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The following four constituencies - Chamaraja, Krishnaraja, Narasimharaja, Chamundeshwari (belonging to Mysuru city)

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.

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.

Mysuru was the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, feudatories of the Vijayanagar Empire, who declared their independence in the 16th century and ruled in Mysuru until independence, barring three decades when Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan wrested power from them. Mysuru today, is a pleasant city with an old world charm, contributed by its broad shady avenues, well laid out gardens, fine buildings and a salubrious climate.

How to reach
By plane
The nearest domestic and international airport is Bangalore airport (140km from Mysuru).
Mysuru Airport is currently non-operational. However, it was recently announced that it would be reopened and expanded to accommodate small 50-seater aircraft.
By train
Mysuru Junction is the city's main station, and there are daily trains plying the route between Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thanjavur as well as smaller and lesser known Indian cities.

The fastest and possibly the most comfortable way to travel between Mysuru and Bangalore and Mysuru and Chennai is on the Mysuru-Chennai (via Bangalore) Shatabdi Express, which covers the Mysuru-Bangalore leg of the journey in 2 hours and the Mysuru-Chennai section in 7 hours. Although slightly more expensive than other trains, all the Shatabdi's coaches are air-conditioned and meals, snacks and a bottle of mineral water are included in the cost of the fare.

A one way ticket from Mysuru to Bangalore on Shatabdi would cost about 305 Indian Rupees. A round trip sleeper class seat/bed from Chennai to Mysuru costs about 430 Indian Rupees.

A one way ticket from Mysuru to Bangalore on other express train would cost about 45 Indian Rupees. There are many trains available from Mysuru to Bangalore and vice versa. Tippu Express being the famous one which covers the distance of 140Kms in about 2.5 hours.Tippu express leaves Mysuru at 11 A.M and reaches bangalore by 1.30 PM and leaves Bangalore by 2.20PM and reaches Mysuru within 4.55PM

By bus
Buses run every 5 minutes on the Bangalore route, and there is a choice of both A/C and non-A/C vehicles. During the weekends, these buses are often full, so it is advisable to reserve a seat in advance. The KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses are very comfortable, especially the Volvo (Luxury) buses. A one-way ticket from Bangalore to Mysuru costs 190 Indian Rupees.

Mysuru has two major bus stands. All KSRTC buses arrive and depart from the Central bus stand (sub-urb bus stand), while local buses use the City bus stand.

By car
Mysuru is approximately 140 kms from Bangalore, and there is a 4 lane highway (2 lanes in each direction) connecting the 2 cities. The traffic is very heavy and the ride not too comfortable with tens of speed bumps and 'security' barricades.
Get around

Getting around in Mysuru is cheaper than most Indian cities.

* Auto Rickshaws - Usually go by the meter, but drivers politely refuse to down the meters especially at Railway Stations, Bus Stations etc. The more your attire and luggage announce that you are a tourist the less the chances of drivers going by the meter. Price is 7.00 Rs per KM, with a minimum fare of 14.00 Rs

* Tourist Cabs - Are the best choice in case you want to tour the city all day or visit nearby places like SriRangaPattanam etc. Costs about Rs 6 - 10 per km.

Mysuru District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. A tourist's paradise with varied attractions from Mysuru Palace to Nagarhole National Park; this district has a prominent place in the history of Karnataka. Mysuru was ruled by the Wodeyars from the year 1399 till the independence of India in the year 1947. Mysuru's prominence can be gauged from the fact that the Karnataka state was known previously as Mysuru state.

Origin of Name
Mysuru district gets its name from the city of Mysuru which is also the headquarters of the district. A statue of Mahishasura, after whom the city is named, and a temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari on the top of Chamundi Hill near Mysuru city, relate to the legend of its origin.

Mysuru district is located between latitude 11°45' to 12°40' N and longitude 75°57' to 77°15' E. It is bounded by Mandya district to the northeast, Chamrajanagar district to the southeast, Kerala state to the south, Kodagu district to the west, and Hassan district to the north. It has an area of 6,854 km² (ranked 12th in the state). The administrative center of Mysuru District is Mysuru City. The district is a part of Mysuru division. Before 1998, Mysuru district also contained the Chamarajanagar district.

The district lies on the undulating table land of the southern Deccan plateau, within the watershed of the Kaveri River, which flows through the northwestern and eastern parts of the district. The Krishna Raja Sagara reservoir, which was formed by building a dam across the Kaveri, lies on the northern edge of the district. Nagarhole National Park lies partly in Mysuru district and partly in adjacent Kodagu District.

The temperature in the district varies from 15 deg. C in winters to 35 deg. C in summers. Mysuru district receives an average rainfall of 785mm.

The types of soil found in this district are red soils (red gravelly loam soil, red loam soil, red gravelly clay soil, red clay soil), lateritic soil, deep black soil, saline alluvo-colluvial soil and brown forest soil[7]. Some of the minerals found in this district are kyanite, sillimanite, quartz, magnesite, chromite, soapstone, felsite, corundum, graphite, limestone, dolomite, siliconite and dunite

Agriculture is the backbone of the economy of this district as it is with the rest of India. Though the agriculture is highly dependent on the rainfall, the rivers Kaveri and Kabini provide the irrigation needs required for agriculture in this district. According to the 2001 census, about 3,25,823 farmers are involved in cultivation in this district. In the year 2001-2002, Mysuru district yielded a foodgrain production of 608,596 Tonnes which is a contribution of 6.94% of the total food grain production in the state for the year[9]. Some of the important crops grown here are cotton, grams, groundnut, jowar, maize, ragi, rice, sugarcane, sunflower and tur. Horticulture is another area contributing significantly to the economy; especially the palm oil production in
H D Kote Taluk.

Industries in Mysuru district are mainly concentrated around the cities of Mysuru and Nanjangud. Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) has established six industrial areas in Mysuru district to encourage Industrial Development of the district. These are located at Belagola, Belawadi, Hebbal (Electronic City), Hootagalli, Nanjangud and Thandavapura.

Some of the major industries located near Mysuru city are:
  • Vikrant Tyres Ltd. - Manufacturer of tyres
  • Automotive Axles Ltd. - Manufacturer of axles
  • Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML) - Manufacturer of heavy machinery
  • Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) - Manufacturer of silk garments
  • TVS Ltd. - Manufacturer of motor vehicles and parts
  • Larsen and Tubro Limited (Manufacturer of medical equipments and Electronic meters)

Some of the major industries located in Nanjangud are:

  • Nestle India Ltd
  • AT&S India Pvt Ltd.
  • TVS Motor Company
  • Bannari Amman Sugars Ltd
  • South India Paper Mills
  • S Kumars Reid & Taylor
  • Raman Boards
  • Jubilant Organosys
  • Bacardi Martini India Ltd.
  • Max Pharma

Information Technology
Mysuru is proving to be the next IT hub in Karnataka after the phenomenal success of Bangalore. The Government of India has recognised Mysuru as the numero uno among the 20 Tier II cities of India for thr promotion of IT industry[. Currently, all of the IT related industries are concentrated around the Mysuru city. The Software Technology Park (STP) in Mysuru was inaugurated in Mysuru in the year 1998 by the Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee. As of Aug-2006, there are 42 companies registered with the Mysuru STP. Software exports from Mysuru are expected to double to about Rs. 850 crores in the financial year 2006-07 from previous year's exports of Rs. 400 crores. Some of the major IT Companies located here are:

  • Wipro Infotech
  • WeP Peripherals Ltd. (earlier known as Wipro ePeripherals Ltd.)
  • Infosys Technologies
  • Software Paradigms (India)
  • Larsen and Toubro Infotech (L & T)
  • Comat Technologies
  • Excelsoft Technologies

Tourism is another big industry in Mysuru. The importance of Mysuru as a tourist destination was evident when it was selected as the venue for the Karnataka Tourism Expo in the year 2006Though Mysuru city is well known as a tourist place, other parts of Mysuru district are yet to see growth in tourism. However, the tourism department plans to develop other areas in Mysuru district like Bettadapura, Hedathali, Kapadi, Mudukuthore Betta, Mugur, T Narsipur and Nanjangud as tourist places.

Mysuru district is divided into three subdivisions, Hunsur, Mysuru and Nanjangud. The Mysuru district administration is headed by the Deputy Commissioner who also has the additional role of a District Magistrate. Assistant Commissioners, Tahsildars, Shirastedars (revenue official at Tahsil level), Revenue inspectors and Village Accountants help the Deputy Commissioner in the administration of the district. Mysuru city is the headquarters of the district. It lies on the north eastern part of the district and is well known for its beautiful palaces and also for the festivities that take place during Dasara.

Mysuru district consists of the following seven Taluks:

  1. Mysuru
  2. Hunsur
  3. Piriyapatna
  4. Krishnarajanagara
  5. Heggadadevanakote
  6. Nanjangud
  7. T Narsipur

Mysuru district elects 11 members to the Legislative Assembly of the State of Karnataka. The 11 assembly constituencies are:

  • Chamaraja, Krishnaraja, Narasimharaja, Chamundeshwari (belonging to Mysuru city)
  • Hunsur
  • Piriyapatna
  • Krishnarajanagara
  • Heggadadevanakote
  • Nanjangud
  • T Narsipur
  • Bannur

Mysuru district also elects 1 member to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. The Mysuru Lok Sabha constituency consists of all the Assembly constituencies mentioned above except for Nanjangud, T Narsipur and Bannur which belong to the Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha constituency.

Mysuru district has a population of 2,641,027 (2001 census), of which 1,344,670 (50.91%) are males and 1296357 (49.09%) are females . The district population is 37.19% urban and 62.81% rural. The literacy rate of the district is 63.5% with 71% of males and 56% of females being literate. 82.8% of urban population and 51.8% of rural population are literate.

Hindus constitute 87.44% of the population with Muslims making up 8.87% of the population; the remaining part of the population is made up by Christians, Buddhists and other religious groups.  Kannada is the dominant language in this district.

Jenu Kuruba, Betta Kuruba, Paniya and Panjari Yerevas and Soligas are some of the ethnic groups found in Mysuru district. Their population is mainly concentrated in the H D Kote and Hunsur Taluks; in and around the region comprising the Nagarhole National Park.

For Furthur Details about Mysuru Taluk Contact : Tahsildar , Mysuru Taluk , Mysuru . Phone : 0821 2414811