Chamundi Hills Timings And Entry Charges
Chamundi hill is located above 3300 feet from the ground level. The Chamundeshwari Temple is on top of the hill, where lord Chamundi is worshipped. The temple is constructed in Dravidian style and has a quadrangular structure. The seven-tier tower known as gopura can be seen from distance. There are 1008 stone stairs which was built in 17th century by the Dodda Devaraja Wadiyar leads to top of the hill. At the hallway of the stairs, there is a bull Nandi statue which is vehicle of lord Shiva. The main attraction of this place is the demon Mahishasura statue, which is holding cobra in left hand and sword in the right hand. Near the deviation to Nandi statue there is a view point, where you can experience the panoramic view of Mysuru city. One can enjoy the great view of the famous Mysuru Palace from this point. Public can visit Chamundi temple from 7.30 AM to 2 PM, 3.30 PM to 6 PM and 7.30 PM to 9 PM on all days. Entry for temple is free and the special entrance tickets are also available at the cost of Rupees 30. A free meal for all devotees is arranged from 12.30 PM to 2.30 PM. The hilltop is just about 10-12 KM drive from the Mysuru. All the facilities and security to tourists is taken care by the Police department. The top of the hill can be reached by taking a KSRTC bus from the city bus stand which is available at every 20 minutes interval. Also the tourists have the option to hire a cab. Since it’s a plastic free zone, the use of plastic covers and bags is strictly prohibited. For further details on darshan, one can contact on 0821-2590027.