Gold cards launched for Mysuru Dasara

If you prefer one card entry to all tourist destinations during Dasara, here is a golden opportunity.
Deputy Commissioner D Randeep on Friday launched the first set of gold cards; both for invitees and tourists. As the name goes, the cards will be distributed for free to invitees, while `3,999 will be charged for others. A total of 150 cards were put on sale on Friday.

Published: 16th September 2017 04:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 07:22 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MYSURU:If you prefer one card entry to all tourist destinations during Dasara, here is a golden opportunity.Deputy Commissioner D Randeep on Friday launched the first set of gold cards; both for invitees and tourists. As the name goes, the cards will be distributed for free to invitees, while `3,999 will be charged for others. A total of 150 cards were put on sale on Friday.

The card holders will be having easy access to tourist spots like Palace, Zoo, Jaganmohan Palace, Railway Museum and Chamundi Hill, followed by Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and KRS dam in neighbouring Mandya district, the DC said. On the D-day, Vijayadashami on September 30, a separate gallery of 2,000 seats will be reserved for the card holders within the precincts of the palace and also at torchlight parade grounds in Bannimantap. A total of 500 cards will be offered to invitees and 1,500 for others.

Helicopter rides from today

Beginning Saturday, you can get aerial views of Mysuru from a helicopter. The district administration that is leaving no stone unturned to make Dasara memorable, is launching helicopter rides, offering 10-minute jolly rides.The rides planned in association  with Pawan Hans Limited (a venture of government of India) and Chipsan Aviation Limited, New Delhi will cost Rs 2,300 each for adults and `2,200 for children below six years of age and specially-abled people.

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