Watch history unfold exactly as it has been for 400 years

Majestic Mysuru Dasara!

Watch living history as the Wodeyar royal family of Mysuru celebrates Dasara with the same pomp and circumstance that they have been for over four centuries.

Goddess Chamundeshwari arrives on a 750 kg solid gold carriage

Mammoth Mysuru Dasara!

The Wodeyars took devotion to a whole new level with an unthinkable offering of a 750 kg solid gold carriage for the Goddess Chamundeshwari.

1 lakh LED bulbs light up Mysuru Palace for ten consecutive nights

Incandescent Mysuru Dasara!

A completely captivating sight, Mysuru Palace lit up at night with 1 lakh LED bulbs is an unmissable event that should be on every bucket list.

Rejoice with the rich cultural heritage of Mysuru

Charming Mysuru Dasara!

Be it music or theatre, you're never short of rich cultural programmes to feast your senses on during Dasara.

Sample the delicious smells and flavours of Mysuru

Flavourful Mysuru Dasara!

Exotic food to the best of tried-and-tested South Indian cuisine, the food trails in and around Mysuru make it a delicious destination for foodies.

Watch tableaus of the most thrilling song and dance show you'll ever see

Stunning Mysuru Dasara!

The Mysuru Dasara procession is a captivating jaunt through the city as tableau after tableau showcases the immense talents of Mysuru’s many creative artists.

Experience all the awesome sights of Mysuru

Overpowering Mysuru Dasara!

Puja ceremonies to kushti competitions, to a celebration of colours, tastes and sounds, Mysuru Dasara has something to delight the senses of everyone.

Drink in an orchestra of delightful cacophony

Cacophonous Mysuru Dasara!

Dancing drummers to trumpeting elephants, you cannot help but surrender to the medley of frenzied celebratory sounds of Mysuru during Dasara, an experience unlike any other.

Conquer the night with 1 lakh lights

Mysuru Palace

Mysuru Palace is one of the most magnificent architectural marvels of royal India. Decorated tastefully with gorgeous paintings, ornate woodwork and intricately woven tapestries on the inside, it is equally grand on the outside lit up with 1 lakh lights.
A fitting tribute to the shining legacy of the Kings
of South India.

0 kms from Mysuru

Bathe an elephant at Dubare elephant training camp

Dubare Elephant Camp

Dubare elephant camp is the training ground of the legendary tuskers Goddess Chamundeshwari rides to Mysuru Palace during the grand Dasara procession. The camp provide its visitors with the ultimate intimate experience of the gentle giants where they can learn more about them by interacting with them in their natural setting.

100 kms from Mysuru

Go bird-watching at India's largest walk-through aviary

Karanji Lake, Mysuru

A heavenly haven for bird-watchers, Karanji Lake is home to the largest walk-through aviary in India and has become a favourite nesting ground for several species of nesting and migratory birds. Bird-watchers will be especially pleased with the tall watch tower that provides panoramic views ensuring visitors get to see the birds wherever they may be.

0 kms from Mysuru

See the rarest of regal creatures up close at Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Deep inside the heart of a forest where the Western Ghats and the Nilgiris meet sits Bandipur Tiger Reserve, a fitting home where the famously reclusive tiger roams freely about his kingdom. Open throughout the year, Bandipur also plays host to leopards, elephants, deer, crocodiles, pythons and many, many more.

80 kms from Mysuru

Watch swarms of stunning butterflies at Mysuru Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park, Mysuru

Revel in the graceful flight of brightly-coloured butterflies as swarms of them take to the air on their delicate gossamer wings at Mysuru Butterfly Park.
One of the more recent additions to the city, it has fast become a firm favourite among both its locals and visitors.

0 kms from Mysuru

Drink in the spectacle of Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivanasamudra Falls

Winding its way through the mountains and ravines
of the Deccan plateau, in Mandya district near Mysuru
the Kaveri River drops off to form the thunderous spectacle of multiple side-by-side waterfalls that is the Shivanasamudra Falls.

75 kms from Mysuru

Get a small taste of the roof of the world

Golden Temple, Bylakuppe

Step into the Golden Temple at Bylakuppe to be transported to another dimension where you experience life as Buddhists from the roof
of the world live it. Home to the second largest Tibetan
community in India, it is the centre of Tibetan Buddhism
in South India.

85 kms from Mysuru

Pay your respects to the gods of ancient architecture

Keshava Temple, Somnathpura

Walk through the Keshava Temple at Somnathpura to experience the pinnacle of achievement of the Hoysala Empire. The enduring symbol of the sophistication of ancient Indian architecture, the temples erected during the reign of the Hoysala Empire are an unmissable stop on a Mysuru Dasara trip.

35 kms from Mysuru

Succulent Start to a Marvellous Mysuru Morning

Succulent Start to a
Marvelous Mysuru
Morning

  • Uplifiting Uppittu (Upma)! Best enjoyed right after a stimulating early morning shower at Shivanasamudra falls.

  • Mouth-Watering Mylari Dosa! Served piping hot before a session of leisurely sightseeing.

  • Piquant Pongal! Puts some pep in your step before you go running after, or from a tiger at Bandipur Tiger reserve.

  • Ravishing Rava Idli! Enjoyed best after a morning spent with fantastic feathered friends at India’s largest aviary.

Hit Pause for a Luscious Mysuru Lunch

Hit Pause for a
Luscious Mysuru
Lunch

  • Heavenly Huli-Rice! Best when you have an appetite as big as Nandi Hills.

  • Tantalising Thondekai Gojju! Give in to temptation after drinking in the beauty of the Western Ghats.

  • Scrumptious Squid Sukka! Treat yourself to an exotic dish after a wild ride on Bheemeshwari rapids.

  • Binge on Bhatkal Biryani! Set your taste buds alight after watching the Mysuru Palace at night.

Yummy Treats to Munch All Day

Yummy Treats to Munch All Day

  • Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mysuru Pak! Celebrate the victory of good over evil with Mysuru Pak so sweet it’s almost sinful.

  • Paradisiac Payasam! Feed your sweet tooth after feasting your eyes on the paradise that is Nagarhole National Park.

  • Nourishing Nipattu! Recover from your journey back in time with a cracking good rice crispy snack.

  • Gluttonous Goli Bajji Discover your snacking limits after conquering your fears at Tippu Drop.

Dig In to a Divine Mysuru Dinner

Dig In to a
Divine Mysuru
Dinner!

  • Appetising Anjal (King fish) Fry! Enjoy a meal fit for a king after watching the royal Dasara procession.

  • Bite into Bimbale Curry! Relish this healthy bamboo delight after visiting Brindavan gardens.

  • Tasty Tovve Curry! Tuck in to a delicious dinner after bathing an elephant at Dubare.

  • Phenomenal Pineapple Gojju! Rarer than tigers, this delicacy is only available in Karnataka.

Music á la carte

Sizzling Sounds

Listen to the sizzling music
of the delicious foods of Mysuru.

Thunderous rhapsody

Thundering Sounds

Let your spirits soar with the thunderous song of waterfalls.

Shivanasamudra Falls

Celestial chimes

Heavenly Sounds

Tune in to the transcendent peals of temple bells.

Chamundeshwari Temple

Triumphant trumpet

Deafening Sounds

Take in the deafening bellow of trumpeting tuskers.

Powerful percussive beats

Thumping Sounds

Feel your heart beat to the deep bass of Dasara drums.

Roar of the wild

Majestic Sounds

Watch the king of the jungle and then hear him roar.

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Divine silence

Healing Sounds

Feel your mind quieten with healing Buddhist chanting.

Golden Temple, Bylakuppe

Tranquil forests

Serene Sounds

Hear the wind, birds and trees whisper their secrets
to one another.

Nagarhole National Park, Kodagu

Mysuru Memories

Treat yourself to the pomp and pageantry of the Dasara Festival in Mysuru.
This festival commemorates the victory of the Goddess Chamundi by slaying the demon Mahishasura. Pageants, parades, and music create a kaleidoscope of colour and gaiety.

Tell us your favourite Dasara memory. It can be a photograph, video or experience.
Do share with us and the best entries will get featured in our social media pages.
And whats more, you stand a chance to win exciting Karnataka Tourism merchandises

Wishing You a Very Happy Dasara.

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