Mysore also known as City of Palaces, the Garden City, the City of Yoga as well as the cultural capital of Karnataka is a major tourist destination in Karnataka state, South India. It is located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore. The city receives large number of tourists during the 10-day Dasara festival. The main attractions like magnificent palaces, stunning gardens, colorful festivals and exceptional craftsmanship make Mysore very unique.
Mysore has an average altitude of 770 meters (2,526 ft.] and is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 at the base of the Chamundi Hills in the southern region of Karnataka. Mysore is the southern-most city of Karnataka, and is a neighboring city of the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the south, flanked by the state cities Mercara, Chamarajanagara, and Mandya.