Dasara or Nadahabba is the state festival of Karnataka steered by the erstwhile Royal Family of Mysore. The festival celebrates the victory of truth over evil. It is believed that on Vijaydashami Day goddess Durga or Chamundeeshwari slew the demon Mahishasuran. The 10 days of Dasara celebrates this triumph with cultural programs by renowned artists, sports, wrestling, poets meet, food festival, film festival and much more. The city is easier to navigate on scooters and bikes. Bike rental is common in Mysore and easy. Here are 10 reasons why you should escape the city to be a part of this grand festival –
1. Witness the Tradition –
It’s been almost 400 years since Raja Wodeyar inaugurated the Dasara festivals. The festivities are still celebrated with all its grandeur and glory. The Royals have maintained the traditions and the celebrations are still as royal as they were in the beginning.