Dasara 2017

Gajapayana from Nagapura tomorrow
Dasara 2017, News

Gajapayana from Nagapura tomorrow

Mysuru: Gajapayana, the traditional march of elephants from the jungle camps to Mysuru Palace to participate in the Dasara celebrations will be held tomorrow at 11 am. The march will begin from the Tribal School at Nagapura tribal hamlet near Veeranahosalli, Nagarahole National Park.   District In-charge Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa will flag off the…

Food Mela at three Venues Final decision this evening
Dasara 2017, News

Food Mela at three Venues Final decision this evening

Mysuru: A meeting of 16 Dasara Sub-Committees represented by the respective Deputy Special officers and Working Presidents was chaired by Dasara Special Officer and Deputy Commissioner (DC)  D. Randeep at his office here yesterday morning. At the outset, Randeep said that the Government had provided a fund of Rs. 13 crore for Dasara with Rs….

Officials appointed  for Dasara Sub-Committees
Dasara 2017, News

Officials appointed  for Dasara Sub-Committees

Mysuru: The Dasara High Power Committee-2017 has appointed the following officials for various Dasara Sub-Committees. Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep will be the Dasara Special Officer. Reception and Invitation Deputy Special Officer – T. Yogesh (Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mysuru, Mob: 98444 85944), Working President – N. Raju (Additional Commissioner, MCC, Mob: 94490 68570), Secretary – Puttasheshagiri…

New entry gates to Palace to be operational from Aug. 17
Dasara 2017, News

New entry gates to Palace to be operational from Aug. 17

Mysuru: In a tourist-friendly initiative, the District Administration and the Mysore Palace Board has decided to set up two more gates to facilitate the entry of tourists. Till now, all tourists had to enter the Palace through Varaha Gate after buying tickets at the counter there. The new gates that will be opened for tourist…

Gajapayana on Aug. 12: Entry to Mysore Palace on Aug. 17
Dasara 2017, News

Gajapayana on Aug. 12: Entry to Mysore Palace on Aug. 17

Mysuru: Gajapayana, the traditional march of elephants from jungle camps to Mysore Palace for the annual Dasara festival, will be held on Aug. 12 at Nagapura camp near Hunsur. Earlier, the district administration had planned Gajapayana on Aug. 14. District Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa will flag off the march. The first batch of eight Dasara…

More bicycles to augment ‘Trin Trin’ during Dasara
Dasara 2017, News

More bicycles to augment ‘Trin Trin’ during Dasara

Mysuru: District Administration intends to increase the number of bicycles under the ‘Trin Trin’ scheme, India’s first Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) system to attract tourists during Dasara. This was disclosed by Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep who held a meeting yesterday in his office here to review the performance of the project which was launched two…

Private security at Mysore Palace from Aug. 10
Dasara 2017, News

Private security at Mysore Palace from Aug. 10

Mysuru: Despite several reminders to the City Police to tackle the menace of hawkers and roadside vendors outside the Varaha Gate of the Mysore Palace falling on deaf ears, the Mysore Palace Board has taken a decision to strengthen the security inside the Amba Vilas Palace on its own by setting up a private security…

MUSEUMS OF MYSURU
Dasara 2017, Feature Articles

MUSEUMS OF MYSURU

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers The Heritage City of Mysore may as well be called a City of Museums, thanks to the sheer number of museums in the city. Some of the historical buildings that were constructed during the Wadiyar rule have now been converted into museums including Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion (folklore museum), Karanji Mansion (Postal…

DC seeks Dasara special flights between Bengaluru and Mysuru
Dasara 2017, News

DC seeks Dasara special flights between Bengaluru and Mysuru

Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep has written to the Secretary, Tourism Department, to resume ‘Akash Ambari’ special flights between Bengaluru and Mysuru, this Dasara. In his letter, Randeep, who is also the Chairman of Aerodrome Committee, has said that a large number of foreign nationals visit Mysuru during Dasara and the non-availability of air services…

Republic Day Parade look to Jumboo Savari this year
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Republic Day Parade look to Jumboo Savari this year

Mysuru: This is the first time that the renowned Jumboo Savari (after it became people’s Dasara) is planned to be held on the lines of Republic Day Parade in Delhi. The old-timers who have witnessed the Jumboo Savari with the Maharaja sitting on the golden howdah atop the caparisoned Ambari elephant still recall vividly the…

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