Mysore is the Karnataka's second biggest city, situated in Southern India. It was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty and is considered the cultural capital of the state.
Mysore is the second cleanest city in India and one of the well-planned ones. Mysore is famous for the city palace, which is the largest palace in India. The people of Mysore are famous for their peaceful attitude and helpful nature. The city has recorded history dating back a thousand years and a mythical history which explains the origin of the name - apparently, this was the place where the demon Mahishasura was slain by the Goddess Chamundi. You will find a statue of the demon on Chamundi hill which commemorates this event. Mysore has evolved from being a quiet and sleepy city, to a city that is touted to being the most important one in the state after Bangalore. With apartment complexes, supermarkets, a couple of proposed malls, new and improved roads, the advent of IT and BPO firms and a growing young and dynamic workforce , this regal city is trying to strike a balance between the good old days while to keep up pace with the changes affecting it. A city that is old, yet new. A modern-day paradox in the making, anyone who lives in Mysore for long enough can’t help falling in love with this place. Mysore is also well known for its yoga centers like Ashtanga yoga which originated here. There are many Ashtanga yoga centres in Mysore.
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