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  • asia
    Continent
    asia
  • India
    Country
    India
  • Karnataka
    State
    Karnataka
  • 12.30509
    Latitude
    12.30509
  • 76.65409
    Longitude
    76.65409
  • 152 km2
    Area
    152 km2
  • 10.1 lakhs
    Population
    10.1 lakhs
  • GMT + 05:30
    Timezone
    GMT + 05:30
  • Oct-Feb
    Best time to Visit
    Oct-Feb
  • INR
    Currency
    INR
  • 230 V, 50
    Voltage
    230 V, 50
  • Type C,D,M
    Plug Type
    Type C,D,M
  • KANNADA, ENGLISH, HINDI
    Languages
    KANNADA, ENGLISH, HINDI
  • mysore.nic.in/en/
    Official Website
  • DD-MM-YYYY
    Date Format
    DD-MM-YYYY
  • LEFT HAND DRIVE
    Driving Side
    LEFT HAND DRIVE
  • 91-(0) 821
    Calling Code
    91-(0) 821

About

Mysore officially called Mysuru located around 140 km from Bangalore in south-central Karnataka state, southern India The city extends from latitude 12.2958° in the North to longitude 76.6394°in the East. It lies northwest of Chamundi Hill and midway between the Kaveri (Cauvery) and Kabani (Kabbani) rivers with an elevation of 2,525 feet (770 meters) from the sea level. Mysore is one of the most famous tourist destinations of South India Mysuru, it is the third-largest and second most populated city of Karnataka. Formerly known as the capital of the ‘Kingdom of Mysore’ from 1399 to 1947, now Mysore is known as the Cultural Capital of Karnataka also known as the City of Palaces. According to this story in the mythological Devi Purana, Mysore was ruled by the demon-king Mahishasura. He was called Mahishasura because he was a buffalo-headed monster. Hearing to the prayers of Gods and Goddess to save them from the monster, Goddess Parvathi took birth as Chamundeswari and killed the monster. Hence, this place came to be known as Mahishuru, later became Maisuru & Mysore. Mysore also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata as Mahishmati (Mahismati). Mysore was known as Purigere in the Mauryan era (3rd century BCE) and later became Mahishapura.


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Current Weather in Mysuru

17.96°C light rain

Weather
light rain

  • Sunrise
    Sunrise
  • Sunset
    Sunset
  • Minimum temperature
    Minimum temperature
    17.96° C
  • Maximum temperature
    Maximum temperature
    17.96° C
  • Humidity
    Humidity
    74 %
  • Pressure
    Pressure
    1013 hPa
  • Windspeed
    Windspeed
    1.4 m/s² Calm
  • Wind direction
    Wind Direction
    202 SSW South-southwest


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