Dussehra Festival, Mysore
Dussehra, a celebration of good over evil, is celebrated with grandeur and much enthusiasm at the picturesque and tranquil city of Mysore. The ten day celebrations touch the peak on the tenth day (Vijayalakshmi), on which Goddess Durga slew the demon Mahishasura as per myths. The Royal family of Mysore performs special poojas on the occasion. Many Cultural programs, poet meets, food festivals, film festivals and wrestling matches are organized at the Mysore palace, an imposing architectural wonder. The city is gaily decorated and an exhibition is organized at the Doddakere Maidana during the festival. Experience this excitement with Indian Festival Tours.
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Dussehra Festival - Day 01, Arrival / Bangalore
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Bangalore airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of city Bangalore – the Garden City of India visiting the Lal Bagh which has a variety of old Trees, Fountains, Lotus Pools, Terraces and an assortment of tropical herbs and sub tropical herbs. Also see the Govt. buildings and the Maharajas Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 02, - Bangalore / Hassan
After breakfast drive 3 hrs to Hassan en route visiting the Jain temple at Sravanabelgola situated on top of a hill. Hassan can be called the temple-architectural capital of Karnataka and is also the location of the Hasanamba Temple after which it has got its name. Continue your drive to Hassan. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 03, Hassan / Mysore
After breakfast excursion to the Belur and Halebid to see the temples built during 900 and 1200 BC. Afternoon drive 3 hrs to Mysore. Mysore, also known as the city of palaces is a popular tourist destination which attracts visitors from across the globe. It is also famous for arts and handicrafts along with the sandalwood and silk sarees. Dussehra, a hindu festival is celebrated with great zeal over a period of 10 days here. Upon arrival checks in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 04, Mysore (Dussehra Festival)
After breakfast city sightseeing of Mysore visiting the Palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. Visit the Art Gallery, drive up to Chamundi Hill to see the Chamundeshwari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore. On your way back, see the Nandi Bull. Afternoon enjoy the Dussehra festivities. Explore the fairground and the colourful streets with all the decorations. Overnight at the hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 05, Mysore
Today will be your day to enjoy the festivities and witness some of the most amazing rituals and customs of the region and festival. Overnight stay at Hotel. coorg / wayanad
Dussehra Festival - Day 06, Mysore / Coorge
After breakfast drive to Coorg, also known as Scotland of India.
Coorg is a region of scattered villages and hamlets, with a few townships standing out. Postcard-pretty with their red tiled cottages and purple flowering shrubs. Coorg has a few temples like Bagamandala and Omkareshwara that are worth visiting. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 07, Coorg / Wayanad
Spend the morning at leisure or eplore the beautiful hill station on your own. Afternoon drive 2 hrs to Wayanad through the beautiful country side full of rubber and coffee plantations. Wayanad is a green paradise, located in the Western Ghats. The land, clean, pristine and enchanting is filled with the history, arts and culture. Wayanad is full of plantations, forests and wildlife. It also forms the vast land mass for the movement of wildlife. Evening free for independent activities or nature walk in the surrounding areas. Rest of the day free of leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 08, Wayanad
After leisure breakfast you will visit Edakkal Caves. The New Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are evidence of the civilization that existed in these regions in prehistoric times. The two caves are located at a height of 1000 m on Ambukutty Mala near Ambalavayal. Overnight at the Hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 09, Wayanad / Cochin
After early breakfast leave for Cochin en-route visiting Punnathur Kotta located near Guruvayoor. The Elephant pound or elephant fort has about 64 which belong to the Guruvayur temple. They are trained and kept here. Cochin is a city with an eventful history. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the English all had established themselves here at one time or the other. COCHIN also known as Kochi, is the present is the industrial and commercial capitol of the state of Kerala. The Dutch, the British, Arabs, Chinese and the Portuguese have all left their influence on this major city, which now boasts of a world class port and international airport. Today it is one of the main starting point for exploring the incomparable beauty and diversity of the state of Kerala. On arrival at Cochin check into your hotel for overnight stay.
Dussehra Festival - Day 10, Cochin
After breakfast city sightseeing of Cochin with your private guide. Prominent attractions are the Jewish synagogue, Santa Cruz church (built in 16th century by the Dutch), cochin fort (built-1503 by the Dutch), Bolgatty Palace built by Dutch in 1744 and the St. Francis church (built-1510 AD by the Dutch) where Vasco de Gamma was buried (later his remains were taken to Portugal, but his tombstone is still there at the St. Francis church which is the oldest church in India built by Europeans). Evening witness a Kathakali Dance Drama. Overnight at the hotel.
Dussehra Festival - Day 11, Cochin / Departure
After breakfast transfer to the Cochin airport to board flight back home with sweet memories.