore can boast of and it is has an unavoidable importance in the history of the city. It visible from any part of the city. And once you reach at the top of the hill you'll get a bird's eye view of mysore which includes the mysore palace . People who loves trekking will not forget this destination. It is not just a hill but it holds the famous chamundeshwari temple and the Mahabaleshwara temple. The Mysore Wodeyar dynasty considers Chamundeshawari as the deity of the royal family. Therefore the hill is important for the people here from religious as well tourism perspective.