HOME
The Info List - Mysore


--- Advertisement ---



Mysore[6] (/maɪˈsʊər/ ( listen), officially named Mysuru) is the third most populous city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills
Chamundi Hills
about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of Bangalore
Bangalore
and spread across an area of 152 km2 (59 sq mi). The population is 1,014,227 as of 2017. Mysore
Mysore
City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Mysore district
Mysore district
and the Mysore
Mysore
division. It served as the capital city of the Kingdom of Mysore
Kingdom of Mysore
for nearly six centuries from 1399 until 1956. The Kingdom was ruled by the Wadiyar dynasty, with a brief period of interregnum in the 1760s and 70s when Hyder Ali
Hyder Ali
and Tipu Sultan
Tipu Sultan
were in power. The Wodeyars were patrons of art and culture and contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city and the state. The cultural ambiance and achievements of Mysore
Mysore
earned it the sobriquet Cultural Capital of Karnataka. Mysore
Mysore
is noted for its heritage structures and palaces, including the Mysore
Mysore
Palace, and for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists from around the world. It lends its name to various art forms and culture, such as Mysore
Mysore
Dasara, Mysore
Mysore
Painting; the sweet dish Mysore
Mysore
Pak, Mysore
Mysore
masala dosa; brands such as Mysore
Mysore
Sandal Soap, Mysore
Mysore
Ink; and styles and cosmetics such as Mysore Peta
Mysore Peta
(a traditional silk turban) and the Mysore
Mysore
Silk sarees. Tourism is the major industry alongside the traditional industries. Mysore's inter-city public transportation includes rail and bus; flights become available only during the peak time of the Dasara. The city had the first private radio station in India. Mysore University is headquartered in Mysore, which has produced several notable scientists, authors, politicians, actors, singers, and sportsmen. Cricket and lawn tennis are the most popular sports in the city.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History 3 Geography

3.1 Area and Extent 3.2 Climate

4 Administration and utilities 5 Demographics 6 Economy 7 Education

7.1 Universities headquartered in Mysore 7.2 Autonomous institutes headquartered in Mysore

8 Culture 9 Transport

9.1 Road 9.2 Rail 9.3 Air

10 Media 11 Sports 12 Tourism 13 Notable People 14 Sister cities 15 See also 16 References

16.1 Bibliography

17 External links

Etymology[edit] The name Mysore
Mysore
is an anglicised version of Mahishūru,[7] which means the abode of Mahisha in the vernacular Kannada. The common noun Mahisha, in Sanskrit, means buffalo; in this context, however, Mahisha refers to Mahishasura, a mythical demon who could assume the form of both human and buffalo, who, according to Hindu
Hindu
mythology, ruled the ancient parts of Mysore
Mysore
Kingdom, known in Sanskrit as Mahíšhaka, centred at Mahishapura.[7] He was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari, whose temple is situated atop the Chamundi Hills, after whom it is named. 'Mahishapura'[8] later became Mahisūru (a name which, even now, the royal family uses), and finally came to be anglicised as Mysore
Mysore
by the British and Maisūru/Mysuru in the vernacular Kannada
Kannada
language.[9] In December 2005, the Government of Karnataka
Karnataka
announced its intention to change the English name of the city to Mysuru.[10] This was approved by the Government of India
India
in October 2014 and Mysore
Mysore
was renamed (along with twelve other cities) to "Mysuru" on 1 November 2014.[11][12][13] History[edit] Further information: Kingdom of Mysore

Mysore
Mysore
Palace, King Wodeyar's Palace, Karnataka
Karnataka
India.jpg

Street Mural in Mysore

The site where Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace
now stands was occupied by a village named Puragere at the beginning of the 16th century.[14]:281 The Mahishūru Fort was constructed in 1524 by Chamaraja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
III (1513–1553),[14]:257 who passed on the dominion of Puragere to his son Chamaraja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
IV (1572–1576). Since the 16th century, the name of Mahishūru has commonly been used to denote the city.[15]:31 The Mysore
Mysore
Kingdom, governed by the Wodeyar
Wodeyar
family, initially served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
Empire. With the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire
Vijayanagara Empire
after the Battle of Talikota
Battle of Talikota
in 1565, the Mysore Kingdom gradually achieved independence, and by the time of King Narasaraja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
(1637) it had become a sovereign state.[16]:228 Seringapatam (modern-day Srirangapatna), near Mysore, was the capital of the kingdom from 1610.[14]:257 The 17th century saw a steady expansion of its territory and, under Narasaraja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
I and Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, the kingdom annexed large expanses of what is now southern Karnataka
Karnataka
and parts of Tamil Nadu, to become a powerful state in the southern Deccan.

Map of Mysore
Mysore
and nearby Srirangapatna, ca 1914

The kingdom reached the height of its military power and dominion in the latter half of the 18th century under the de facto rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. The latter demolished parts of Mysore
Mysore
to remove legacies of the Wodeyar
Wodeyar
dynasty.[14]:257 During this time, Mysore
Mysore
kingdom came into conflict with the Marathas, the British and the Nizam
Nizam
of Golconda, leading to the four Anglo- Mysore
Mysore
wars, success in the first two of which was followed by defeat in the third and fourth. After Tipu Sultan's death in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
in 1799, the capital of the kingdom was moved back to Mysore
Mysore
from Seringapatam,[16]:249 and the kingdom was distributed by the British to their allies of the Fourth Mysore
Mysore
war. The landlocked interior of the previous Mysore Kingdom
Mysore Kingdom
was turned into a princely state under the suzerainty of the British Crown. The former Wodeyar
Wodeyar
rulers were reinstated as puppet monarchs, now styled Maharajas. The British administration was assisted locally by Diwan (chief minister) Purnaiah. Purnaiah
Purnaiah
is credited with improving Mysore's public works.[16]:249 Mysore
Mysore
lost its status as the administrative centre of the kingdom in 1831, when the British commissioner moved the capital to Bangalore.[16]:251 It regained that status in 1881[16]:254 and remained the capital of the Princely State of Mysore
Princely State of Mysore
within the British Indian Empire until India
India
became independent in 1947. The Mysore
Mysore
municipality was established in 1888 and the city was divided into eight wards.[15]:283 In 1897 an outbreak of bubonic plague killed nearly half of the population of the city.[17] With the establishment of the City Improvement Trust Board (CITB) in 1903, Mysore
Mysore
became one of the first cities in Asia to undertake planned development of the city.[18] Public demonstrations and meetings were held there during the Quit India
India
movement and other phases of the Indian independence movement.[19] After Indian Independence, Mysore
Mysore
city remained as part of the Mysore State, now known as Karnataka. Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, then king of Mysore, was allowed to retain his titles and was nominated as the Rajapramukh
Rajapramukh
(appointed governor) of the state. He died in September 1974 and was cremated in Mysore
Mysore
city.[20] Over the years, Mysore became well known as a centre for tourism; the city remained largely peaceful, except for occasional riots related to the Kaveri river water dispute.[21] Among the events that took place in Mysore
Mysore
and made national headlines were a fire at a television studio that claimed 62 lives in 1989, and the sudden deaths of many animals at the Mysore Zoo.[22][23] Geography[edit] Area and Extent[edit]

Chamundi Hills
Chamundi Hills
seen from J.P.Nagar park

Mysore
Mysore
is located at 12°18′N 74°39′E / 12.30°N 74.65°E / 12.30; 74.65 and has an average altitude of 770 metres (2,526 ft).[24] It is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi)[3]:4 at the base of the Chamundi Hills
Chamundi Hills
in the southern region of Karnataka. Mysore
Mysore
is the southern-most city of Karnataka, and is a neighbouring city of the states of Kerala
Kerala
and Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
in the south, flanked by the state cities Mercara, Chamarajanagara, and Mandya. People in and around Mysore
Mysore
extensively use Kannada
Kannada
as medium of language. Mysore
Mysore
has several lakes, such as the Kukkarahalli, the Karanji, and the Lingambudhi lakes. Mysore
Mysore
has The Biggest 'Walk-Through Aviary' called Karanji Lake
Karanji Lake
in India. In 2001, total land area usage in Mysore
Mysore
city was 39.9% residential, 16.1% roads, 13.74% parks and open spaces, 13.48% industrial, 8.96% public property, 3.02% commercial, 2.27% agriculture and 2.02 water.[25]:35 The city is located between two rivers: the Kaveri River that flows through the north of the city and the Kabini River, a tributary of the Kaveri, that lies to the south. Climate[edit] Mysore
Mysore
has a tropical savanna climate designated Aw under the Köppen climate classification. The main seasons are Summer from March to June, the monsoon season from July to November and winter from December to February.[24] The highest temperature recorded in Mysore was 39.4 °C (103 °F) on 4 April 1917, and the lowest was 7.7 °C (46 °F) on 16 January 2012.[26][27][28] The city's average annual rainfall is 804.2 mm (31.7 in).

Mysore

Climate chart (explanation)

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    4.8     29 16

    5.1     31 18

    12     34 20

    62     34 21

    146     33 21

    67     29 20

    74     28 20

    79     28 20

    118     29 19

    159     29 20

    64     28 18

    14     28 17

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

Precipitation totals in mm

Source: World Weather Information Service

Imperial conversion

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    0.2     83 61

    0.2     88 64

    0.5     92 68

    2.5     94 70

    5.7     91 70

    2.6     85 68

    2.9     82 67

    3.1     82 67

    4.6     84 67

    6.2     84 67

    2.5     82 65

    0.6     82 62

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

Precipitation totals in inches

Climate data for Mysore
Mysore
(1901–2000)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 36.3 (97.3) 37.8 (100) 38.2 (100.8) 39.4 (102.9) 38.5 (101.3) 38.4 (101.1) 37.9 (100.2) 37.5 (99.5) 38.1 (100.6) 37.5 (99.5) 37.2 (99) 35.8 (96.4) 39.4 (102.9)

Average high °C (°F) 28.6 (83.5) 31.1 (88) 33.6 (92.5) 34.3 (93.7) 32.9 (91.2) 29.2 (84.6) 27.7 (81.9) 28 (82) 28.9 (84) 28.8 (83.8) 27.9 (82.2) 27.5 (81.5) 29.87 (85.74)

Average low °C (°F) 16.2 (61.2) 17.9 (64.2) 20.1 (68.2) 21.2 (70.2) 21 (70) 20.1 (68.2) 19.6 (67.3) 19.5 (67.1) 19.3 (66.7) 19.5 (67.1) 18.2 (64.8) 16.5 (61.7) 19.09 (66.39)

Record low °C (°F) 7.7 (45.9) 10.2 (50.4) 13.8 (56.8) 17.5 (63.5) 21.1 (70) 17.5 (63.5) 16.8 (62.2) 16.3 (61.3) 15.4 (59.7) 14.2 (57.6) 10.7 (51.3) 8.3 (46.9) 7.7 (45.9)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 4.8 (0.189) 5.1 (0.201) 11.6 (0.457) 62.4 (2.457) 145.7 (5.736) 67.3 (2.65) 74.3 (2.925) 78.6 (3.094) 117.6 (4.63) 158.7 (6.248) 63.8 (2.512) 14.3 (0.563) 804.2 (31.662)

Source: India
India
Meteorological Department[29]

Administration and utilities[edit]

Mysore
Mysore
Palace

The civic administration of the city is managed by the Mysore
Mysore
City Corporation, which was established as a municipality in 1888 and converted into a corporation in 1977. Overseeing engineering works, health, sanitation, water supply, administration and taxation, the corporation is headed by a Mayor, who is assisted by commissioners and council members.[25]:43 The city is divided into 65 wards and the council members (also known as corporators) are elected by the citizens of Mysore
Mysore
every five years.[30] The council members in turn elect the mayor. The annual budget of the Corporation for the year 2011–2012 was ₹426.96 crore (US$65.39 million).[31] Among 63 cities covered under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Mysore
Mysore
City Corporation was adjudged the second best city municipal corporation and was given the "Nagara Ratna" award in 2011.[32] Urban growth and expansion is managed by the Mysore
Mysore
Urban Development Authority (MUDA), which is headed by a commissioner. Its activities include developing new layouts and roads, town planning and land acquisition. One of the major projects undertaken by MUDA is the creation of an Outer Ring Road to ease traffic congestion.[33] Citizens of Mysore
Mysore
have criticised MUDA for its inability to prevent land mafias and ensure lawful distribution of housing lands among city residents.[34] The Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation is responsible for electric supply to the city.[35] Drinking water for Mysore
Mysore
is sourced from the Kaveri and Kabini rivers.[25]:53 The city got its first piped water supply when the Belagola project was commissioned in 1896.[36] As of 2011, Mysore
Mysore
gets 42.5 million gallons water per day. Mysore
Mysore
sometimes faces water crises, mainly during the summer months (March–June) and in years of low rainfall.[37] The city has had an underground drainage system since 1904. The entire sewage from the city drains into four valleys: Kesare, Malalavadi, Dalavai and Belavatha.[25]:56 In an exercise carried out by the Urban Development Ministry under the national urban sanitation policy, Mysore
Mysore
was rated the second cleanest city in India
India
in 2010 and the cleanest in Karnataka.[38] The citizens of Mysore
Mysore
elect four representatives to the Legislative assembly of Karnataka
Karnataka
through the constituencies of Chamaraja, Krishnaraja, Narasimharaja and Chamundeshwari.[39] Mysore
Mysore
city, being part of the larger Mysore
Mysore
Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency, also elects one member to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. The politics in the city is dominated by three political parties: the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
(INC), the Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP), and the Janata Dal (Secular)
Janata Dal (Secular)
(JDS).[39] Demographics[edit]

Religions in Mysore
Mysore
city

source: Mysore
Mysore
city Census 2017 data   Hindus (73.65%)   Muslims (21.92%)   Christians (2.71%)   Jains (1.13%)   Not Stated (0.42%)   Sikh (0.09%)   Buddhist (0.06%)   Other (0.02%)

Languages spoken in Mysore
Mysore
city (2001 census)[40]

source: Mysore
Mysore
City Languages - Census 2001 data    Kannada
Kannada
(60.33%)   Urdu (19.58%)   Telugu (5.93%)   Tamil (5.58%)   Malayalam (1.51%)   Hindi (1.74%)   Marathi (2.48%)   Other (2.85%)

Chamundeshwari Guest House, Diwan Road

As of 2017 Mysore
Mysore
city had a population of 1,014,227 consisting of 509,022 males and 505,205 females, making it the second most populous city in Karnataka.[4] Mysore
Mysore
urban agglomeration is home to 1,281,768 people, consisting of 641,356 males and 636,452 females.[5] The gender ratio of the city is 1000 females to every 1000 males and the population density is 6,910.5 per square kilometre (17,898/sq mi). According to the census of 2001, 73.65% of the city population are Hindus, 21.92% are Muslims, 2.71% are Christians, 1.13% are Jains and the remainder belong to other religions.[41] The population exceeded 100,000 in the census of 1931 and grew by 20.5 per cent in the decade 1991–2001. As of 2011, the literacy rate of the city is 86.84 per cent, which is higher than the state's average of 75.6 per cent.[4][42] Kannada
Kannada
is the most widely spoken language in the city. Approximately 19% of the population live below the poverty line, and 9% live in slums.[43] According to the 2001 census, 35.75% of the population in the urban areas of Karnataka
Karnataka
are workers, but only 33.3% of the population of Mysore
Mysore
are.[44] Members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribes constitute 15.1% of the population.[44] According to the National Crime Records Bureau of India, the number of cognisable crime incidents reported in Mysore
Mysore
during 2010 was 3,407 (second in the state, after Bangalore's 32,188), increasing from 3,183 incidents reported in 2009.[45][46] The residents of the city are known as Mysoreans in English and Mysoorinavaru in Kannada. The dispute between Karnataka
Karnataka
and Tamil Nadu over the sharing of Kaveri river water often leads to minor altercations and demonstrations in the city.[47] Growth in the information technology industry in Mysore
Mysore
has led to a change in the city's demographic profile; likely strains on the infrastructure and haphazard growth of the city resulting from the demographic change have been a cause of concern for some of its citizens.[48] Economy[edit] Tourism is the major industry in Mysore. The city attracted about 3.15 million tourists in 2010.[49] Mysore
Mysore
has traditionally been home to industries such as weaving, sandalwood carving, bronze work and the production of lime and salt.[50] The planned industrial growth of the city and the state was first envisaged at the Mysore
Mysore
economic conference in 1911.[50][51] This led to the establishment of industries such as the Mysore
Mysore
Sandalwood Oil Factory in 1917 and the Sri Krishnarajendra Mills in 1920.[52]:270, 278 For the industrial development of the city, the Karnataka
Karnataka
Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) has established four industrial areas in and around Mysore, in the Belagola, Belawadi, Hebbal and Hootagalli areas.[53] One of the major industrial in the proximity of Mysore
Mysore
is Nanjangud which will be Satellite town to Mysore. Nanjangud industrial area hosts a number of industries like AT&S India
India
Pvt Ltd, Nestle India
India
ltd, Reid and Taylor, Jubiliant, TVS, Asian Paints. Nanjangud Industrial area also boasts being 2nd highest VAT / Sales Taxpayer which is about 400+ crores after Peenya which is in state capital Bangalore. JK Tyre
JK Tyre
has its manufacturing facility in Mysore.[54] Mysore
Mysore
also hosts many central government organizations like CFTRI, DFRL, CIPET, BEML,[55] RPM ( Rare Material Project ), RBI Note printing Press and RBI Paper Printing Press. The major software companies in Mysore
Mysore
are Infosys, ArisGlobal, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Excelsoft Technologies and Triveni Engineering.[56][57][58] The growth of the information technology industry in the first decade of the 21st century has resulted in the city emerging as the second largest software exporter in Karnataka
Karnataka
(as of 2007), next to Bangalore.[59][60] The city contributed Rs. 1363 crore (US$275 million) to Karnataka's IT exports.[citation needed] Education[edit]

Crawford Hall, University of Mysore

Before the advent of the European system of education in Mysore, agraharas ( Brahmin
Brahmin
quarters) provided Vedic education to Hindus, and madrassas provided schooling for Muslims.[52]:459 Modern education began in Mysore
Mysore
when a free English school was established in 1833.[61] Maharaja's College was founded in 1864. A high school exclusively for girls was established in 1881 and was later renamed Maharani's Women's College.[62] The Industrial School, the first institute for technical education in the city, was established in 1892; this was followed by the Chamarajendra Technical Institute in 1913.[52]:601 While the modern system of education have makde inroads, colleges such as the Mysore
Mysore
Sanskrit Pāthaśhāla, established in 1876, still continue to provide Vedic education.[52]:595 The modern education system was enhanced by the establishment of the University of Mysore
University of Mysore
in 1916 by Maharaja
Maharaja
Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV. Until reorganisation and renaming of Mysore
Mysore
State, Mysore
Mysore
University was the supreme university and prescribed education in and around the Kingdom of Mysore. Various disciplines were, later, delegated to subsidiary institutions, which later grew up to universities. Owing to rapid increase in the student population, department of medicine was transferred to Rajiv Gandhi University in 1984. Later, in 1998, a surge in engineering disciplines and students forced the spawning of Visvesvaraya Technological University. Old institutes that were affiliated of the University in these disciplines now continue to operate in affiliation to the new ones or in autonomy: Mysore
Mysore
Medical College & Research Institute is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University, while engineering and technical institutions like the National Institute of Engineering and SJCE
SJCE
function autonomously. Universities headquartered in Mysore[edit]

Established University Type Level Specialisation

1916 University of Mysore Public Undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral research Multi-disciplinary

1963 JSS University Private

1996 Karnataka
Karnataka
State Open University Public

2008 Karnataka
Karnataka
State Music University

Music

Autonomous institutes headquartered in Mysore[edit]

Established Institute Type Commissioning Body/Affiliation Level Specialisation

1924 Mysore
Mysore
Medical College & Research Institute Public Affiliated to  Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral research Medicine

1946 National Institute of Engineering Government-aided private Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University Engineering

1950 Central Food Technological Research Institute Public Set up by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Research and development Food technology

1961 Defence Food Research Laboratory Set up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation Defence and contingency food technology

1963 Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering Government-aided private Affiliated to Deemed University and  All India
India
Council for Technical Education Undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral research Engineering

1966 All India
India
Institute of Speech and Hearing Public Commissioned by the Central Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Audiology, speech, and hearing

1984 JSS Medical College Private JSS University Medicine

Culture[edit] Main article: Culture of Mysore

Mysore painting
Mysore painting
depicting the goddess Saraswati

Referred to as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore
Mysore
is well known for the festivities that take place during the period of Dasara, the state festival of Karnataka. The Dasara festivities, which are celebrated over a ten-day period, were first introduced by King Raja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
I in 1610.[63] On the ninth day of Dasara, called Mahanavami, the royal sword is worshipped and is taken on a procession of decorated elephants, camels and horses.[63] On the tenth day, called Vijayadashami, the traditional Dasara procession (locally known as Jumboo Savari) is held on the streets of Mysore
Mysore
which usually falls in the month of September or October.. the Idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari is placed on a golden mantapa on the back of a decorated elephant and taken on a procession, accompanied by tabla, dance groups, music bands, decorated elephants, horses and camels.[63] The procession starts from the Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace
and culminates at a place called Bannimantapa, where the banni tree (Prosopis spicigera) is worshipped.[63] The Dasara festivities culminate on the night of Vijayadashami
Vijayadashami
with a torchlight parade, known locally as Panjina Kavayatthu.[63] Mysore
Mysore
is called the City of Palaces because of several ornate examples in the city. Among the most notable are Amba Vilas, popularly known as Mysore
Mysore
Palace; Jaganmohana Palace, which also serves as an art gallery; Rajendra Vilas, also known as the summer palace; Lalitha Mahal, which has been converted into a hotel; and Jayalakshmi Vilas.[64]:87–88 The main palace of Mysore
Mysore
was burned down in 1897, and the present-day structure was built on the same site. Amba Vilas palace exhibits an Indo-Saracenic
Indo-Saracenic
style of architecture on the outside, but a distinctly Hoysala style in the interior.[64]:82 Even though the Government of Karnataka
Karnataka
maintains the Mysore
Mysore
palace, a small portion has been allocated for the erstwhile Royal family to live in. The Jayalakshmi Vilas
Jayalakshmi Vilas
Mansion was constructed by Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
for his daughter Jayalakshammanni. It is now a museum dedicated to folk culture and artifacts of the royal family.[65]

Mysuru silk saree

The Mysore painting
Mysore painting
style is an offshoot of the Vijayanagar school of painting, and King Raja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
(1578–1617 CE) is credited with having been its patron.[66]:1 The distinctive feature of these paintings is the gesso work, to which gold foil is applied.[66]:3 Mysore
Mysore
is known for rosewood inlay work; around 4,000 craftsmen were estimated to be involved in this art in 2002.[67] The city lends its name to the Mysore silk
Mysore silk
saree, a women's garment made with pure silk and gold zari (thread).[68] Mysore
Mysore
Peta, the traditional indigenous turban worn by the erstwhile rulers of Mysore, is worn by men in some traditional ceremonies. A notable local dessert that traces its history to the kitchen in the Mysore
Mysore
palace is Mysore
Mysore
pak. Mysore
Mysore
is the location of the International Ganjifa
Ganjifa
Research Centre, which researches the ancient card game Ganjifa
Ganjifa
and the art associated with it.[69] The Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA) offers education in visual art forms such as painting, graphics, sculpture, applied art, photography, photojournalism and art history. The Rangayana
Rangayana
repertory company performs plays and offers certificate courses in subjects related to theatre.[70][71] Kannada
Kannada
writers Kuvempu, Gopalakrishna Adiga
Gopalakrishna Adiga
and U. R. Ananthamurthy
U. R. Ananthamurthy
were educated in Mysuru and served as professors at the Mysore
Mysore
University.[72] R. K. Narayan, a popular English-language novelist and creator of the fictional town of Malgudi, and his cartoonist brother R. K. Laxman spent much of their life in Mysore.[73]

Ambavilas Palace
Ambavilas Palace
known as the Mysore
Mysore
Palace, is a historical royal residence of Wadiyar dynasty
Wadiyar dynasty
of the Kingdom of Mysore
Kingdom of Mysore
which once ruled most of present day Karnataka

Transport[edit] Road[edit]

KSRTC bus at Chamundi Hills

Mysore
Mysore
is connected by National Highway NH-212 to the state border town of Gundlupet, where the road forks into the states of Kerala
Kerala
and Tamil Nadu.[74]:1 State Highway 17, which connects Mysore
Mysore
to Bangalore, was upgraded to a four-lane highway in 2006, reducing travel time between the two cities.[75] A project was planned in 1994 to construct a new expressway to connect Bangalore
Bangalore
and Mysore. After numerous legal hurdles, it remains unfinished as of 2012[update].[76][77] State Highway 33 and National Highway 275 which connect Mysore
Mysore
to H D Kote
H D Kote
and Mangalore
Mangalore
respectively.[78] The Karnataka
Karnataka
State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and other private agencies operate buses both within the city and between cities. A new division of KSRTC called Mysore
Mysore
City Transport Corporation (MCTC) has been proposed. Within the city, buses are cheap and popular means of transport, auto-rickshaws are also available and tongas (horse-drawn carriages) are popular with tourists.[79] Mysore
Mysore
also has a 42.5-kilometre (26.4 mi) long ring road that is being upgraded to six lanes by the MUDA.[80] Mysore
Mysore
has implemented Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to manage its city buses and ferrying commuters.[81] A public bicycle sharing system, Trin-Trin, funded partially by the United Nations is popular mode of transport.[82] Rail[edit] Mysore railway station
Mysore railway station
has three lines, connecting it to Bengaluru, Mangalore
Mangalore
and Chamarajanagar. The first railway line established in the city was the Bengaluru–Mysuru Junction metre gauge line, which was commissioned in 1882.[83] Railway lines that connect the city to Chamarajanagara
Chamarajanagara
and Mangalore
Mangalore
are unelectrified single track and the track that connects to Bengaluru
Bengaluru
is electrified double track. Mysore Railway Junction comes under the jurisdiction of South Western Railway Zone. Within the city limits of Mysuru there are two small stations in the line which connects Chamarajanagara. They are Ashokpuram and Chamarajapuram. The fastest train to serve the city is the Shatabdi Express. Air[edit] Mysore Airport
Mysore Airport
is located about 10 kilometers from the centre of the city. Following three decades of dormancy, Mysore Airport
Mysore Airport
was modernised in the mid-2000s, reopening to scheduled passenger service in October 2010. However, airlines have had difficulty maintaining service to the airport. As of April 2018, Trujet
Trujet
connects the airport to Chennai. As of April 2018, nearest International airport is Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
Bengaluru
which is about 180 kilometers. After completion, Kannur
Kannur
International Airport, Kannur will be the nearest international airport which lies about 160 kilometres from Mysuru. Media[edit]

Oriental Library

Newspaper publishing in Mysore
Mysore
started in 1859 when Bhashyam Bhashyacharya began publishing a weekly newspaper in Kannada
Kannada
called the Mysooru Vrittanta Bodhini,[84] the first of a number of weekly newspapers published in the following three decades.[84] A well-known Mysore
Mysore
publisher during Wodeyar
Wodeyar
rule was M. Venkatakrishnaiah, known as the father of Kannada
Kannada
journalism, who started several news magazines.[85] Many local newspapers are published in Mysore
Mysore
and carry news mostly related to the city and its surroundings,[86] and national and regional dailies in English and Kannada
Kannada
are available, as in the other parts of the state. Sudharma, the only Indian daily newspaper in Sanskrit, is published in Mysore.[87] Mysore
Mysore
was the location of the first private radio broadcasting station in India
India
when Akashavani (voice from the sky) was established in the city on 10 September 1935 by M.V. Gopalaswamy, a professor of psychology, at his house in the Vontikoppal area of Mysore, using a 50-watt transmitter.[88][89] The station was taken over by the princely state of Mysore
Mysore
in 1941 and was moved to Bangalore
Bangalore
in 1955. In 1957, Akashvani was chosen as the official name of All India
India
Radio (AIR), the radio broadcaster of the Government of India. The AIR station at Mysore
Mysore
broadcasts an FM radio
FM radio
channel at 100.6 MHz,[90] and Gyan Vani broadcasts on 105.2.[91] BIG FM and Red FM are the two private FM channels operating in the city.[92] Mysore
Mysore
started receiving television broadcasts in the early 1980s, when Doordarshan
Doordarshan
(public service broadcaster of the Indian government) started broadcasting its national channel all over India. This was the only channel available to Mysoreans until Star TV started satellite channels in 1991. Direct-to-home channels are now available in Mysore.[93] Sports[edit] The Wodeyar
Wodeyar
kings of Mysore
Mysore
were patrons of games and sports. King Krishnaraja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
III had a passion for indoor games. He invented new board games and popularised the ganjifa card game.[94] Malla-yuddha
Malla-yuddha
(traditional wrestling) has a history in Mysore
Mysore
dating back to the 16th century.[95] The wrestling competition held in Mysore during the Dasara celebrations attracts wrestlers from all over India. An annual sports meeting is organised there during the Dasara season too.[96] In 1997 Mysore
Mysore
and Bangalore
Bangalore
co-hosted the city's biggest sports event ever, the National Games of India. Mysore
Mysore
was the venue for six sports: archery, gymnastics, equestrianism, handball, table tennis and wrestling.[97] Cricket is by far the most popular sport in Mysore.[98][99] The city has five established cricket grounds.[100] Javagal Srinath, who represented India
India
for several years as its frontline fast bowler, comes from Mysore.[101] Other prominent sportsmen from the city are Prahlad Srinath, who has represented India in Davis Cup
Davis Cup
tennis tournaments; Reeth Abraham, a national champion in the heptathlon and a long jump record holder; Sagar Kashyap, the youngest Indian to officiate at the Wimbledon Championships; and Rahul Ganapathy, a national amateur golf champion.[102][103][104][105] The Mysore
Mysore
race course hosts a racing season each year from August through October.[106] India's first youth hostel was formed in the Maharaja's College Hostel in 1949.[107] Tourism[edit]

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Mysore
Mysore
Palace

Mysore
Mysore
is a major tourist destination in its own right and serves as a base for other tourist attractions in the vicinity.[21] The city receives large number of tourists during the 10-day Dasara festival.[108] One of the most visited monuments in India, the Amba Vilas Palace, or Mysore
Mysore
Palace, is the centre of the Dasara festivities.[109] The Jaganmohana Palace, The Sand Sculpture Museum the Jayalakshmi Vilas
Jayalakshmi Vilas
and the Lalitha Mahal
Lalitha Mahal
are other palaces in the city.[110] Chamundeshwari Temple, atop the Chamundi Hills, and St. Philomena's Church, Wesley's Cathedral are notable religious places in Mysore.[21] The Mysore
Mysore
Zoo, established in 1892,[111] the Karanji, Kukkarahalli and the Blue Lagoon Lake are popular recreational destinations. Blue Lagoon which is a lake with a mini island is located behind KRS water Dam and it is very mesmerising to be there and watch the sunset and sunrise. The colour of the water and the sky is Blue and there is a mini island in the middle due to which it was named as Blue Lagoon.[21][112] Mysuru has the Regional Museum of Natural History, the Folk Lore Museum, the Railway Museum and the Oriental Research Institute. The city is a centre for yoga-related health tourism that attracts domestic and foreign visitors, particularly those who, for years, came to study with the late ashtanga yoga guru K. Pattabhi Jois.[113] A short distance from Mysuru city is the neighbouring Mandya District's Krishnarajasagar Dam and the adjoining Brindavan Gardens, where a musical fountain show is held every evening. Places of historic importance close to Mysore
Mysore
are Mandya
Mandya
District's Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna. And other historical places are Somanathapura
Somanathapura
and Talakad.[21] B R Hills, Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta hill and the hill stations of Ooty, Sultan Bathery
Sultan Bathery
and Madikeri are close to Mysore. Popular destinations for wildlife enthusiasts near Mysore
Mysore
include the Nagarahole National Park, the wildlife sanctuaries at Melkote, Mandya
Mandya
and B R Hills
B R Hills
and the bird sanctuaries at Ranganathittu, Mandya
Mandya
and Kokrebellur, Mandya.[114] Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai National Park, which are sanctuaries for gaur, chital, elephants, tigers, leopards and other threatened species, lie between 40 and 60 mi (64 and 97 km) to the south. Other tourist spots near Mysuru include the religious locations of Nanjanagud
Nanjanagud
and Bylakuppe
Bylakuppe
and the waterfalls at neighbouring districts of Mandya's Shivanasamudra. Notable People[edit]

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
- yogi and mystic. Javagal Srinath
Javagal Srinath
- Former international cricket player. Vijay Prakash - Kannada
Kannada
songs playback singer. Raghu Dixit
Raghu Dixit
- Music composer. N. R. Narayana Murthy
N. R. Narayana Murthy
- Co-founder of Infosys. Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
- 25th Maharaja
Maharaja
of Mysore. Aryamba Pattabhi
Aryamba Pattabhi
- notable Kannada-language author.

Sister cities[edit]

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
United States
(2012)[115][116][117][118] Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
United States
(2016)[119][120]

See also[edit]

Town Hall List of Heritage Buildings in Mysore Culture of Mysore List of million-plus cities in India Maharaja
Maharaja
of Mysore Mahisha Kingdom Mysore
Mysore
Dasara Mysore
Mysore
Kingdom Tourist attractions in Mysore Mysore
Mysore
Sandal Soap Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
Kingdom

References[edit]

^ "Mysuru first city with 1 million people to be free of open defecation - Times of India". Archived from the original on 16 October 2016.  ^ BEYER, BEVERLY; RABEY, ED (16 July 1989). " Mysore
Mysore
Is 'Sandalwood City' of India". Archived from the original on 5 February 2011 – via LA Times.  ^ a b "Action plan for solid waste management" (PDF). Mysore
Mysore
City Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ a b c "Table 2: PR cities 1 lakh and above" (XLS). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India
India
2011. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ a b "Table 3: PR UAs/ cities 1 lakh and above" (XLS). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India
India
2011. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ " Mysore
Mysore
or Mysuru, pak tastes the same". 4 November 2014. Archived from the original on 3 January 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2015.  ^ a b Vasudeva, Rashmi (3 November 2006). "Land of milk and honey". The Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2007.  ^ Station, Anthropological Survey of India
India
South India
India
(1 January 1978). Cultural profiles of Mysore
Mysore
City. Anthropological Survey of India, Govt. of India. Archived from the original on 20 March 2017.  ^ Deve Gowda Javare Gowda (1998), p. 82. ^ "They will be Belagavi, Mangalooru, Mysuru from November next". The Hindu. 19 December 2005. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2007.  ^ Renaming, Cities (18 October 2014). "Bangalore, Mysore, Other Karnataka
Karnataka
Cities to be Renamed on 1 November" (ibtimes.co.in). ibtimes.co.in. Archived from the original on 25 October 2015.  ^ Renaming, Cities (18 October 2014). "Centre nod for Karnataka's proposal on renaming cities". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014.  ^ New City, Names to Karnatka. "New name for cities". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 27 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.  ^ a b c d Rice, B.L. (1876). Mysore
Mysore
and Coorg: Mysore, by districts. Mysore: Mysore
Mysore
Government Press. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 29 February 2012.  ^ a b Rice, B.L. (2001) [1897]. Mysore
Mysore
gazetteer compiled for government–vol 1. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. ISBN 81-206-0977-8.  ^ a b c d e Kamath, Suryanath U. (2001) [1980]. A concise history of Karnataka: from pre-historic times to the present. Bangalore: Jupiter books. LCCN 80905179. OCLC 7796041.  ^ "A museum to showcase Mysore's history". The Hindu. 7 July 2005. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2007.  ^ "Tree ownership rights to growers may boost green cover". The Hindu. 26 August 2004. Archived from the original on 25 April 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2007.  ^ "Procession taken out to mark Quit India
India
movement". The Hindu. 10 August 2006. Archived from the original on 29 October 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2007.  ^ Venkatkrishnan, Sriam (22 September 2006). "Maharajah of music". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2007.  ^ a b c d e Sharma, Ravi (2005). "Tourism delights". Frontline. The Hindu. 22 (21). Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 29 February 2012.  ^ Deepak, S.N. (1 August 2004). "A doyen of film production". The Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2012.  ^ Krishna, M.J. (8 October 2004). "Caring in captivity". The Hindu Business Line. Archived from the original on 24 May 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2012.  ^ a b Raman, Afried (1994). "Climate and clothing". Bangalore – Mysore. Hyderabad, India: Orient Longman. p. 110. ISBN 0-86311-431-8. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ a b c d " Mysore
Mysore
City Development Plan" (PDF). Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ Kumar, R. Krishna (10 April 2007). "Severe heat wave likely to hit Mysore
Mysore
in the next few weeks". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ "Indian Meteorological Department - Meteorological Centre - Bengaluru" (PDF). Government of India
India
- Ministry of Earth Sciences. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.  ^ "Karnataka's coldest day in 100 years, 7 dead in Andhra Pradesh". IBN Live. 18 January 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012.  ^ "Monthly mean maximum & minimum temperature and total rainfall based upon 1901–2000 data" (PDF). India
India
Meteorological Department. p. 45. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ "NGOs welcome formation of ward panels". The Hindu. 28 June 2007. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ "Rs. 3-crore surplus budget for MCC". The Hindu. 30 March 2011. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ " Mysore
Mysore
City Corporation gets award for better civic amenities". The Hindu. 10 July 2011. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012.  ^ "Outer Ring Road may ease traffic woes in Mysore". The Hindu. 14 February 2004. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ "Forum says land mafia is thriving in Mysore". The Hindu. 2 May 2006. Archived from the original on 6 July 2006. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ "Council passes amendment bill". The Hindu. 29 January 2005. Archived from the original on 10 February 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2007.  ^ "Second stage of Melapura water project inaugurated". The Hindu. 7 May 2007. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ Kumar, R. Krishna (12 June 2007). "Is Mysore
Mysore
city heading for a water crisis?". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ Athrady, Ajith (10 May 2010). " Mysore
Mysore
comes clean over B'lore". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010.  ^ a b "Triangular contest likely in four Assembly seats". The Hindu. 4 March 2004. Archived from the original on 31 October 2004. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ "Government of India
India
- Population by Mother Tongue, Census 2001 - India
India
and States". data.gov.in. Archived from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.  ^ "Religion". Census GIS India. Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2007.  ^ "Data on rural & urban areas: figures at a glance Karnataka" (PDF). Census of India
India
2011, Provisional Population Totals. Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ Kahuri, Searh Kabui (2010). Engendered land administration system— Mysore
Mysore
slums upgrading (PDF) (PDF). Enschede, Netherlands: International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2012.  ^ a b "Population of Karnataka". Census GIS India. Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ "City-wise Incidence of Cognizable Crime (IPC) During 2010" (PDF). Crime in India
India
2010. National Crime Records Bureau of India. p. 301. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ "City-wise Incidence of Cognizable Crime (IPC) during 2009" (PDF). Crime in India
India
2009. National Crime Records Bureau of India. p. 301. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ "Cauvery verdict: bandh total, peaceful in Mysore
Mysore
city". The Hindu. 13 February 2007. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ Khan, Liaqh A. (2 January 2006). "Concern expressed over impact of anticipated IT boom on Mysore". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ Kumar, R. Krishna (6 January 2011). "Over 3 million tourists visit Mysore
Mysore
in 2010". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2012.  ^ a b Sharma, Ravi (2004). "A city in transition". Frontline. The Hindu. 21 (3). Archived from the original on 3 January 2008. Retrieved 29 February 2012.  ^ "Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya". Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Archived from the original on 4 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2007.  ^ a b c d Rao, C. Hayavadana (1927). Mysore
Mysore
Gazetteer. Bangalore: Government Press, Mysore
Mysore
state.  ^ "KIADB industrial areas". The Karnataka
Karnataka
Industrial Development Board. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2007.  ^ " JK Tyre
JK Tyre
rolls out 10 million radial tyres". Business Standard. 22 August 2016. Archived from the original on 14 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.  ^ "BEML opens service training centre at Mysore
Mysore
complex". Business Line. 11 July 2016. Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2017.  ^ "Two-Day Avishkaar-2017 begins". Star of Mysore. 6 March 2017. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.  ^ "Wipro conducts 'Spirit of run'". Financial Express. 25 September 2016. Archived from the original on 14 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.  ^ " Karnataka
Karnataka
clears Uber, Reliance Comm Infra expansion projects". Business Line. 19 January 2016. Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2017.  ^ " Mysore
Mysore
second in State in software exports". The Hindu. 23 May 2007. Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2017.  ^ Khan, Liaqh A. (6 June 2008). "Software exports hover around Rs. 1,100 cr". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2012.  ^ "Education and literacy" (PDF). Human development in Karnataka
Karnataka
1999. Planning Department, Government of Karnataka. p. 50. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2007.  ^ "Welcome to our college website". Maharani's Arts and Commerce College for Women, Mysore. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.  ^ a b c d e Sharma, Ravi. " Mysore
Mysore
Dasara: A historic festival". Frontline. The Hindu. 22 (21). Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2007.  ^ a b Raman, Afried (1994). Bangalore – Mysore. Hyderabad, India: Orient Longman. ISBN 0-86311-431-8. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  ^ Haldipur, Priyanka (19 April 2005). "Of monumental value". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2012.  ^ a b " Mysore
Mysore
Painting" (PDF). Indianfolklore.org. National Folklore Support Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2007.  ^ Chari, Pushpa (30 May 2002). "Intricate Patterns". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2007.  ^ "Mysore – silk weaving & printing silk products". Karnataka
Karnataka
Silk Industries Corporation. Archived from the original on 29 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2007.  ^ De, Aditi (8 June 2003). "A right royal hand". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2007.  ^ Deshpande, V A (3 May 2006). "CAVA—much sought after for visual arts students". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2007.  ^ Kaiappa B B, Anjali; N S, Islahuddin (19 July 2005). "Right on the cue". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2007.  ^ Guha, Ramachandra (25 April 2004). "The Mysore
Mysore
generation". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2007.  ^ Sayeed, Vikhar Ahmed (2005). "House with a view". Frontline. The Hindu. 28 (20). Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 29 February 2012.  ^ "National Highways in Karnataka" (PDF). The National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ "Bangalore- Mysore
Mysore
journey to be faster". The Hindu. 30 August 2006. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ Rajendran, S (29 July 2007). "International consortium ready to take up Bangalore- Mysore
Mysore
Expressway project". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ "New expressway may link Mysore
Mysore
and Bangalore". Times of India. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012.  ^ "Roads in Karnataka". Karnataka
Karnataka
Public Works, Ports and Inland Water Transport Department. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2008.  ^ Srivatsa, Sharath S. (1 October 2005). "Riding through time". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2012.  ^ " Mysore
Mysore
District Information Projects Approved". Mysore: Mysore District Collectorate. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2012.  ^ "Mysore's Intelligent Transport System's success drives other cities to replicate model". Hindustan Times. 27 February 2017. Archived from the original on 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017.  ^ "Trin Trin Bicycle system". The Hindu. 3 June 2017. Archived from the original on 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2017.  ^ " Mysore
Mysore
Rail Museum celebrates silver jubilee". The Hindu. 3 June 2004. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.  ^ a b Gayathri, J. V. "Vernacular newspapers and periodicals: their influence on modernity, reforms and trends in nineteenth-century Mysore". 17th European conference on modern South Asian studies, Heidelberg. University of Heidelberg. Archived from the original on 18 October 2005. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ Havanur, Shrinivas (27 July 2004). "His struggle for justice". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2012.  ^ "Circulation as claimed by publisher for 2005–06". The Registrar of Newspapers for India. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ Khajane, Muralidhara (21 July 2007). "Keeping Sanskrit alive". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2007.  ^ Ganesh, Deepa (9 March 2006). "Still a hot favourite at 50". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ Kumar, Mala (8 July 2007). "Passion for transmission". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2012.  ^ "South Zone Region Services" (PDF). All India
India
Radio. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ "Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC), facilities". Indira Gandhi National Open University. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012.  ^ "List of operational pvt. FM radio
FM radio
stations in India" (PDF). Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012.  ^ "Direct-to-Home service launched". The Hindu. 21 September 2004. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ Quattlebaum, Mary (25 March 2005). "Fun is the name of the game". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ "Nada kusti as popular as ever". The Hindu. 30 September 2003. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ " Mysore Dasara
Mysore Dasara
Sports from today". The Hindu. 7 October 2005. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ S Mageshwaran (1 June 1997). "Delayed start for gymnastics". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ "Business slows down as cricket fever rises". Times of India. 27 February 2011. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012.  ^ "Cricket brings Mysore
Mysore
to a grinding halt". The Hindu. 14 March 2004. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ "Grounds – India – Mysore". cricinfo.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.  ^ Guha, Ramachandra (3 February 2002). "A cricketer and a gentleman". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ S K John (7 April 1998). "Back-up cast needs a boost". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ Ashok, Kalyan (6 March 2003). "A reverie with Reeth". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2012.  ^ Rao, Rakesh (28 October 2005). "Rohana soars after stunning eagle". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 October 2005. Retrieved 27 September 2007.  ^ "Kashyap to officiate up to Wimbledon quarters – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2012.  ^ " Mysore
Mysore
season from August 23". The Hindu. 22 August 2007. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2007.  ^ " Mysore
Mysore
Youth Hostel". The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2007.  ^ Kumar, R. Krishna (25 September 2005). "' Mysore
Mysore
Tourism Passport' to provide free entry to six places". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2001.  ^ Kumar, R. Krishna (17 August 2007). " Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace
beats Taj Mahal in popularity". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2001.  ^ Srivathsan, A. (23 February 2007). "City of mythical beginnings". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2001.  ^ "Zoo". Archived from the original on 22 January 2012.  ^ "A day after Dasara in Mysore
Mysore
." Deccan Herald. 23 October 2007. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007.  ^ " Yoga
Yoga
draws people from all over to Mysore". The Hindu. 5 February 2007. Archived from the original on 13 September 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2007.  ^ Kumar, R. Krishna (10 March 2005). "Three lakes of Mysore
Mysore
on IBAN list". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 June 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007.  ^ "US- India
India
Sister City Relationships". Asia Matters for America. Archived from the original on 17 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.  ^ " Cincinnati
Cincinnati
USA Sister City Association - Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Ohio". Cincinnati
Cincinnati
USA Sister City Association. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2015.  ^ " Cincinnati
Cincinnati
adds new sister city Archived 29 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine.". WLWT (11 July 2012) Retrieved on 28 October 2016. ^ "Green signal for Mysore- Cincinnati
Cincinnati
pact". Times of India
India
(4 August 2012). Retrieved on 26 November 2012. ^ "Mysuru and Nashua sister cities to have bilateral relationship initiative - Mysuru Today". Mysuru Today. 27 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2 October 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.  ^ Corwin, Emily. "Nashua Sees Development Opportunities In Voyage To Indian City". Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

Javare Gowda, Deve Gowda (1998) [1998]. Village Names of Mysore District: An Analytical Study. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. ISBN 81-206-1390-2.  Kamath, Suryanath U. (2001) [1980]. A concise history of Karnataka: from pre-historic times to the present. Bangalore: Jupiter books. LCCN 80905179. OCLC 7796041.  Nair, Janaki (2011). Mysore
Mysore
Modern: Rethinking the Region Under Princely Rule. Minneapolis, US: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-7383-4.  Raman, Afried (1994). Bangalore – Mysore. Hyderabad, India: Orient Longman. ISBN 0-86311-431-8. Retrieved 25 September 2007.  Rao, C. Hayavadana (1927). Mysore
Mysore
Gazetteer. Bangalore: Government Press, Mysore
Mysore
state.  Rice, B.L. (1876). Mysore
Mysore
and Coorg: Mysore, by districts. Mysore: Mysore
Mysore
Government Press. Retrieved 29 February 2012.  Rice, B.L. (2001) [1897]. Mysore
Mysore
Gazetteer Compiled for Government-vol 1. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. ISBN 81-206-0977-8.  Popular Museums in Mysore
Mysore
Information about popular museums in Mysore

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mysore.

Mysore
Mysore
travel guide from Wikivoyage Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace
– Govt of Karnataka Mysore
Mysore
City Corporation Mysore
Mysore
District Information Mysore
Mysore
at Curlie (based on DMOZ)

v t e

Mysore
Mysore
topics

Kings

Wodeyar
Wodeyar
dynasty Chamarajendra Wodeyar
Wodeyar
X Krishnaraja Wodeyar
Wodeyar
IV Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar Srikantadatta Wodeyar

Religious

Dasara Vijayadashami Chamundi Temple St. Philomena's Church

Palaces

Mysore
Mysore
Palace Jaganmohana Palace Lalitha Mahal Rajendra Vilas Jayalakshmi Vilas

Art and Culture

Mysore
Mysore
painting Ganjifa

Cuisine

Mysore
Mysore
pak Masala dosa

Museums and Institutions

Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts Regional Museum of Natural History Folk Lore Museum Rail Museum Oriental Research Institute

Personalities

Kuvempu B. V. Karanth S. Srikanta Sastri R. K. Narayan R. K. Laxman Gopalakrishna Adiga U. R. Ananthamurthy

Places

Mysore
Mysore
Airport Kingdom of Mysore Mysore
Mysore
Zoo Tourist attractions

v t e

Indian state of Karnataka

Overviews

Architecture Cinema Climate Cuisine Demography Economy Education Folk Arts Geography History Media People Sports Transportation Wildlife

History

Aihole Alupa dynasty Amoghavarsha Badami Banavasi Balligavi Belur Chalukya dynasty Chitradurga Nayakas Deva Raya II Durvinita Halebidu Haleri Kingdom Halmidi Hampi Hoysala Empire Kadamba dynasty Kalyani Chalukyas Keladi Nayakas Shivappa Nayaka Kittur Chennamma Kingdom of Mysore Mayurasharma Pattadakal Pulakeshin II Rashtrakuta dynasty Sringeri Srirangapatna Tipu Sultan Unification of Karnataka Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
Empire Vijayanagara Vishnuvardhana Veera Ballala II Vikramaditya II Vikramaditya VI Western Ganga dynasty

Geography

Cities and towns Districts Rivers Dams and Reservoirs Taluks Villages Highest point Bayalu Seeme Malenadu Karavali Western Ghats

Culture

Bharata Natyam Bhuta Kola Bidriware Channapatna toys Chitrakala Parishat Gaarudi Gombe Ilkal saree Kamsale Kannada Karnatik music Kasuti Khedda Mysore
Mysore
Dasara Togalu Gombeyaata Udupi cuisine Veeragase Yakshagana Mysore
Mysore
musicians

Literature

Kannada

Milestones Epics Medieval Rashtrakuta Western Ganga Western Chalukya Hoysala Vijayanagara Vachana Haridasa Mysore Play Modern

Kannada
Kannada
Sahitya Parishat Kannada
Kannada
Sahitya Sammelana Karnataka

Noted poets

Asaga Gunavarma I Adikavi Pampa Sri Ponna Ranna Devar Dasimayya Basava Akka Mahadevi Allama Prabhu Siddharama Harihara Raghavanka Rudrabhatta Janna Kumara Vyasa Chamarasa Nijaguna Shivayogi Ratnakaravarni Purandara Dasa Kanaka Dasa Vijaya Dasa Gopala Dasa Jagannatha Dasa Lakshmisa Sarvajna Shishunala Sharif Krishnaraja Wadiyar III D. R. Bendre Gopalakrishna Adiga K. S. Narasimhaswamy M. Govinda Pai Kuvempu D. V. Gundappa G. S. Shivarudrappa

People and Society

Karnataka
Karnataka
ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka

Tourism

Beaches Dams Forts National Parks Hindu
Hindu
Temples Jain
Jain
Temples Waterfalls

Awards

Karnataka
Karnataka
Ratna Pampa Award Nrupatunga Award Basava
Basava
Puraskara Rajyotsava Prashasti Jakanachari Award Varnashilpi Venkatappa Award

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 123147

.