Mysuru (or Mysore), a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysuru from 1399 to 1947. In its center is opulent Mysuru Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysuru is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood.
The Air Rescuers provides rail ambulance service in Mysuru. Mysuru railway station has three lines, connecting it to Bangalore, Mangalore and Chamarajanagar. The first railway line established in the city was the Bengaluru Mysuru Junction metre gauge line, which was commissioned in 1882. All railway lines that serve the city are single track at some points and the rest of the stretch is double track, impeding faster connections to the city. All trains that connect to Mysuru are operated by South Western Railway Zone, Hubli of Indian Railways. The fastest train to serve the city is the Shatabdi Express.