Zooming In: Chamundi Hill

Mysore’s Chamundi Hills is one of the bigger attractions in this royal city. And the attractions on top of this hill include a statute of the demi-god Mahishasura, Chamundeshwari...

Mysore’s Chamundi Hills is one of the bigger attractions in this royal city. And the attractions on top of this hill include a statute of the demi-god Mahishasura, Chamundeshwari temple, a Nandi statue and sweeping views of Mysore from the top of the hill.

Mahishasura, Chamundi Hills
When you get to Chamundi Hill, you’ll have to get by this demon king first.
The road to the top of Chamundi Hills
On the way to the top of the 3000-odd foot Chamundi Hill.
Chamundi Hills
King Mahishasura.
He’s not caged. The scaffolding is a sign that Dussehra is around the corner (for, that was when we visited there, last) and the Asura is getting ready for a coat of paint.
Chamundi Hills
First look at the temple tower of Chamundeshwari Temple, up on the Chamundi Hills
Chamundi Hills
Chamundeshwari is considered the guardian angel of the ‘City of Mysore.’ She is also said to be one of the chief deities of the Mysore Maharajas.
Chamundi Hills
Offerings for the Goddess.
Chamundi Hills
The 7-storey gopura of the temple.
Temple car, Chamundi Hills
The temple car; the goddess’ chariot.
Temple Car, Chamundi Hills
This wooden chariot is also called ‘Simha Vahana.’
Wooden Sculptures on the temple car, Chamundi Hills
The Simha Vahana up close.
Chamundeshwari temple, Chamundi Hills
The back side of the temple.
Chamundi Hills
Come back (next week) to see the vistas from Chamundi Hills.

 

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You might also want to check out:
  • A few glimpses of the magnificent Mysore Palace HERE
  • Lalith Mahal Palace – The guest house of the Mysore Royals HERE

 

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  • R Niranjan Das
    10 February 2015 at 11:58 am
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    Wonderful captures, Divya. Seems like it wasn't crowded when you visited.

    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 12:55 pm
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      Actually it was (it was a Sunday) but I got lucky with the pictures. 😉
      It was the mid day temperatures that was bad that day.

  • Shweta Dave
    10 February 2015 at 1:11 pm
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    Very nice pictures D 🙂

    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 1:48 pm
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      Thank you, Shweta. 🙂

  • Shrinidhi Hande
    10 February 2015 at 1:38 pm
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    Brilliant clicks.

    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 1:48 pm
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      Thanks Shrinidhi.
      I hope you are doing good. 🙂

  • Rachna
    10 February 2015 at 2:42 pm
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    Such lovely clicks. Haven't been there till now.

  • Rachna
    10 February 2015 at 2:42 pm
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    Such lovely clicks. Haven't been there till now.

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:28 am
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      Sometime when you're really bored and want to spend a weekend away, just drive down to Mysore, Rachna. 🙂
      Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Kokila Gupta
    10 February 2015 at 5:37 pm
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    Truly wonderful captures.. but how is it that you have managed to avoid the crowd… entirely !
    The place is looking serene and calm which it certainly is 🙂 I specially liked the first look pic of the Temple and the pic of the offering samagri 🙂
    The demon is Mahishasur I think ..

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:32 am
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      I just avoided taking the crowds.
      The offerings picture is one of my favourites too. Love the colours in it.
      Yes, the demon is Mahishasura. 🙂

      Thank you, Kokila. 🙂

      Thank you, Kokila. 🙂

  • yearful-of-sundays.com
    10 February 2015 at 6:38 pm
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    Lovely pics, and lmao at "he's not caged"! 🙂 The back side of the temple looks breathtakingly stunning. Beautiful post.

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:33 am
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      haha! 😀
      Thank you Ami. 🙂

  • Indrani
    11 February 2015 at 12:19 am
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    Rare views. Never seen the closeup like this before. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:34 am
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      Thank you, Indrani. 🙂

  • Paresh Kale
    11 February 2015 at 2:19 am
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    Majestic temple.

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:35 am
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      It is. The gopuram look impressive. I guess all gopurams are. 🙂

      Thank you Paresh.

  • Prasad Np
    11 February 2015 at 5:17 am
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    Never climbed the Chamundi hills even after so many visits to Mysore.. but sure next time… This looks like my kind of place 🙂

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:38 am
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      I climbed down the hill once — took those 1000 steps down. When I was in college. It's fun when you have company.

      Any place is your kind of place, Prasad. :)You'll get to take lots of great pictures up there. You should see the views from up there.

  • harshita
    11 February 2015 at 10:14 am
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    nice post………………

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:38 am
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      Thank you, Harshita.:)
      Welcome here.

  • Yogi Saraswat
    11 February 2015 at 10:54 am
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    Majestic temple , a place to visit

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 11:09 am
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      Yeah, it is pretty majestic. I've been there before, but it was this time that I actually looked at that gopuram properly.
      Thank you for stopping by, Yogi. 🙂

  • footlooseforever.com
    11 February 2015 at 10:59 am
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    The temple looks so gorgeous! Great shots!

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 11:09 am
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      Thanks Moon.
      Welcome to Tipsy from the TRIP. 🙂

  • Meoww
    11 February 2015 at 12:42 pm
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    Love the shots DN. Brings out the beauty of the place! What beautiful sculptures on the temple car!

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 2:38 pm
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      Yeah, the work on the car is amazing. Wood sculpture!!

      Thanks a ton, Meoww. 🙂

  • magiceye
    11 February 2015 at 1:17 pm
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    Lovely photo essay!

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 2:39 pm
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      Thank you SO much, Magiceye. 🙂

  • Team G Square
    11 February 2015 at 4:48 pm
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    Lovely pictures. This is definitely a must visit place in Mysore.

    • dNambiar
      12 February 2015 at 6:54 am
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      Thank you.
      It sure is. 🙂

  • Rajesh
    11 February 2015 at 5:23 pm
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    Amazing captures.

    • dNambiar
      12 February 2015 at 6:55 am
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      Thank you, Rajesh. 🙂

  • Ramakrishnan Ramanathan
    12 February 2015 at 9:58 am
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    Divya: This is a superb series of clear crisp beautiful pictures from Chamundi Hills.

    • dNambiar
      12 February 2015 at 10:57 am
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      Thank you so much, Ram.
      I have another post coming up with the awesome views from the hill. 🙂

  • Mridula
    12 February 2015 at 3:28 pm
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    Gorgeous set of images, set a feast to watch.

    • dNambiar
      13 February 2015 at 10:16 am
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      Thank you, Mridula. 🙂

  • Bikram
    12 February 2015 at 4:30 pm
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    • dNambiar
      13 February 2015 at 10:17 am
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      Maam? Whose that? 😀
      Thank you, Bikram. 🙂

  • Umang Trivedi
    13 February 2015 at 10:40 am
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    • dNambiar
      15 February 2015 at 6:40 am
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      Thank you, Umang.

  • Rathina Sankari
    2 March 2015 at 5:23 am
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    Great shots…I remember going there as a kid

    • dNambiar
      2 March 2015 at 8:27 am
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      Thank you, Rathina Sankari.
      Welcome here.

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