The beautiful Gopura
Intricate carvings on the Gopura
We enjoyed a beautiful sunset before entering into the temple
There are several monkeys around So be sure to keep a tight hold on your belongings.This monkey was enjoying a coconut piece stolen from someones prasad bag...
View of the Gopura taken from inside the temple premises...
A panoramic view of the city is seen from the top of the hills. On the way down we could see the race course, the Lalitha Mahal palace, Mysore Palace, Karanji and Kukkarahalli lakes. There were also several small shires.If you are brave and fit enough you can climb the 1500+ steps to see the temple or take an easier way out, go by a vehicle.
On the way down from the temple, there is a five meter high Nandi [Shiva’s vahana / vehicle] craved out of a single black granite stone. The bull is adorned with bells and garlands and is magnificent.[Since it was getting dark,I could not take a clear picture ]