Mysore stands the second major city in the state of Karnataka and is recognized as the cleanest city among 476 cities in India. The city is stretched across an area of 128.42 sq km and is located at the bottom of Chamundi hills. Mysore plays as a very important tourist center of state of Karnataka. The place is recognized as palace city of India and declared as a heritage city. The Amba Villas Palace (popularly known as Mysore Palace) in the city is one of the mainly visited monument in India. Major tourism spots include Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo, St.Philomena’s church, Rail museum, Mysore Sand sculpture Museum, Jaganmohan Palace, Karanji lake and park,Suka Vana, Kukkarahalli lake, Lalitha Mahal palace, Wax-museum-melody park, Ranganathittu birds sanctuary, Brindavan garden(KRS), Nanjungud temple, Shivanasamudra falls etc.