Mysuru city is at 770m above sea level and 140 kms from Bangalore. Also known as the City of Palaces, Mysuru retains a quaint charm, that never fails to enchant. Situated in the southern part of the Deccan Plateau, Mysuru District is an undulating tableland, covered in parts by granite outcrops and fringed by verdant forests. From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the history of South India. Mysuru District is a popular tourist destination, offering several attractions ranging from the royal splendour of Mysuru City and its fabulous Dasara Festival to exquisite temples, pilgrimage centres and scenic spots.