is a city situated at the base of Chamundi Hills in the state of Karnataka. Located at a distance of 146 kilometres southwest of the state capital Bangalore
is the third most populous city of the state. The sobriquet Cultural capital of South Karnataka has been conferred on Mysore
owing to its cultural ambience and achievements. Famous for its sandalwood industry, Mysore
is a beautiful city that boasts of a natural green belt.
A number of national and state highways pass through the city connecting it to several important areas, including the NH 212, SH 17, SH 33 and SH 88. The 42.5 kilometres long ring road in Mysore
is being upgraded to six lanes by the MUDA. Both intra-city as well as intercity buses are operated by the KSRTC and other private agencies. A proposal has been made for a new division of KSRTC called Mysore
City Transport Corporation (MCTC). When it comes to rail transport, the fastest train to serve Mysore
is the Shatabdi Express. Mysore
railway station has 3 lines which connects to Bangalore
, Hasan and Chamarajanagar
To cater to the demands of new age homebuyers, more upcoming properties are springing up in the city with amenities such as a swimming pool and gymnasium. The urban set up of the city is attracting many, and the real estate market likewise is trying its best to provide housing solutions to the burgeoning population. The residential sector is witnessing a boom, chiefly owing to the growing IT sector. The price of ready-to-move-in flats in Mysore
is almost comparable to Bangalore
, while the resale prices are also shooting up. Hulikere
, J P Nagar
are some of the prime locations that have real estate properties.
is a major tourist destination. It also serves as a base for other tourist attractions in the vicinity. A large number of tourist flock to the city during the 10-day Dussehra festival. The Dussehra festivities are centred around the Amba Vilas Palace, popularly called Mysore
Palace, which is one of the most visited monuments in India. Other palaces in the city include the Jaganmohana Palace, the Sand Sculpture Museum, the Lalitha Mahal, etc. There are also a number of other notable religious spots in the city such as the Chamundeshwari Temple atop the Chamundi Hills, St. Philomenas Church and Wesleys Cathedral. Other popular recreational destinations in the city include the Mysore
Zoo, the Folk Lore Museum, the Regional Museum of Natural History and the likes. A host of significant places lie in close proximity to Mysore
, including the Krishnarajasagar Dam, Brindavan Gardnes, Nagarhole National Park, Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park, the hill stations of Ooty
, Sultan Bathery and Madikeri. Within short distances there are also a number of places of historic and religious importance. The citizens of Mysore
enjoy a holistic lifestyle with access to principal educational institutions namely Chamarajendra Technical Institute, University of Mysore
Business School and the Mysore
Medical College. There are also several private and government hospitals. Besides, there is no dearth of shopping malls or other recreational centres that lend a relaxed and fulfilling life to the residents.