Mysore is located 770 m above sea level and 140 Km from Bangalore, Mysore, the imperial city, was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars, Also known as the city of Palaces Mysore city was the capital of the old royal Mysore province.
The word Mysore expands to "Mahishasurana Ooru".
According to a legend, the demon Mahishasura was killed by goddess Chamundeshwari atop the Chamundi hill near Mysore, which gave the city its name. Ever since the Mysore royal family has worshipped Chamundeshwari as the palace deity. The Hill dedicated to her stands on the eastern end of Mysore town today.
Mysore in Karnatakais the erstwhile capital of Wodeyars, the rulers of Mysore State. The Wodeyar family ruled Mysore since the 14th century except for a short period of 40 years when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were the rulers.