The tours will be conducted by KSTDC from Mysore

Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has identified five circuits to operate special tour packages for domestic and international tourists visiting Mysore during Dasara this October.

Bookings for the package tours, to be conducted in air-conditioned buses, were expected to be announced shortly.

Tourism spots in Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and Kodagu districts will be covered in the one-day tour packages, which also includes lunch at a KSTDC-operated restaurant.

If the response to this venture is good, the KSTDC will add more buses from its fleet of 52 luxury buses to operate the tours, officials said.

The five package tours start and end in Mysore. They are: Mysore–Biligiriranga Hills–K. Gudi–Mysore at Rs. 395 per person; Mysore–Nanjangud–Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills–Bandipur National Park–Mysore at Rs. 390 per person; Mysore–Ranganathittu–

Srirangapatna–Kokkare Bellur–Mysore at Rs. 380 per person; Mysore–Somanathapura–Talakad–Shimsha–Mysore at Rs. 390 per person and Mysore–Madikeri–Mysore (including local sightseeing) at Rs. 450 per person.

KSTDC managing director C.D. Dyavaiah told The Hindu that the tour package includes the guide service and a vegetarian meal.

“These packages are being launched only for Dasara. In case of good response, we will extend the services for a couple of weeks,” he said.

Additional facilities

Mr. Dyavaiah said the KSTDC’s properties in Mysore and Madikeri were renovated recently. The Mysore property, Hoysala, on JLB Road, will be inaugurated next week. In addition to the 20 luxury rooms, 13 A/C rooms had been added, he said.

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