How are you going to celebrate the most joyful festival in India? Mysuru Dussehra, the Nada Habba (State Festival) of Karnataka is the perfect place for you to witness the colorful ten-day festival.
According to history, the Mahishasura, a mythological demon is killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari, whose temple is located at the top of Chamundi Hills. The celebration of Dussehra is considered as the rejoices good over evil in the land of Goddess Chamundeshwari.
So, ready to check out the perfect Dussehra celebration spots in Mysuru? Here you go
As the name refers, Chamundi Hills is named after Goddess Chamundi. The temple is situated on the top of the main hill which features an ancient stone stairway of 1,008 steps leading to the summit. Dussehra celebration is one of the key features of the temple. The rituals related to the festival will be performed for the Goddess during Dussehra presence of the Wodeyar royal couple, Ministers & high-ranking officials in the Government of Karnataka and other special invitees.
How to avoid Mysuru Palace during Dussehra? Mysuru Palace is world-renowned for the Dussehra celebration and the celebration will be incomplete unless the royal family presides over the royal court at the Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore. Not only that, but the 10-day Mysuru Dussehra festival also allows you to witness the Mysore Palace illuminated daily with nearly 1,00,000 light bulbs from 7 pm to 10 pm throughout the 10 days.
Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace and Jayalakshmi Vilas
Mysore offers more than the iconic Mysore Palace. The eminent places including Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace, and Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace is some of those. Consider the Palace on Wheel – the special one-day bus tour which will take you to all eminent places in Mysore for this Dussehra.
Dussehra Doll Displays
Dussehra Festival is known for the Doll arrangements in South India. Dussehra dolls are displayed by young girls and women during the festival. The Doll collection includes figurines, court life, and every-day scenes along with the divine presence of Goddesses Saraswati, Parvati and Lakshmi in the households during Navaratri.
You could also sign up for a breathtaking aerial view of the Palace in Hot Air Balloon Rides and Helicopter Rides this year. So, what you say?