406th Mysore Dasara 2016 events schedule and entry tickets


Searching for the date of the 406th Mysore Dasara? What are the special attractions for this year's Mysore Dasara? What are the entry fees to Mysore Dasara 2016 handicraft mela? Where to view Mysore Dasara 2016 torch light parade? Check out this post regarding Mysore Dasara 2016 to know all details about its schedule of events, attractions and entry fees.

The world famous Mysore Dasara for the year 2016 will start on October 1. This is the 406th Dasara celebrations going to be held in Mysore. Poet Chennaveera Kanavi will inaugurate Mysore Dasara 2016 at Chamundi hills, which is located in the eastern part of Mysore. The inauguration timing is 11:40 AM. Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah along with other state ministers will attend the inaugural function.

Various ministers of Karnataka government like Dr G.Parameshwar(Honorable home minister), Pramod Madhvaraj(Minister for youth empowerment and sports and fisheries), Smt Umashree(Minister for women and child development), U.T.Khader(Minister for food-civil supplies and consumer affairs department), Tanveer Sait(Minister for primary and secondary from education department), S.S.Mallikarjuna(Minister for agriculture and horticulture department), H.S.Mahadeva Prasad(Minister for co-operation and sugar), Priyank Kharge(Minister for tourism, biotechnology and information technology) and D.K.Shivakumar(Minister for energy department) will do the inaugural functions of various events associated with Mysore Dasara 2016. . This mega festival that will be held from October 1-11 attracts lots of people from different parts of the world.

Unique attractions

In order to attract tourists to Karnataka, several attractive events like Royal Routes and Palace on wheels will be conducted in association with this mega event.

One main attraction will be the Dasara film festival which will be held in different venues like Rani Bahaddur Institute, Senate Hall, DRC, Skyline, Olympia Theatre, Inox. Laxmi Theatre, Manjunatha(H.D.Kote), Bhagavan Theatre(T Narsipura), Leela Theatre(Hunasur), Mahadeshwara(Piriyapatna), Gowrishankara Theatre(K.R.Nagara) and Lalitha Theatre(Nanjungud) respectively.

Inauguration schedule

The inauguration of Dasara film festival mega event will be done by Shri R.V.Deshpande, the honorable minister of Karnataka Government for large and small scale industries on October 1, 1:00 PM at Kalamandir Mysore. I know you are interested to know the other events of Mysore Dasara 2016. So without wasting timing, lets check them.

Mysore Dasara 2016 events

Some of the main events of Mysore Dasara 2016 include jumbo safari, torch light parade, Yuva Dasara, food mela, flower shows, exhibitions, women's dasara, Dasara helicopter ride, Kavighosti, Dasara wrestlings and cultural programs to be held at various places like Mysore Palace, Kalamandir, Jaganmohan Palace, Townhall, Chikka Gadiyara and Ganabharathi.

Apart from this, the handicraft mela is having an important place in the history of Mysore Dasara. This mela is held in association with Textile Ministry and State Handicraft Development Corporation. For the year 2016, this is held at JSS Urban Haat Mysore. There will be free entry to the mela that will be held from 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM. This time there won't be any fireworks and laser shows because of green Dasara project. The rehearsal of torch light parade will be held on October 10, 8:00 PM at Bannimantap Maidan. The actual Mysore Dasara 2016 torch light parade will be held on October 11, 8:00 PM at Bannimantap Maidan. One can view this parade via LED screens placed on Chamundi Vihar Maidan and Manasagangotri open spaces. Now do you know Mysore Dasara 2016 main venues? If not, continue reading this post to know the names of that main venues.

Main venues of Mysore Dasara 2016 events

Kalamandira Mysore
Scouts and Guides Ground Mysore
Devaraj Arash Stadium Mysore
Kaveri Office Mysore
Chamundi Vihar Maidan Mysore
Bannimantap Grounds Mysore
Doddekere Maidan Mysore

Special facilities

About 4000 policemen will be given Dasara duty for the year 2016. There will be visitor help desks and police help desks located in various corners of the city to help people. In addition about 80 students from 2 colleges in the city will be there for helping visitors if they have any need. I am sure lots of tourists will be visiting Mysore in the coming days for enjoying each and every events associated with Dasara 2016. Be a part of it!


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