Monday, January 31, 2011

Chamundi Hills, Mysore

The Chamundi Hills with an elevation of 1000 meters is located close to Mysore (State: Karnataka) as many interesting sites. The temple top cab reached either by vehicle or by climbing around 1500 steps. From the top you can get a panoramic view of the Mysore and surroundings. At the top of the the hill are few temples. most prominent among them is the temple of Goddess Chamundeshwari.


En route to the top, one can see
At the top temple of Goddess Chamundeshwari

We started from Mysore to the Hills at around 7:00 a.m in the morning. It was drizzling on the the way. And at the top the temple tower was covered by mist. On the way we saw group of horse riders.

54 comments:

Carol said...

What amazing Temples! Beautiful! What a trip to the top!

V Rakesh said...

Very interesting!

Team G Square said...

I just love this place , esp evening view of lit palace is just amazing .

Liz said...

Wonderful shots!

Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

Zuzana said...

I love that statue in the top left corner.;) The last image is interesting as feels so exotic with the humid air.;))
xoxo

Sridharan said...

I visited this colorful place a couple of years back and liked as much as I liked this reminder post..!

joo said...

As usually wonderful!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I always enjoy your photos and the history of the area.

Jacob said...

Great pictures of an especially interesting place, Rajesh! I think I would have to drive up, though...1500 steps sounds like way too much work! :-)

George said...

This looks like another interesting site to visit. The bull and the demon are both very impressive.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love your photos...Have a wonderful week!!!

Carver said...

Looks like a great place to visit.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic statues! And your captures are marvelous as always! Does look like a rainy day!! Hope you have a great week, Rajesh!

Sylvia

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Very interesting and exotic - so different from my world and I love to see it :) Thanks for charing!

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Siromade said...

What a great history and images of Mysore and a very long steps to reach the top, I can't climb on steps maybe it takes a month to finish for me.lol

Marja said...

Great pictures I love the statue of the demon and the bull

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rajesh, were you hiking or driving? Beautiful statuary and buildings. I am always amazed when I visit your world!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, Rajesh! The view from the top must look lovely in person.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, I wouldn't want to climb up there without a vehicle, Rajesh.
I like the statue of the bull.
Very interesting post today, Rajesh. Thank you.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Life Ramblings said...

what a fascinating place to explore and the deity is lovely.

Indrani said...

I think they belong to Mysore Police. Nice collage Rajesh.

Mama Zen said...

How cool!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very impressive structures. You sure do get around as you have posted about an impressive array of structures for a long time.

aka Penelope said...

It is a bit of a challenge to take photographs through the rain … we get a lot of this in BC. The row of horse riders looks intriguing, however, through the foggy glass. Thanks for sharing your journey with photos of this interesting part of the world!

ladyfi said...

That is a lot of steps - but what a beautiful place!

BraCom (Bram) said...

beautiful statue photos, nice posting as always

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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magiceye said...

lovely captures

Rizalenio said...

The horse riders are in uniform? Wow! though it was shot inside a car, that horserider photo is beautiful.

joshi daniel said...

the statue is looking really big and nice!

Jeevan said...

I guess Chamundi hill might not be 1000 meter height! I had been to this hill temple twice.

Great captured rajesh!

Karen said...

An interesting place, so many wonderful things to see. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

I am always amazed by the intricate design in the places you show us. Nice work.

Nanka said...

Interesting places of the South!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting place and I like a lot the collage!
Léia

SandyCarlson said...

Glorious shots. Thank you.

Tumblewords: said...

Thanks for sharing this delightful C post!

Roger Owen Green said...

very CHARMING place
On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, Thank you! ROG

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Love the bull photo.

☺lani☺ said...

Interesting place, I would like to visit someday! Happy Midweek!

Pietro said...

Amazing temples, interesting place indeed! I like the statues too.

Eden said...

Magnificent temple. Great photos

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Well, the place is stunning full of rich history and culture a unique combination of what we call "past"...

Kim, USA said...

Wow these is awesome!!
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Rajesh said...

Thanks for all the appreciation. Let us discover this place in some more detail.

radha said...

You have come south from MP. Looking forward to some good pictures as always.

Marie said...

So many neat things to see there -- I love visiting and see all your photos, I always learn something new with each visit which is great!

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chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Karthik said...

What an amazing place.. it was the first time at this place i saw a Rolls Royce.. check out my blog..

Comments and feedbacks are most welcomed :)

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Regards
Karthik

Deguide said...

Rajesh good photos and description, i always love to visit this pretty hillock in Chamundi hills

Rama Mohan A said...

This is very great temple I visited at Mysore. Nice photos.

Vyankatesh said...

Wonderful.

Brings back some wonderful memories.

Geeta Singh said...

amazing description and pics too:)

Arti said...

Wonderful collage and interesting place!

Suzy said...

Nandi Bull looks magnificent. Nice shots and post.
Dropping by from the Thursday Challenge linkup