Mysore (Mysore), Mysore, known as the "Sandalwood City" is located 160 km. southwest of Bangalore in the south of Karnataka. Mysore is known as the center of sandalwood carving, the production of incense, essences, oils and silks, which are produced here in large quantities today. In the X century. Mysore bore the name "Mahishasur" - after the demon Mahishasura, killed here by the goddess Durga.