Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Dharmesh Mistry
Mumbai, India196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
The temple of Godess Shri Chamunda Devi is located on a mountain and about 10km ride from the city.

I had visited this place with my family. We preferred to go by auto rickshaw as it was pocket friendly. The place has ample parking and is very clean. There is a nominal fee for parking.

We paid temple entrance fee of INR 100 for preferential entry to skip the long que and possibility of contacting CORONA. Temple was crowded and flow of people was not properly managed giving evidence of mismanagement.

We could manage to have a sight of the goddess.

There are a few eateries outside but in current situation we preferred not to eat anything from that place.
Written January 9, 2021
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EatTravelStay
148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We started early morning at 7:30. The roads are beautiful, well built, wide, well managed. They have kept it all clean, so please help them to keep it so.

When we reached temple premises at 8:00 already temple is thronged with devotees. Our plan was to take just round of the premises and take an aerial view of city from the hills. The temple is beautiful, evident from the spirit of 100s of devotees in long Q which seemed to take at least two hours to reach inside temple. The mahishasura statue is in high demand for photo shoots. The parking structure newly built is very good and huge enough. We enjoyed the surroundings and then on way back stopped at the much awaited city view point. You can see the Mysore palace (Amba Vilas) and other major structures, don’t miss it. You will not see much monkeys around as it used to be around 20 years back when I visited last time. Overall a must visit.
Written January 4, 2020
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Ajay G
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The drive up the Chamundi hills takes at least a half hour. The temple is well planned with parking available. There is a free, Rs 30, Rs 100 entrance available. The good thing is the ticket collector will also issue a ticket in case you get into the line without a ticket. There were crowds when we went but the darshan was done in less than 30 min with Rs 100 ticket.
Written January 5, 2020
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Ann C
Bispham, UK436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We last visited in 2014 and found the place rather chaotic, but there have been changes, not least in the car parking facilities, which have made the human flow a lot more straightforward, though the work is far from complete.
We were taken up by a rather dubious-looking man who insisted on showing us around. We were a bit anxious about this but we need not have worried as he seems to have close ties with the temple and was keen to show us into all sorts of areas which I’m sure are not normally available to the public. He was also keen for us to join in with some of the temple rituals so we learned a great deal about the building and its history.
You may want to take your own guide with you but he/she may not be able to share as much knowledge with you.
Written February 19, 2020
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vivalicen
London, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We went on a Friday when it was very busy. Be prepared for lots of people jostling you inside the temple. Beware of anybody who offers you flowers - they will want money. Aside from that, worth it for the experience but you don't need to be there long. Be aware you need to take your shoes off before entering and collect them when you exit, and you'll need to pay a few rupees to collect them.
Written March 6, 2020
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,613 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
An impressive temple situated at the top of Chamundi Hill,but be prepared for long queues in the evening. Lots of monkeys around whilst we were in the queue. People were all good natured and waited patiently but very crowded inside. Felt it could have been cleaner.

As we waited to pass in front of the altar saw one female guard physically drag a young girl to the side and push her outside, not a very nice thing to do!

Outside a street of market stalls selling the usual items for offering within the temple.
Written April 18, 2020
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Jeannie Odza
Grapevine, TX74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The temple is gorgeous. It was overflowing with people on Sankrati. Absolutely fascinating watching the various ceremonies taking place
We then walked down halfway to see a giant bull carved of a single piece of Granite. Definitely worth the walk, steps are easy. There is a cave temple there as well

Beware of the man giving you paper and flowers to give to the holy man. You have to pay the holy man and the guy who basically forced the items into your hand. Locals just dismissed him, as we should if. But being naive, we took it.

Then our rickshaw driver took us to the sand museum , definitely worth the 30 INR each. Then off to a 400 year old Banyan tree- not on the normal tourist route
Written January 22, 2020
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
No doubt that this is one of the most important temples in Mysore. But together with that, it brings along a massive crowd trying to go into the temple which mars the overall experience. You could pay INR 300 for a skip-the-line ticket, but even this comes with its own queue, which eventually merges with the standard queue near the entrance.

The interior itself is nothing too special, unless you are a religious devotee. I am happy enough to just admire the exterior from the outside without squeezing with everyone!
Written December 28, 2022
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ElaineFFM
Haverhill, UK70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We climbed 1100 steps to reach the summit of the hill that the temple is located on. It is quite a trek and definitely not for the feint hearted!
The temple is beautiful but, as with many temples, there are too many people around trying to relieve you of your money! We were directed into the temple via a "special" entrance which cost 100 rupees each. As there weren't any queues this was a complete con.
The temple is worth seeing and the views of Mysore from the path going up the mountain are fantastic. Just be wary of the conmen outside the temple.
Written March 15, 2020
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61jantie
Folkestone, UK121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This temple is very big and stands overlooking the city of Mysore.
You pay to visit and take offerings, there will be a long queue to enter.
There is a smaller temple behind that is free it's interesting and you will find someone to guide you around.
There is a small market place with the usual indian refreshments.
Here is where you begin the walk down the steps to reach the nandi temple. 1000 steps in all to reach the exit. Not easy as the steps are not regular, and can be slippery.
Lots of people walking up and marking each step as they went. An enjoyable morning
Written January 29, 2020
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