FAQs | Mysuru Dasara 2019


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What is Mysuru Dasara?
Dasara is the Nadahabba of the state of Karnataka. It is also called as Navaratri (Nava-ratri = nine-nights) and is a 10-day festival with the last day being Vijayadashami, the most auspicious day of Dasara.
What is Mysuru famous for?
Mysuru is famous for Silk Sarees (Mysore Silk), Sandalwood carvings and the many varieties of perfumed incense sticks. Mysore’s market places like Ashoka Road, Sayyaji Rao Road can be a good place to start looking for these and for a mix of Western and Indian traditional shopping head to Devaraj Urs Road. To experience one of India’s best markets head to Devaraja Market where tourists and locals alike shop for daily fruit and vegetables as well as the rows and rows of flowers and various spices. Devaraja market is on Dhanwanthri Road. Mysuru also lends it’s name to the sweet delicacy – Mysore Pak. The Mysore Jasmine flower, the Mysuru style of painting, Mysore Betel Leaf are some other famous things, native to Mysuru. To know more about Mysuru specialities,
I am planning to come to Mysuru, what are the various modes of transportation available?

By Air : We have fully functional airport with daily flights connecting Mysore to Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore, Goa & Hyderabad.

By Train : Mysuru Junction is the city’s main station, and there are daily trains plying the route between Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thanjavur as well as smaller and lesser known Indian cities. To see all the train timings, click here.

By Bus : Being well connected by road from all directions, one can travel to Mysuru by bus without too much of a hassle. Regularly plying inter-state buses keep Mysuru easily accessible from our neighbouring southern states of Tamil Nadu & Kerala. Apart form that, Mysuru has a really good intra-city, inter-city and suburban public bus transportation. Buses run every 5 minutes on the Bangalore route, and there is a choice of both A/C and non-A/C vehicles. During the weekends, these buses are often full, so it is advisable to reserve a seat in advance.

By Car :  Mysuru and Bangalore have a direct road connection, but be warned about driving in India, which is especially dangerous at night because of speeding trucks. The 4 lane expressway between Bangalore and Mysuru allows the 140 km journey to be covered in about 2 hrs 30 min.

Contact Phone number of Deputy Commissioner’s Office
Phone : 0821-2422302
Contact Number for the bus services available in Mysuru City
  • KSRTC City Bus Stand : 0821-2425819
  • KSRTC Reservation : 0821-2443602
  • KSRTC Bus Stand : 0821-2443490
  • KSRTC Counter : 0821-2423652
  • Rural / Suburban Bus Stand : 0821-2520853
What should I do about hotel accommodation?

Numerous hotels to choose from, are within walking distance and there are many others well spread out across the city.

What food is available?

Veg or Non Veg food (Indian & Western) is available at various restaurants in the City.

How to get around in the city?

Commuting in Mysuru is cheaper than most Indian cities.

  • Auto Rickshaws – Fare is by the meter reading, there are also pre paid auto stands at the KSRTC bus stand / railway station.
  • Private Cabs – Numerous private cabs belonging to many popular brands provide their services in Mysuru. One can easily hire them using the usual dedicated means of booking.
  • Jataka Gaadis (Tonga, Horse drawn carriages) are available in Mysuru. One of the few remaining vestiges of the old pre-independence Mysuru. A jataka stand exists in the railway station, bus stand, near palace etc. The ride gives a glimpse of the Heritage Of Mysuru, when the city is illuminated in the evenings.
  • Tourist Cabs – Are the best choice in case you want to tour the city all day or visit nearby places.
I am with the Press. Can I attend for free?

For more information on this please call Vartha Bhavan, at 0821-2423251

How far are the hotels to the event venues?

Most of the events happen in the heart of the city and numerous hotels are at walking distances only.

Is there any parking facility?

Yes, near most of the places where the events are held, there is a separate place for parking.

How is the seating arranged?

For events with free entry, seating is a first-come first-serve basis.

Is there any age limit for the attendees?


When do the programs mostly take place?

Mostly in the evenings, other than the last day Procession that takes place at noon.

Can I take pictures or videos of the event?


Can I bring my video camera/camcorder into the event/concert arena?


What is the highlight of Mysuru Dasara?

Dasara Procession held on the Vijayadashami, the tenth day,  It is led by caparisoned elephants carrying an idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari, seated in a golden Howdah (elephant seat).

From where does the procession start?

Procession wends its way from the Maharaja’s main Palace to the Torch Light Parade Ground.

After the procession is over, what is the next program?

After the Dasara Procession, Torch Light Parade will begin in the evening, at the Bannimantap Grounds

What is route map of the Dasara Procession?

Procession Route : Exits the Palace to Albert Victor Road -> Proceeds to K.R Circle, takes a right towards Sayyaji Rao Road -> Proceeds along the same road, crossing Bamboo Bazaar, Highway Circle and finally enters Bannimantap Grounds.