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

DC seeks Dasara special flights between Bengaluru and Mysuru
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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…

Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah
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Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Among the elephants that will participate in Dasara-2017 is Bheema. According to Forest Department officials, Bheema is a promising Tusker and will one day carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) on the Vijayadashami Day procession. At present, this privilege is being enjoyed by Arjuna. Bheema has all the physical features of…

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…

Dasara jumbos under special care…
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Dasara jumbos under special care…

Dasara elephants Abhimanyu, Bheema and Drona, which will be taking part in this year’s Dasara festivities, are being given bath by the Mahouts at Kanthapura Lake in Matthigodu Elephant Camp in Nagarahole Reserve Forest, Hunsur Division. These elephants are being given special diet from July 18. Neem oil is being sprayed on the body of…

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