Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, Mysuru (Mysore)

A colossal 6x8 m (16x24 ft) statue carved out of a single boulder, Chamundi Hill Bull Statue sits hilltop overlooking the monumental 1,000-step staircase and Mysore. Carved in situ in the mid-17th century, the famous Nandi attracts devotees and tourists from across the world. Regarded as a vehicle of Lord Shiva, this impressive statue, standing at nearly 1,000 m (3,000 ft) altitude, has a small cave temple behind it painted with white and ochre stripes. You reach the foot of the hill from Mysore, some 13 km (8 mi) away. To visit Chamundi Hill Bull Statue and get the most from your holiday in Mysuru (Mysore), create itinerary details personal to you using our Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary site .
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  • The Nandi (Bull) Statue is located on Chamundi Hill. To get here, one needs to take a short diversion before reaching the Chamundeshwari Temple. Alternatively, the statue comes enroute if one is climb...  more »
  • We visited on a day when the bull is being prepared for an important event (November 2017) There was a covering, nevertheless an impressive stature.  more »
  • It is worth a visit to see Nandi (bull) located at the top of Chamundi HIlls. It is carved from one stone and one of the oldest icons in Mysore.  more »

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Make your reservations early to enjoy the range of accommodations available in Mysuru (Mysore), as the diverse range of hotels and guesthouses in this popular tourist town can fill up quickly. For the bulk of available options, look south of the train station along the JLB arterial road. A handful of old colonial treasures still stand, along with a number of modern hotels, some offering views of the more princely architecture in the city. Simple guesthouses on primarily residential side streets, as well as a few shared-room hostels, provide good options for budget-conscious travelers.
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