Situated at the base of Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the third-largest city in the state of Karnataka. It was known as the Princely State of the British Empire for 148 years before which it was the much larger Kingdom of Mysore. It is only 130 kilometers from Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, and is home to the Mysore Palace.
Mysore is a thriving business hub with Infosys already headquartered here and property developers like Sobha Developers, Brigade Group etc. launching sizeable properties. More companies have opted to move here because of the availability of affordable skilled labor.
In terms of infrastructure, Mysore depicts an old-world charm but projects slated for the future, like the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor, will drastically improve connectivity and encourage developmental projects within the city. The real estate sector is gaining momentum because of its versatility in adapting to an urban city while retaining its small-town quality.
Stats and Facts
The population of Mysore is 8,87,446 according to the provisional reports of the 2011 Census. The urban population, however, is 9,83,893.
As per the Census 2011 reports, Mysore has a perfect sex ratio of 1000 per 1000 males. Although, the child sex ratio is 945 per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in the city is 86.84% of which female literacy is 83.73% and male 89.96%. The total number of literates is 7,02,896.
The city of Mysore is also known as Mahishuru, meaning the home of Mahishasura who was a demon king believed to have ruled over the city in days of yore. A goddess called Chamundeshwari who has a temple named after her, atop the hill, defeated him.
Mysore is abundant with lakes and lies between the Cauvery and Kabini rivers. It also has rich national parks and a zoo.
The city has a moderate, semi-arid climate, making it very pleasant to live there. This can be attributed to the fact that it has the third-richest forest cover in Karnataka.
In Business Todays 2011 Gallup survey, Mysore was ranked the fifth best city to conduct business in and also the second cleanest city.
Information Technology and Industrial Sector
Traditionally, Mysore has been involved in cottage industries like weaving, sandalwood carving, bronze work and the production of silk, lime and salt.
It is the second-largest software exporter in Karnataka, close on the heels of Bangalore. In the financial year 20092010, the city contributed Rs 1363 crore to Karnatakas exports.
It has two industrial estates and six industrial areas. The prominent areas are Belagola, Belwadi, Hebbal (Electronic city) and Hootagalli. These are populated by Wipro, Theorem, BEML, J.K. Tyres, L & T and many more.
Infosys has built one of the worlds largest corporate training centers for IT professionals while Wipro has established its Global Service Management Centre here.
Besides new economy companies, other major players like Reid & Taylor, TVS and Nestle have also set up manufacturing units here.
The government of India has recognized Mysore as number one among the 20 Tier II cities of India.
The tourism has emerged as the current major industry of the city because of the rich cultural heritage and well-conserved national parks it offers. Yoga-related health tourism has also been on the rise in recent years.
The Mandakalli Airport, also known as Mysore Airport, connects to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Goa, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. The airport is located just 10 km from the city.
Mysore Junction railway station is well connected to many key cities in India like Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Bengaluru and many others by South Western Railways. The Shatabdi Express is one of the fastest trains to serve this station which offers free Wi-Fi facilities.
Mysore is connected by road to Tamil Nadu and Kerala via NH 766, and to Bangalore by State Highway 17.
The Mysore City Transport Corporation, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and other private agencies provide ample bus services both between cities and within the city.
Auto-rickshaws are another cheap means of transport within the city. Tongas are also seen around Dasara festival.
All Localities in Mysore
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