Mysore, the city of palaces, is a popular travel
destination in South India. Also called Mysooroo, the city was earlier
the capital of the Wodeyar rulers. The Wodeyar rulers were great patrons
of art and culture, which you can see in the rich heritage of the city.
Besides its numerous palaces and royal buildings, Mysore city is also
known for proximity to several other places of interest such as
Srirangapatna, Krishna Raj Sagra dam and Sivasamudram falls.
In addition to its numerous attractions, the Mysore city is also known
for sandalwood products and the Dasara festival (Navaratri) held every
year. The Mysore Dasara is famous far and wide and attracts people from
all parts. The name Mysore is said to have been derived from Mahishuru,
which in turn has come from Mahisha. According to legends, the area
around the Mysore city was once under the demon king Mahishasura, who
was defeated and killed by goddess Chamundeshwari.
Located in the tropics, the Mysore has a moderate climate. If you are
visiting Mysore during the summer months then you will see that the
temperature varies from 20° Celsius to 35° Celsius while the
winter temperature of Mysore remains in the range of 12° Celsius to
30° Celsius. Travel to Mysore and explore the different facets of
the cultural capital of Karnataka state!