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Unforgettable India: Guide To Mysore Dussera Spectacle

10 Jun 2024

India is a land of charm, and beauty rich for its cultural heritage,  a peace loving tolerant secular country. It is vast and diversified and the culture is truly accommodating towards religious and cultural practices, since time immemorial.   Amongst the tourist attractions in India, Mysore holds a special significance for the pomp and show it puts during the festival of Dussera.  The grandeur of the event is so extremely popular it attracts tourists and visitors from all over the world.

The objective of this post is to create awareness that this unique cultural and religious extravaganza is so popular if timely action is not taken to plan for the event, it could lead to disappointment for a discerning traveller. After all, this festival is nearly 4 months away and the city of Mysore will roar to life during the 10 day festival scheduled from 3-Oct-2024 till 12-Oct-2024.   Preparations are all ready underway for this momentous event.

Plan early, book early:

The estimated tourist footfalls were upward 3.3million tourists last year. The hotel industry will simply not be able to accommodate such large influx of tourists unless booked well in advance.  So it really makes sense, when hotel, transport and itinerary is booked which would inter-alia help in a smooth holiday. 

Add-on package, which is value for money: 

Though the festival is spread over 10 days, many tourists have shown interest to cover equally fascinating nearby tourist places as well.  Some of the other popular tourist destinations that a traveller can plan is a heritage circuit   (Halebid and Belur) Or enjoy the Kodava way of life by spending time in (Madikeri/Coorg) or more simply enjoy some wild life by visiting two of the wild life sanctuaries (Nagarhole National Park and Bandipur National Park), where tigers roam the jungles peacefully co-existing with other jungle animals like elephants, deer, black buck and a variety of flora and fauna.

Dussera Gold Pass

It is highly recommended to pre purchase a Dussera Gold Pass from the travel agent you can trust. The advantage of buying a Gold Pass is, it is economical and the sale of these passes is done on “cost price” basis. Secondly, it entails “priority” seating for the Ayudha Pooja and Vijay Dashami celebrations.  This pass also serves as an entry ticket to other chargeable attractions during the 10 day Dussera festivities, and thus, it is both cost and time effective.

Where can you buy a Dussera Gold Card?

Reputed travel companies, like Skyway have direct access with the Government of Karnataka, Department of Tourism.  Skyway has been proactive with their tourism initiatives, and thus they enjoy the rapport and support of the Tourism Ministry, of the state. This in turn, has translated to a co-partnership initiative between Skyway International Travels and the Department of Tourism. Thus, if a Gold Pass is purchased with Skyway, it ensures an unblemished travel holiday in Mysore. It is absolutely safe to trust Skyway for procuring a Dussera Gold Card.  

How to proceed to be a part of the Grand Gala  Dussera celebrations?

For starters, just plan out the dates, then see how much of time is available to enjoy the Dussera season in India?  Once this is done, the rest of the procedure is just a breeze.  An ever willing Travel consultant can be contacted to plan the entire holiday, to the satisfaction of a discerning traveller.  Do get in touch with Mr. Manju on Mobile No. 9845199077 or Ms.Shylaja on Mobile No. 9845188115 and they will work out all the nitty gritty of a memorable Dussera holiday.

For more reading on Dussera please visit our blogs dated 14/21-Aug-2023



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