Karnataka is building a new strategy that is helpful for tier 2 cities development, but poses a challenge to develop the city in a planned manner and avoid sprawl in the outskirts. To scientiﬁcally understand the process of growth of the cities is critical to avoid drastic irreversible landscape transformations. The combined methods of remote sensing, land cover and land use change, are effective decision-support tools to analyze and compare the impacts of classical urban sprawl patterns in Mysore. There has been an enormous growth in built-up area during 1999 to 2009 it can be observed that there was 514% of growth from 1999 to 2010 whereas growth of built up was 1685 % in past four decades. Vegetation cover declined by 923% in past four decades. Other category also had an enormous increase and covers 166 % of the land use. The drastic land cover transformations necessitate an effective adaptive plans and schemes to mitigate the impacts and to improve conditions of the cities. Visulaisation of the growth considering cultural and industrial evolution helps in the better planning and decision making.