About Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore
Chamundeshwari Temple is one of the oldest and most revered Hindu shrines in Mysore, situated on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the heart of the city. This Shakti Peetha attracts not only devotees but also tourists from far and wide owing to its impressive Dravidian-style architecture and nature’s pristine beauty witnessed from the hilltop.
For visitors’ convenience, there are several hotels near Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore offering easy access to the shrine along with other prominent spots on and near Chamundi Hills like Lalitha Mahal, which once belonged to the royal family of Mysore.
Shopping and Dining around Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore
Travellers staying at hotels in Mysore in the vicinity of the temple can find a number of souvenir and provision stores in the region. There are also a few emporiums close by, selling Mysore silk and other arts and crafts pieces. Those who wish to indulge in brands can visit Mall of Mysore (2.6 km), Garuda Mall (4.5 km) or Forum Centre City Mall (4.8 km).
There is a good number of restaurants and small eateries around Chamundeshwari Temple to enjoy meals at any time of the day. Some of the nearest ones include Jai Matha, Aahaar, Hotel Halli Hatti, Radhe Krishna and Southern Spice, all located within a kilometre’s radius. There is another popular wine-and-dine place called Le Olive Garden Mysore, located around 2 away from the temple, which is a must-visit for those who love Italian cuisine.
Places to Visit around Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore
Mysore hotels on Chamundi Hills have many interesting sites nearby that are worth exploring, other than Chamundeshwari Temple. These include Mahabaleshwara Temple (250 m), Mahishasura Statue (300 m), Adhyathimika Museum (350 m), Chidambareshwara Swamy Temple (1.3 km), Chamundi Hill View Point (2.5 km) and Nandi Temple (3.2 km).
Many other popular Mysore attractions are located within a 30-minute drive of the temple including Mysore Zoo, Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Karanji Lake and St. Philomena's Cathedral. Mysuru Sand Sculpture Museum, Melody World Wax Museum, Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden, Sea Shell Art Museum, Regional Museum of Natural History, Gun House and Snow City are other popular sites that can be reached within a half an hour drive.
How to Reach Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore
Both Mysore Airport and Mysuru Junction are located at a distance of about 13 km from hotels near Chamundeshwari Temple. It takes about 30 minutes from these transit hubs to reach the site of the temple in taxis or auto rickshaws. For the ease of travellers, KSRTC buses ply from Mysore Bus Stand (11.6 km) to Chamundi Hills every 20 minutes.
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