If you are fond of climbing hills for staying fit, then Chamudi Hills, named after the popular Goddess Chamundi Devi (or Goddess Durga) is the perfect place for you. Tourists from far and near find plenty of treasure in this tucked away sightseeing location dedicated to Lordess Chamundi—the slayer of demon-king Mahishasura. The hill has been named after this powerful Goddess and honors her courage and valor.
Patronized by the rulers of Mysore, who consider Chamundi Devi as their guide and patron, this temple was built in the 12th Century and is a striking example of Dravidian architectural style. Standing tall at 7 storey’s and boasting of many intricate carvings, the temple is best visited for its idol of the presiding deity made in pure gold and the doors made of silver. While climbing 1,008 steps to reach the shrine, you can savor the delights of a huge black granite statue of Nandi—the bull. You may also like to visit a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the vicinity of Chamundi Hills.
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|
|Timings||All days of the week 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM |
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|