New Updates of Chamundi Hills during June 2021.
District administration has restricted entry of Tourists and Public to Chamundi Hills and to the temple in the view of safety due to COVID-19 2nd wave. Likewise, on behalf of the Muzrai department, it has been ordered that the chief priest of the temple opens the temple and performs the pooja. By now, officials and many associations are fighting to make Mysore corona free. Now, a complete lockdown has been imposed till June 14th. New updates will be given after the 14th.
- Tourist Attraction Name: Bird Sanctuary & Ranganathittu
- Open and Closing Timings: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Everyday
- Entry Fee : Indians: Adults Rs. 75 Children: Rs.25,
- Foreigners: Adult: Rs.500
Foreigners Children: Rs.250
- Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
- Main Attractions: Boating And 150 Types of Birds
- Parking Fees : Bus: Rs.150, Car: Rs.60
- Boating Charges : Indians: Adults Rs. 100 Children: Rs.35,
Foreigners: Adult: Rs.500
Foreigners Children: Rs.250
- Nearest City: Srirangapatna, Mysore
- Best Time to Visit: June to November
- Camera Charges: Rs.150 for Large Camera
- Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
- Landmark: Near Brindavan Gardens, Mandya
- Address: Near Brindavan gardens, Krishnarajasagar
Dam Road, Mandya, Karnataka, 571401, India
- Location: Mandya district, Karnataka
- Phone Number: 094350 15419
Mysore Chamundi Hill
Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple in Chamundi Hills.
Come let us pray to the Goddess Chamundeshwari Devi at Mysore’s Chamundi hills and return.
Mysore is one of the world’s heritage cities of the world. The cultural city Mysore is located in India’s south Karnataka. Also, there is belief and history that all the shaktidevatas of the earth have settled here. In Indian history, at temples, the agrapooja (main prayer) is being conducted by the localities. 200 years old Chamundeshwari Temple of Mysore is one of them. Located above 1857 feet from sea level, she is the adorable deity of Mysore monarchs. The shakti devatha of 5½ crore people of Karnataka is also Chamundeshwari as well. Even today on the 9th day of Navaratri that is Vijaya Dashami, the rudimentary god from the temple’s garbhagudi will be placed on Elephant Ambari and taken to the procession. And through this, Navaratri will be celebrated throughout Karnataka. Lakhs of people witness this.
Till today Mysore royal family start any functions only after performing their pooja at Mysore’s Chamundeshwari Temple. Likewise 8 lakh Hindus out of 10 lakh people of Mysore visit the Chamundeshwari temple before any functions at their home. Be it the house-warming function, Wedding ceremony or baby naming ceremony, the first invitation card will be dedicated to the goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hill and then only they start inviting friends and relatives.
There is a differential relationship between Mysore localities and Chamundi Hill. Every citizen, politician, Industrialist, or film star of Mysore will not forget to take the blessings of Chamundeshwari on their birthday. They’ll do all their tasks only after the darshan of the Goddess.
Similarly with one or the other reasons, they visit Chamundi hills once every fifteen days. It may be because of the weekend, holidays, or spending time with friends, trekking. Or just for a morning walk. Like this, they visit Chamundi Hill with one or another pretense.
Chamundi Hills’ forest and natural environment attract Mysore’s people like a magnet. When cinema, shopping or malls get boring people to choose Chamundi hill. Because the beautiful tourist spot where you can spend at least 12 hours is Mysoreans’ Chamundi hill. Pack some snacks, cool drinks or light food and take the relatives who arrived at your home to Chamundi Hill. And it will remain as a best memorial short trip.
Start Mysore one day trip with Chamundi Hill.
This is a favorite place not only for Mysore public but also for the tourists. Hence every travel agent includes Chamundi Hill in his one-day tour package. He would like to have a good start to the tour from here only. A lot of tourists from North India vow to provide saree to the idol of Chamundeshwari in garbhagudi when they come to Chamundi Hill. So the endowment department of Karnataka has provided the opportunity for this. They fulfill their vow by filling out the application form as per the department’s order. Also for the pilgrims arriving here, anna dasoha is also arranged. Daily from 12 pm to 3 pm lakhs of pilgrims and tourists receive the goddess Chamundeshwari’s prasadam. Those who are interested can provide rice, grams, jaggery, sugar, and other things to Dasoha Bhavan via vow. There are two ways to enter the temple. One is free entry and another one is a special entry of Rs.100/- to have the darshan. 2 days a week that is Tuesday and Friday locals visit the temple in large numbers. If you take a special entry ticket on those days, there won’t be a lack of time.
What can we do at Chamundi Hill? What can’t we do?
There are many things to do at Chamundi Hill. Trekking of Chamundi Hill starts at 5 am from 1000 steps. This trek starts from the foot of Chamundi Hill and reaches the tower by climbing 1000 steps by foot. In the center, there’s a 200-year-old Nandi statue carved. You can also do an aerial view of Mysore here. Also, do some photoshoots. You can also give bananas and peanuts to monkeys. Do yoga on the rocks. You can also listen to your favorite melody songs amidst Chamundi hill’s breeze. There’s a lot to do at Chamundi Hill at night too. During the evening time, you can do surya namaskar and pranayama at the yoga tower in the center of Chamundi Hill. Around 7 pm lighting of Mysore city can be seen. One more specialty in Mysore city looks astounding from the topside with small lights. People rush here on Sundays and holidays to watch the Mysore palace lighting 3d animation show for an hour. Do not miss this night special of Chamundi Hill.
There are things, that you should not do at Chamundi Hill. That is, do not roam around alone here during the evening. Since there are Wildlife and wild animals, movement by foot is completely prohibited. Since this region is a plastic-free zone, usage of plastic is also prohibited. Therefore, you can not take plastic water bottles or plastic handbags here. Mainly it is an alcohol and smoke-free zone. Usage of matchbox should not be done for any reason because it is a thick forest area.
How to reach Chamundi Hills and temple.
Chamundeshwari Temple is on the top side of Chamundi Hill. Easiest way to reach Chamundi Hill which is just 12 kilometer from the Mysore Bus stand, is by ac Volvo buses that depart every 15 minutes from the Mysore city bus stand with the charge of Rs.20/-. Or going via taxi from anywhere in Mysore. The facility of picking you up from the place you are and after the darshan at Chamundi Hill’s temple dropping you at your doorstep is also available. The expense for this is Rs.600/- and the time it takes is 4 hours only.