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140 Kms from Bangalore lies the abode of untold grandeur and glory. Mysore, the capital city of the one of the most popular Wodeyars dynasty, has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces ,beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There's an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched.

Mysore or Mahishur as it was called then, traces its history back to the mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura. Mysore Dasara is the celebration of this victory of good over evil. Mysore also has associations with the Mahabharata and King Ashoka of the 3rd century B.C. During the Wodeyar rule Mysore reached the Zenith of its glory as a fabled centre of oriental splendor. Mysore is one of the major cities of Karnataka state. Today, Mysore is a vibrant city teeming with tourists and visitors. It is known the world over for its exotic sandalwood and rich silks. Its grand and imposing palaces, majestic temples, gardens leave an ever-lasting impression on the visitor.

Situated 770m above sea level, Mysore has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Mysore has always been an important seats for Music and arts. Kings of Mysore were great patrons of classical Music & Dance. No wonder, a significant number of reputed musicians and other scholars migrated to Mysore, further enhancing the richness of the divine arts. Also well known as one of the prime Yoga Centers in India today, Mysore has some of the top most Yoga Gurus in india today.
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