The Wodeyars were patrons of art and culture and contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city and the state.

The cultural ambiance and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet Cultural Capital of Karnataka.

Mysore has a tropical savanna climate designated Aw under the Köppen climate classification.

The main seasons are Summer from March to June, the monsoon season from July to November and winter from December to February.

The landlocked interior of the previous Mysore Kingdom was turned into a princely state under the suzerainty of the British Crown.

The former Wodeyar rulers were reinstated as puppet monarchs, now styled Maharajas.

, officially named Mysuru) is the third most populous city in the state of Karnataka, India.

It is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of Bangalore and spread across an area of 152 km (59 sq mi). Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division.

During this time, Mysore kingdom came into conflict with the Marathas, the British and the Nizam of Golconda, leading to the four Anglo-Mysore wars, success in the first two of which was followed by defeat in the third and fourth.

After Tipu Sultan's death in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in 1799, the capital of the kingdom was moved back to Mysore from Seringapatam, and the kingdom was distributed by the British to their allies of the Fourth Mysore war.

The city had the first private radio station in India.