One of the major attractions of Karnataka tourism is Mysuru Dasara. It is popularly called as the Nada Habba. This annual celebration was started in the year 1610 AD in Srirangapatna by Raja Wadiyar.
The Dasara celebrations were first started by the Vijayanagara empires of Hampi and Later the same tradition was continued by the Wadiyar Mysuru.
This year the Mysuru Dasara will be inaugurated on 29th September by well-known writer, philosopher SL Bhyrappa after a puja at Chamundeshwari Temple, Chamundi Hills, the nada devata (state deity) of the Mysuru provisions.
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Major Attractions Of Mysuru Dasara
The major attractions of the Dasara include Jambu Savari on the last day of the festival followed by a torchlight parade.
Other major attractions include an exhibition, royal tour, youth Dasara, Dasara sports, Dasara film festival, Dasara food mela, Dasara wrestling, farmer’s Dasara, and the various cultural events in the palace premises.
Besides annual Dasara celebrations organised by the state government, in the Mysore Palace, the royal family will celebrate the private Dasara also. Scion of the Mysuru Royal Family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and his wife Trishika Kumari Wadiyar will participate in the rituals.
Mysuru Dasara is celebrated this year with much-improved railway and air connectivity. Five cities i.e. Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochin and Bengaluru are connected with affordable flight service under the Udan project. Direct daily train service has been launched between Mysuru and Hyderabad.
Helpline Of Mysuru Dasara 2019
According to the authorities, a dedicated helpline for the Dasara tourists is already launched. The tourist can contact 0821 2422 302 for information and assistance.