Chammundi Hills, Mysore
Near Mysore city Chammundi Hills houses the famous goddess Chamundeshwari atop of the hill. On the way to temple from the hill you can get a breathtaking view of Mysore city and in the evening time you can see the illuminations of the Mysore Palace(during Sunday evening 7 to 8pm and during festivals) . On the way from temple to Mysore while getting down, you can see the monolith carving of Nandi, Lord Shiva’s bull. The bull is nearly 5mts hight.
Chammundi Hill is located just outside the city of Mysore within a distance of 12 KM. You can travel by any vehicle, or you can climb the 1000 steps laid by the Mysore Maharaja in 17th century to reach the top of the hill. Inside the temple Photography is not allowed but in other places around the hill there is no restriction. There is no place to deposit your camera so you can carry inside.
The statue of the demon Mahishasura is located nearer to the temple. There are variety of places for food and refreshments. Visitors can visit Lalith Mahal Palace while returning from Chamundi Hill. Lalitha mahal palace is located at the ground level of chamundi hill.