Dasara - Mysuru Palace
The 5 kilometre long procession starts from the Mysore Palace and finishes at a place called Bannimantap (where the banni tree is worshipped). The idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari is worshipped by the royal couple and other invited guests at the Mysore Palace. The idol is then placed on a golden mantapa on top of a beautifully adorned elephant and taken on the procession.
This centuries old tradition reconnects the Royal City to a bygone era. Beautifully decked out elephants, folk art performances, colourful tableaux, lively music bands, and majestic horses and camels form part of the procession to Bannimantap drawing awe from the watching crowds.
In recent times, the procession has also roped in paragliders to add glitz to the festivities.