Good news for the avid holidaymakers who are planning to celebrate Dasara differently. The tourism department has joined hands with Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) to make this Dasara special. The department is launching ‘Palace on Wheels’, a tour of palaces in and around Mysuru.
The exclusive and special bus tour named as the ‘Palace on Wheels’, will make people travel to the popular palaces in and around Mysuru. As per the officials, the tour will be launched as soon as the final decision is made on the cost of the package. However, the expected date of launching could be 10th October.
H Janardhan, Deputy Director for Tourism said that the programme was sure, but the final dates will be revealed post discussions with the concerned authorities, including G T Devegowda, district in-charge Minister.
As per the sources, the initiative will promote art, palaces, culture and heritage of Mysuru and will bring scores of tourists to the city.
A large number of tourists visit Mysuru but the majority of them are unaware that the city features many palaces. According to the plan, the day trip will start and culminate at the Mysuru Palace, one of the top tourist attractions in the city. The day-long tour will begin in the morning and after taking tourists to the best palaces in Mysuru during the entire day it will get concluded in the evening. Visitors will be served with a royal lunch at the Lalith Mahal Palace.
The travelers will be cherishing the city tour to nine palaces in and around Mysuru in the Volvo buses. The list of the palaces may be finalized soon. Further, the cost of the package is yet be decided but it is expected to be below INR 1,000. This will include food, entry fee to the palaces and bus charges, as informed by the officials.
Information about the palaces will be provided by the authorities on their visit. As per Janardhan, depending upon the response of the people, buses will be arranged. He also added that not more than two buses will be allotted for the tour.