It is located at 12.30N 76.65E and has an average altitude of 770m.
Mysore is famous for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists.
While tourism is the major industry in Mysore, the growth of information technology related industry in the first decade of the 21st century, has resulted in the city emerging as the second largest software exporter in the state of Karnataka, next to Bangalore.
Though lacking an airport, Mysore is connected to other parts of India by railways and road transport.
After Indian independence
After the Indian independence, Mysore city remained as a part of the Mysore State under India. Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, the then king of Mysore, was allowed to retain his titles and was nominated as the Rajapramukh of the state. He died in September 1974.
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