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Watch history unfold

Majestic Mysore Dasara!

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

750 kg solid gold carriage

Mammoth Mysore Dasara!

he 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

Incandescent Mysore Dasara!

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

rich cultural heritage

Charming Mysore Dasara!

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

smells and flavours

Flavourful Mysore Dasara!

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

thrilling song and dance show

Stunning Mysore Dasara!

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

awesome sights

Overpowering Mysore Dasara!

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

delightful cacophony

Cacophonous Mysore Dasara!

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

Conquer the night

Mysore Palace

Mysore 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.

Bathe an elephant

Dubare Elephant Camp

Dubare elephant camp is the training ground of the legendary tuskers Goddess Chamundeshwari rides to Mysore 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.

India’s largest – walk-through aviary

Karanji Lake, Mysore

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.

regal creatures

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.

stunning butterflies

Butterfly Park, Mysore

Revel in the graceful flight of brightly-coloured butterflies as swarms of them take to the air on their delicate gossamer wings at Mysore Butterfly Park.


Shivanasamudra Falls

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

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.

Pay your respects

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 Mysore Dasara trip.



Munch All Day


Music á la carte

Sizzling Sounds

Listen to the sizzling music

of the delicious foods of Mysore.

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