History of Mysore(Mysooru)
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Mysore(Mysooru) Connectivity
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Mysore(Mysooru) Dasara
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Situated in the southern part of the Deccan Plateau, Mysore(Mysooru) 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(Mysooru) District is a popular tourist destination, offering several attractions ranging from the royal splendour of Mysore(Mysooru) City and its fabulous Dasara Festival to exquisite temples, pilgrimage centres and scenic spots.

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

Mysore(Mysooru) was the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, feudatories of the Vijayanagar Empire, who declared their independence in the 16th century and ruled in Mysore(Mysooru) until independence, barring three decades when Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan wrested power from them. Mysore(Mysooru) 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.