Mysuru: Like the New York Time Square in US or the Sydney Opera House in Australia and many other landmark destinations in the world to celebrate the grand entry of the new year, the magnificent Mysore Palace could be a destination in the future to be, to ring in the new year.
This was the feeling of many, as the ten-day Mysuru Winter Festival, which was held for the first time and the Flower Show for the fourth year in a row drew to a close at the Mysore Palace yesterday (Jan.1).
The Flower Show and the Winter Festival, organised by the District Administration, the Mysore Palace Board and the Tourism Department, was a big success. The Palace premises looking like a fully decked up bride on all the ten days, was a treat to the eyes with the blooming 3.5 lakh flowers and a profusion of colours.
Thousands of people visited the Palace to see the Flower Show which attracted the old and young alike and the main attraction for the children included king cobra, elephants, tortoise, star fish, octopus, Chhota Bheem, Bala Krishna figures decorated using flowers, vegetables and fruits.
As yesterday was the last day, the Palace was teeming with more than expected number of tourists and visitors. Since the flow was very high, the entry point to the Palace was lined with people.
Bombe Mane: In the Bombe Mane competition, certificates were distributed to the winners Bhanuprakash Sharma, Geetha Srihari, Revathi Ramaswamy, Hemalatha Kumaraswamy, Nagaprasad, Anitha Achutha and Rajeshwari.
Horticulture: Certificates were distributed by Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep to Government Ayurveda Medical College, Ranga Rao and Sons, Brakes India Ltd., Nanjangudu, Horticulture Department, Mysuru, Vaishnavi Landscape, BEML, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) and Yadavagiri’s Mahima Hegde.