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Mysore

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Situated in the southern part of the Deccan Plateau, Mysore District is an undulating tableland, covered in parts by granite outcrops and fringed by verdant forests. From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the history of South India. Mysore District is a popular tourist destination, offering several attractions ranging from the royal splendour of Mysore City and its fabulous Dasara Festival to exquisite temples, pilgrimage centres and scenic spots.

Mysore city is at 770m above sea level and 140 kms from Bangalore. Also known as the City of Palaces, Mysore retains a quaint charm, that never fails to enchant.

Mysore was the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, feudatories of the Vijayanagar Empire, who declared their independence in the 16th century and ruled in Mysore until independence, barring three decades when Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan wrested power from them. Mysore today, is a pleasant city with an old world charm, contributed by its broad shady avenues, well laid out gardens, fine buildings and a salubrious climate.

Tourism occupies a very prominent place in the industrial sector of the city. Some of the places of interest in the city are Mysore Palace, Krishna Raja Sagara, Kukkarahali Lake, Jaganmohan Art Gallery, Brindavan Gardens, Lalitha Mahal, Datta Peetham, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo, Folk Lore Museum and many more. The city is adorned with a number of temples namely Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple, Trinesvaraswamy Temple, Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple, Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, Chamundi Temple, Mahabaleshwara Temple and Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple.

One of the major languages spoken in the city is Kannad along with other Dravidian languages like Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. A large population of the region is fluent in English and there are few hindi speaking people. In the it sector the city has occupied an significant place and the established companies like Infosys and Larsen and Toubro Info Tech are running successfully from Mysore.

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