Mysore is a major city of Karnataka. Mysore has a rich and vibrant history and heritage and hence attracts a huge number of tourists. Mysore is known all over the world for its sandalwood and classic silks. Mysore has grand palaces, majestic temples and beautiful gardens all of which retain their old world charm to this day.
Mysore is located in the southern part of the Deccan Plateau. The
district of Mysore is an undulating tableland that is partly covered by
granite outcrops and fringed with lush green forests. The city is at
770m above sea level and 140kms from Bangalore, the state capital.
Mysore has an area of 6,268 sq km and a population of 22,81,653 (1991
census). The city is also known as the City of Palaces, Mysore has
always enchanted its visitors with its quaint charm.
Mysore has a warm and cool climate throughout the year. It has a
salubrious climate. The climate of Mysore is moderate. The weather in
winter is cool and the summers are bearable. The minimum temperature in
winter is around 15 degrees Celsius and in summer the maximum
temperature is around 35 degrees Celsius. Mysore gets most of its rains
during the monsoon between June to September. Mysore average rainfall
annually is around 86 centimeters.