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Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
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Private Day Tour of Mysore from Bangalore
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Private Excursion to Mysore and Srirangapatna from Bengaluru
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

located 7km from the main town of mysore, this chamundi hills bless us to kill our own enemies which are inside us

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I didnt like the temple itself at all. Lot of devotees and lot of noise. The temple can be reached by bus or by taking a 1000 steps from the other side. We went and came back by bus. After reaching there we went down the steps to Nandhi. The steps are not that crowded. I spent some time there reading a book. If you are looking for some isolation I suggest you take the 1000 steps up to the temple. It may be physically exerting, but a good way to enjoy nature.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

The drive up to Chamundi hills is always a pleasant thing in Mysore. The Godess Chamundeshwari, who killed demon Mahishasura, bless all the devotees. Fortunately it was not a rush hour and the Darshan was quick and pleasant. My guests had a good time out side shopping.

Thank bkhegde11
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The temple is on top of Chamundi Hills at a distance of approx 12 kms from Mysore. Regular buses ply with a frequency of 15-30 mins from mysore bus stand (near palace). Travel time is around 30 mins.

The temple is a quadrangular structure and is built in dravidian style like any other temple of southern India. Goddess Durga (Chamundeswari) is the deity.

For darshan, I would recommend the special ticket to avoid long queue.

Attractions:
1) Tall Mahisasura statue near bus stop
2) Silver wrapped doors and carvings
3) Nandi
4) View spots

If you prefer to return by bus, you are going to miss Nandi as well as view spots. We decided to descend the 1000 stairs. Its quite comfortable but gets steep at some places.

Half way down, you see Nandi. This is the 3rd largest Nandi in India. (Others in Leepakshi and Tanjore). Even though this Nandi is not the largest, but I find it quite ornamental than the Nandi's I have seen in Leepakshi, Tanjore and Bangalore. The carvings of bells and assorted items makes is look beautiful.

While descending, you can see numerous birds, monkeys and the view of Mysore city is great!

After reaching the foothill, you can take auto for Karnaji Lake, Zoo, Palace, Bus stand or Railway station. The fare ranges from Rs 40 to Rs 100.

Thank Amit T
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This temple dedicated to mother goddess is located about 15 Kms from Mysore.There are frequent buses from Mysore to Chamundi hills and takes only about half an hour.Reach there early in the morning so that one can enjoy the view from Hills of Mysore city an later visit the temple.

Thank gpradeepshenoy
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