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Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, Mysuru (Mysore)

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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. Chamundi Hill Bull Statue is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Mysuru (Mysore) Edition.
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  • This temple is a highlight on the way up Chamundi Hill, on the way to the main temple Chamundeshwari. The Nandi Bull is great for a half an hour break if you're hiking up the mountain. It's a little o...  more »
  • i visited with my friends,it is almost wqual to nandhi hills i think,but the height is biggerb than nandhi...i recoment to reach there as early in the morning....it is a good picnic spot too..  more »
  • Very huge idol of nandi is situated near the chamundi hills main temple. Local public has a story about this temple that an each and every year the size of the bull is increasing by some centimeters. ...  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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