The city of Mysore,139 km from Bangalore, is aptly called the "Sandalwood City". As the visitor enters this city of gardens and avenues of flowering trees, he is greeted by aromas of sandalwood, rose, jasmine and other fragrance. It stands by a hill named after the Goddess Chamundi. The aura of grandeur and royalty is still there in Mysore,the official capital of the Maharajas. Wherever you are in Mysore, you find the reflection of the lavish ways of the former royal rulers. Maharaja's Palace, Chamundi Hill, Birndavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo are places worth a visit.