Besides attending Jumboo Savari, pass holders can visit Melukote, Kodagu, Chikkamagalur, Belur, Halebeedu

bangalore: Following the state government’s decision to celebrate Dasara in a big way this year after two years of reduced festivities, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has sent a proposal to the government to launch the Dasara Golden Pass allowing tourists to see Jumboo Savari and also travel to other tourist destinations like Melukote, Chikkamagalur, Kodagu, Belur and Halebeedu.

This Golden Pass will however be different from the Dasara Gold Cards which are a premium pass offering hassle-free entry to all places of tourist interest in Mysuru.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, KSTDC General Manager G. Jagadeesha said the purpose of the Golden Pass is to take tourists beyond Mysuru and direct them to other places of tourist interest. . “We want to make the most of a big Dasara this time around and we plan to attract domestic and international tourists for themed package tours to other tourist destinations in Karnataka,” he said.

KSTDC sent the launch proposal for 1,000 Golden Pass. “We are planning one-day packages and longer packages with the Golden Pass and each pass would be charged Rs. 5,000. ‘other places on KSTDC buses,’ Jagadeesha added.

Mysuru Dasara and its attractions were promoted during the three-day India International Travel Mart which kicked off in Bengaluru yesterday. On this occasion, electronic brochure services were also launched where tourists can scan QR codes to get details of hotels and services and book instantly.

More than 200 participants from various travel and trade organizations and tourist boards attend the event and the Department of Tourism promotes Dasara for wide reach. The tourism departments of 20 states and six international destinations, including Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Thailand, the Maldives and Nepal, sell vacation packages at the Mart.