Serving as the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore for nearly six centuries, mostly under Wodeyar dynasty, Mysore has been at the forefront of cultural and religious patronage by royals and current government alike. Mysore is known for its rich history and cultural affluence and consistently flaunts its traditional beauty. The Chamundi Temple, Brindavan Gardens, the Mysore zoo, the Government silk factory and the Sandalwood oil factory are some famous jewels in the crown of Mysore. Also called the City of Palaces, it evokes everybody's interest with its ornate examples scattered across the city. Earning a sobriquet as the cultural capital of Karnataka, this city spells vibrance in every aspect. With a choice between home stays and luxury resorts, and cuisine that tempts even the most critical of connoisseurs, Mysore has it all.