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Our Nada Habba Dasara is a colourful celebration that dates back to the Vijayanagara kings. The Wodeyars of Mysore continued this tradition with much pomp and gaiety. Today, it is one of the very few festivals that is looked forward to by the people of Karnataka.


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fter much dithering, deliberations and persuasion, the reluctant Railways has introduced a day train service between Bangalore and Mangalore. This has come as a major relief not only to the people who commute between Bangalore and Mangalore regularly, but also to those who hail from the regions that dot the route along. The day train is more helpful for people who wish to visit the famous pilgrim centres of Kukke Subrahmanya and Dharmasthala and several other holy towns in Dakshina Kannada District. In fact, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is already planning a rail package tour of Kukke Subrahmanya and Dakshina Kannada circuits. For nature lovers, this has come as a blessing in disguise to view the Western Ghats in their full glory, the scenic picturesque stretch from Donigal in Sakaleshpur to Yedakumeri Station. Hitherto, this route along the rail line was a paradise for trekkers who loved to trek the 23-km stretch. However, in the recent past, gauge conversion had discouraged trekking

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Now, with the introduction of day train services and the Railways’ plan to launch the ‘goods corridor project’ to facilitate bulk movement of goods, the lifeline transport link between Bangalore and Mangalore will firmly be established. However, the Railways would do well to cut short the journey time from 10 1/2 hours to 8 hours and look into the introduction of more train schedules than operating the day train just 3 days a week and a lone night train. This is absolutely essential as the traffic between these two major cities is heavy and operating only 2 trains will not be sufficient to meet the growing demand.

magazine every fortnight. However, I have one suggestion to make - it will be good if you include railway information in detail, regarding reservations and the pattern of seating arrangement in various classes. Also feature the famous temples of Amrithapura in Tarikere taluk, Prasanna Mahaganapati temple in Holalkere, Chitradurga district, and the Sadashiva Rudra Temple in Belthangadi taluk. Good Luck to you!

•Hi Travel Karnataka, I am glad to see a one-of-its-kind magazine dedicated to travel in Karnataka and India as well. I have been travelling in and around Karnataka from the last two years and there is no doubt that the place is a paradise for travellers and photographers. Karnataka has many trekking spots like Kodachadri, Kumarparvatha and Kudremukha, numerous beaches and temple towns like Hampi, Belur, Shravanabelagola, etc.

- S Sathyakumar, Tarikere • Hi there! I read about a heritage hotel in your magazine called Glyngarth in Ootacamund. So, we went there for a two-day package. It was wonderful and we all had a great time. We have come from Mumbai to work in Bangalore, so we have no clue about places to see and do.

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It is pertinent to note here that the new service will considerably ease pressure on road connectivity, especially goods and oil tanker traffic that were primarily responsible for the pathetic condition of the Bangalore-Mangalore National Highway-48 in the Shiradi Ghat stretch that runs from Sakaleshpur to B C Road. Despite repeated pleas and protests by the people of Dakshina Kannada and bundles of representations made to Centre and State Governments, no tangible steps were taken and in every monsoon the road continued to deteriorate further.

Instead of extending the existing services up to Cannanore, these trains can provide vital link by running up to Karwar. This will give the much sought impetus to tourism both in Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts. Mangalore is already credited with a natural harbour and an international airport. Once this vital rail link become fully operational for carrying bulk goods, the trade and commerce activity is also expected to increase many folds.


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Our Nada Habba Dasara is a colourful celebration that dates back to the Vijayanagara kings. The Wodeyars of Mysore continued this tradition with much pomp and gaiety. Today, it is one of the very few festivals that is looked forward to by the people of Karnataka. Shruti I L relives the royal splendour of Mysore Dasara.

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ysore is often referred to as the ‘Royal City’ and what better time than Dasara to find out why? Come September and Mysore is sure to offer you an experience of a lifetime. If pomp, grandeur and vibrancy are your style statements, then Mysore is the place to be in during Dasara. While Jamboo Savari will take one to the bygone era of the kings, the dance, music, theatre, sports and literary events held during the festival will acquaint one with not just the culture and heritage of Mysore but that of Karnataka too. Adding zing to the celebrations is ‘Yuva Dasara’. Top music and dance performers from across the country are invited to present shows as part of the event. Apart from biggies in the Kannada entertainment world, the likes of Hema Malini, Usha Uthup, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Goshal and Kunal Ganjawala are roped in year after year to entertain. Added very recently to the list of

‘must-see’ is the air show. Mysore skies are hijacked by remote controlled tiny planes and helicopters. However, the star attractions are the metal birds from IAF. Jaguar fighters, Chetaks, MI-8s, Kiran and Deepak set the skies roaring. The icing on the cake comes in the form of mock attacks performed on enemy targets by commandoes who descend from helicopters, and skydiving done by paratroopers.

Flower power Flower show, an annual feature, is also sure to leave people enthralled. Each year a huge statue is made with flowers and displayed. Dry flower, Japanese, Dutch and Western styles of flower arrangements are also seen here. Various varieties of vegetables and fruit plants are displayed. Stalls selling horticultural products are also put up. Bonsai, ikebana, vegetable carving, flower rangoli and drawing competitions are held as part of the event. Pet show, film festival and adventure

sports activities are also part of the itinerary. While on sports, try and catch a wrestling competition. This particular sport was patronised by the Wadiyars who ruled Mysore. These matches were of great significance during those times and thus continue to be held even today. Don’t also forget to drive through the city as prominent roads, government and private establishments, shops and even homes are lit up. The illuminated Mysore palace (over 90,000 bulbs are used for lighting) where classical music and dance performances are arranged, and Chamundi Hills make for the best views. Rides in traditionally decorated tongas (horse carriages) or heritage walks are also a good way to explore the city. Food forms an integral part of any culture and having stressed yourself out with explorations, hitting the annual food fair would be a good idea. Along with delicacies specific to Mysore, famous food items from across the State are also on offer.



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September 16, 2009 Gombe Habba, a tradition that is of great relevance in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh apart from Karnataka, dates its origins back to the Vijayanagara kingdom. Dasara marked the triumph of good over evil. Since kings fought to protect their people and ensure peace, people worshipped them. But as not everyone had access to kings, they started making dolls that represented the king and queen and worshipped them, thus heralding the tradition of doll keeping.

Exhibition A consumer fair organised as part of the festivity is another place where you will experience Brand Mysore. Products, be it silk or sandal soaps - there is a large variety to choose from. The exhibition was started in 1877 to showcase the achievements of the State. While government departments continue to put up their stalls, over the years artisans from across India started participating in the expo to sell their goods. Children will surely enjoy a visit to the expo as many joy rides are offered here.

Dolled up Gombe habba (Doll festival) is another Dasara tradition that will entice the young ones. Dolls depicting Gods, Goddesses

Even today, the king and queen dolls assume prime position in the arrangement that is placed on temporary steps. Dolls representing Chamundeshwari are also kept as she signifies the triumph of the good over evil.

Jumbo event After the world of dolls, it is time to witness the majestic jamboo savari. The procession that marks the end of the nineday festival dates back to Vijayanagar empire. It is held on Vijayadashami, the day when the kings used to launch wars or expand their territories. Wadiyars who ruled Mysore brought this tradition to Mysore. While durbars (they are held to this day at the palace by royal scion Srikantadatta Wadiyar and passes are issued to view the same.), cultural and sports events are being held over nine days, the most distinctive feature of dasara is the procession that is held on a grand scale.

and scenes from epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharatha are arranged in most houses. But in an attempt to popularise this tradition, some institutions and galleries arrange public display of dolls across nine days or navaratri. This tradition is particularly helpful in reliving the past and informing the younger generation that is hooked to computer games and TV shows, of their culture, heritage and mythology. Dasara festival, the procession in particular, forms an integral part of the arrangements. To contemporise the arrangements, modern themes such as sports, famous monuments, recreational facilities and important events are recreated. From the traditional soft wood and mud dolls to papier-mâché, clay, plastic, plaster of Paris, dolls come in all sizes, shapes and textures.

In those days, the king would start his Vijayadashami day by worshipping the royal sword and offering pooja at the Bhuvaneshwari temple. He would then sit on the golden howdah that is placed on an elephant and go on a procession. A

21-cannon salute marked the beginning of the event that culminated at Bannimantap where the present day torchlight parade is held. After reaching Bannimantap, the king performed pooja to the Banni tree there. It is believed that the Pandavas had hidden their arms during their incognito life and also that it was from here that Arjuna had retrieved his bow – Gandiva - to defeat the Kauravas. Thus, worshipping the tree before launching a war was important for kings. After the pooja, the king received a guard of honour from his soldiers and then watched the torch light parade that ended with fire works. The procession that included camels, horses, elephants, musicians and the army then returned to the palace. The king used to interact with people on his way and also distribute sweets and gifts to the needy. Post 1969, Dasara is being celebrated as a State festival by the government. Since then the route and composition of the procession have changed.

They are given a royal treatment right from the word go. The elephants are brought from forests around Mysore and on their entry into the city, they are given a grand welcome. Roads are decorated with buntings, banners and rangoli. Dances are performed in their honour. They are also offered a pooja. Once in the city, they are taken to a camp and trained everyday. They are also on a strict diet. The mahouts and their families accompany them. On the D-day, the camp turns into a beauty parlour and the pachyderms are painted in vibrant hues. They are even decked up with jewellery such as rings, anklets, neck pieces and bells. They are an interesting sight to watch. The procession also serves as a platform to showcase the State’s culture, heritage and tourism as several tableaux are taken out in this connection. Seating arrangements have been made to witness the event in the palace and on the roads through which the procession passes.

Parade Torchlight parade comes as the grand finale. You may have to deal with the push and the pull of the crowd, but the procession and the parade are totally worth it.

The idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari is placed in the 750 kg howdah. The chief minister inaugurates the procession and the royal scion is invited to view the procession. After performing the Nandi dwaja pooja and seeking the blessings of Chamundeshwari, cannon shots are sounded and the procession begins from the palace premises. Today’s procession includes tableaux, folk dance troupes, music bands, elephants, horses and camels. Among the prominent participants is the police band. Set up in 1865 with the patronage of the kings and the British, the band was divided into Carnatic and western divisions. Later it was merged and was handed over to the Police Department. Nearly 500 members take part in the procession. Adding star value to the procession are the elephants. Twelve trained jumbos participate in the event.

In the past, the parade registered the participation of the king’s military only. It was held to show their enemies the capabilities of the ruling king’s army. Fireworks were a part of the programme and it was a huge hit with foreign visitors. Today’s parade sees the participation of police, home guards, scouts and guides, army service corps, among others, and includes a laser show on the history of Mysore, dance programmes to patriotic songs, equestrian show, torch light show, motor cycle stunts, tent pegging, march pasts and fireworks. So, this holiday season, if you are wishing to pamper yourselves with some royal treatment, you surely know where to head!

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avratri is surely one of the world’s most celebrated festivals. Millions dance, sing, pray and fast to evoke the blessings of God on the nine nights of Navratri. In Gujarat, the excitement of Navratri begins long before the festival. People, irrespective of age and gender, ready themselves for the garba and dandiya nights by designing, stitching or buying the best of clothes. All the major towns and cities of Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar are filled with vendors selling colourful costumes embellished with embroidery, morror inlay, applique, tie-and-dye and prints. So also with ornaments that are designed to cover everty part of the body from head to toe. While women wear chaniyas, ghagras and odhnis, men turn out in colouful turbans, jackets and shoes.

As the festival begins, each and every housing colony is soaked in revelry and celebration. Sheri garba dance programmes are organised when people attired in bright costumes dance to their heart’s content. The dances are usually centred around mandvi, a structure erected for holding diyas. The popular garba dance gets its name from the perforated, iluminated pot called garbi that is placed on the floor of every house and lit on the first night of Navratri, also known as Norta, or the victory of women power. While the garba is a dance for women, the dandiya ras is performed by men. On Dussehra, the tenth day, people queue up in front of sweetmeat shops to buy fafda and jalebi.



ussehra celebrations in the beautiful valley of Kullu begin on Vijaya Dashami and go on for about seven days. The distinctive feature of Dussehra in Kullu is colourful processions when people from all over the valley carry images of gods in gold and silver and converge on Kullu’s Dhalpur Maidan.

These celebrations, however, are not directly related to the Ramayana, but to the story of King Jaganand who ruled the valley in the 17th C and established an idol of Raghunath (Lord Rama) on his throne. Hence, on the first day of the seven-day-long celebrations, Raghunathji, the reigning deity of the valley, is placed in a well decorated chariot and is attended by village deities mounted on colourful palanquins. This chariot is pulled by thick ropes from its fixed place in Dhalpur Maidan to another spot across it. The pulling of this rope is considered to be sacred. On the rest of the

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days, all the gods of the valley visit Kullu to pay their respects to Raghunathji. On the last day, the chariot is taken near the bank of River Beas where a pile of wood and grass is set afire symbolising the burning of Lanka. The chariot is then brought back to its original place and the idol of Raghunathji is taken back to its temple in Sultanpur, where it rests till next Dussehra. As in most parts of the country, Dussehra celebrations in Kullu are marked with pomp and gaeity. People of the valley seek Lord Raghunathji’s blessings by staging graceful performances. Choliya and natti dances and songs sung by Gaddi shepherds add colour to the festivities of Dussehra. While the valley is at its colourful best during Dussehra, traders too have a boom time setting up temporary stalls offering woollen shawls, caps, blankets, pullan (traditional footwear made from plant fibre and goat hair) and handicrafts.


amleela is an integral part of Dasara fesivities in the North. It is an enactment that signifies the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. On the tenth day, effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnath are erected and burnt to establish the victory of good over evil.

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urga pooja, also known as Durgotsab, is observed in honour of Goddess Durga. It is widely celebrated in West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Tripura. Nepal and Bhutan also celebrate it with some variations. The poojas are held over ten days. It signifies the home coming of married daughter, Durga, to her father’s home. Bengalis celebrate the festival with new clothes and gifts. Families go out to see the pandals (temporary structures in which the idol of the Goddess is placed). Celebrated across religions, the pooja is no less than a carnival. Pandals are beautifully done and are, in fact, no less than art pieces. The idols have also been undergoing a makeover.

Flowers and prayers are offered to the Goddess. An important part of the festival is the dance performed by traditional drummers during the pooja. At the end of the festival, the idol is taken for immersion in a procession amid loud chants. It signifies her return to her husband’s house. This is followed by Vijayadashami, wherein families visit each other and offer sweets. It is during this time that the pooja annuals are published. Durga Puja assumed great importance during British rule in Bengal. Durga was considered the icon of Indian independence by reformists. To bring people together, community poojas were also held.

Ramleela in Uttar Pradesh

Ramleela translates into Rama’s play and includes songs, narration and dialogues. It is based on Ramacharitamanas and the best place to witness Ramleela is Varanasi. Many sadhus land in Varanasi to see and recite Ramayana. Ramaleela has even been considered one of the masterpieces of ‘oral and intangible heritages of humanity’.

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f crowded malls and cramped multiplexes no longer remain your fun quotient, then head towards Mysore. The city’s tranquility and beauty are sure to act as perfect stress busters. And with Dasara fast approaching, what better way to live it up than by holidaying in the City of Palaces? A good start to the trip would be a visit to the palace. Once a home to the Wadiyars, the palace’s architecture and interiors are sure to leave you spell bound. The durbar hall, kalyana mantapa, doll’s pavilion, portraits and belongings of the royals are sure to recreate the glorious past of the kings. The palace complex also houses several temples. During Dasara, the palace acts as a perfect background for several cultural programmes the city hosts. The palace is illuminated on Sunday evenings and on public holidays. Another palatial structure worth a visit is the Jaganmohan Palace. Located in close proximity to the main palace, this architectural wonder acted as alternate retreat to the royal family when the main palace was burnt down and was being reconstructed. The walls of this palace carry paintings depicting Dasara festival, among others. The highlight, however, is the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery that is located in its premises. Paintings in Mysore and Shantiniketan styles are displayed here. Art lovers are in for a treat as masterpieces of Raja Ravi Verma, Haldekar and Roerich, among other greats, are displayed here. The most significant paintings are that of the lady with the lamp and the ones representing the wars between Tippu Sultan and the British. War weapons, antique coins, metal artifacts, art work on rice grains and musical instruments are also on display. A clock in which a parade by miniature soldiers is displayed every hour is another priced collection of the gallery.

September 16, 2009 There is also an auditorium here that hosts several cultural events. The Lalit Mahal Palace is also a sight to behold. Constructed to lodge royal guests during Krishnaraja Wadiyar’s time, today Lalit Mahal functions as a star hotel. Several items of furniture including beds, mirrors and cupboards from the royal era have been retained. The banquet hall has seen many a high profile events. If the ambience has tempted you to stay back, of course, at the cost of burning a hole in your pocket, then book yourself a room there or else just head towards Chamundi Hills, at whose foot the hotel is located. The hill is about 13 km from the city. While the active and energetic ones can

The Rajendra Vilas Palace, the summer home of the Wadiyars, is also situated atop the hills. At present, the palace has been closed for renovation. It will serve as a hotel once the work is completed. On your way back, do stop at Karanji Kere, the newly developed lake. You can either go boating there or just take a stroll. Butterfly and bird parks are added attractions. Another lake, Kukkarahalli Kere, maintained by the University of Mysore, is a jogger’s paradise. The city tour is incomplete if you don’t visit the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. This is one of the oldest zoos in the country and is home to a wide variety of animals. Several animal awareness and training

Mysore is a city that abounds in scenic splendours. For a true taste of Mysore, one has to savour every bit of its magic. Shruti I L lists out the must-do’s in the heritage city. climb their way to the top (1000 steps), laid back tourists can board ordinary or AC buses. A ropeway was also proposed but was strictly opposed by environmentalists and heritage loyalists. On top of the hill is a temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. It was built to honour Her after she defeated demon Mahishasura, who was creating havoc in the area. The Goddess was worshipped by the Wadiyars. It is a tradition among Mysoreans to visit the temple before embarking on new ventures. The hill facilitates several adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking and rappelling. While there, do stop at the monolithic statue of Nandi or the Bull. This point also provides an aerial view of the city.

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programmes for students are held here. It also offers animal adoption and exchange programmes. Another unique feature of the zoo is that vermi-compost is produced out of the waste material produced here. The compost is sold and the money thus earned is used for the development of the zoo. Another important tourist attraction in the city is the St Philomena’s Church. Touted as one of the largest churches in the country, it is structured on the basis of the Cathedral at Cologne in Germany and the St Patrick’s Church, New York. The church was built by Krishnaraja Wadiyar, keeping in mind the growing Christian population. The altar of the church preserves the relic of the saint. There is also a marble statue of the


saint. Tall towers and stained glass windows add to this beautiful heritage structure. The city has its share of museums too. The Regional Museum of Natural History, Railway Museum and Folklore Museum being the important ones. Rangayana is the place for theatre entusiasts. Plays are staged over the weekends. A visit to the city market which still displays an old world charm is not a bad idea either. Planet X and GRS Fantasy Park are ideal hangouts for gaming and theme park freaks. Party animals also have an array of discs to choose from. Mysore is also a foodie’s delight. From traditional to continental, the city serves a variety platter. Mysore Pak from Guru sweets, falooda and chat on Food Street, snacks and sweets from Bombay Tiffany’s or Mahalakshmi Sweets, dosas from GTR, Indra Café, Ramya and Mylari, samosas and jilebis from Gupta’s, desserts from Chocolate Room, Corner House and Regalis … there is something for everyone. This is an ideal destination for shopaholics too. For the brand loyalists there is the Devaraja Urs Road, while Dhanvantrhi Road is ideal for picking up collector’s items. The Cauvery Emporium is the other choice. Ramsons Art Gallery near the zoo is a must-visit, especially during Dasara, as they put up a sale and display of traditional dolls. Parampare and Oyster in Saraswathipuram also store some of the best artifacts. Mysore is at a distance of 140 km from Bangalore. You can either drive down or take a bus or train. The best time to visit Mysore would be during Dasara, held in September-October. Home stays, hotels, service apartments and spa resorts are available.



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Dasara, the festival of dolls


ne of India’s hugely celebrated festivals, the Dasara, is known by different names in different parts of the country. The style of its observance as also the rituals involved varies from region to region too. The three main types of Dasara are the Vasant Navaratri celebrated in Northern India during spring (March-April), Ashadha Navaratri during July-August celebrated in Vaishno Devi, and Sharad Navaratri celebrated with the onset of winter during September-October. Sharad Navaratri is what is most commonly observed in South India. The legend has it that the Goddess riding a lion with weapons

in her eight hands took ten days to kill the demon Mahishasura and as such Navaratri (nava means nine & rathri means night) is observed for nine nights when poojas are offered to the Goddess. The celebration of Dasara in Karnataka has a special significance in that the festival is glorified with an array of dolls. A detailed arrangement requires a nine stepped rack (representing the nine nights or Navaratri) covered with pure white cloth on which beautiful dolls and colourful toys are artistically placed. A majority of dolls in the display are invariably that of Gods and

Goddesses, Ganeshas and Krishnas. The most important representation, however, is the pair of male and female wooden images fully decorated like the newly married bride and groom. Called ‘Pattada Gombe’, this pair or few pairs of such images are a must. Adding colour to the arrangement are lacquered toys of Channapatna. Women of the household take pains to make tidy arrangements sowing mustard or grain in earth filled saucers a few days before the festival to grow a tiny forest and place little animals and birds in them. Toy

trains, cars, aeroplanes, souvenirs and medals all add up to the fanfare. Serial lights in different colours bring life to the miniature world borne out of creativity. A well made display of dolls is surely a feast for eyes. The main aim of this dolls’ display, besides amusing the children, is probably to invite friends, kith and kin to celebrate the great occasion together. Dasara Bombegalu thus represents the heritage of traditions being fervently followed for generations. Text & Photos: B V Prakash Arrangement of dolls: Padma P


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The century-old zoo is a famous landmark in the heritage city of Mysore. It helps to go back in time to learn about its history.

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riginally the “Palace Zoo”, established 117 years ago on a ten acre plot with 30 animals, the Mysore Zoo has an interesting past. However, its present profile is even more interesting. The century-old zoo, needless to say, is an important landmark in the historic city of Mysore. Liberally patronised by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar, the palace zoo garden was gradually developed into a public zoo garden with landscaped greenery surrounded by open air enclosures housing hundreds of native and exotic animals painstakingly procured over the years from all over. Located in the backdrop of Chamundi Hills, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, better known as the Mysore Zoo, has about 1,200 animals belonging to some 150 species. The animals and birds at the zoo include hundreds of rare, exotic species collected from as many as 30 countries across the world. Apart from gardens, artificial lakes, animal enclosures for captive breeding and the age- old “orphanage” for abandoned animals, visitors get to see varieties of wild fauna like the African elephant, lion, Royal Bengal tiger, black panther, giraffe, swamp deer, gorillas, zebra, wallabies, rhinoceros, jungle fowl, Malayan sun bears, rare reptiles and some endangered species of birds. Rightly called the Zoological

Gardens, the animal enclosures of Mysore Zoo have been built in the cool environs of landscaped parks and islets spread over 250 acres of land extended to Karanji Park located beside the Zoo. Known to have about 90 species of trees and 35 species of ornamental plants, the splendorous Zoo Gardens are the royal legacy, the pride of place.

Wildlife conservation According to the Zoo Authority of Karnataka, which has been in-charge of Mysore Zoo for the past 30 years, right from its inception, the main focus has been the conservation of endangered species of wildlife through programmes like captive breeding, rearing rare species and the healthcare of sick animals. The veterinary hospital of the zoo has a lab, an operation theatre and nursing yards for diseased animals. For active involvement of students and public in its conservation programmes, the Mysore Zoo Authority conducts summer camps, workshops and awareness camps for nature lovers interested in doing their bit for the cause of wildlife conservation. Students enrolling for summer camps visit nearby wildlife spots and also learn about the management of zoo animals. The Zoo Library has a good collection of books and journals dealing with different aspects of wildlife conservation.

Animal adoption The Mysore Zoo Authority initiated an innovative “Adopt an animal” scheme in 2001, under which individuals and commercial firms can adopt animals or birds of their choice. The adoptees, as per this scheme, contribute some fixed amount for the upkeep of their adopted animal. The contribution to be made depends on the type of animal and the duration (from one year to five year) of adoption. The scheme has proved to be a great success, for in the last eight years, hundreds of animals at the Mysore Zoo have been adopted by many companies, celebrities and even by people neither rich nor famous.

Children’s special As about a half of its visitors are students and children, the Mysore Zoo has many ‘children’s specials’ like Jambu Savari, (elephant joy ride), boating, battery operated tram cars and toy train rides. The Zoo Authority also conducts annual summer camps for youngsters to enjoy their holidays watching and learning about their favourite birds and animals. Students find the summer camp enjoyable and educative. The Mysore Zoo is just one km from the city’s main bus station and two km from the railway station. It is open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and is closed on Tuesdays. - S V Upendra Charya

• The Mysore Zoo is older than the famous Bronx Zoo of New York, established in 1895. • The Zoo Garden, which belonged to the khasa bangle (private mansion) of Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar, became a public garden in 1903. • As commissioned by the Mysore Maharaja, the Zoo Garden was developed by G H Krumbeigal, the famed landscaper and horticulturist from Germany. • It is the only zoo in India where giraffe calves have been hand reared. • The Mysore Zoo is the first in the country to have initiated the project - Captive Breeding of Endangered Animals - years ago. • The Mysore Zoo Karanji Lake walk-through aviary is the biggest aviary of its kind in the country. • From April 2008 to March 2009, a record number of 194 animals have been adopted under the animal adoption scheme and, during the same period, as many as 21 lakh tourists visited the Mysore Zoo.

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Idol of Ambegalu Krishna


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The abode of Gods The Aprameya Temple in Doddamallur is an ancient temple with exclusive features. B V Prakash introduces us to this unique temple.


t about 60 km from Bangalore, on the highway to Mysore, and just after the toy town of Channapattana is an ancient temple with unique features of its own. This is the Aprameya temple at the village of Doddamallur, often referred to as Malur. As you drive along the State Highway and pass Channapattana, a temple arch is noticed on the left. It is easily missed if one is not exactly looking for it. The arch is the gateway to the temple. The history of the temple dates back to some 3,000 years as its reference has been made in many an ancient literature. The known reference is an inscription dating back to 980 AD. Like the important towns of yesteryear, Mallur also had several names like Malalur and Malavur. It was also called Rajendrasimhanagara during the times of Chola King of the same name. In those days, the temple had in its vicinity 4-5 theerthas or springs and a full flowing Nirmala River. Now, most of these have dried up. It is a wonder that the temple has no foundation as such and the whole structure stands on mere sand. But the strongly built temple with Dravidian architecture stands like a rock. The entrance is topped by a towering rajagopura of about 30

A view of towers & pillars, Doddamallur Ramaprameya temple

ft with the images of various avatars of Vishnu. An equally tall dhwajasthambha stands in the front. The inner courtyard has a high ceiling and houses small niches for Lord Srinivasa, Ramanujacharya and Alwars. The mukha mantapa has a number of images in copper of animals like elephant, horse, snake, etc. The temple has been dedicated to the presiding deity of Lord Aprameya, who signifies the god bestowing immeasurable peace. The image of Aprameya in the sanctum is about 4.5 ft high and in the form of Janardhana with four hands holding chakra, padma, gadha and abhaya hasta. The Lord has been worshipped in all the yugas. Lord Rama

himself is believed to have worshipped here during his times. So the Lord is also called Sri Ramaprameya. Even the Srivaishnavaite saint, Sri Ramanujacharya, is said to have stayed here for a couple of weeks. The passage running around the main shrine leads to the temple of the consort, Aravindavalli Thayar, in the south-west. The Goddess was born out of a lotus in the Vishnutheertha near the temple and is an image with four hands in a sitting position. This shrine is on a high platform with rows of pillars and steps to climb up. Though the temple is dedicated to Aprameya, the chief attraction in this temple complex is the shrine of Navaneetha Krishna. This is also on a raised platform in the northwest corner. The unique image of the lord as a child crawling on all fours and holding a lump of butter in his right hand, consecrated by Saint Vyasatheertha, is cute and lovable. The benign countenance with a captivating smile makes one wonder if it is an idol or a real baby! It was this beauty of the child god that inspired Purandaradasa to pen the famous keerthana - Jagadoddharana aadisidalu Yashodhe. The butter is symbolic of jnana which the Lord will bestow freely to the ardent devotee.

Lovingly called Ambegalu (crawling) Krishna, the Lord is fondly worshipped by one and all, but particularly by couples who need a child. Once their wish is fulfilled, they offer a small cradle of silver or panchaloha. One can see numerous votive cradles hung in the sanctum. The Brahmotsavam is held here annually around April when a large number of devotees visit the temple. The temple has a few rooms which can be availed by pilgrims for whom food is also served free. The temple is open everyday from 8 am to 12.30 pm and from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Across the main road and a kilometer inside is the small shrine of Narasimhaswamy called Nadi Narasimha Kshetra. The river is dry and will have water only if it rains well. Doddamallur is very well connected to Bangalore and Mysore as it is on the highway. Channapattana is the nearest railway station from where auto rickshaws can be hired.

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The ancient temple of Lord Varahaswamy in Kalahalli, Mandya, is a monolithic structure that stands alone on the backwaters of Krishnaraja Sagar Dam.

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cross the lush green sugarcane and paddy fields of Mandya District in Karnataka, a drive down rural Kalahalli in K R Pet taluk reveals its own saga - a place reminiscent of history, a temple that speak volumes of the grandeur of yesteryear and a beautiful idol in the picturesque settings of a riverbank.

Yes! Welcome to the gigantic Bhoo Varahaswamy or Pralaya Varaha Moorthi temple. An ancient, monolithic structure that stands alone on the backwaters of Krishna Raja Sagar Dam where Cauvery, Hemavathi and Laxman Thirtha rivers join to form sangama. In fact, this place is one of the many lesser-known places in Karnataka that remain unnoticed. This marvelous Bhoo Varahaswamy or Pralaya Varaha Moorthi Temple is a case in point which is neglected for decades for reasons best known to powers-that-be. This ancient temple does not have a recorded history of its own though locals say many things in many words. The gigantic Pralaya Varaha Moorthi is 18 feet tall, carved out of a single black stone or saligrama shila with six-feettall Bhoodevi seated on his left thigh. Little available information reveals that this temple was constructed by the Cholas about 1,000 years ago, though the locals claim the temple to be almost 2,500 years old. Further, according to locals, this place was originally known as Gautama Kshetram as this Pralaya Varaha Moorthi was the samputa moorthi (idol worshipped everyday and kept in olai petti) of Gautama rishi. In fact, once upon a time, Kalahalli was a Brahmin agrahara where the community worshipped Lord Varaha Swamy. When the Krishnaraja Sagar

Dam was constructed, Kalahalli was displaced and the temple was submerged in the backwaters of Cauvery. While the displaced people were relocated elsewhere, the temple remained submerged in the water for many years. During the course of time, while canals and irrigation systems developed, water levels receded gradually and the temple started reappearing on the mainland. Once again, the worship of Varaha Swamy started but the pujas were irregular. However, the Perikal Mutt of Mysore took over the temple about seven years ago and formed a Trust to oversee its administration. The Trust ensures regular pujas at the temple and has appointed Mr Vijay Bhattar as the priest. The temple is open on all days between 9 am and 5 pm for the benefit of devotees. Right in front of the temple is a stone inscription, which may throw some light on the exact period of the temple and the rulers who were instrumental in constructing it. However, this inscription remains to be deciphered. The idol of Lord Varaha Moorthi is endowed with shanku-chakra, Sudarshana chakra, Gayatri chakra, Padma chakra, Ashta Lakshmi pada and Navagraha pada. Revathi is the star of Varaha Moorthi and abhishekam is performed once a month, on the day of the Revathi star. In fact, 4-5 priests perform abhishekam to this gigantic idol, which almost takes 3 to 4 hours, says Mr Vijay Bhattar. Popular belief is that Varaha Moorthi represents land and is sarva dosha nivaraka (one who frees people

from all ill-effects). According to Mr Vijay Bhattar, Lord Varaha symbolises land as he rescued the earth from pralaya and by worshipping him all land-related problems will be solved. Devotees generally visit the temple to seek his blessings and to solve any land-related problems. Those constructing new houses bring bricks meant for construction and get the puja done. Devotees also visit the temple for navagraha homa. Another popular puja at the temple is the homa done to neutralise rahu dosha, when people perform the homa and gift urad dal. However, this temple is not known to many and hence only about 20 to 25 people visit the temple on weekdays and about 50 over the weekend.The annual fair of the temple is celebrated in May every year, on Varaha Jayanthi, when over 3,000 people from neighbouring villages participate. There are two routes to reach Kalahalli. It is 40 km from Mysore via KRS and about 60 km from Mandya via Pandavapura, Chinakurali and Bhookanakere. The roads on both the routes are bad, especially from Chinakulali to Kalahalli. The government has made no efforts to repair this small but significant road. Driving on this road is a Herculean task and it is a real miracle if one reaches the temple without a flat tyre. Pack your own foodstuff if you want to visit this place, as nothing is available in Kalahalli. Those who wish to visit this temple may contact: Vijay Bhattar: 08230-266109 or Srinivas Raghavan, the president of the Trust: 9448011535

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Krishnarajasagar Dam This dam is located at a distance of 20 km north-west of Mysore. Constructed in 1932, this dam is named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the ruler of Mysore. The dam is 2,606 m long and constructed entirely in stone.

Durbar Hall The majestic Durbar Hall with its ornate ceiling, sculpted pillars and the marriage pavilion with its chandeliers, cast-iron pillars and Belgian stained glass arranged in peacock designs in the domed ceilings is very attractive. So is the magnificent jewel-studded golden throne, the pride of the Wodeyars and the symbol of their sovereignty.

Brindavan Gardens These gardens are laid on the banks of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Spread over a vast area, the terraced lawns and fountains make these gardens one of the best in South India. The swirling fountains are illuminated in the evenings. Dancing fountains, called as musical fountains, are a major attraction among the tourists.



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Chamundi Hills Chamundi Hills, situated 3 km south-east of the city, is topped with a temple dedicated to the chosen deity of the Mysore kings, Goddess Chamundi, or Durga, who slew the demon Mahishasura. It’s a pleasant, easy bus trip to the top. The walk down, past a huge Nandi, takes about thirty minutes.

The Amba Vilas Palace

This magnificent palace has a gorgeously decorated hall with a harmonious composition of colours. At this hall, the floor, in between the pillars, is inlaid with Agra work. The teak wood ceiling is magnificent too, with its bold and intricate carvings. Every door, silver, teak and rosewood with ivory inlay, has charming decorative designs, depicting the ten incarnations of Vishnu. Cameras are not allowed inside the palace.

Railway Museum The first of its kind in India, the Rail Museum was set up in 1979. Situated on the Krishnarajasagar Road, the museum has a good collection of photographs, paintings and coaches depicting the development of the railways. Don’t miss the Sri Ranga Pavilion, which has two royal coaches that belonged to the Maharaja of Mysore and have a certain old world charm about them, harking back to a time when royalty travelled in splendour. Most of the exhibits in the museum once graced the Mysore Palace.

Karanji Lake This lake was built by the Maharajas over a 100 years ago for the use of local people. The lake provides habitat for over 90 species of local and migratory birds. The park has a walk-in aviary, a nursery and even a butterfly park. A watchtower provides a panoramic view of the lake and the birds. However, the boat ride is the best part of the visit. During the ride, one gets to watch the birds take off, dive down to catch fish, build nests and feed their young ones.

An interesting display at the museum is the Maharani’s saloon carriage that boasts of a kitchen, a dining car unit and a royal toilet dating back to 1899. One of the first steam engines built, it is indeed remarkably well kept. There is also a battery-operated mini train, which takes you on a fancy ride.

The aviary is home to peacocks, jungle fowls and such other large birds and one gets to see them from close quarters. The park around the lake has several fully-grown trees whose common and botanical names are mentioned on them. The park has a children’s play area too.

Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens Popularly known as Mysore Zoo, it is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in Southern India. Located on the outskirts of Mysore, the zoo is home to a wide range of wild species. It was established under royal patronage in 1892.

The Rangacharlu Town Hall This building was constructed in 1884 in memory of Late C Rangacharlu, who served the first Dewan of Mysore State. The Rangacharlu Memorial Hall housed the City Improvemment Trust Board and the City Municipal Offices in the beginning. The elevation is dominated by the projecting frontage of a pediment containing intricately carved motifs. The premises are now used for cultural activities.

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If winged beauties fascinate you to no end, then a visit to the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapattana is a must.


ometimes, when man interferes with nature for his ‘development’, it results in a good deed accidentally. That is how the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapattana in Mandya district came into being. In early 18th century as a dam was built across the Cauvery, a group of six islets surfaced on the river flowing with subdued force. While the slow moving river offered a bounty of fish and insects, the leaves, twigs and the reeds along the banks supplied the essential building material for the nests. Little wonder then that a variety of birds began making annual visits regularly. The efforts of world renowned ornithologist, Dr Salim Ali, bore fruit with the area being

declared a bird sanctuary by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1940. Ever since, Ranganthittu has thrived as a haven for the avian guests. Though spread over a tiny area of about 0.67 sq km, the thick growth of trees on the islands as well as in the surrounding land and the fairly less disturbed environment has ensured that the birds can fly around uninhibitedly and roost peacefully. The birds start arriving with the onset of winter and stay on for a couple of months during which time they locate suitable nesting places on canopies, stock building material, breed, incubate the eggs, feed the young ones till they are able to fly and make

the exodus back to their summer homes. The next year these young ones repeat the cycle. As all the species do not arrive at a time, it is possible to see some bird activity here at any time, except during the monsoon. Before the summer sets in here the birds would have flown back. The sanctuary, which is now under the care of the Forest Department, can be visited on buying the reasonably priced tickets for entrance, camera and a boat ride. The best way to get closer to them and get a few pictures is to take a boat ride. The boatmen have a fairly good knowledge of birds and help tourists to identify them. As the boat

meanders along the little islands, look at the tree tops where the activity is at its peak. Though the number of species of birds listed here exceeds 120, few are more common and easily identifiable. As a leading Heronry, this sanctuary is well visited by birds of the Heron family, viz., the Grey Heron and Purple Heron which are slender birds of about 3 ft with pointed bills and bear the colour of their name. The majority of birds, however, belong to the stork family. The Open billed stork is a medium sized bird with white and grey body and, as the name suggests, their bills have an opening. Its real purpose, probably, is to be able to catch

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large snails between the mandibles. Often, it is seen picking up water to gulp. The Spoonbill is also a white bird and its clear identity is the long black bill with flat rounded tip shaped like a spoon. The most colourful bird is the Painted stork. A large bird nearly 4 ft tall, it has a reddish yellow head, a yellow long beak and a white body with patterns of black and white on the wings. Closer observation reveals it has pinkish tail feathers too. Hundreds of Painted storks can be seen fluttering around here and there. All along, keep listening to the harsh elongated calls of the birds. The Grey Pelican is a large bird on short legs with a dagger-like beak and a pouch-like lower jaw. The blue-black spots on its upper mandible give it the other name of Spot Billed Pelican. Known to be a voracious eater, the Pelican consumes huge quantities of fish. The Black-headed Ibis is a stately bird with a white body and a black head and a slightly curved long black beak. Little Cormorant, the black little bird larger than a crow, is easily recognised. It is a good diver and an underwater swimmer too. But the Darter or Snake bird, though similar, differs with its snake-like neck and sits with wings spread out to dry. By this time a crocodile or two must have been spotted as the deep waters are their domain. They look harmless as they lie down still on rocky outcrops to sunbathe, sometimes keeping the mouth wide open. Among the other birds, the Night Heron, a

small grey bird, the Small Blue Kingfisher, the tiny kingfisher flying speedily at low levels, and the bigger Pied Kingfisher with white and black specks on the chest, are a few. The last is known for its spectacular hunting skill of hanging at one place in mid-air and diving down in a straight line with lightning speed to catch a fish. The River Tern, a grey pigeon sized bird with a black cap and yellow bill and the Stone Plover are usually found on the rocks. The swallows are tiny birds in large numbers that keep flying eternally. But they do find time to build a series of nests from mud on the rock surfaces along the banks. The flying foxes or bats are the one species that hang upside down in huge colonies from tree branches, whatever the season. In Ranganthittu, bird watching can also be done walking along the river and the watch tower helps to some extent. Back from boating, relax at the only restaurant here that serves snacks and beverages. Children can play around and walk through a maze of bushes or learn more about birds from the many well placed placards describing the birds of the sanctuary. For a tryst with birds of all feathers, a visit to Ranganthittu is a must. May the birds nest in peace! - BVP

FACT FILE Nearest airport: Bangalore (128 km). Nearest Railway station & Bus station: Srirangapattana from where autos can be hired. Getting there: Driving from Bangalore, after Srirangapattana, look out for the board on the right, turn right and drive on for 2 km to another board, turn right again and go on to reach the sanctuary gate. Timings: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. Entrance fees: Rs25 (Indians); Rs75 (foreigners). Children: Rs10. Camera fees: Rs 25; Video: Rs 120. Boating: Rs 25 (Indians); Rs 100 (foreigners) for half an hour. Food and Accommodation: Kaveri Comforts is closeby. For a variety in range, Mysore is the best. Tips for birdwatching: Take a pair of lightweight binoculars and camera. Keep silent while watching birds closely. Do not throw things into the river. Other places to visit: Historic Srirangapattana (3 km) and the royal city of Mysore (18 km). Balmuri Falls (8 km) towards KRS dam.

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Gumbaz of Srirangapattana


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River Cauvery next to Nimishamba Temple Birds at Ranganathittu

Srirangapattana is a historical town of immense tourist interest.

Eye-catching river banks, bird sanctuary, sacred bathing ghats, historical ruins, royal mansions, riverside shrines...

Srirangapattana has it all!


urrounded by quite a few quaint sightseeing spots, Srirangapattana is known to be a destination much preferred by picnickers and pilgrims alike. The alluring landmark on the Bengaluru-Mysore highway, this island town is dotted with water spots, heritage sites and holy shrines. Named after the town deity Lord Ranganatha, the capital of Tipu Sultan, Srirangapattana has been an important tourist centre for many years now. Eye catching river banks, bird sanctuary, sacred bathing ghats, historical ruins, royal mansions and riverside shrines. You get to see all this and much more in and around Srirangapattana.

River banks Srirangapattana is one of the three islands formed by the holy river Cauvery of mythological legends. Called Dakshina Ganga (Ganges of South), the river flows mainly to east and west of the island town encircled by the confluence of its tributaries. The wonderful water spots like Sangama, Gosayi Ghat, Paschimavahini and temple side snana ghatta (bathing site) are part of the Cauvery river course enclosing the island town. A short drive (just four km from the Srirangapattana main bus terminus) on Ganjam road takes you to Gosayi Ghat, the scenic spot best known for outdoor shootings. The place gets its name from devout gosayis (sadhus) from North India who built here a temple patronised by Shri Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar. The riverside temple is dedicated to Lord Kashi Vishwanatha

About two km from Gosayi Ghat is a lovely location where the holy river Lokapavani submerges with Cauvery to become Sangama. It passes through lush green paddy fields and palm groves sighted along the course of Sangama. Located beside the highway, the west flowing river course of Cauvery, the Pashcimavahini bank is considered to be very auspicious for performing obsequies for the departed souls.

Ranganathittu Three km from Srirangapattana is the well known Ranganathittu bird sanctuary, a must-see nature spot. (See related story for more details). Surrounded by small islets, Ranganathittu became an officially declared bird sanctuary in 1940 as proposed by the famous ornithologist Dr Salim Ali.

Historic spots Daria Daulat (summer palace), Gumbaz and Masjid E Alah (mosque) are the better known historic monuments worth seeing in Srirangapattana, the town once known to have been ruled by the Gangas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar viceroys, Mysore Wodeyars and Tipu Sultan, the “Tiger of Mysore”. Located amidst a sprawling garden, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan is known to be a royal mansion of great historic and architectural importance. Daria Daulat is all about daulat, (prestige or prosperity), reflecting the glorious past. The rectangular shaped summer palace, Daria Daulat stands on a raised pedestal and the interiors of the palace are extensively decorated with floral patterns and paintings depicting portraits and battle scenes. The palace has a museum with a rare collection of costumes, coins, oil paintings and aquatints of historical importance. Daria Daulat is open

from 9 am to 5 pm. Located near Daria Daulat is Gumbaz, another imposing structure surrounded by a beautiful landscaped royal garden. The historic structure of large domes with minarets, ivory inlaid doors and interiors painted in lacquer with tiger stripes, Gumbaz is a landmark tourist spot known for the tombs of Tipu Sultan and his parents. Very close to ‘Bangalore Gate’ is the 200-year-old mosque. Built by Tipu Sultan in 1787, the holy masjid with two lofty minarets attracts passersby on the road linking the temple and the bathing ghat. Built on an elevated basement, the grand double storied masjid has two separate staircases to the top floor prayer hall. To the north of Ranganathaswami temple is Balley’s Dungeon (vaulted prison), once used to imprison British soldiers. An oblong bastion called Sultan Bateri conceals this dungeon named after Colonel Bailey. Srirangapattana has many more historical sites like the ruins of Lal Mahal (once the palace of Tipu), the remains of the 14th C fort, the Magazine House, the European cemetery, the site of Tipu’s death and the famous Wellesley Bridge built by Divan Purnaiah in1804.

Holy shrines Though an important pilgrim place for Hindus, Srirangapattana is basically a cosmopolitan tourist town known for temples, mosques, churches and Jain basadis. However, Ranganathaswamy temple is the centre of attraction in Srirangapattana. Built by Ganga Chieftain Tirumalaiah, Sri Ranganatha temple was in charge of the various dynastic rulers in history. Hence the temple design is a mix of Hoysala and Vijayanagar architectural styles. Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, worshipped by the great sage Gautama, the temple is beside the holy river spot snana ghatta. Nimishamba temple on the banks of Cauvery (two km from the town) and the Karighatta hill temple, situated off the Bengaluru-Mysore Road, are the other important temples which can’t be missed. Near Tipu palace is the European style church, built by the French ascetic missionary Abbe Dubois. Beside the church is a small building with a stone plaque that reads - “Abbe Dubois lived in this house from 1801 to 1821”. - SVUC


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The 16 ft monolithic statue of Gomateshwara at Gomatagiri near Mysore is a rare sculpture. Jain pilgrims visiting Shravanabelagola also visit Gomatagiri.

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he statue at Gomatagiri was sculpted by the artistes who sculpted the statue of world renowned Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola. Art historians point out that the Gomatagiri statue is an early Vijayanagar creation and at least 900 years old. The statue has serene facial expressions and curly hair. On either side of the image, serpents raising their head from the anthills have been engraved, seeming like they are trying to touch the fingers of the image. The small hillock provides only a garbhagriha with an in-built pradakshinapatha. There is enough historical evidence to prove that emperor Chandragupta Maurya abdicated the throne in favour of his son, Bindusara, and migrated to Shravanabelagola with the Jain saint, Bhadrabahu. The chariot shaped hillock houses the 16 ft monolithic statue of Gomateshwara which is carved out of the granite bedrock of the mountain. Kengalraja of Chavundaraya family built this temple on the hillock about 900 years ago. From atop the hillock, the backwaters of Krishnarajasagar reservoir provide an enchanting view. At the bottom, near the foothill, towards the right is located the padakoota of Neminatha, the 24th Jain thirthankara. Kailasagiri is a small hillock with a Jina mandira on the top. There are a few Jain basadis near this hillock. Towards the right of the temple 24 thirthankara mantapas have been built on the slopes of the hillock. Each mantapa has the footprints (paduka) of the thirthankaras carved out of marble. Gomateshwara, also known as Bahubali, was the son of the legendary first thirthankara, Adinatha (tirthankaras are mythical,

enlightened sages of Jainism). The granite statue standing on the hillock is visible from a distance. The place is called Gomatagiri because of the significance of the statue.

tourist importance is Sagarkatte, situated on the backwaters of Krishnaraja Sagar Reservoir. Sagarkatte is 5 km from Gomatagiri, affording scenic glimpses of the

The temple is open throughout the year from 6 am to 6 pm. Most Jain pilgrims who visit Shravanabelagola visit this place. The masthakabhisheka at Gomatagiri, which draws hundreds of devotees from Mysore and surrounding areas, is held every year. There is a reasonably priced choultry just opposite the hillock, which can accommodate up to 150 people at a time. Thirthankara Jalamandira, a pond near the hillock, has a small idol of Mahaveera inside the mantapa in the centre of the Jalamandira. Quarrying activity around the place is threatening the very existence of this statue and the temple along with its sculptures. Another serious problem plaguing the Gomatagiri Kshetra is water scarcity. A crack on the foot of the statue, perhaps caused due to the blast of dynamites, shows the effect of quarrying in the area. Though the government has banned quarrying within one kilometer radius of Gomatagiri, it is being carried out illegally, becoming a worrying factor, as the statue is one of the most impressive creations in granite. Another place of lesser known

breathtaking countryside with an enchanting view of sunset. Rare birds which migrate from far off places can be seen here often, which come in search of food from the nearby Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary.

Getting there There are frequent City bus services from Mysore to Gomatagiri. The hill of Gomatagiri is 20 km west of Mysore towards Hunsur. About 2 km after Yelwala, on the right side of the road is an arch that leads to Gomatagiri. The hillock is about 10 km from the main road. Gomatagiri is 80 km from Shravanabelagola and 12 km from Yelwala.

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very weekend, an array of cars zooming past the rugged roads across the dense hills of Bandipur forests is a common sight. Well, they are all headed to the picturesque Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, in the midst of the dense deciduous forests of Western Ghats that is famed for its virgin flora and fauna.

the next 7 km is an adventure as the roads are steep and narrow. If lucky, you can even spot herds of deer and elephants moving around without a care in the world in the green canvas spread across a vast territory. According to locals, tigers, leopards and bison are also spotted regularly in the early morning hours.

Yes! Karnataka is credited with many beautiful locations and very few people would have visited this unique hill temple - Himavad Gopalaswamy. A visit to this temple on the hill is nothing short of a mesmerising experience.

On your onward journey further up, the air becomes unbelievably cool and dense fog hits you, signifying your arrival at the temple doors atop the hill. Perumal Dandanayaka, a Chola viceroy, built the Gopalaswamy temple in 1315. Later, the maharajas of Mysore, who were ardent devotees of Lord Venugopala, displayed keen interest in maintaining the hill.

It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year. Hence the name Himavad, meaning filled with fog. The place is known for its scenic valleys, gorges and hills like Neeladri, Hamsadri, Garudadri, Pallava and Mallikarjunagiri. This place has much to offer to adventure seekers too, as a trek up this hill can be a thrilling experience with its rare flora and fauna. The place is also credited with a variety of medicinal plants. Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is located in Chamarajanagar District and lies in the core area of Bandipur National Park. It is about 220 km from Bangalore and 82 km from Mysore. It is at 4,801 ft (1454 m) above sea level and is extensively wooded. After reaching Gundlupet from Mysore, a 10-km drive further down would lead to Hangala village. Turn to the right and drive for 4 km amidst golden yellow sunflower gardens dotted with tall coconut trees to reach the Gopalaswamy Betta Forest check post. The entire area is ‘protected forest’ and is controlled by the Forest Department. After paying the toll fee, the drive up the hill for

As the name of the hill goes, the temple on the hill is dedicated to Lord Gopalaswamy, which is one of the many names of Lord Krishna. The gopuram of the temple is single-tiered and rests on the compound wall of the enclosure. At the entrance of the temple, Jaya and Vijaya, the celestial guardians, welcome you. A dhwajastambha (flag-pillar) and a balipeetam (sacrificial altar) are there in the mukha mantapa (inner-porch). The parapet wall of the façade of the mukha mantapa contains the sculpture of dashavatara (the nine avatars of Vishnu) with the centre portion depicting Krishnaavatara (the avatar of Vishnu in which he appeared as Krishna). There is a shikhara tower over the garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum). The garbha griha contains a panel with an idol of Krisnha holding a flute under a tree. Krishna is flanked by his friends and the posture is that of dance, with the left big toe resting on the right one. In the panel are also shown milk sellers and cows. Lord Gopalaswamy’s idol is flanked by his consorts, Rukmini and Satyabhama.

Throughout the year, dew formation can be seen on top of the entrance of garbha gudi and on the left shoulders of Gopalaswamy - hence the name ‘Himavad’. The temperature inside the temple is also relatively cool. According to chief priest Lakshmipathi Bhat, there are 77 theerthas or springs along the slopes of the hills within 25 km radius of the temple. The saying is that the crows, which took bath in these springs, turned into swans and hence there are no crows in Bandipur. About a kilometer away from the temple is a rock adjacent to a spring which is considered to be holy. General belief is that childless couples who worship the rock, consume water from the spring on an empty stomach and visit the Gopalaswamy temple to seek the Lord’s blessings will very soon be blessed with children. According to Mr Bhat, water in the natural springs on the hill is in its purest form and hence ideal for consumption. This water is also believed to have the goodness of 28 medicinal roots and minerals dissolved in it naturally. A lake, a few hundred feet below the peak, serves as the local watering hole for wildlife. Apart from its religious significance, the place has a lot to offer for keen travellers out to explore the world. Huge mountains enveloped by greenery on all sides, amazing clusters of green and brown trees dotting the terrain, dew formation in pockets, pretty wild flowers in different colours... the scenic beauty of the place is breathtaking! Often seen are groups of gaur grazing on the slopes with colourful birds chirping in the background for company.


On the hill is a government guest house, the building of which dates back to the British era, and was used by the Wodeyars of Mysore. Though there are a couple of rooms adjacent to the temple for visitors to stay, nobody is allowed to stay on the hill after 5.30 pm. The Jungle Lodges & Resorts runs a facility on GundlupetBandipur highway, which could be the right choice to spend the night in. Despite its scenic beauty, Gopalaswamy Betta is not the chosen destination of travellers who generally go to either Ooty or Kodaikanal for a holiday. However, those who are familiar with the place visit regularly from the neighbouring towns of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala states. Though Gopalaswamy Betta has the potential to become an excellent tourist destination, continued neglect and official apathy has cost the place dear in terms of development. Absence of public transport is the main culprit as not all travellers can afford private vehicles. The KSRTC operates only one schedule on Saturdays from Gundlupet. The bus leaves at 10.30 am and is back by 2 pm. Pack your own food if you are visiting this place, as there are no restaurants or shops on the hill. However, on advance request, tasty and sumptuous food is prepared and served by Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat. Though Mr Bhat does not ask visitors how much to pay, they generally consider it their duty to repay the courtesy extended to them in an unknown place. For more details, contact: Mr Lakshmipathi Bhat: 9448596076 or Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat: 9448543361. Landline: 08229-323091

Fun in the fog The scenic beauty of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta makes it a paradise for weekenders and trekkers alike.


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Just pull this page out for a peek into the lives of Dasara elephants


he world famous Dasara begins on September 19. The integral part of Dasara festivities are the elephants. The first contingent of elephants started their journey from the forest on August 13. They reached the famed Mysore Palace on August 15. They were accorded a grand welcome at Jayamarthanda Gate. The six elephants - Varalakshmi, Balarama, Arjuna, Gajendra, Abhimanyu and Sarala - led by tusker Balarama, who will carry the golden howdah in the Vijayadashami procession, are undergoing rigorous training in the palace grounds. The day begins quite early for these pachyderms. At 6.30 am, after their breakfast, they are taken for a walk in the Dasara procession route to familiarise them with the din of the road. At around 9.30 am, these elephants take a cool bath in the palace premises. In fact, it is an enthralling experience to watch these elephants taking a bath. Mahouts and kavadis take their respective elephants to a huge pond. At the pond, these elephants behave like children, obeying the orders of mahouts and kavadis in order to take a pleasant bath. These elephants enjoy a shower too - with the help of huge water pipes. Though visitors are not allowed in this area for security reasons, they can still steal a look at the elephants at bath from the palace grounds.

Text & Photos: Ashok Uchangi

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If you enjoy adventurous water sports and the rush of adrenaline, then white water rafting in the cool waters of River Kali is definitely your cup of tea.


e Indians, regardless of our age and gender, are sports-crazy. Be it cricket, chess, tennis or any other sport, we are game. Of late, one sport which has gained immense popularity is river rafting. In fact, it is one of the most happening adventure sports in India and is also known as white water rafting. In white water rafting, we get swept along the running river in a rubber raft, roll over the rapids and feel the icy cold waves wiping our face as one’s raft races along a river. The abundance of mountain rivers makes India one of the most popular destinations for river rafting. One can indulge in the pleasure of river rafting at various places. River Ganga in Uttaranchal, River Indus in Jammu and Kashmir, River Zanskar in Ladakh, River Satluj in Himachal Pradesh, River Teesta and Rangit in Sikkim, River Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh and River Kali in Karnataka are perfect for river rafting in India. River rafting options range from a few hours to expeditions spanning a few days. A few days’ expeditions comprise a long journey down the river with night halts at camps

on the riverbanks. The long rafting stretch provides a pleasant experience to adventure lovers. River Kali dominates Dandeli, be it from its banks or from atop the mountain. One can feel the tingling of adventure in his/ her blood as one tosses swiftly over the bubbling waters in a native, saucer-shaped coracle made of bamboo and tanned thick buffalo hide. One can also take in the scenic beauty of birds to mesmerise ourselves. Weaverbirds meticulously working at their nests, pied kingfishers and egrets on the riverbank, cormorants gliding just above the river… Kali abounds with bird life. Our heart skips a beat as we hear a loud splash of water ahead of us. Only for a fraction of a second can one recognise a crocodile and all that we finally get to see is its tail. Kali is a river with two faces! For those who really want to feel the fury of its cascading waters and experience the thrill of white water rafting, this is ‘the’ destination. Battle the swift currents in a rubber dinghy and pull through the swirling waters with vigorous action of oars; it is a fascinating experience

that will remain with us forever. Several lodges and resorts offer safe yet true adrenaline rush with white water rafting on River Kali. With professional guides, one can go canoeing on the river and stop over at the banks. In the evenings and nights, a camp can be pitched and dinner can be made over a camp fire. Other activities in which we can involve ourselves are cannoning (rappelling down a waterfall), mountain biking, kayaking, rope courses, etc. Guests will also be taken on jeep safaris into the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary early in the mornings and late evenings. One will travel downstream through the terrain belt negotiating exciting white water. The option for Mahseer fishing makes this river an angler’s delight. The lack of road access makes it a complete wilderness journey. Flowing past the terrain hills after densely forested hillsides, this trip is an outdoor wilderness experience in a league of its own. Tips for rafters April is the best time to go for river rafting in Kali. It is better to avoid the monsoon

season. Choose a strong and light raft. Usually, rafts have inflatable compartments with vulcanized rubber bodies reinforced by nylon fabric to navigate sharp rocks. These rafts are provided by the operators/ clubs that you hire them from. Life jacket and helmet, sleeping bag, sneakers, quick-drying clothes, swimsuit, shorts and T-shirts, sunshades, suntan lotion, torch and two pairs of shoes are the things one should always pack if one is on rafting. Tour operators usually provide wetsuits, life jackets, pump, patch kit and throw rope. Usually, river rafting is a sport that everybody involves in but it is important to be in good physical condition to try it, especially while navigating tough rapids. White water rafting is certainly not a sport recommended for pregnant women,


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diabetics and people with heart and lung problems. Those who enjoy adventure sports and the rush of adrenaline, River Kali is the place to be in. Water sports have always been the key attraction of this place. White water rafting in Kali River, kayaking and canoeing – such an elaborate arrangement will definitely fuel the passion of adventure sports in anyone. For the sheer excitement of river rafting, one should definitely visit River Kali again and again.

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Sri Rama shrine


Maddur If you thought Maddur was famous only for its crispy vadas, then you’re mistaken. For, the place is home to many ancient temples too. B V Prakash takes us along the Maddur temple circuit.

Maddur Ugra Narasimha Temple


First of all, the nomenclature of the town itself weaves around legends. As ‘Maddu’ in Kannada means gunpowder, the storage of explosive material in the fort that existed here in the olden days might have led to Maddur being named so. According to another story, this place was

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he tiny, yet buzzing township of Maddur appears somewhat midway while travelling to Mysore from the metro. Famous for the crisp Maddur vada, if anyone stops here enroute, it must be for a bite of this delicious, mouthwatering snack. But, when one explores the town in depth, one realises that the town has much more to offer, especially in terms of ancient temples.

Pillar in front of Maddur Ugra Narasimha temple

known as Arjunapuri after Arjuna who performed penance to see Ugra Narasimha. As his real form can be devastating, Narasimha was consecrated here by Lord Krishna in the form of a statue. But its longest name of Narasimha Chaturvedi Mangalam was given during the time of Vishnuvardhana of Hoysala dynasty, after he dedicated this agrahara town to Srivaishnavaite Brahmins. Whatever the name, the two ancient temples here not only deserve a mention but are worth visiting too. Right in the middle of the shandy area is the temple of Varadaraja. Though the structure is huge, it is hard to find any sculptural extravaganza on the walls. The squarish temple has a few steps on its southern entrance leading to the main east-facing door. Outer courtyard, supported by a few pillars, leads to a rather large sanctum. The image of the presiding deity - Varadaraja also called Allalanatha, is uniquely tall and imposing, rising to a height of 15 ft! A specialty of this statue is that the carvings at the rear of the statue are as good as in the front. This originated the proverb, Ella devara mundhe nodu; Allalanathana hindhe nodu, which means, “Look at the front in other statues, but look behind the statue of Allalanatha”. However, many writers mentioning this proverb has led to a helpless situation for the authorities here. As the image is in the sanctum, “How can everyone be allowed inside to see that?” asks the priest rightfully. So it is best to appreciate the image as it appears. This temple was built during Vishnuvardhana’s time. Legend has it that when the King’s mother wanted to visit Varadaraja temple at Kancheepuram but could not undertake the journey because of her infirmity, he got the temple built here itself so that she could have the darshan of the Lord. As such, the Lord is also known as Kanchi Kanvaradarajaswamy. Another shrine of prominence here is that of Ugra Narasimha in close proximity. This is a fairly larger structure with a typical entrance tower. The simple Garudastambha is at some distance in the front in the middle of the road. T h e w o o d e n

door with well carved lotus and wheels leads to the rectangular mukhamantapa with a few smaller shrines for Srinivasa, Yashoda, Sri Desikar, Sri Ramanujacharya and other saints. Watch the miniature lizard beside the door flanked by giant dwarapalakas, Jaya and Vijaya. The navaranga has four well carved black pillars. The main deity here is Ugra (meaning ferocious) Narasimha, the form he took when killing Hiranyakashipu. The 7 feet image

Allalanatha Temple

in black stone has three eyes, eight hands and is seen in the act of slaying the demon and pulling the viscera to garland himself with. The Lord is flanked by smaller idols of Bhaktha Prahlada on the right and Garuda on the left. The inner courtyard which circumambulates the main shrine has some fantastic large frescoes of the gods and goddesses. Ugra Narasimha, Lord Srinivasa and Vishwaroopa are some life-like paintings. In the south-west corner is a shrine for Sowmyanayaki Amma while the north-west corner has Narasimhanayaki Amma. A set of ideals on how to respect and care one’s parents, displayed in the corner, is valuable advice for the devotees. Outer courtyard has a veeragallu and a tablet with inscriptions on it. The temple opens daily from 8.30 am to 1 pm and again from 5 to 8.30 pm. The annual Brahmotsava is held for 15 days during April-May. The other temples of Maddur are the Sri Rama shrine between the above two temples and the shrine for village Goddess Madduramma across the road. So, the next time you are on your way to Mysore, do take a break at Maddur and visit these lesser known temples.

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A view of the temple

Shiva Temple

Climbing up the


The pleasure of trekking up the picturesque Chamundi Hills in the early hours of the day is unparalleled.


ndoubtedly, Mysore is the most ‘favoured holiday destination’ of tourists visiting Karnataka. The Heritage City offers a wide variety of tourist spots to suit every taste. Of the many places of tourist interest in Mysore is Chamundi Hills. A ‘must’ on any tourist’s itinerary, Chamundi Hills is famous for its natural picturesque beauty. The ancient temple with its mythological background and Goddess Chamundeshwari’s sacred powers attract and mesmerise devotees. The beautiful road leading to Chamundi Hills from Mysore resembles the movement of a serpent. For the convenience of tourists and visitors, there are regular buses to Chamundi Hills from Mysore once every 30 minutes. It is indeed an experience travelling in the bus to witness the picturesque hills in its different colourful dimensions. As the bus passes through curves and bends, the mountain looks anew to the delight of nature lovers.

However, climbing the hill on foot is a different experience altogether. A flight of 800 steps takes one to a huge Nandi carved out of a monolithic black granite block. This stone idol which is 15 ft tall and 24 ft in length was sculpted during the reign of Doddadevaraja Wodeyar. In fact, the king was also credited for the construction of the 1,000 stone slab steps for the convenience

Steps leading up to the Hill

of devotees visiting the hills for the darshan of Goddess Chamundi.

were constructed by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana.

More recently, the government has developed a beautiful park adjacent to the Nandi idol, which is an ideal location to see Mysore City from atop Chamundi Hills. This park, built in half-an-acre plot, comprises a variety of decorative flowering plants and trees that add colour to the hills.

The beauty of Chamundi Hills in the early hours of the day is remarkable. As most devotees come to the hill only after 9 am, early birders can enjoy the peace and quiet of the hills almost undisturbed. Following the early morning life on the hill, arrival of devotees and the activity in the premises of the temple are in itself a unique experience. Never forget to carry your camera along to retain those memories for ever.

Atop the hill is a small town that houses a number of temples. The main temple deity is Goddess Chamundeshwari who killed demon Mahishasura. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is ancient, while the tower of the temple was renovated in the 19th century.

Nandi idol

Two other prominent 12th century temples on the hill are the Mahabala Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Lakshminarayana Te m p l e . These

If you opt to trek up the hill, you can even see a variety of wildlife on the way to the hill. Prominent among the wildlife sighted are leopards, jungle cats, wild boar, monkeys, bonnet monkeys, jackal, fox and over 20 varieties of birds. The hill, spread over 700 hectares, is also home to varieties of medicinal plants that are identified and preserved. The government’s proposal to declare Chamundi Hills as a ‘reserve forest area’ and stop encroachments on the hill is a welcome step. It is the duty of one and all to preserve and conserve this picturesque hill. - AU


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Situated picturesquely with Chamundi Hills as its backdrop, Karanji Lake has become an important tourist attraction of Mysore, writes B V Prakash.


hough the royal city of Mysore is well known as the Pensioners’ Paradise by virtue of its quiet, unhurried pace of life, it is slowly acquiring signs of development and buzz as a growing metropolis. Notwithstanding this aspect, it still retains many of the old world charms. A fine example of this is the lovely lake of Karanji, right in the middle of the city. Many years ago, this was just another abandoned lake. The feeder channel to the lake was damaged and the inflow of water into the lake receded. Also, urbanization

A pond heron waiting for prey of the city, resulting in encroachments, contributed to the lake going dry. However, it was with the initiative of the zoo authorities of Mysore that the restoration work on the lake began. Under the project of the Asian Development Bank, development of the water body was envisaged in a phased manner. Today, spreading over 90 acres, Karanji Lake, situated picturesquely in the backdrop of Chamundi Hills, has become an important tourist attraction of Mysore and is visited regularly by locals and tourists alike. As one enters the gate, a path lined by tall trees on either side leads to vast expanses of green lawns with the sprawling

mormons, blue tiger and crimson rose are just a few of the many types of butterflies that keep hopping from flower to flower.

lake on the left. Very close to the entrance are rare medicinal plants and herbs planted. Trees bear their botanical/ common names to educate the visitors. A nursery with saplings of exotic plants is also being run and one can buy these plants from there.


Mini bird sanctuary The calm surroundings of the lake naturally attract many birds. The potential of the place as an upcoming bird area prompted the officials to declare the whole area as the Karanji Lake Nature Park and it was opened to the public in 2004. A few islands in the lake were created and trees planted to encourage the birds to come and breed. Gradually, the place became a mini bird sanctuary. Now, many varieties of birds like the open billed storks, egrets, herons, lapwings, parakeets, sunbirds and sandpipers frequent the place. According to a survey, about 87 species of birds, including nearly 12 migratory species, frequent the park. As such, the lake has also become a paradise for birdwatchers.

Biggest aviary As you walk along the lake, on the right side you will find an enclosure with gates. This is an aviary where instead of birds in cages, visitors walk into the covered enclosure with many exotic birds flying and moving around freely. One can watch elegant peacocks, pelicans and other rare birds from close quarters. Little cascades,

Birds in the aviary fountains and pools make it an attractive cool spot too. Extending to about 60 metres in length, 40 metres in width and 20 metres in height, this aviary is the country’s biggest.

The biggest recreation at Karanji is, of course, the boat ride in the wide lake. Visitors can hire a rowing boat or a paddle boat. In order to maintain the quietness of the tranquil surroundings, mechanized boats have been dispensed with. After a long walk around the park amidst chirping birds and tiny butterflies, a pleasant boat ride would be rejuvenating.

A peacock in the aviary

Bird watch tower The walk further brings one to a very tall watch tower with steps to the viewing area at the top where visitors and birdwatchers can take a look at the various birds that keep fluttering about or are perched patiently by the lake. Even if birds are not many, the panoramic views of the still lake surrounded by dense woods are worth enjoying from the top. The tower provides an uninhibited view of the whole surroundings.

FACT FILE Park timings 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Butterfly Park

Weekly Holiday: Tuesday

The latest attraction at Karanji is the Butterfly Park. Said to be the first in the country, this park of about one acre has been planted with carefully selected flowering species in order to attract the colourful winged insects. Pansies,

Entrance fee Adults - Rs10, children (above 5 years) – Rs 5, senior citizens - free.

Camera Still camera - Rs10, video – Rs 25.

Boating Pedal/ Rowing boat – Rs 25 per head, children – Rs 15.

Contact Park Manager: 0821-2439862

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These are a few of my favourite things… Sunny Deol Birth Name: Ajay Singh Deol DOB: 19 October, 1956 Place of Birth: New Delhi Status: Married to Pooja Deol Debut movie: Betaab Most remembered for: Damini, Ghayal, Ghatak, Gadar Famous pairing: Dimple Kapadia, Meenakshi, Sheshadri, Raveena Tandon Favourite Colour: White Favourite Designers: Simple Kapadia, Tania Ahuja Favourite Holiday Destination: Farmhouse in Lonavala Favourite Shopping: India & London Favourite Cuisine: Typical Punjabi Food

‘Location is another hero’

More than half the battle is won if the location is right, says Anurag Basu, one of the most talented writers/ directors of the Hindi film industry, as he gets candid about some of his films, their shooting experience, location and tourism.


few years back, a weekly TV series called Ajeeb Daastan portrayed a surreal Bengali story in one of its episode capturing the preindependence rural Bengal beautifully. Only the episode was shot in existing locations in Mumbai! Hard to believe, but it showed the sensibility of the director, Anurag Basu, who considers locations as another hero, not just a visual enhancing tool. “Sometimes the story demands certain locations, sometimes the producer and sometimes the demands of distributers decide where I shoot a certain movie. Star dates and production timings also decide the shoot time and location.”

Murder (2004), one of the biggest hits of recent times, was Anurag’s third film, and set in Bangkok. “Murder could have been easily placed anywhere in India. But Mallika played the role of a lonely wife. And her loneliness can be well enhanced if the set-up is in a

foreign location. Here the economics also play a major role. The film could have been set, say in Hongkong, but it would not have been cost-effective. Thai currency, culture and attitude is very similar to that of Indians. We went through an on-line producer and

covered 60 to 70% of the shoot in 20 days,” adds Anurag.

because you can’t think till you have the shoot permission. Hindi film industry is very important to Mumbai. There should be a single window clearance, which will encourage both Indian and international filmmakers to shoot here. This will enable Mumbai as well as India to become one of the most important tourist destinations.”

“But it was not all happy for the unit. We got conned and were charged money for locations that were supposed to be free. False stories of authorities demanding money were used to extract extra money. So I shot a majority of the film on the terrace of our hotel itself,” he adds. “Here, I feel if I had gone through the Tourism Board, we could have got a better deal. From our arrival, to shoot and back would have been a smooth ride.” Gangster (2006), the first Hindi movie to be shot in Korea, was originally scheduled to be shot in Australia. “I had learnt from my experience in Bangkok. Internet helped me

find Seoul. The great fall look of August was coinciding with my shoot dates. I spoke to my producer, Mr Mukesh Bhatt, who asked me to give him just one week to work it out. We wrote to the Seoul Film Commission and proceeded to Seoul to finalise. Korea has an active film industry with three Film Commissions. So it was easy to make them understand our requirements. They were shocked to see our budget. They bargained with the support agencies on our behalf. They also offered us discounts in many places along with free location charges. I think we are the only crew who got to shoot

“India has everything, snow, desert,

at the Seoul station free of cost.” “Korea benefitted through Gangster. The film being shot in Korea was constantly written about in the media. Gangster didn’t have a Shahrukh or an Amitabh. The location was the real attraction. And after seeing the film, many Indians went to Korea. So it’s a profitable symbiotic relation,” concludes Anurag. Life in a…Metro is a film about six different stories, nine people, each with a different issue and problems, all occurring within one place: Mumbai. “I love Mumbai rains. But when I started shooting, there was no rain. The schedule, actually planned for July-August, had shifted to Oct-Nov. So, I had to recreate rain to get the effect. I also had to tackle the hard sun.” Metro beautifully depicts the modern life of Mumbai through its characters, without projecting the overused clichés of using the landmarks of Mumbai, the Victoria Terminus, Fountain, etc. “Shooting in Mumbai is very tiring. It has tough rules to get permission. As creative people we need to think of the screenplay, decide the location, go back and detail out and proceed to shoot. Here, its difficult

sea, backwaters…we just need to have a transparent, hassle-free process,” suggests Anurag. The Director who loves Asia and Asian cuisine is working on different scripts at the moment. So where is he shooting? “I have not decided. But am interested to shoot in places like Shanghai, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and other places.” “Every film promo you see on TV always tries to have one shot of the featured location in it. It’s a great promotional platform for destinations. As Indian films are getting an international release, it’s time the tourism authorities and filmmakers realised the twoway benefit process,” concludes the much sought-after director.


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My Asset: My family.

Zodiac: Gemini

Favourite Actor: Aamir Khan, Dilip Kumar & Richard Gere.

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Best Friend: My mother. Best Food: Homemade items, Thai food and chaats like Bhelpuri. My Hero: My father. My strength: My family and my overwhelming confidence. My weakness: My family, desserts and shopping. My Passion: To suceed in every aspect of life.

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cuisine Mysore Masala Dosa

Ingredients •

4 glasses raw rice

The Mysore Masala Dosa is soft on the inside and crisp on the outside and is served with a lump of melting butter on it.

½ glass chana dal, 1 glass urad dal

2 tsp methi seeds

1 handful avalakki


2 tsp sugar

Method •

Soak all the above ingredients in water for about 6-8 hours.

Grind into dosa batter consistency.

Add salt & sugar.

Let it ferment overnight.

Mysore Pak

Make dosas the next day.

Serve along with potato subji & coconut chutney.

A delicious South Indian dessert

Ingredients - Boiled potatoes, boiled peas, 1 lemon.

For the Potato Subji

Method - Season with mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves, green chillies, boiled potatoes, peas, salt and mix it with lemon juice.

Ingredients •

2 Cups gram flour

2 Cups ghee

2 Cups sugar

1-1/2 Cups water

Method •

Melt one cup ghee in a pan.

Add gram flour and fry it over low heat until light brown.

Take a heavy bottomed sauce pan.

Add sugar and water. Boil until it becomes a sticky syrup.

Add gram flour and cook it over medium heat, stirring continuously.

Add the remaining ghee and mix well.

When the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan, take it out and spread it on a greased tray.

Cut into squares or triangles with a sharp knife.

Mysore Bonda Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is a sweet-smelling soup prepared with pulses and coconut. Ingredients • 1 Cup toor dal, cooked • 1 Lemon size tamarind • 1 tsp Mustard seeds • 1 tsp Chana dal • 2 Tomatoes • 1/2 tsp Hing • 2 tsp Coriander seeds • 4 tsp Peppercorn

• • • • • • • •

2 tbsp Grated coconut 2-3 Dry red chillies 2-3 Cloves 1 tsp Turmeric powder Coriander leaves garnishing A few curry leaves Oil as required Salt to taste



A regular in the cuisine index of the Royal City of Mysore. Ingredients •

1 cup maida

2 green chilies (finely chopped)

1 small onion (finely chopped)

1 big spoon full of rice flour

Sour curd (to make the batter)

Salt to taste

A pinch of baking soda

Chopped coriander leaves (optional)

Method •

Mix all the above ingredients using the curd to a bajji dough consistency.

Marinate tamarind in water and extract the tamarind juice.

To the tamarind juice, add tomato, turmeric powder and salt and boil it until the raw smell of tamarind is gone.

Keep this aside for 3 hrs.

Heat some oil in a frying pan.

In 1 tsp oil, saute coriander seeds, peppercorn, chana dal, red chillies and cloves until pink.

Grind them with coconut to form a soft paste.

When the oil is hot enough, drop the batter in oil and deep fry them till golden brown.

Add the paste, cooked toor dal and curry leaves to the tamarind juice and boil for a few seconds.

Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds and hing and season the rasam.

Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Useful tip: Make sure the curd is sour enough.


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When your throat goes sore Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. Several conditions can cause a sore throat.

Viral infections

Emergencies Only the following symptoms require emergency treatment: • Rapid swelling of the throat or tongue.

Many sore throats are caused by a viral illness, such as: •

Common cold

Infection the voice (laryngitis)

• Drooling develops with difficulty breathing or the inability to cry or make sounds. Severe dehydration:

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Home treatment

Mononucleosis, a viral infection that tends to cause a persistent sore throat.

Other viral infections, such as mumps, herpangina, or influenza.

Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better:

Bacterial infections A bacterial infection may also cause a sore throat. This can occur from: •

Strep throat, which usually does not occur with congestion or a cough.

An inflammation or infection of the tonsils and sometimes the adenoids.

Inflammation epiglottis.

Inflammation of the uvula.


easier by shrinking swollen mucus membranes in the nose, allowing air to pass through. They also help relieve a runny nose and postnasal drip, which can cause a sore throat. •

Decongestants can be taken orally or used as decongestant nasal sprays. Oral decongestants (pills) are probably more effective and provide longer relief but may cause more side effects.

Don’t give decongestants to a child younger than 2 unless you’ve checked with the doctor first. If your child’s doctor tells you to give a medicine, be sure to follow what he or she tells you to do.


Irritants and injuries A sore throat that lasts longer than a week is often caused by irritants or injuries, such as: •


Throat irritation from low humidity, smoking, air pollution, yelling, or nasal drainage down the back of the throat.

Breathing through the mouth when you have allergies or a stuffy nose.

Stomach acid that backs up into the throat, which may be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although this often occurs with heartburn, an acid taste in the mouth, or a cough, sometimes a sore throat is the only symptom.

An injury to the back of the throat, such as a cut or puncture from falling with a pointed object in the mouth.

Chronic fatigue syndrome.

There is no sure way to prevent a sore throat. To help reduce your risk:

Warm or cool mist may help you feel more comfortable by soothing the swollen air passages. It may also relieve hoarseness. However, don’t let your room become uncomfortably cold or very damp.

Use a shallow pan of water to provide moisture in the air through evaporation if you don’t have a humidifier. Place the pan in a safe location where no one will trip on it or fall into it.

Treatment for a sore throat depends on the cause. You may be able to use home treatment to obtain relief. Because viral illnesses are the most common cause of a sore throat, it is important not to use antibiotics to treat them. Antibiotics do not alter the course of viral infections. Unnecessary use of an antibiotic exposes you to the risks of an allergic reaction and antibiotic side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rashes, and yeast infections. Antibiotics also may kill beneficial bacteria and encourage the development of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort: Gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp of salt dissolved in 1 cup of warm water. Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Hot fluids, such as tea or soup, may help decrease throat irritation. Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom.

Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke..

Consider taking non-prescription medicine for your symptoms.

Use nonprescription throat lozenges.

Regular cough drops may also help.

Use a decongestant.

Decongestants make breathing

Drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration.

Wash your hands often, especially when you are around people who are sick.

Identify and avoid irritants, such as smoke, fumes, or yelling, that cause a sore throat.

Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.

Avoid contact with people who have strep throat.

If you have mononucleosis, do not share eating or drinking utensils to prevent spreading the virus to others.

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If you want to get a feel of an elephantine lifestyle, then the Theppakadu Elephant Camp is the place for you, writes Bindu Gopal Rao.


f you love animals, and elephants in particular, this one is for you. Often a great sighting on wildlife tours, the elephant has a charm of its own and a unique appeal to all ages, especially children. Elephant camps are fast gaining popularity and this one is in the middle of the Madhumalai forest. The Theppakadu Elephant Camp, officially established in 1972, allows people to interact with elephants in a controlled environment and is used to train as well as house elephants. The camp is home to several elephants and there were 25 of them when we visited this place and each one has a name! In fact, it is hard to miss the huge board that details the food patterns and quantities of each ingredient that is to be fed to each elephant. While at the camp, we also met a

baby elephant called Masini that had been orphaned and was brought to the camp. Its caretaker parents actually monitor and feed the elephant that is housed in a separate enclosure in circles. This baby elephant is taken care by a couple Bomamn and Badsi. The elephant is fed Lactogen milk and consumes 50 litres a day and is fed a whopping 12 times! This one is a particular hit with kids but take care not to get too close! The camp also organises safaris; only you need to book them in advance. The entry fee is Rs 15 per head and is totally worth it for the unique one-of-its-kind experience. The best time to visit this place would be around the feeding time of elephants. You can actually see a special mix being prepared for the elephants, made from

a mix of ragi, millet, horsegram, rice, coconut, sugarcane, mineral mixture and salt. The attenders to each of the patiently waiting elephants then feed this to them. The elephants are fed twice, in the morning at 9:00 am and in the evening at 6:00 pm. Standardised wooden moulds are used to prepare food. Each feeding shed prominently displays the ration chart indicating the quantity of ration prescribed for each elephant. This chart also has the bio-data of animals. There is a separate enclosed bay provided for mixing the food. The various items of food for each elephant are measured and placed separately on a table with a placard bearing the elephant’s name for identification. In fact, at the camp, we were lucky to actually see an elephant throw a tantrum!

While all the elephants were being fed mounds of ragi balls, one elephant actually turned its head away and refused to eat. The feeder nonchalantly went in and got a rice ball, which he gleefully ate in a jiffy! The feeder later explained that this one did not like ragi! The elephant camp at Theppakadu also serves an important educational purpose where you can see the management and feeding of pachyderms and thereby increase public awareness about the species. This also serves as an important centre for research and training for elephant management. In all, if you want to get a feel of an elephantine lifestyle, this is your best bet and one you will never regret.

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BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DOMESTIC AIR TIMINGS - ARRIVAL AIRLINE FLIGHT NO. Kingfisher (IT) 2454 Indigo (6E) 153 Spice Jet (SG) 524 Kingfisher (IT) 4426 Kingfisher (IT) 3446 Kingfisher (IT) 3446 Indigo (6E) 275 Jet Airways (9W) 445 Jet Airways (9W) 465 Jet Airways (9W) 485 Jet Airways (9W) 532 Jet Airways (9W) 802 Jet Airways (9W) 3525 Jet Airways (9W) 3525 Alliance Air 7915 Indian (IC) 312 Indian (IC) 316 Indian (IC) 318 Kingfisher (IT) 2402 Kingfisher (IT) 2404 Kingfisher (IT) 2406 Kingfisher (IT) 2408 Kingfisher (IT) 2410 Kingfisher (IT) 2412 Kingfisher (IT) 2414 Kingfisher (IT) 2741 Jetlite (S2) 271 Jet Airways (9W) 3512 Indian (IC) 910 Indian (IC) 910 Kingfisher (IT) 4420 Kingfisher (IT) 4430 Jetlite (S2) 282 Kingfisher (IT) 2906 Kingfisher (IT) 3103 Kingfisher (IT) 3109 Kingfisher (IT) 4454 Kingfisher (IT) 4458 Jetlite (S2) 234 Indigo (6E) 101 Indigo (6E) 103 Indigo (6E) 105 Indigo (6E) 107 Indigo (6E) 121 Indigo (6E) 123 Indigo (6E) 131 Indigo (6E) 137 Jet Airways (9W) 801 Jet Airways (9W) 811 Jet Airways (9W) 815

ORIGIN ARRIVAL DAYS OF AIRCRAFT TIME OPERATION TYPE Agatti 1750 1234567 AT7 Ahmedabad 1830 1234567 320 Ahmedabad 0900 1234567 738 Belgaum 1230 1234567 AT7 Bhubaneswar 1410 1234507 320 Bhubaneswar 1510 0000060 320 Chennai 1140 1234567 320 Chennai 1050 1234567 738 Chennai 2205 1234567 738 Chennai 1805 1234567 738 Chennai 0845 1234567 73G Chennai 0645 1234567 734 Chennai 1230 1034507 AT7 Chennai 1210 0000060 AT7 Chennai 2210 1234567 732 Chennai 0945 1234567 319 Chennai 1825 1234567 319 Chennai 230 1234567 319 Chennai 0820 1234567 AT7 Chennai 0950 1234567 AT7 Chennai 1200 1234567 AT7 Chennai 510 1234567 AT7 Chennai 1830 1234567 AT7 Chennai 2000 1234567 AT7 Chennai 2130 1234567 AT7 Chennai 0700 1234567 AT7 Chennai 0600 1234567 738 Cochin 0945 1234567 AT7 Cochin 1440 1234507 319 Cochin 1510 0000060 319 Cochin 2150 1234567 AT7 Cochin 0855 1234567 AT7 Cochin 2020 1234567 738 Coimbatore 2305 1234567 AT7 Coimbatore 0930 1234567 320 Coimbatore 2255 1234567 320 Coimbatore 2040 1234567 AT7 Coimbatore 0825 1234567 AT7 Coimbatore 1220 1234567 734 Delhi 0910 1234507 320 Delhi 1040 0000060 320 Delhi 1830 1234507 320 Delhi 1840 0000060 320 Delhi 1210 1234567 320 Delhi 1840 1234567 320 Delhi 2315 1234567 320 Delhi 1510 0000060 320 Delhi 0910 1234567 73H Delhi 2030 1234567 738 Delhi 1310 1234507 73G

AIRLINE FLIGHT NO. Jet Airways (9W) 815 Jet Airways (9W) 815 Jet Airways (9W) 815 Jet Airways (9W) 834 Indian (IC) 904 Indian (IC) 403 Indian (IC) 803 Kingfisher (IT) 201 Kingfisher (IT) 203 Kingfisher (IT) 205 Kingfisher (IT) 207 Kingfisher (IT) 212 Kingfisher (IT) 214 Jetlite (S2) 231 Jetlite (S2) 233 Jetlite (S2) 235 Spice Jet (SG) 223 Spice Jet (SG) 501 Indigo (6E) 277 Jet Airways (9W) 502 Jet Airways (9W) 502 Indian (IC) 919 Indian (IC) 920 Kingfisher (IT) 432 Spice Jet (SG) 527 Kingfisher (IT) 2432 Indigo (6E) 151 Indigo (6E) 352 Jet Airways (9W) 3542 Jet Airways (9W) 3548 Jet Airways (9W) 3550 GO Air (G8) 193 Indian (IC) 916 Kingfisher (IT) 2424 Kingfisher (IT) 2431 Kingfisher (IT) 2434 Kingfisher (IT) 2438 Kingfisher (IT) 2440 Kingfisher (IT) 4424 Kingfisher (IT) 4440 Kingfisher (IT) 611 Kingfisher (IT) 611 Jetlite (S2) 631 Spice Jet (SG) 283 Kingfisher (IT) 4436 Jet Airways (9W) 511 Jet Airways (9W) 515 Indian (IC) 771 Kingfisher (IT) 434 Kingfisher (IT) 3435

ORIGIN ARRIVAL DAYS OF AIRCRAFT TIME OPERATION TYPE Delhi 1500 0000060 73G Delhi 1230 1234567 73G Delhi 1250 0000060 73G Delhi 2225 1234567 73G Delhi 2230 1234567 320 Delhi 1900 1234567 321 Delhi 0845 1234567 319 Delhi 0930 1234567 321 Delhi 1230 1234567 321 Delhi 2000 1234567 321 Delhi 2315 1234567 321 Delhi 1740 1234567 320 Delhi 2120 1234567 320 Delhi 0945 1234567 734 Delhi 2015 1234567 738 Delhi 2125 1234567 738 Delhi 1540 1234567 739 Delhi 0940 1234567 739 Goa 1500 1234567 320 Goa 1705 1234507 73G Goa 1735 0000060 73G Goa 1600 1234507 320 Goa 1600 0000060 320 Guwahati 2135 1234567 321 Guwahati 1820 1234567 738 Hubli 1630 1234567 AT7 Hyderabad 0920 1234567 320 Hyderabad 2040 1234567 320 Hyderabad 1650 1034567 AT7 Hyderabad 2250 1234567 AT7 Hyderabad 0955 1234567 AT7 Hyderabad 2055 1234567 320 Hyderabad 1040 1234567 320 Hyderabad 0850 1234560 AT7 Hyderabad 0800 1234567 AT7 Hyderabad 1300 1234507 AT7 Hyderabad 1950 1234567 AT7 Hyderabad 2105 1234567 AT7 Hyderabad 1925 1234567 AT7 Hyderabad 2315 1234567 AT7 Jaipur 1435 1234507 320 Jaipur 1500 0000060 320 Jaipur 1605 1234567 738 Jaipur 2000 1234567 738 Vidyanagar 1735 1234567 AT7 Kolkata 1740 1234567 738 Kolkata 0835 1234567 73W Kolkata 2215 1234567 320 Kolkata 1020 1234567 320 Kolkata 2240 1234567 320

AIRLINE FLIGHT ORIGIN ARRIVAL DAYS OF AIRCRAFT NO. TIME OPERATION TYPE Jetlite (S2) 364 Kolkata 1940 1234567 73G Kingfisher (IT) 4460 Madurai 0905 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4466 Madurai 2215 1234567 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 520 Mangalore 1025 1234567 73G Jet Airways (9W) 528 Mangalore 2020 1234567 73G Kingfisher (IT) 442 Mangalore 1000 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2444 Mangalore 2100 1234567 AT7 Indigo (6E) 411 Mumbai 0750 1234567 320 Indigo (6E) 415 Mumbai 2255 1234567 320 Indigo (6E) 417 Mumbai 1000 1234567 320 Jet Airways (9W) 411 Mumbai 0815 1234560 73H Jet Airways (9W) 411 Mumbai 0700 0000007 73H Jet Airways (9W) 417 Mumbai 1535 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 441 Mumbai 1845 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 443 Mumbai 1205 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 447 Mumbai 1725 1234567 73H Jet Airways (9W) 449 Mumbai 1035 1234560 738 Jet Airways (9W) 477 Mumbai 2145 1234507 73G Jet Airways (9W) 483 Mumbai 1945 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 2411 Mumbai 0530 1234567 AT7 Air India (AI) 620 Mumbai 0500 0234507 320 Indian (IC) 105 Mumbai 0745 1234567 319 Indian (IC) 107 Mumbai 1900 1234567 321 Indian (IC) 109 Mumbai 1040 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 101 Mumbai 0820 1234560 320 Kingfisher (IT) 103 Mumbai 1030 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 105 Mumbai 1245 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 107 Mumbai 1745 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 109 Mumbai 1950 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 111 Mumbai 2210 1234567 320 Jetlite (S2) 601 Mumbai 1430 1234507 73G Alliance Air 7916 Nagpur 0520 1234567 732 Kingfisher (IT) 3453 Nagpur 1640 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 2102 Nasik 1830 1234567 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 446 Pune 1455 1234567 738 Kingfisher (IT) 410 Pune 0910 1234567 321 Kingfisher (IT) 416 Pune 2010 1234567 321 Spice Jet (SG) 227 Pune 0815 1234567 738 Spice Jet (SG) 209 Srinagar 2020 1234567 739 Kingfisher (IT) 4408 Tirupati 1505 1234567 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 3538 Trivandrum 1810 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2732 Trivandrum 1000 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2738 Trivandrum 2220 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4732 Trivandrum 1830 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4452 Vijayawada 1305 1234507 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4452 Vijayawada 1255 0000060 AT7 Paramount Airways (I7) 464 Vishakhapatnam 1125 1234567 E70

DOMESTIC AIR TIMINGS - DEPARTURE AIRLINE FLIGHT NO. Kingfisher (IT) 453 Spice Jet (SG) 529 Kingfisher (IT) 4425 Kingfisher (IT) 3445 Jet Airways (9W) 486 Jet Airways (9W) 446 Jet Airways (9W) 466 Jet Airways (9W) 803 Jet Airways (9W) 531 Jet Airways (9W) 3531 Alliance Air 7916 Indian (IC) 317 Indian (IC) 311 Indian (IC) 315 Kingfisher (IT) 2403 Kingfisher (IT) 2405 Kingfisher (IT) 2409 Kingfisher (IT) 2407 Kingfisher (IT) 2411 Kingfisher (IT) 2413 Kingfisher (IT) 2415 Kingfisher (IT) 2401 Jetlite (S2) 272 Jet Airways (9W) 3511 Indian (IC) 909 Kingfisher (IT) 2481 Kingfisher (IT) 4419 Kingfisher (IT) 4429 Jetlite (S2) 281 Kingfisher (IT) 4453 Kingfisher (IT) 4457 Jetlite (S2) 231 Indigo (6E) 104 Indigo (6E) 108 Indigo (6E) 122 Indigo (6E) 132 Indigo (6E) 138 Indigo (6E) 106 Indigo (6E) 124 Jet Airways (9W) 812 Jet Airways (9W) 833 Jet Airways (9W) 804 Jet Airways (9W) 816 Air India (AI) 804 Indian (IC) 804 Indian (IC) 404 Indian (IC) 505 Kingfisher (IT) 213 Kingfisher (IT) 204

DESTINATION DEPARTURE DAYS OF AIRCRAFT TIME OPERATION TYPE Agatti 1100 1234567 AT7 Ahmedabad 1850 1234567 738 Belgaum 0915 1234567 AT7 Bhubaneswar 0700 1234567 320 Chennai 1925 1234567 738 Chennai 1535 1234567 738 Chennai 2245 1234567 738 Chennai 0950 1234567 73H Chennai 0635 1234567 73G Chennai 1730 1234567 AT7 Chennai 0555 1234567 732 Chennai 1945 1234567 319 Chennai 0645 1234567 319 Chennai 1545 1234567 319 Chennai 0850 1234567 AT7 Chennai 1020 1234567 AT7 Chennai 1730 1234567 AT7 Chennai 1540 1234567 AT7 Chennai 1900 1234567 AT7 Chennai 2030 1234567 AT7 Chennai 2200 1234567 AT7 Chennai 0725 1234567 AT7 Chennai 2055 1234567 738 Cochin 1015 1234567 AT7 Cochin 1130 1234567 319 Cochin 0600 1234567 AT7 Cochin 1840 1234567 AT7 Cochin 0550 1234567 AT7 Cochin 1725 1234567 738 Coimbatore 1810 1234567 AT7 Coimbatore 0600 1234567 AT7 Coimbatore 1020 1234567 734 Delhi 1130 0000060 320 Delhi 1920 0000060 320 Delhi 1720 1234567 320 Delhi 0600 1234567 320 Delhi 1540 0000060 320 Delhi 1930 1234507 320 Delhi 1105 1234567 320 Delhi 1845 1234567 738 Delhi 0945 1234567 73G Delhi 0725 1234567 734 Delhi 1600 1234567 73G Delhi 0615 1000060 320 Delhi 0615 0234507 320 Delhi 1950 1234567 321 Delhi 0930 1234567 319 Delhi 0750 0000060 320 Delhi 1000 1234567 321

AIRLINE FLIGHT DESTINATION DEPARTURE DAYS OF AIRCRAFT NO. TIME OPERATION TYPE Kingfisher (IT) 206 Delhi 1730 1234567 321 Kingfisher (IT) 208 Delhi 2045 1234567 321 Kingfisher (IT) 202 Delhi 0645 1234567 321 Kingfisher (IT) 213 Delhi 0750 1234507 320 Kingfisher (IT) 211 Delhi 1200 1234567 320 Jetlite (S2) 234 Delhi 1255 1234567 734 Jetlite (S2) 232 Delhi 0700 1234567 738 Jetlite (S2) 236 Delhi 2055 1234567 738 Spice Jet (SG) 216 Delhi 2050 1234567 739 Spice Jet (SG) 504 Delhi 1730 1234567 739 Indigo (6E) 275 Goa 1215 1234567 320 Jet Airways (9W) 501 Goa 1425 1234507 73G Jet Airways (9W) 501 Goa 1500 0000060 73G Indian (IC) 919 Goa 1130 1234507 320 Indian (IC) 919 Goa 1255 0000060 320 Kingfisher (IT) 431 Guwahati 0630 1234507 321 Kingfisher (IT) 431 Guwahati 0930 0000060 321 Spice Jet (SG) 528 Guwahati 0930 1234567 738 Kingfisher (IT) 2431 Hubli 0830 1234567 AT7 Indigo (6E) 416 Hyderabad 1940 1234567 320 Indigo (6E) 152 Hyderabad 1910 0000060 320 Jet Airways (9W) 3549 Hyderabad 0625 1234567 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 3541 Hyderabad 1320 1034507 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 3541 Hyderabad 1245 0000060 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 3547 Hyderabad 1920 1234567 AT7 Indian (IC) 915 Hyderabad 1700 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 2423 Hyderabad 0920 1234560 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2432 Hyderabad 1730 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2435 Hyderabad 1330 1034507 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2435 Hyderabad 1410 0200000 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2437 Hyderabad 2030 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2439 Hyderabad 2200 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4817 Hyderabad 0725 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4439 Hyderabad 1500 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 3452 Indore 1010 1234567 320 Indigo (6E) 152 Jaipur 1910 1234507 320 Indigo (6E) 154 Jaipur 1000 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 612 Jaipur 1530 1234567 320 Jetlite (S2) 632 Jaipur 0805 1234567 738 Spice Jet (SG) 284 Jaipur 0845 1234567 738 Kingfisher (IT) 4435 Vidyanagar 1500 1234567 AT7 Indigo (6E) 277 Kolkata 1535 1234567 320 Indigo (6E) 351 Kolkata 0825 1234567 320 Jet Airways (9W) 512 Kolkata 1820 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 516 Kolkata 0915 1234567 73W Indian (IC) 772 Kolkata 0605 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 433 Kolkata 1900 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 3434 Kolkata 1710 1234567 320 Jetlite (S2) 402 Kolkata 2010 1234567 73G

AIRLINE FLIGHT DESTINATION DEPARTURE DAYS OF AIRCRAFT NO. TIME OPERATION TYPE Kingfisher (IT) 4469 Madurai 0635 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4465 Madurai 1935 1234567 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 519 Mangalore 0820 1234567 73G Jet Airways (9W) 527 Mangalore 1820 1234567 73G Kingfisher (IT) 2441 Mangalore 0730 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2443 Mangalore 1830 1234567 AT7 Indigo (6E) 412 Mumbai 2120 1234567 320 Indigo (6E) 402 Mumbai 0555 1234567 320 Jet Airways (9W) 412 Mumbai 0855 1234560 73H Jet Airways (9W) 412 Mumbai 0740 0000007 73H Jet Airways (9W) 418 Mumbai 1625 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 444 Mumbai 1300 1234507 738 Jet Airways (9W) 444 Mumbai 1300 0000007 738 Jet Airways (9W) 448 Mumbai 1805 1234567 73H Jet Airways (9W) 450 Mumbai 1125 1234560 738 Jet Airways (9W) 478 Mumbai 0700 1234507 73G Jet Airways (9W) 442 Mumbai 2030 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 484 Mumbai 2130 1234567 738 Jet Airways (9W) 2412 Mumbai 2325 1234567 AT7 GO Air (G8) 194 Mumbai 2130 1234567 320 Air India (AI) 621 Mumbai 0100 1234060 320 Indian (IC) 106 Mumbai 0835 1234567 319 Indian (IC) 108 Mumbai 2000 1234567 321 Indian (IC) 110 Mumbai 1125 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 104 Mumbai 0900 1234560 320 Kingfisher (IT) 106 Mumbai 1115 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 108 Mumbai 1535 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 110 Mumbai 1820 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 112 Mumbai 2030 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 102 Mumbai 0650 1234507 320 Kingfisher (IT) 104 Mumbai 0900 0000060 320 Kingfisher (IT) 3104 Mumbai 0540 1234567 320 Kingfisher (IT) 3106 Mumbai 1625 1234567 320 Jetlite (S2) 602 Mumbai 1500 1234507 73G Alliance Air 7915 Nagpur 2245 1234567 732 Kingfisher (IT) 2101 Nasik 1030 1234567 AT7 Indigo (6E) 102 Pune 0950 1234507 320 Jet Airways (9W) 445 Pune 1130 1234507 738 Jet Airways (9W) 459 Pune 2130 1234567 73G Kingfisher (IT) 415 Pune 1700 1234567 321 Kingfisher (IT) 411 Pune 0600 1234567 321 Spice Jet (SG) 228 Pune 2100 1234567 738 Spice Jet (SG) 224 Srinagar 1005 1234567 739 Kingfisher (IT) 4407 Tirupati 0850 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4731 Tirvandrum 1500 1234567 AT7 Jet Airways (9W) 3537 Trivandrum 1025 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2737 Trivandrum 1900 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 2731 Trivandrum 0630 1234567 AT7 Kingfisher (IT) 4442 Vijayawada 0930 1234567 AT7 Paramount Airways (I7) 465 Vishakhapatnam 1155 1234567 E70

Flight schedules are subject to change. Please call the respective airlines for exact schedule


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Indian (IC) Gulf Air (GF) Thai Airways (TG) Thai Airways (TG) Jet Airways (9W) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Air India (AI) Srilankan Airlines (UL) Srilankan Airlines (UL) Srilankan Airlines (UL) Emirates (EK) Emirates (EK) Emirates (EK) Emirates (EK) Indian (IC) Indian (IC) Indian (IC) Lufthansa (LH) Lufthansa (LH) Lufthansa (LH) Dragon Air (KA) Indian (IC) Indian (IC)

362 272 325 331 131 7383 126 171 171 171 564 566 566 568 950 950 350 754 754 8412 152 961 977

Abu Dhabi Bahrain angkok Bangkok Brussels Brussels Chicago Colombo Colombo Colombo Dubai Dubai Dubai Dubai Dubai Dubai Dubai Frankfurt Frankfurt Frankfurt Hong Kong Hyderabad Hyderabad

0700 0300 2315 0230 0005 0855 0500 2005 0910 0910 0850 1715 1715 0300 1445 1520 0540 0125 0005 0030 0140 1930 1800

1234567 1234567 1234567 0204007 1234567 1000000 1000060 0004560 1230000 1000000 1234567 1234007 0000500 1234567 1234507 0000060 1234567 1234567 0000007 0204067 1234567 0204067 1030500

320 320 333 AB6 332 74Y 320 320 343 320 772 332 772 332 320 320 320 744 744 M1F 333 320 320

Malayasia Airlines (MH) Malayasia Airlines (MH) British Airways (BA) Kingfisher Airlines (IT) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Transmile (TH) Indian (IC) Air Mauritius (MK) Air Mauritius (MK) Air Mauritius (MK) Indian (IC) Oman Air (WY) Air France (AF) Air Arabia (G9) Indian (IC) Indian (IC) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Tiger Airways (TR)

192 192 119 002 7879 4121 966 746 746 746 978 811 192 497 962 958 500 502 7378 7378 7378 7378 628

Kaula Lumpur Kaula Lumpur London London Los Angeles Malaysia Male Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius Muscat Muscat Paris Sharjah Sharjah Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore

2315 2315 0450 1335 1100 1100 1530 0230 0605 0345 0235 0520 0035 0355 0500 0930 0850 2155 0310 0445 0125 1850 2300

0200567 0030000 1234567 1234567 0000500 0234560 1234567 0200000 0200000 0200000 0204060 1234567 1234567 1234567 1030507 1234567 1000560 1234567 0000060 0200000 0004000 0030000 1030507

333 332 744 332 74Y 72Y 320 332 332 332 320 738 332 320 320 320 772 773 74Y 74Y 74Y 74Y 320

AIRLINE Indian (IC) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Gulf Air (GF) Thai Airways (TG) Thai Airways (TG) Jet Airways (9W) Air India (AI) Srilankan Airlines (UL) Srilankan Airlines (UL) Emirates (EK) Emirates (EK) Emirates (EK) Emirates (EK) Indian (IC) Indian (IC) Air India (AI) Lufthansa (LH) Lufthansa (LH) Dragon Air (KA)

FLIGHT NO. 361 7378 7378 7378 7378 273 326 332 132 127 172 172 565 567 569 569 349 949 199 755 755 153

ORIGIN Abu Dhabi Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam Bahrain Bangkok Bangkok Brussels Chicago Colombo Colombo Dubai Dubai Dubai Dubai Dubai Dubai Frankfurt Frankfurt Frankfurt Hong Kong

ARRIVAL TIME 0800 0510 0645 0325 2050 0350 0030 0405 0135 0100 2115 1020 1025 1830 0415 0415 1945 1600 2055 0325 0205 0240

DAYS OF OPERATION 1234567 0000060 0200000 0004000 0030000 1234567 1234567 0204007 1234567 0000507 0004560 0230000 1234567 1234507 0234507 1000060 1234567 1234567 0000060 1234567 0000007 1234567

FLIGHT NO. 193 118 001 001 001 4122 965 747 747 747 977 812 191 498 961 957 501 503 7383 7879 629

ORIGIN Kaulalampur London London London London Malaysia Male Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius Muscat Muscat paris Sharjah Sharjah Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore

ARRIVAL TIME 0030 0745 1130 1305 1230 1155 1030 0335 0705 0445 1840 0620 0215 0440 2015 0005 1000 2310 1100 1300 2350

DAYS OF OPERATION 0230567 1234567 1030060 0200507 0004000 0234560 1234567 0200000 0200000 0200000 1030500 1234567 1234567 1234567 0204067 1234567 1000560 1234567 1000000 0000500 1030507

AIRCRAFT TYPE 333 744 332 332 332 72Y 320 332 332 332 320 738 332 320 320 320 772 773 74Y 74Y 320

INTERNATIONAL AIR TIMINGS - DEPARTURE AIRCRAFT TYPE 320 74Y 74Y 74Y 74Y 320 333 AB6 332 320 320 343 772 332 332 772 320 320 31Y 744 744 333

Flight starting from Mangalore - Kingfisher Sector




Days of Operation

Bengaluru Bengaluru Bengaluru Bengaluru Calicut Chennai ( via ) Calicut / Cochin / Trivandrum Cochin ( via ) Calicut Goa Trivandrum ( via ) Calicut / Cochin Vijayawada ( via ) Bengaluru

IT2442 IT2444 IT4442 IT4444 IT2883 IT2883 IT2883 IT2882 IT2883 IT4442

0800 2100 1025 1800 1700 1700 1700 1405 1700 1025

0855 2200 1125 1900 1755 2220 1900 1505 2015 1340

Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily

AIRLINE Malayasia Airlines (MH) British Airways (BA) Kingfisher Airlines (IT) Kingfisher Airlines (IT) Kingfisher Airlines (IT) Transmile (TH) Indian (IC) Air Mauritius (MK) Air Mauritius (MK) Air Mauritius (MK) Indian (IC) Oman Air (WY) Air France (AF) Air Arabia (G9) Indian (IC) Indian (IC) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Tiger Airways (TR)

Flights starting from Hubli Sector




Days of Operation

Bengaluru Mumbai

IT2432 IT2122

1505 1020

1630 1205

Daily Daily

Flights starting from Belgaum Sector




Days of Operation






Flight(s) operating from Mangalore (IXE) to Mumbai (BOM) - Jet Airways

Flight(s) operating from Mumbai (BOM) to Mangalore (IXE)

Flight No.


Dep. Time


Arr. Time



Flight No.


Dep. Time


Arr. Time



9W434 9W432 9W432

Mangalore (IXE) Mangalore (IXE) Mangalore (IXE)

1105 1505 1525

Mumbai (BOM) Mumbai (BOM) Mumbai (BOM)

1225 1620 1640

- - -

Daily Daily except Fri Fri

9W433 9W431 9W431

Mumbai (BOM) Mumbai (BOM) Mumbai (BOM)

0920 1310 1335

Mangalore (IXE) Mangalore (IXE) Mangalore (IXE)

1035 1425 1450

- - -

Daily Daily except Fri Fri

Flight(s) operating from Mangalore (IXE) to Bengaluru (BLR) Flight No.


Dep. Time


Arr. Time



9W520 9W528

Mangalore (IXE) Mangalore (IXE)

0940 1940

Bengaluru (BLR) Bengaluru (BLR)

1025 2020

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Daily Daily

Railway Timing

From Mysore

ARRIVALS Ahmedabad Exp Thu 6501 Arasikere Pass (Exc 7) 224 Azmer Exp Sun, Tue 6209 Blr-Bangarpet Pass 531 Blr-Chickballapur Pass (Exc 7) 552 Blr-Hubshimoga Fast Dly 588/573 Blr-Kaki Seshadri Exp Dly 7210 Blr-Chennai Brindavan Exp 2639 Blr-Delhi-Karnataka Exp 2628 Blr Niz-Rajdhani Ex 1,3,4,7 2430 Blr Ernakulam Exp (1,4) 2683 Blrcity-Kochuveli Exp (1) 6316 Blr city Bangarpet Pass 6521 Blr Mumbai CSTMudyan 6529 Blr-GandhidamWklyEx(4) 6505 Blr-Chennai Wkly Exp(6) 2691 Blr-Hubli Hospet Pass Dly 584 Blr-Hubli Hampi Exp Dly 6591 Blr City-Chennai Mail Dly 2657 Blr-Chitradurga-Dharwad 582 Blr-Shimoga Exp Dly 6228 BlrDarbangaBhagmati (4) 2577 BhubaneshwarPrasanthi 8463 Cauvery Exp 6222 Chennai Shatabdi (Exc 2) 2027 Ernakulam Intercity 2678 Chennai Exp Dly 2609 Chennai Pass Dly 101 Coimbatore-KurlaExp Dly 1014 Chikkaballapur Pass (Exc 7) 596 Coimbatore kongu Sun 2647 Gorakhpur Exp Mon 2591 Guwahati Exp 2,3,4 2510 Hindupur Pass Exc Sun 594 Hubli-Janashatabdi (Exc 2) 2080 Hubli Intercity Exp Dly 2726 Jaipur-Mysore Exp 2976 Jodhpur Exp (1&6) 6507

Train Name

4.45 am 9.15 am 4.00 am 2.25 pm 6.15 pm 8.40 pm 12.35 pm 1.20 pm 1.40 pm 6.35 pm 4.20 am 8.35 am 11.25 pm 8.50 am 4.00 am 5.55 am 5.55am 6.10 am 5.10 am 7.30 pm 4.30 am 8.40 pm 11.30 am 4.10 am 10.30 pm 8.15 pm 7.50 pm 7.00 pm 3.05 pm 9.45 am 10.55 pm 5.55 am 11.50 pm 9.20 am 9.10 pm 1.50 pm 12.50 pm 4.00 am

Jolarpettai Exp Dly Kuppam Blr Memu Exc 7 KonguNizamudddin (5) Kacheguda Exp Dly Kanyakumrai Exp Dly Kurla-Coimbatore Exp Kholapur Ranichennamma Lalbagh Exp Daily Mysore Pass Daily Mayiladuthurai Mys Exp D Marikuppam Pass Daily Mysore Pass (Exc Sun) Mysore-Jaipur Exp (4,6) Mys-Shatabdi Exp (Exc2) Marikuppam Pass (Exc7) Mysore Tippu Exp Dly Mys-ChennaiShtdbdi (Exc 2) Mysore Passenger Dly Marikuppam Swarna Pass Mys-ChamundiExp (D) Mysore Pass (Exc Sun) Mys-Mayiladuthurai Exp Mys-tirupati FastPass Dly Mysore-Tuticorn Exp Dly Mysore Chennaicauvery Mysore Pass Dly Rajendrasangmitra Shimoga Town Pass Dly Salem Pass Daily Tuticorn-Mysore Exp dly Tirupati-Mysore Exp Dly Tumkur Pass (Exc 7) Tumkur Pass (Exc Sun) Trivandrum Exp (4)


Train No529

2648 2785 6525 1013 6590 2607 229 6231 525 231 2975 2007 512 2613 2008 233 523 6215 237 6232 213 6732 6221 235 2296 228 571 6731 214 222 2265 6322

8.00 am 9.30 am 1.05 am 6.25 am 7.00 am 9.55 pm 7.30 am 9.30 am 11.50 pm 5.35 am 4.55 pm 9.10 am 12.55 pm 10.50 am 10.30 am 1.30 pm 4.15 pm 10.15 pm 9.15 pm 9.40 pm 6.00 pm 6.45 pm 8.15 pm 9.05 pm 11.25 pm 4.00 am 8.40 pm 12.10 pm 6.45 pm 6.10 am 7.10 am 1.15 pm 5.40 pm 9.45 am

Chennai-Ypr-Hubli Exp (7) Hubli-Ypr-Chennai Exp (7) Niz-Sampark(Hubli) 5&7 Smpark (Sc’bad) 1,2,3,5&7 Vasco-Ypr-ChennaiExp(5) Ypr-DadarChalukya (Exc3) Yeshwantpur-HatiaExp(4) Ypr-Bhubneshwar Exp (1) Ypr-Guntur Pass Dly Ypr-Tatanagar Exp Sun Ypr-Vascodegama Ex (2,7) Ypr Kacheguda Exp Dly Ypr-Salem Fast Pass Dly Ypr Bagalkot Exp (2,5,7) Ypr-Howrah Exp Dly Ypr-CannanoreExp (1,3,5) Ypr-Muzafarpur Exp (3)


Flight schedules are subject to change. Please call the respective airlines for exact schedule

7313 7314 2630 2650 7312 1017 2835 2845 434 2889 7310 7603 573 6514 2863 6528 5228

9.15 pm 5.00 am 6.20 am 7.00 pm 5.00 am 8.45 am 5.00 pm 11.10 am 4.55 pm 5.00 am 10.50 am 10.30 am 10.40 am 10.00 am 8.10 am 7.00 am 11.25 am

ChennaiShatabdiExp (Exc2) Coimbatore-intercity Exp ChickballapurPass (Exc7) Chennai Exp Daily Chennai Pass Daily Chenai-MyshtbdkiExc 2 Coimbatore-Kurla Exp Chennai BrindavanExp Dly Chikkaballapur Pass (Exc 7) Chennai Wkly Exp Sun Coimb-Niz-Kongu Exp (7) Gorakhpur Exp Mon Gandhidam Wkly Exp (6) Guwahati Exp (3,4,5) Hub-JanashatbdiExp (Exc 2) Hubli-Shimoga Pass Hubli-intercity Exp Daily Hindupur Pass (Exc Sun) Hubli Hampi Exp Dly JaipurMysore Exp (3,5) Jolarpet Exp Dly Jodhpur Exp Mon, Wed Kakinada Sheshadri Exp Kochuvely Wkly Exp (1) Kanyakumari Exp Dly Kurla-coimbatore Exp Lalbagh Exp Dly Mysore Pass Dly MayiladuthuraiMysoreEx Mysore Pass (Exc Sun) Mys-jaipur Exp (4,6) Marikuppam Pass (Exc 7) Marikuppam Pass Dly Mysore Tippu Exp Dly Mys ChennaiShtdbdi (Exc2) Mysore Pass Dly Marikuppam-SwarnaPass Mys-Chamundi Exp Dly Mys-Mayiladuthurai Exp Mumbai CSTM UdyanExp Mys-TirupatiFastPassDly Mysore Pass (Exc Sun) MysoreTuticorn Exp Dly Mys-ChennaiCauvery Exp Mysore Pass Daily



2028 2677 551 2610 102 2007 1014 2640 595 2692 2647 2592 6506 2509 2079 587/575 2725 593 6592 2976 6520 6508 7209 6315 6526 1013 2608 230 6231 232 2975 513 526 2614 2008 234 524 6216 6232 6530 213 238 6732 6221 236

6.00 am 6.15 am 8.40 am 8.15 am 9.20 am 11.00 am 15.25 pm 2.30 pm 6.05 pm 11.00 pm 11.15 pm 4.40 pm 9.50 pm 11.30 pm 6.00 am 6.25 am 2.30 pm 6.45 pm 10.30 pm 01.15 pm 5.30 pm 9.50 pm 1.15 pm 5.15 pm 9.45 pm 10.15 pm 6.30 am 5.25 am 6.25 am 10.00 am 01.05 pm 12.10 pm 7.00 am 2.15 pm 4.25 pm 4.25 pm 6.05 pm 6.15 pm 7.05 pm 8.10 pm 8.30 pm 6.15 pm 9.20 pm 11.45 pm 11.55 pm


Niz-CoimbatoreKonguEx (5) Niz-Rajdhani Exp 1,3,4,7 Rani Chennamma ExpDly RajendraSangamitra (2,4) Salem Pass Daily Shimoga Town PassDaily Tuticorn-MysoreExp Dly Tirupati-Mysore Fast Pass Tumkur Pass (Exc Sun) Trivandrum Exp Thu

2648 2429 6589 2295 572 227 6731 214 225 6321

1.35 am 8.20 pm 9.15 pm 9.00 am 7.15 am 3.40 pm 7.00 am 7.30 am 1.45 pm 6.50 pm

From Bangalore YESHWANTHPUR Garib Nawaz Ex (5) 6532 5.35 pm Ahmedabad Express 6501/6502 Thu, Sun Ahmedabad 04:45 13:30 Ajmer Ypr-Korba-Wainganga (2) 2251 11.40 pm Chennai-Ypr-VascoExp (5) 7311 9.40 pm Bangalore-Coimbatore Chennai – Ypr-Hubli Exp (7) 7313 9.40 pm Inter City Express 2677/2688 Daily Coimbatore 17:15 04:20 BYPASS TRAINS AT KRISHNARAJAPURA Hub-Ypr-Chennai Exp (7) 7314 5.15 pm Coimbtr-Rajkot Exp (5) 6614 7.27 am Niz-Sampark (Hubli) 2&4 2629 1.30 pm Brindavan Express 2639/2640 Daily Chennai 13:20 14:30 MumnagarcoilEx (1,4,5,6) 6339 10.40 am Sampark (Sc’bad) 1,3,5,6,7 2649 10.20 pm MumbaiTrivandrumEx (2) 6331 10.40 am Vasco-Ypr-Chennai Exp (5) 7312 5.15 am Chatrapati Sahu Maharaj Nagrcoil-Mumbai (1,2,3,5) 6340 9.45 pm Ypr-DadarChalukya (Exc4) 1018 6.30 am Rajkot-Coibatore Exp (1) 6613 5.00 pm Bangalore Ypr-Hatia Exp Fri 2836 8.30 am TrivandrumMumbaiEx (6) 6332 9.20 pm 8.00 am BangarpetKrishnarajpuram 533 7.30 pm Rani Chennamma Express 6589/6590 Daily Mumbai 14:05 07:30 Ypr-BhubaneshwarExp (2) 2846 Ypr-Guntur Pass Daily 433 8.15 am DEPARTURES Chennai Express 2609/2610 Daily Chennai 19:50 08:15 Ypr-Tatanagar Exp Mon 2890 8.30 am Ahmedabad Exp Sun 6502 1.30 pm (7,2) 7309 3.15 pm Arasikere Pass (Exc 6.15 pm Chikballapur Passenger 596/595 Except SunSun) 223 Chikballapur 09:50 18:05 Ypr-Vasco-de-gama Ypr-Kacheguda Exp Dly 7604 4.15 pm Ajmer Exp Tue, Thu 6209 4.30 am 4.05 pm Blr-Bangarpet 9.40 am Coimbatore Kurla Express 1014 Daily Pass (Exc 7) 530 Kurla 15:05 15:25 Ypr-Sa;e, Fast Pass Dly 574 Blr-Tumkur Pass (Exc Sun) 221 9.20 am Ypr-Bagalkot Exp Daily 6513 5.25 pm Darbanga Express 2578/2577 Daily Pass Dly Darbanga 20:40 09:00 Ypr-Howrah Exp Daily Blr-Bangarpet 532 2.45 pm 2864 7.35 pm Blr-Kachiguda Ex Dly 2786 6.20 pm Ypr-CannanoreExp (1,3,6) 6527 8.00 pm Gandhidahm Express 6506 Sun Exp (1,4) 2684 Gandhidham 04:00 21:50 Ypr-Muzaffarpur Exp (3) 5227 11.55 Blr-Ernakulam 5.15 pm pm Blr-Bangarpet Pass Dly 6522 7.35 pm Gorakhpur Express 2592/2591 Only Mon, Gorakhpur 05:55 16:40 BYPASS TRAINS AT KRISHNARAJAPURAM Blr-Hubli Hospet Passdly 583 10.00 pm Blr-Chennai Mail Dly 10.45 pm 7.32 am 23:30 Coimbatore-Rajkot Exp (5) 6614 Guwahati Express 2509/2510 Wed,Tue, Thu,Fri2658 Guwahati 11:50 Blr-Chitradurga/Dharwad 581 7.50 am Mum-Nagarkoil (1,4,5,6) 6339 10.45 am Blr-delhi Karnataka Exp 2627 7.20 pm Hindupur Passenger 594/593 Except Sun Hindupur 09:20 18:45 Mum-TrivandrumExp (2) 6331 10.45 am Blr Shimoga Exp Dly 6227 11.40 pm Exp (1) 6613 5.05 pm YESHWANTPUR Blr-Patna Super Fast Exp 2295 9.00 am Jolarpettai Express 6520 Daily Jolarpettai 17:30 20:50 Rajkot-Coimbatore Trivandrum-Mum Exp (6) 6332 9.25 pm Ajmer Garib Nawaz Ex (3) 6531 6.00 am Blr Darbanga Bhagmati (6) 2578 9.00 am YprKorbaWaingangaExp (6) 2252 1.30 pm Bubaneshwar 9.50 pm 8464 Kachiguda 2.00 pm Kachiguda Express 2785/2786 Daily Prasanti 06:50 17:55 Nagarcoil-Mum (1,2,3,5) 6340 Chennai-Ypr VascoExp (5) 7311 9.00 pm Chennai-MysCauvery Exp 6222 5.00 am Bangarpet-KRPuram 534 7.40 pm Kakinada Shesadri Express 7210/7209 Daily Kakinada 12:35 13:15 Note: 1= Mon,Express 2= Tue, 3= Wed, 4=Thu, 5=Fri, 6=Sat, 7=Sun. Daily Timings are subject to change notice. For all railway enquiries, Contact : 139. Karnataka 2627/2628 New Delhi without 10:35 19:20 Kanniyakumari Express 6526 Daily Kanniyakumari 18:00 21:45 Kochuveli Express 6315/6316 Daily Kochuveli 08:35 17:15 Lalbagh Express 2607/2608 Daily Chennai 21:25 06:30

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September 16, 2009

Arrival: Gulbarga

Railway Timing

From Mysore Train NameTrain timings – Mysore Train No

Train No.



231/232 6215/6216 2975/2976 229/230 2613/2614 2008/2007 237/238

Mysore-Bangalore Passenger (except Sunday) 0555 Chamundi Express 0645 Jaipur Express 1015 Thu, Sat Mysore-Bangalore Passenger 0830 Tipu Express 1100 Shatabdi Express (Except Tuesdays) 1420 Mysore-Bangalore Passenger (Except Sunday) 1435



09201000 0950 1255 Thu, Sat 1215 1325 1615 1755

1345 1815 1300 Wed, Fri 0530 1415 1100 1850



Arriving From

Hyderabad Express/7031 Mumbai CST Chennai Express/1041 Mumbai Express/7032 Karnataka Express/2628 Ahmedabad Express/6502 Konark Express/1019 Mumbai Express/1042 Hyderabad Bijapur Passenger/0330 Kanyakumari Express/6381 Lokmanya Tt Express/1014 Coimbatore Express/6613 Secunderabad Express/7017 Basava Express/6513 Bhavnagar Kakinada Express/7203 Karnataka Express/2627 Chennai Egmore Express/2163 Hussain Sagar Express/2701 Coimbatore Express/1013 Udyan Express/6530 Mumbai Express/6340 Nagercoil Mumbai Express/6352 Mumbai Express/6332 Madurai Express/1043 Chennai Mail/1027 Mumbai Mail/1028 Bangalore Express/6501 Konark Express/1020 Cape Mumbai Express/6382 Udyan Express/6529 Rajkot Express/7018 Bhavnagar Express/7204 Lokamanya Tt Express/1044 Rajkot Express/6614 Dadar Express/2164 Hussain Sagar Express/2702 Basava Express/6514 Nagercoil Express/6351 Trivandrum Express/6331 Nagercoil Express/6339 Hyderabad Passenger/0329

Mumbai CST/CSTM Mumbai CST/CSTM Hyderabad Deccan/HYB New Delhi/NDLS Bangalore City Junction/SBC Mumbai CST/CSTM Chennai Central/MAS Hyderabad Deccan/HYB Mumbai CST/CSTM Coimbatore Junction/CBE Rajkot Junction/RJT Rajkot Junction/RJT Yesvantpur Junction/YPR Bhavnagar Terminus/BVC Bangalore City Junction/SBC Dadar Central/DR Mumbai CST/CSTM Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT Bangalore City Junction/SBC Nagercoil Junction/NCJ Nagercoil Junction/NCJ Trivandrum Central/TVC Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT Mumbai CST/CSTM Chennai Central/MAS Ahmedabad Junction/ADI Bhubaneswar/BBS Kanyakumari/CAPE Mumbai CST/CSTM Secunderabad Junction/SC Kakinada Town/CCT Madurai Junction/MDU Coimbatore Junction/CBE Chennai Egmore/MS Hyderabad Deccan/HYB Bagalkot/BGK Mumbai CST/CSTM Mumbai CST/CSTM Mumbai CST/CSTM Bijapur/BJP


Arr-Mys 2115





12:28 01:08 01:21 01:51 01:52 02:33 02:34 03:00 02:58 03:19 04:51 04:51 04:54 04:51 05:39 06:08 07:33 08:43 08:49 09:41 09:42 09:42 10:38 11:28 15:44 16:51 16:54 18:17 18:43 19:27 19:29 19:29 19:29 19:54 18:48 21:44 22:18 22:18 22:18 23:50

1610 Wed, Fri From Bangalore 0855 1645 Thu, Sun Ahmedabad Express 6501/6502 Ahmedabad 04:45 13:30 1300 2220 Bangalore-Coimbatore 6232/6231 Mysore-Mayiladu Thurai Express 1545 1845 0630 0930 Inter Fast CityPassenger Express 2677/2688 Coimbatore 17:15 04:20 213/214 Tirupathi 1700 2015 0735 1045 Daily 6732/6731 Mysore-Tuticorin Express 1800 2100 0700 1000 Brindavan Express 2639/2640 Chennai 13:20 14:30 233/234 Mysore-Bangalore Passenger 1830 2210 1630 2000 Daily 6221/6222 Cauvery Express 2005 2300 0510 0805 Chatrapati Passenger Sahu Maharaj 2330 235/236 Mysore-Bangalore 0400 2355 0400 MB-1/BM-1 Mysore-Bangalore Special 1200 1445 1510 1755 Bangalore Express Hassan-Arasikere Rani Chennamma 6589/6590 Daily Mumbai 14:05 07:30 Trains Towards Train No. Name Dep-Mys Arr-A’kere Dep-A’kere Arr-Mys Chennai Express 2609/2610 Daily Chennai 19:50 08:15 6217/6218 Mysore-Nizamuddin (New Delhi) Chikballapur Passenger 596/595 Except Sun Chikballapur 09:50 18:05 Swarna Jayanthi Weekly Express 2010 Fri 2305 Wed 0300 0620 Coimbatore Kurla Express Daily Kurla 15:05 15:25 1036/1035 Mysore-Mumbai Sharavathi Express 0650 Thu, Wed1014 1005 Thu, Wed 1700 2110 262/261 Mysore-Arasikere Passenger 0730 1135 1750 2150 Darbanga Express 2578/2577 Daily Darbanga 20:40 09:00 268/267 Mysore-Shimoga Town Passenger 1015 1330 1345 0705 266/265 Mysore-Arasikere Passenger 1820 2215 0530 0925 Sun Gandhidahm Express 6506 Gandhidham 04:00 21:50 6201/6202 Mysore-Dharwad Express 2040 1200 0250 0600 Gorakhpur Express 2592/2591 Only Mon, Gorakhpur 05:55 16:40 Train timings - Hubli 23:30 Guwahati Express 2509/2510 Wed,Tue, Thu,Fri Guwahati 11:50 Train No Train Name Arrival Departure Days Hindupur Passenger 594/593 Except Sun Hindupur 09:20 18:45 6509 Ajmer-Bangalore City Express 17.50 18.00 Fri Jolarpettai Express 6520 Daily Jolarpettai 17:30 20:50 1018 Bangalore Cantt - Mumbai Chalukya Exp 14.40 14.50 Mon,Tue,Fri 6589 Bangalore City - MirajExpress Rani Chenamma Express 05.05 Daily Kachiguda 2785/278605.15 Daily Kachiguda 06:50 17:55 6508 Bangalore City - Jodhpur Express 07.05 07.15 Sun Kakinada Shesadri 7210/720907.15 Daily Kakinada 12:35 13:15 6510 Bangalore City - Ajmer Express Express 07.05 Tue 2725 Bangalore City - Hubli Inter City Express 22.00 - Daily Karnataka 2627/2628- Daily New Delhi 10:35 19:20 6592 Bangalore City - HubliExpress Hampi Express 11.00 Daily 1098 Ernakulam Jn Pune Express 17.00 17.10 Wed Kanniyakumari Express 6526 Daily Kanniyakumari 18:00 21:45 6218 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Mysore Swarna Jayanti Express - 23.25 Mon 2726 Hubli - Bangalore CityExpress Inter City Express - 6315/6316 06.20 Daily Kochuveli Daily Kochuveli 08:35 17:15 7301 Hubli - Miraj Express - 22.30 Daily Lalbagh Daily Chennai 21:25 06:30 6591 HubliBangalore Express City Hampi Express - 2607/2608 17.00 Daily Departure: Gulbarga 7305 Hubli - Londa Express - 15.45 Daily Marikuppam Passenger 525/526 18.00 Daily Marikuppam 16:55 07:00 6507 Jodhpur-Bangalore City Express 17.50 Wed Train Going To Sch. Time 7316 Kolhapur Tirupati Haripriya Express 19.55 20.05 Daily Nizamuddin Rajdhani 7306 Londa - Hubli Express 05.10 - Daily Hyderabad Express/7031 Hyderabad Deccan/HYB 12:30 Express 2427/242813.05 Mo,Tu F,Sa Nizamuddin 06:35 20:50 7226 LondaVijayawada Amaravati Express 12.55 Daily Mumbai CST Chennai Express/1041 Chennai Central/MAS 01:10 6590 Miraj –Bangalore City Rani Chenamma Express 21.50 22.05 Daily Sangamitra 2295/2296- Except Thu Patna 19:55 17:30 7302 Miraj - Hubli Express Express 07.10 Daily Mumbai Express/7032 Mumbai CST/CSTM 01:23 1017 Mumbai – Bangalore Cantt Chalukya Express 14.50 15.00 Wed,Sat,Sun Shimoga Town Express 6227 Daily Ahmedabad Express/6502 Shimoga Town Ahmedabad 06:15 23:40 Junction/ADI 01:53 1035 Mumbai - Mysore Sharavati Express 14.50 15.00 Tue Karnataka Express/2628 Bangalore City Junction/SBC 01:53 6217 Mysore HazratNizamuddin Swarna Jayanti Express - 04.10 Fri Thiruvananthapuram 6321 Thu, Fri Thiruvananthapuram 12:00 18:50 1036 Mysore - Mumbai Sharavati Express 14.40 14.50 Sat Konark Express/1019 Bhubaneswar/BBS 02:35 From Yeshwanthpur 1097 Pune – Ernakulam Jn Express 11.45 12.00 Mon Mumbai Express/104 Mumbai CST/CSTM 02:35 7315 Tirupati - Kolhapur Haripriya Express 07.45 07.55 Daily Bagalkot-Yeshwanthpur Hyderabad Bijapur Passenger/0330 Bijapur/BJP 03:05 7225 Vijayawada - Londa Amaravati Express 13.50 14.00 Daily Kanyakumari/CAPE 03:00 Basava Express 6513/6514 Mo,Th,SaKanyakumari Express/6381 Bagalkot 10:00 13:45 Lokmanya Tt Express/1014 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT 03:20 Train timings - Shimoga Cannore Weekly 6528/6527 Except Mon,Sat Cannore 07:40 20:00 Coimbatore Express/6613 Coimbatore Junction/CBE 04:53 TRAIN NO Chennai ROUTE Arrival Except Sun Weekly 7314Departure Chennai 05:45Junction/SC 06:00 Secunderabad Express/7017 Secunderabad 04:53 877/878 Shimoga to Birur 18:10 09:50 Basava Express/6513 Kolkatta Bagalkot/BGK 04:55 Howrah Express 2863/2864 Daily 08:10 19:35 879/878 Shimoga to Birur 08:20 19:45 Bhavnagar Kakinada Express/7203 Kakinada Town/CCT 04:53 (With connectionMangalore to Bangalore thro’ InterExpress City train at Birur) 6517 Daily Karnataka Express/2627 Mangalore 08:05 20:35 New Delhi/NDLS 05:40 288A/287A Shimoga to Bangalore 14:00 13:00 Fast Express 573/574 Daily Chennai Egmore Express/2163 Salem 10:40 16:15 284A/283A Salem Shimoga to Bangalore 22:30 04:55 Chennai Egmore/MS 06:10 (Fast passenger) Hussain Sagar Express/2701 Hyderabad Deccan/HYB 07:35 Ajmer Garib Nawaz 6531/6532 Except Wed Ajmer 06:00 17:35 RC1/RC2 Shimoga to Talguppa 06:00 13:20 Coimbatore Express/1013 Coimbatore Junction/CBE 08:45 RC3/RC4 Shimoga to Talguppa 14:30 21:55 Bhubaneshwar 2845/2846 Except Mon Bhubaneshwar Mumbai11:30 07:45 Udyan Express/6530 CST/CSTM 08:50 Bilaspur Starting WaigangaFrom Mangalore 6512/6511 Except Sat 23:40 Station Mumbai Express/634 Bilaspur WaigangaMumbai04:00 CST/CSTM 09:43 Nagercoil Mumbai Express/6352 Mumbai05:00 CST/CSTM 09:43 YeshwanthpurHatia 2835/2836 Except Thu Hatia 08:30 Train Name Destination Time Mumbai Express/6332 Mumbai CST/CSTM 09:43 Yeshwanthpur-Kachiguda Trivandrum 7603/7604 Daily Madurai Express/1043 Kachiguda 10:30 16:10 Parashuram Express 04:15 Madurai Junction/MDU 10:40 Mangalore - Cannore Express Cannanore 05:00 Yeshwanthpur-Muzaffarpur Trichy 5228/5227 Except Wed 23:01 Chennai Mail/1027 Muzaffarpur Chennai11:25 Central/MAS 11:30 Trichy Express 06:00 Madgaon Passenger Madgaon 06:50 Mumbai Mail/1028 Mumbai CST/CSTM 15:45 Nizamuddin Delhi Expres Coimbatore 2630/2629 Except Thu Delhi 06:40 09:35 Fast Passenger 07:45

Chennai Mail Navayug Express Matsyangandha Express Malabar Express West Coast Express Maveli Express

Chennai Jammu Tawi Mumbai Trivandrum Chennai Trivandrum

12:00 15:00 (Mon) 14:50 09:25 21:15 22:00 (Fri)

Passing through Mangalore Station Train Name



Mangala Express Nethravathi Express Hapa - TVC Express GIM - NJC Express Okha - Ernakulam Express Rajadhani Express Poorna Express Maru Sagar Express

Ernakulam Trivandrum Trivandrum Nagercoil Ernakulam Trivandrum Ernakulam Ernakulam

02:30 04:40 13:35 (Fri) 13:35 (Mon) 13:35 (Tue & Sun) 17:20 (Mon & Wed) 19:15 (Sun) 19:30 (Sat)

Bangalore Express/6501 Konark Express/1020 Cape Mumbai Express/6382 Udyan Express/6529 Bhavnagar Express/7204 Lokamanya Tt Express/1044 Rajkot Express/6614 Rajkot Express/7018 Dadar Express/2164 Hussain Sagar Express/2702 Basava Express/6514 Nagercoil Express/6351 Trivandrum Express/6331 Nagercoil Express/6339 Hyderabad Passenger/0329

Bangalore City Junction/SBC Mumbai CST/CSTM Mumbai CST/CSTM Bangalore City Junction/SBC Bhavnagar Terminus/BVC Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT Rajkot Junction/RJT Rajkot Junction/RJT Dadar Central/DR Mumbai CST/CSTM Yesvantpur Junction/YPR Nagercoil Junction/NCJ Trivandrum Central/TVC Nagercoil Junction/NCJ Hyderabad Deccan/HYB

16:53 16:55 18:18 18:45 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:55 18:50 21:45 22:20 22:20 22:20 23:55


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KSRTC Bus Timings



AIRAVATHA (VOLVO) Belgaum 22:00 Bellary 23:15 Bidar 19:00 Bijapur 21:00 Chennai 21:30 Chennai 23:00 Chennai 11:15 Chennai 22:10 Chennai 21:50 Chennai 23:10 Chennai 14:00 Chennai 13:00 Chennai 22:30 Chennai 22:00 Chikkamagalur 23:30 Chikkamagalur 18:00 Coimbatore 22:45 Ernakularm 21:00 Ernakularm 19:30 Gangavathi 20:30 Gulbarga 20:00 Hyderabad 19:45 Hyderabad 22:15 Hyderabad 21:15 Hyderabad 20:15 Hyderabad 21:45 Hyderabad 21:00 Kolhapur 20:30 Lingasur 22:30 Madurai 22:00 Mumbai (Borivili) 17:00 Mumbai Central 15:00 Mumbai Central 20:00 Mysore Every half an hour Palghat 20:30 Panaji 18:00 Pondicherry 8:00

21:30 23:15 17:00 20:30 21:45 10:00 23:00 22:10 21:30 12:30 23:10 22:30 9:00 23:20 13:30 5:00 22:45 20:15 19:30 22:00 20:00 21:00 22:15 19:15 20:30 19:45 20:00 18:30 20:30 21:30 16:30 15:00 18:30 20:30 19:00 22:30



Pondicherry Poona Poona Puttaparthy Raichur Shimoga Shimoga Shimoga Shirdi Sriharikota Tiruchi Tirupathi Tirupathi Tirupathi Tirupathi Tirupathi Tirupathi Tirupathi Tirupathi Tiruvananthapuram Vijayawada Virajpet Virajpet

22:30 19:00 21:00 9:00 21:00 23:50 14:00 10:00 13:00 21:30 22:30 22:10 15:00 7:30 10:00 22:30 13:30 10:45 23:10 16:00 19:00 15:30 23:30

8:30 16:00 21:00 13:30 21:45 14:00 23:30 23:00 13:00 20:30 22:45 9:00 0:00 14:00 17:00 7:00 22:15 23:15 12:15 16:00 19:00 5:30 11:15

CORONA Mysore 06:10/13:10 09:25/16:25 Mysore 06:15/13:30 09:30/17:00 Mysore 07:00/13:45 10:00/17:15 MAYURA Chennai 21:35 Chennai 22:15 Srikalahasthi 11:15 Srikalahasthi 21:50

22:50 22:15 21:30 7:00

RAJAHAMSA Agumbe 22:00 Calicut 9:00 Calicut 21:00

20:00 21:00 9:00

DESTINATION Calicut Cannanur Cannanur Cannanur Chennai Chennai Chennai Chennai Chennai Chennai Chennai Chickmagalur Coimbatore Coimbatore Coonoor Coonoor Dharmasthala Ernakularm Ernakularm Ernakularm Ernakularm Gangavathi Hampi Horanadu Hyderabad Hyderabad Hyderabad Kasargod Kodaikanal Kottayam Kottayam Kumbakonam Kumata Hubli Linganamakki Madurai Mantralaya Mysore Mysore

KBS OPP. END 22:00 22:30 21:00 21:00 22:00 22:00 20:00 20:00 22:20 21:15 22:55 22:55 21:55 22:05 21:45 18:00 10:00 22:45 22:45 8:00 23:40 22:25 14:00 23:30 20:00 21:00 21:00 22:30 9:15 21:30 22:30 10:00 22:00 22:45 17:05 17:05 20:00 19:00 18:00 17:45 18:00 18:00 22:00 21:30 23:00 20:45 22:25 21:15 20:40 17:30 20:00 19:00 6:30 6:30 21:30 19:15 21:15 18:00 19:00 17:00 17:00 14:00 20:30 20:00 21:15 18:00 22:30 21:55 21:45 19:30 20:30 20:30 19:30 18:00 06:25/13:25 09:40/16:40 06:45/13:45 10:10/16:55



Mysore 07:25/14:00 10:45/17:05 Napoklu 22:00 19:15 Nyveli 22:00 21:45 Ooty 10:00 22:30 Ooty 21:45 Ooty 22:15 21:00 Ooty 22:00 8:20 Ooty 22:50 Panaji 15:30 15:30 Panaji 16:45 17:30 Pudukotai 20:00 21:00 Puttaparthy 8:00 12:30 Puttaparthy 7:00 11:15 Puttaparthy 10:45 16:15 Puttaparthy 12:15 18:15 Sagara-Heggodu 22:15 20:30 Sindanoor 21:30 20:15 Sringeri 21:30 21:00 Sringeri 22:00 20:30 Sringeri 21:30 21:30 Tiruchi 21:00 20:30 Tirupathi 17:00 0:30 Tirupathi 13:00 23:45 Tirupathi 21:05 10:15 Tirupathi 9:40 22:30 Tirupathi 22:40 13:00 Tirupathi 8:20 15:10 Tirupathi 12:00 23:00 Tirupathi 9:15 16:15 Tiruvananthapuram 16:00 16:00 Vijayawada 14:00 17:00 Semi-Deluxe Trissur 14:30 Trissur 16:30 Vellore 15:15

14:30 22:05 22:30

Mysore KSRTC Bus Schedule Airavatha Serices (Volvo) Towards Departure Tirupati 19.30 Hyderabad 16.30 Chennai 16.30, 19.00 Shimoga via 20.45 Bangalore Panjim 15.30 Virajpet 12.30, 18.30 Mangalore 10.00, 23.00, 23.30 Madikeri 17.00 Bangalore For every 15 min (5.30 to 21.00) Bellary 20.15 Pune 13.45 Other services Towards Bangalore Bijapur Chennai Coonoor Coimbatore Kottayam Kumbakonam Ernakulam Gokarna Horanadu Madurai Mantralayam Manipal Puttaparthi Sringeri Tirupathi Sirsi Udupi Trissur Ooty Panaji

Departure Every Five Minutes 13.00 15.30, 17.00, 18.30 13.45 06.00, 06.45, 07.15, 08.10, 09.00, 10.15, 11.45, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 16.15, 19.00, 20.30, 22.00, 22.45, 23.10, 23.30, 00.30, 01.00, 01.45 20.15 19.00 17.45, 19.30, 20.30, 21.30, 22.30 06.00 09.15 20.00, 21.00, 22.30 16.00, 16.30 10.00 15.45 13.00, 21.15 08.00, 10.30, 11.15, 21.00 21.15 08.00, 10.00, 21.00, 22.00 08.00, 20.00 07.00, 08.00, 09.00, 10.00, 11.15, 12.15, 12.45, 13.15, 14.15, 15.00, 15.30, 00.00, 00.30, 01.00 16.00

Yellapura 21.00, 22.30 Srirangapatna Every Five Minutes Mandya Every Five Minutes Maddur Every Five Minutes Chennapatna Every Five Minutes Ramnagar Every Five Minutes Ghatisbramanya 07:00 Vidurashwatha 05:30 Chikaballapur 09:00, 13.00, 14,00, 14.45, 16.00, 19.00 Bagepalli 09:45 Shidlaghatta 15:30 Kolar 08:30 Chintamani 06:15, 12.30, 14.00, 14.45, Srinivaspura 05:15, 09.15, 10.30, 18.00, 18.15, K.G.F 04:30, 07.00, 10.00, 10.15, 10.30, 11.00, 11.45, 12.30 Baikoor 05:30 Anekal 11:30, 15.15, 16.00 Kunigal 15:15 Dhonimali 17:00 Bangalore Every Thirty Minutes Tumkur Every Thirty Minutes (05:15 to 18.30) Melkote 09:00, 12.45 Hospet 08:00, 07.30, 19.30, 20.00 Tiptur 07:00, 11.45, 17.45, 19.00 Nagamangla 19:45, 08.30 Kunigal 13:45 Davanagere 09:30, 02.15, 10.00, 11.00, 23.00 Shiralakoppa 21:30 Sira 08:30 Chitradurga 06:00, 09.30, 12.45, 02.00, 15.00, 19.30, 21.30, 02.15 K.R.Pet 07:20, 08.05, 08.15, 08.25, 08.40, 09.00 Channarayapatna 10:30, 12.30, 13.15, 15.15, 16.15, 17.00, 17.15, 17.30, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45, 20.15 Arsikere 11:45, 12.15, 13.15, 15.15, 16.15, 17.00, 17.15, 17.30, 17.45, 18.45, Kadur 06:30, 10.00, 10.45, 11.30, 12.00, 13.00,

15.00, 16.00, 19,00, 20.00, 22.15, 23.00 Birur 06:30, 10.00, 10.45, 11.30, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 19,00, 20.00, 22.15, 23.00 Bhadravathi 06:30, 10.00, 10.45, 11.30, 12.00, 13.00,15.00, 16.00, 19.00, 20.00, 22.15, 23.00 Harihara 08:00, 10.30, 18.45 Haveri 08:00, 10.30, 18.45 Hubli 08:00, 10.30, 18.45 Dharwad 06:15, 16.15, 20.15, 21.00 Belgaum 06:15, 16.15, 20.15, 21.00 Gokak 05:30 Meraj 16:15 Davanagere 10:00, 11.00, 23.30 Chitradurga 14:00 Kudaliga 08:00 Hospet 04:30, 07.00, 13.00, 14.15, 19.30, 20.00 Bellary 08:00, 21.00, 22.00 Gadag 09:00 Shravanabelagola 07:15, 07.45, 08.25, 09.35, 12.30, 13.00 Dharmasthala 09:15 Sirsi 06:45, 21.15, 22.30 Karwar 08:30 Tiptur 07:00, 08.00, 11.00, 13.30, 14.30, 16.15, 19.30 K.R. Nagara Every half an hour 04:00 to 22.00 Sakleshpur 11:00, 12.15, 12.30, 13.00, 13.15, 14.15, 15.15 Dharmasthala 05:45, 10.00, 10.45, 12.45, 20.30, 21.30, 22.00 22.30, 23.00 Chickmagalore Every half an hour (04:00 to 22.00) Mudigere 08:00 Sringeri 13:00, 21.00 Horanadu 13:00, 21.00 Kudremukh 11:00, 19.00 Arakalgudu 06:00, 06.45, 12.00, 13.45 Hulikal 07:00, 14.30, 17.45 Somwarpet 09:00, 13.00, 15.45, 16.30,

Kananoor 06:45, 09.30, 10.00, 12.00, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 18.30, 19.00, 20.30 Channagiri 19:00 Hunasoor 05:00, 08.00, 08.15, 09.00, 11.00, 11.45, 13.00, 13.45, 16.30, 18.15, 19.30 Periyapatna 13:00 Kushalnagara 09:45, 10.00, 15.30 Madikeri 01:30, 02:15, 03:15, 05:20, 06:45, 09.45, 10.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 13.45, 14.30, 14.45, 15.00, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 18.00, 19.00, 20.00, 23.00, Somwarpet 07:45, 08.45, 09.30, 11.00, 12.30, 14.30 Hongravalli 07:00 Veerajpet Every hour (05:00 – 22.30) Nagrahole 09:15, 13.30 Nagraholli 13:30 Birunani 09:15, 10.30 Napakollu 08:45, 14.00 Kanoor 07:45, 15.15, 18.00 Bagamandala 06:20, 12.15, 13.00, 15.00, 15.45, Shaniwarasanthe 07.30, 18:30 Kukkesubramanya 07:30, 11.15, 22.30 Puttur 06:30, 10.30, 11.30, 13.00 Mangalore 04:45, 05.30, 07.00, 08.30, 10.15, 10.30, 11.45, 12.00, 12.30, 13.45, 17.00, 22.00, 22.15, 22.30, 23.00 Kunigal 01:50 Manipal 10:00 Udupi 22:00 Kundapura 07:40, 09.00, 09.15, 20.45 Gokarna 06:00 Siddapura 07:00, 09.00, 10.00, 11.30, 13.30, 14.00, 15.00, 16.30 Bhatkal 21:00 Murdeshwara 21:00 Kutta 02:15 Jayapura 06:30, 07.30, 08.30, 09.00, 10.30, 11.30,

12.00, 14.30, 15.45, 17.30, 21.45 Hampapura 06:30, 07.30, 08.30, 09.00, 10.30, 11.30,12.00, 14.30, 15.45, 17.30, 21.45 H.D.Kote 06:30, 07.30, 08.30, 09.00, 10.30, 11.30, 12.00, 14.30, 15.45, 17.30, 21.45 Saragoru 05:00, 17.15, 08.00, 08.45, 09.50, 14.45, 20.15, 22.00 Karwar 05:55 Manandawadi 05:55, 08.30, 09.30, 16.00 Veerajpet Every 30 minutes - (07:30 to 21.30) Gadag 06:00, 06.30, 07.00, 07.30, 08.00, 08.15, 09.00, 09.30, 13.45, 14.10, 15.00 Anoor 08:30, 14.45, 19.30 Banoor 07:00, 16.00 Kiruguvalu 07:30, 10.15, 13.45, 17.00, 20.30 Malavalli 06:15, 07.00, 08.00 Narsipur 09:30, 09.40, 13.05, 14.50, 16.35, 17.20, 18.50 Shimsha 08:45, 14.00 Kollegal 09:00, 13.00, 17.00, 17.30 Talakad 09:30 Santa Kodihalli 17:30 Mahadeshwara Betta 07:45, 12.45 Kanakapura 05:30, 07.30, 08.45, 10.45, 11.00, 12.15, 14.00, 14.45 Nanjanagud Every Ten minutes (06:00 to 22:00) Gundlupet Every Thirty minutes (06:00 to 21:00) Kabhalli 15:30, 19.00 Kalale 07:00, 20.20 Devanoor 19:00 Huluhalli 07:00 Hura 09:00, 12.15, 15.00, 19.15 Bandipura 09:00 Biligiri Ranga Hills 06:45, 09.00, 15.00 Chamarajanagar Every half an hour 06:15 to 23.00

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Bus Timings

Gulburga KSRTC Bus Schedule

Airavata (Volvo) Towards Mangalore Bangalore Hyderabad Rajahamsa To Hubli Davanagere Bangalore Hospet Belgaum

Departure 10:30 19:30 00:05, 15:45, 23:00

Departure 22:00 20:00 17:00 22:45 20:00


00:30, 06:15, 06:45, 12:00, 17:00, 13:30

Other Services (Non-stop) To Departure Sedam 07:00, 10:00, 11:30, 16:00, 17:30, Bijapur 08:15, , 09:15, 10:15, 13:45, 14:45, 15:15, 17:15 Other Services (Express) To Departure Poona 16:00, 18:30, 21:00

Bijapur Panaji Latur Sirdi Udgir Omerga Aland Nanded Sedam Pandarpur Nanded Solapur Latur

10:00 , 11:30, 19:00 15:00 06:30 09:30 07:45 09:30 15:45 05:30, 20:00 08:15, 08:45, 11:45, 14:30, 16:00 06:00 05:30, 20:00 08:30 08:00

Bangalore Hospet Hyderabad Raichur Nasik Hubli Sindhoor Ilkal Vasco Belgaum

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 09:30 07:00, 08:00, 08:45, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 22:00 06:00, 07:30, 10:30 05:00 06:30, 08:00, 07:45 07:00 13:00 13:30 6:30


07:45, 11:15, 13:15,

13:30, 20:30










07:45, 09:00









Mangalore KSRTC Bus Sc hedule To Airavata (Volvo) Bangalore Rajahamsa Bangalore Mysore

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Gulburga Gadag Kushtagi Mudhabehal Rona Meraj Raichur Belgaum Hubli Hubli Hubli Hubli Panaji 19:30 Sangli Mysore

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F I N D Y O U R AT M H E R E Bangalore Jayanagar. No 1505, I Floor, 26th Main, 40th Cross, 9th Block Basaveshwaranagar. No 34, I Main Road, 3rd Block, IV Stage. Kengeri Satellite Town. No 6, 80 Feet Outer Ring Road. Chandra Layout Main Road No 8, 30 Feet Road, Lottegollahalli. No 9, Chamundi Complex, Ring Road, Maruthinagar, RMV II St, Kurubarahalli. No 91/1, Pipeline Road, J C Nagar, Sampangiramnagar. No 12/2, Lalbagh Road, Madhavnagar. No 12/6, Kumarcot Layout, Koramangala. No 145, Teachers Colony 5th Sector, Ring Road, HSR Layout Kodandaramapuram. No 1776, 10th Cross, Sampige Rd, Shantinagar. No 18, Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road, Mahalaxmi Layout. No 181, 1st Main Road, Cunningham Rd. No 19/7, Maruthi Mansion, Madivala. No 21/01, Hosur Main Road, Hombegowdanagar. No 211/62,11th Cr, Wilson Garden, Bannerghatta Road No 224, Arakere Gate, Frazer Town. No 24 &25, Sunders Road,

Banashankari II Stage No 24/25, Sevakshetra Complex 27th Cr,. Govindarajnagar No 27/27, Sethu Complex, Opp: Sarvodaya Hospital, Near Raheja Park, Magadi Main Road, Lalbagh West. No 29, Sri Krishna Road, Vasanthnagar. No 3, I Main Rd Jayanagar. No 303, IV Block, Kanakapura Main Road, No 4/1, Walton Road. Kalyan Nagar. No 401,7th A Main 4th B Cross, I Block HRBR Layout Girinagar. No 405, J P Road, Vishwa Bharati Housing Complex, Marathahalli. No 405, Bangalore-Varthur Rd, Rajajinagar. No 4114/33, II Main, B Block Subramanyanagar, Gokula. No 438/C, I Phase, I Stage, HMT Main Road Bannergatta Circle No 57, 58, B.T.M.I Stage II Main 100 Feet Rd Rajajinagar. No 628, 629, III Block, Byatarayanpura. No7/1, A Cross B 2608, Okalipuram. No 78 - 79, Main Road, J.P.Nagar II Phase No 846, 24th Main, 12th Cross, No 91, Infantry Road. South End Circle. No 96, South End Road,

Viveknagar No 99, Vannarpet Layout, Ist Main Road, Vijayanagar Adi Chunchunagiri Mahamasthanan Mutt Complex, III Cross, Ist A Main, Mysore Road Bangalore KSRTC Bus Stand, Yeshwantpur Bangalore Tumkur Road 14, Industrial Suburb, Adugodi Bannerghatta Road Shantinagar. BMTC Bus Stand, BMTC Bus stand, Shivajinagar. Opp Refreshment Room, BMTC Majestic Bus Station, BMTC Kempegowda Bus Station Next To HPMC Stall. Peenya No C 269, Indl Estate, Rajajinagar. No 624, Ground Floor, 6th Block, Tumkur Road. ESR Garments Factory (Unit of Euro Clothing Co) Next to Widia Company Amruthahalli. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, No. 8/2, N R Colony. 7th Cross, 5th Main, JP Nagar Entrance. No.696, Shop No.2, 11th Main, Jayanagar 5th Block, Aravinda Circle, No.73, 11th Main, 9th Cross, Sri Radhakrishna Temple, Near Manipal (North Side) Hospital. Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Extn Counter, Bannergatta-Jayanagar 9th Block Road. H A L III Stage No.1, Annapoorneshwari Complex, Opp.BEML, New Thippasandra, Peenya Industrial Area

No.473, D (7), IVPhase, Padmanabha Nagar No 17/3(New No.25) I Floor, Satyam Complex, Bendrenagar Circle, Srinagar. No.3, I Cross, I Main Kalidasa Layout, Rajajinagar I Block. P B No.1014, 385, 19th Main, M.G.Road Centenery Building, No.28,. Chikkabidarakallu, Jindal Nagar Nagasandra Post. Malleswaram Chitrapur Mutt Complex, 15th Cross, Agaram. Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore Airport. Domestic Departure Hall, Airport Authority of India, Rajajinagar I Block. Gokuldas Group of Companies, Ground Floor, 1 ‘R’ Block, West of Chord Road Opp Maruthi Sagar Automobiles, Kumara Swamy Layout. Ground Floor, 14 th Main, I Stage, Chowdaiah Road. Ground Floor, B D A Annexe Bldg, Jayanagar 2nd Block. Jayanagar Co Operative Housing Society Ltd, No. 902, 8th Main Road, Banashankari III Stage. Kamakya Complex, 43/2, 100 Feet Road, Thimmaiah Road. Karnataka State Financial Corporation, No.1/1, Bommasandra. KIADB Bldg, Bommasandra Indl Area Complex, Bangalore -Hosur Rd Hosur Road. Narayana Hridayalay, No. 258/A, Bommasandra

Vijayanagar II Stage. No. 30, I Main, RPC Layout II Stage, Opp Vijayanagar Club, Sahakara Nagar. No. 529, Main Road Yelhanka Satellite Town. No.1159, 10th B Cross, Housing Board Colony, Hebbal. No.12, Bangalore Bellary Road H A L III Stage. No.22, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar. No.220, Padma Nilaya, 13th Cross, II Stage, BDA Complex, Bidadi. No.342, Bangalore-Mysore Highway, Sanjaynaga. No.26/A, 80 Ft. Road, Nandi Durga Road No.47, Jayamahal Extn, Vijayanagar. No.48, Magadi Chord Rd, Kanakapura Road. No.5, Konanakunte Junction Vidyaranyapura No.962, BEL Layout, II Block, Cooke Town. No.98/1-2, Wheeler Road Extn Chamarajpet. P B 1892, 190, Albert Victor Road, Vyalikaval. P B No.336, 35, 36, II Main, Visweswarapuram. P B No.490, 550, Diagonal Rd, Town Hall. P B No.6867, 112, J.C. Road, Basavanagudi P B: 462no.66, D.V.G Road, Tannary Road. P B No. 535, H-70, Sunkenahalli Extension. P.B.No.1910, 72, 50feet Road, Seshadripuram.

P. B. No. 2047, 209, Subedar Chatram Road, Koramangala. P.B. No 3421, 348, 100 Ft Road, 4th block St.John Medical College Varthur National Bricks Ind Compound, Main Road, Ulsoor P.B.No 883, 18/10, Cambridge Road Jayanagar 4th Block. P.B. No.1611, Jayanagar Shopping Complex, Eastern Side, Langford Town P.B. No.2515, No.8, O Shanghnassy Road, Malleswaram. P.B. No.307, 38 - 39, Vth Cross Rd, Basavanagudi. P.B. No.493, 180/1, Gandhi Bazar. Eshwarachari Building, Anekal Road. Millers Road. P B No.4608, Benson Town 18A, Doddakannahally RBD Commercial Complex Unit No.9, Sarjapur Road Jayanagar Sarakki Layout, 727, 46 Cross 8 Th Block, M G Road Spencer Building Kadugodi. Sri Sathyasai Br, Brindavan Whitefield Vibhuthipura. Vibhuthipura Ext, Sri Veerabhadreswara High School, K. G. Road. World Trade Centre, FKCCI Building, BANGARPET P.B.No.14, S.NoAddress 1 Site No. 1, Old Santhe Maidana, Kolar Road. Begur


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S.NoAddress 1 Canara Bank, Mary Nilaya Joseph Garden, Belgaum Hanumannagar Double Road, Sai Plaza, Opp. Buda Complex, Shahapur. CCB-123, Palankar Towers, Khade Bazar, Chennamma Circle. CTS 4833, 17a, Civil Hospital Road, Udayambagh. KLE Hospital Extn, No.10, High Street Camp Tilakwadi. P B No. 25, 197-D/2 Khanpur Road Station Road, Opp.Meenakshi Bhavan. Bellary Bellary Dt Chamber of Commerce And Ind Building, K C Road. Belur Post Box No 6, Modern Complex, Main Road. Bhadravathi P.B.221, Shivmangala, Channagiri Road. Bidar Mohan Market Building, First Floor, Near Bus Stand. Bijapur P B No 4, 1703-1710, Azad Road, Abhyankara Building. Challakere Jayalaxmi Complex, Bangalore Bellary Road. Chamrajnagar No.1065, Ramasudra Road, Br Hills Road Channarayapatna Pb.No.10, Sri.Ramakrishna Bldg, Mysore Rd. Chickaballapur P B No. 6, Railway Station Road. Chicknayakanahalli No 95/96, Kuncham Bldg, B H Road. Chickmagalore No 1535, Canara Bank Road, Syed Street. Chintamani P.B. No.3, Temple Street

Almatti Dam Site Hotel Highway Near Petrol Pump Bangalore Airport Road P.B: No. 1720 Agram Post Trinity Church Road. Bank Colony Bus Stand, Seetha Circle. BEL Road Avinash, 213, New BEL Road. PB No. 413 185-Gandhi Bazar, Pampamahakavi Road, Near Swimming Pool. Bidadi BPR complex, Opp Bus Stand, Blikhalli Opp.Kalyan Kala Mandir, Bannerghatta Road. BSK II Stage Main Road BTM Layout Bannerghatta Road Cross Inner Ring Road. Byatarayanapura Bapuji Petrol Bunk Premises, IV Cross. Cambridge Road 12/1 (12/56), Udani Layout. Chamarajanagar Thyagaraja Road. C.V Raman Nagar 1. Side Gate ADE Campus. 2. DRDO Complex. 3. Admin Block LRDE Campus, C:V Ramannagar Post..

Chitradurga P.B.No. 20, 2584-470, Bangalore- Dharwar Road. Dandeli P.No.14, Plot No.12, Shree Shakti Bldg, Jn Road. Dasarahosahalli Ashirwad, Via Vasanthnagar, BEML Nagar, Post KGF. Davanagere No118/2, K.R.Road, (B T Oil Mill Compound) Vidyanagar. No1926/9, Crescent Road M.C.Colony. Mahesh, Plaza No.123/12, Opp. Old Bus Stand, P B Road. MMK Complex, 34/2 A Ist Floor P B No 228 Akkamahadevi Rd II Main P J Extn. Devanahalli Akshaya Bhavan, I Floor, 2633, B B Road. Dharmasthala Near Dharmastala Temple. Dharwad Malmaddi. No 200, Ashirvad, A8, Station Road, CTS 171/1/5, Ward No. 2, Vijay Road. P B Road. Sharada Complex, Opp: Kittal College, Dodballapur No 702, P B No.12, Gandhinagar. Donimalai Canara Bank, Hostel Building NMDC Ltd. Gadag P.B. No .44, Pala Badami Rd, Near Rotary Circle. Gajendragad TMC 2435, I Floor, Bhoomareddi Complex, Ron Road. Gauribidanur NO 882, M.G.Road. Gonikoppal. Aswini, Near Umamaheswara Temple, Main Rd 571213. Gulbarga #1-46/1, Block

4.SBI Extension Counter, GTRE Campus Exit Road 3-4 Bangalore Airport. Doorvaninagar ITI Campus. Electronics City Wipro Gate. Gokula IOC petrol HMT Road HAL II Stage 1. 2989 I A, 12th Main, HAL II Stage. 2. 375, 100 Ft Road HAL IInd Stage. Hebbal Tumkur Road, Ganganagar, Hoskote T:G. Extension. Hosur Road Main Road Electronics City. Idgah Maidan Opp Idgah Maidan, 248, 6th Cross. I.I.Sc Campus 1. Bungalow. 2. Main Gate. Infantry Road No 91/1, Opp to Copper Arch. Jayanagar 4th Block Rudrappa Complex 325 8th Main 1st Cross, 3rd Stage. Jayanagara 9th Block Market Area Jayanagara 5th Block No.13, 10th B Main Road. Jalahalli

1 M S K Mill Road Station Bazar. P B No.8, Janata Bazaar Building, Super Market Complex. Haliyal Deshpande Building, Main Road, Harihara P.B.No.29, 532 - 533, H Division, Ladwa Building. Hassan APMC Yard, B M Road. P.B.No.45, Near Narasimharaji Circle, Malnad House. Haveri Harsha Varsha Complex, Aswini Nagar, P B Road. Hiriyur Near Post Office, Canara Bank Campus, Main Road. Honnali Block No. 1422-1075-1074, Thimbinakatte Road. Honnavar Unity Towers, Opp Kamath Hotel, N H – 17. Hospet Opp Canara Bank, Opp.New KSRTC Bus Stand, Station Rd. Hubli NO 568/1, Industrial Area, Gokul Road, Vikhamshi Cotton Industries Ext. Ankush Arcade, Station Road. IMA Building, Ashok Nagar Rd Bailappanavarnagar. P B No 472, Mahavir Complex, Trafficisland. Plot No. 3629, Prashantha Colony, Vidyanagar. Railway Divisional Superintendent’s Office. Kadur Rotary Bhavan, Jain Temple Rd, P B N0 3. Kanakapura Post Bag No.2, M.G.Road. Karkala Post Box No 6, Shreyas, Main Road.

1.BEL Factory. 2.Lobby Jalahalli East Air Force Station. Jalhalli West Post Office Hospital Town Janodhaya No.3 9th Cross 5th Main. Jeevanbhimanagar Shopping Complex Building. J.P Nagar 1104-24th Main 1st Phase J.C Road Judicial Layout No.1816, 18th Main Road. P.B.No: 6511. K.H. Road Junction Quick Service Station. Koramangala 1.Asian Games Village 2. 80, Road 4th Block Kormangala Kothanur No.94 80 FT, Road RBI Layout. Kumarapark West Badaganadu Sangha Building Shesadripuram. Kumaraswamy Layout 1st Stage 50 Ft Road, Mahadevapura Near Branch Premises ITPL Road, Majestic Mahaveer Hotel, Near Shanthala Silks. Malleshwaram 17th Cross Sampige Road. Margosa Road No-143, 8th Cross. M.G Road 1.Almas Centre 87 M.G Road. 2. #09/06, Mahalakshmi Chambers,

M:G Road. Mico Layout Mico Employees Layout 265-6th Main. Nagarbhavi Rajanna´s Complex Nagavara Village BEL Corporate Office Hebbal Banaswadi Ring Road. Padmanabhanagar 375 M.K. Puttalingayya Road. Peenya 1.Peenya Association Building 1st Cross, 1st Stage. 2.Bharath Fritz Warner, Peenya Industrial Estate. Race Course Road Trade Centre 29/4, Race Course Road. Raheja Apartment 13/1 & 2, A.D Halli, Ramamurthynagar Site No. 39 & 40 Khata No. 359 Ramamurthynagar (Near Police Station) Raj Bhavan Petrol Bunk Rajmahal Vilas Extension No- 275, 15th Main, Rajajinagar VI Block St. Anns School. Rajajinagar 1.Industrial Estate P:B. No. 4415, Rajajinagar. 2. Varadaraja Service Station, Dr. Rajkumar Road. Residency Road Residency Plaza, No.41, Residency Road. Richards Town No-27, Mosque Road. RMV II Stage SBI Extension Counter ISRO. RPC Layout Opp Bus Stand

Karwar P B No.14, I Floor, Ray Kar Manor Kaikini Road. Katpadi NH. 17, Mangalore-Udupi Road. Kinnogli I-74(7), Opp Gopura Building, Near Dura Parameswari Temple. Kolar P B No 34. No 1014/15, M B Road, Near Bus Stand, Kollegal P.B.No 14 Atchams Mansions, 7-4-34, Southern Extn Road. Konnur TMC 2674/1 & 2, Khanagavi Bldg, Padmavathi Niwas, Main Road. Koppal P.B.No.15, M/S Quadri BRS Bldg Salar Jung Road. Kumta N H - 17, College Road. Kundapur P B No 9, 110, A1 Coast Road. Kunigal T A P C M S Building, 1333/1292, Opp. Municipal Office, B.M.Road. Madikeri P B No. 54, Main Road. Mandya No.1572, KCM Building, Kr Rd Vidyanagar, Opp.Lj Girls School P.B.No.2. Mangalore Bijai. No 2/17/1502, Narasimha Prasad Opp.KSRTC Bus Stand, Kuntikan. AJ Hospital &Research Centre, National Highway, Bunder. P .B. No Box-76, Shree Nivas, Port Road, Kodialbail. P.V.S.Sadan, Shedigudde, Urva Market. No, 1-19-1471, Marigudi Road, Kankanady. Bhasker Complex, RPC Layout. Sadashivanagar Sadashivanagar Main Road. Sadaramangala ITPL Campus, White Field Road. Sankey Road HPCL Joyce Service Station. Sheshadripuram Arihant Chambers 1st Main Road. Shivanchetty Garden 1.Shivan Chetty Garden Post Office. 2. Training Batallion MEG & Centre Campus. 3. Trainig Battallion MEG & Centre Campus. St.Marks Road PO Box No 5315. St.Thomas Town Kammanahalli Main Road. Subbannapalya Opp.Diwan Nursing Home, Ramgopal Layout. Sutanpalya Opp.SBI, Atmananada Colony. Thyagarajanagar Netkalappa Circle. Toyota Kirloskar Machinery Mfg Ltd. 10 13 Phase II. Uttarahalli Vaikuntam Towers KSRTC Layout. Vanivilas Hospital Laxmi Complex, 40/3 K.R: Road. Vidyaranyapura No. 25 NTI Layout, Vijayanagar Synergy Clinic, Near Maruthi Mandir, Vimanapura Vimanapura Post Office. Opp Police Station Srinivasa Nagar. V.V. Puram Vanivilas Road.

Pump well Circle, Dongeraker. P BNo.714, 5/429, Ammembal Subbarao Pai Road, M G Road. Centenary Branch, Canara College Building, Balmatta Rd. Circle Office Building, Light House Hill, Mallikatte. No.29, 2364/5, Nalpad Bldg Kadri Road, Mulki Sabagraha Samethi Building. Mysore Vivekananda Nagar No 1/3 B, Block No.13, Srirampura II Stage, Saraswatthipuram. No120, Hamsini, 10th Main, 6th Cross, Vijayanagar, 2 Stages No 1561, 1562, High Tension Double Rd, Tilaknagar. No 3619/6, Umarkhyam Road. No 40, New Statue Square. Jayalaxmipuram. No 6, Ganga Temple Road, Nazarbad. Ground Floor, No.26 A Guest House Road, Siddarth Nagar. No.6, T.Narsipur Road, Kuvempunagar. No.1/Smt, Udaya Ravi Road, Krishna Murthypuram No.1213 (A) Kantharaj Urs Road P B 308, Ashok Circle, Nanjagud Priya Complex, Mgs Road. Nelamangala Roopa Theatre Complex, B.H.Road. Ponnampet Canara Bank, Near Bus Stand, Main Road. Puttur P. B. No.7 Main Road. Raichur No 5, 11-2-61 & 11-2-62, Lingasur Road, Main Road. S L V Tourist Hotel Premises,

Wheelers Road Near Railway Station, 78/2, Wheelers Road. White Field 1.White Field Road. 2.Secon Survey Pvt Ltd Yelahanka 1.NH-7 Bellary Road. 2. Yelanka New Town. 3. Main Gate Wheel Rail Factory. Yeshwanthpur 1.Behind Petrol Bunk. 2. 678/33 D.N.245, 8th Main K.N. Extension. 80 Feet Road 1.1210A 3rd Main, 2. PB No 3201 No. 1 Maruthi Mansion 6th Sector #30, 14th Cross 9th Main. 16th Main No. 16 47/2, 16th Main. Bagalkot Sector 25, Navanagar. Bashettihalli Shop No. 6 KIADB Industrial Area Complex, Belgaum Ashok Nagar Ligade Building Kittur Channamma Road Athani Sri Ram Lodge, Ambedkar Circle. College Road Petrol Bunk, Hotel Sanman, Court Road P.B. No 1, Laxmi Towers. Bailhongal Main Road. Indunagar CIS No.623 A, Congress Road. Khanapur Road 1.P.B.No. 1Camp. 2.55, B Khanapur Road

Station Road. Rannebennur P B No.2, GTS 1843, Naik’s Bldg, Station Road. Sagar P B No.18, 46/103, Mahalakshmi Bldg, Market Road. Shikaripura Middle School Road. Shimoga Vinobanagar. Nelli Soudha, Kuvempu Road. Sri K P Mahadevappa Building, Pb.58, S M Circle, Jayanagar. Sira Raghavendraswamy Temple Road. Sirsi P.B.No.9, C P Bazar. Srirangapatna P.B No.10, D No.915/C-91, Shri Rangaswamy Temple St. Surathkal KPEC Step Society, Srinivasa Nagar. P.B.No 6, 95, Canara Bank Bldg. Main Road. T Narsipur Municipal Office Road. Tarikere Post Office Road. Thirthahalli Alankar Complex, P.B.No.2, Gandhi Chowk. Tiptur P.B.No. 56, B.H.Road. Tumkur No. 232, Sri Guru Layout, Hanumanthapura. P B 39, 3636/5256, Ashoka Road. Udupi Krishna, Udupi-Manipal Road, Near M G M College. P.B.No. 28, Kanakadas Road. P.B.No.11, Canara Bank Bldg, Court Road. Varambally Opp. A.I.R., Nh-17, P.O. Brahmavar.

Khade Bazar Adarsh Arcade Shop No. 6, MLIRC Campus MLIRC Campus. Parasgad Hampannavar Building, Kittur Channamma Road. Risaldar Galli P.B. No. 103 Sangoli Rayanna Road Govt Estate, Opp. D.C.s Office. Shanteri Malmaruti Extension (West), Plot No. 268 Nyaya Marg. Bellary Ananthapur Road P.B. No. 51, No 1, Ananthapur Road. Gandhinagar Shanthi Arcade, ASM College Road,. Station Road Bellary station Road. Bidar Kamtana Road Veterinary College Campus Mylore Road Gurunanak Engg College Campus. Station Road 1.Bhalki. 2. Pearl Hotel Complex, Udgir Road P.B. No. 32 Bidar. Bijapur Commissioner Office Near Deputy Commissioner Office Main Market Main Market Road. South Kanara Padma Complex, B. C Road. Station Road Pearl Hotel Complex Station Road. Chickmagalore

Ratnagiri Road Yashoram Building. Malleswara Kudremukh Post Office. Davanagere Poona Bangalore Road. 1. P.B. No. 205 79/1 A.R. Arcade, 2. Shanbuag Hotel P.J. Extension No.44, BSC Avenue Akkamahadevi. Dakshina Kannada Dharmasthala Dharmasthala Temple Complex. Dharwad College Road P.B. No 9. Old P.B.Road 51/B, Police Commissioner Complex. Karnataka University Campus P.B No.7. Damodar Complex P.B. No.12 346/HYG. Dharwar Sattur Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Medical College North Canara Panduranga Buildings, NH, 12, Dist. Doddaballapur BPCL Petrol Bunk Lions Bhavan Road. Gadag APMC Yard P.B No 1. Mahaveer Circle Durga Vihar, Mulgund Naka. Pala Badami Road P.B.No 90, Kustagi Building. Sudi Road P.B. No 1. Gangavathi Srigiri Complex LG Road.

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Gulbarga Super Market Super Market Road. Sedam Seadam Road. Jeevargi Colony Plot No. 25, Jevargi Colony. MSK Mill Road Opp Govt Printing Press Yadgir Station Road. Haliyul Ward No.4 Bus Station Road. Harihara Sri Siddeshwara towers (Opp. Jayashree Theatre), P.B Road. Hassan Bangalore Road

Kenchamba Petrol Bunk Subhash Square Sharada Shankar Complex. Master Control Facility Site (MCF), Master Control Facility Site. Holenarsipura Adjacent to TMC Cmplex. Hospet Station Road 97, Station Road. Dam Road Sharana Plaza. Hubli Ankush Arcade Shop 1, A Block. Durgadbail Lokhande Building,

Aland Sri Swamy Samarth Nivas Bldg, Main Road Ankola Bank Street. Arsikere Railway Station Road. Attibele No.728-A, Sri Lakshmi Complex, Sarjapur Road. Bagalkot Kaladgi Road, Opp to Court. Bailhongal Ballad Complex. Bangalore Bangalore – AIT Mallathahally, Nagarbhavi II Stage. Bangalore – BIT Vokkaligara Sangha, K R Road V V Puram. Banashankari Main No.55C, 40th Cross, II Main, Jayanagar 8 th Block, Bangalore-Banashankari II Stage No.507, 9th Main, Near Post Office. Banaswadi No.586, Srinivasa Nilaya, Erappa Layout. Basaveshwara Road 71/1 Basaveshwara Road, (Millers Road), Sneha Complex. Basaveshwara Road Police Commissioner’s Office Police Commissioner ’s Office, Infantry Road. BWSSB Rajdooth Complex, 10, Mysore Bank Circle. Cantonment Shanti Kamal Mansion No.33, Dickenson Road. Doddakkallasandra No.42, Ve n k a t a r e d d y Layout, Kanakapura Main Road. Electronic City 19/12, 35/1, Kannapana Agrahara, Electronic City, Opp Infosys. Frazer Town No.23, Saunders Road, PB No 576. Gandhinagar SyndicateBank Building, 2nd Cross. Ganganagar 1/1 KHM Block, R T Nagar Main Road, GG Halli. Garden City College Garden City College Campus Virgo Nagar, Old Madras Road. Gavipuram 59/10, Basappa Layout. IAF Hebbal Training Command, Indian Air Force. Indiranagar

September 16, 2009 Behind Syndicate Bank. Gokul Road Hubli. Karwar Road Central Block, Laxmi Narayan Zone. Keshwapur. 1.Sholapur Road. 2.P.B.No 7. Navanagar Near Petrol Bunk P.B. Road Mahila Vidya Peetha Campus, Vidyanagar. Siddharudhanagar Siddharudhamath Complex. Jamkhandi Kacheri Road. Kaiga NPC Complex, P.O Kaiga. Karwar Pats Corner 542/1, Dr. Kamalakar Road. Naval Base 2, Naval Base, Sea Bird. Kodagu

No.665, 100 Ft Road, I Stage. J P Nagar 4-6, I Main Road, Gaurav Nagar, VII Phase. Jalahalli Kalathur Buildings, Gangamma Circle. Jalavayu Vihar Kammanahalli Main Road. Jayamahal 25/1, I Main Road. Jayanagar 69, 9th Main Road, Jayanagar III Block. Kempapura Astra Zeneca, Bellary Road, Hebbal. Kengeri Satellite Town No.88, Susheela Complex, 2nd Main 6th Cross. Krishna Raja Puram No.148, Old Chennai Road, Krishna raja Puram. Koramangala J Block No.703, III Block, Behind BDA Complex. Lingarajapuram 114/1, Hennur Main Road. Magadi Road Door No. 46, Magadi Road. Malleswaram 18th Cross No.64, Margosa Road. Manipal Hospital Manipal Hospital, Air Port Road. Marathahally Krishna Grand Bldg, Outer Ring Road. N R Colony Acharya Patasala trust Bldg, Opp BMS Engg College, Bull Temple Rd. NationalGamesVillage B1-20, Sharavathy, National Games Village Complex, Koramangala. P C Road No 72, 5th Main Road, Sir Puttana Chetty Road, Chamarajpet. Palace GuttaHalli No. 55, Palace Guttahally Main Road. Peenya Indl Estate 24/1.Ave Maria Complex, 100 Ft Road, Jalahalli Cross. Rajaji Nagar I Block 1033, Opp UII. Co., 19th Main Rd, I-Block, IIStage. Rajaji Nagar II Stage (Branch Premises) J 652, Near Navrang Talkies. Rajaji Nagar III Block No.693 Sri Raghavendra Kripa, III-Blk Ram Mandir Rd. Ramamurthy Nagar Ramamurthy Nagar Main Road. Sanjaynagar No.158, AECS Layout, Sanjaynagar Main Road.

College Road, P.B.No.1 Madikeri. Taluk Office Road Virajpet. Kolar M.B.Road Near K.S.R.T.C Bus Stand. Lakshmeshwara Shop No. 5, TMC complex, Opp to New KSRTC Bus Stand. Mandya Kyatanagere Pet Building, Bannur Road. Kempaiah Building 1978 & 1978/1, P.B.No. 58. MC Road D5, 286, MC Road. Mangalore Balmatta Road. Crystal Arc. Car Street Mangalore Deralakatte Yenapoya Medical

Seshadripuram No.34, I Main Road. Shankar Nagar Opp SyndicateBank Shankarnagar Main Road Shantinagar Opp. KSRTC Depot, KH Road (Double Road) Shoolay No.28, Residency Road, Ashok Nagar, Shoolay. Tilak Nagar 1293, 32nd F Cross, 28th Main, 4th Block. Vidyaranyapuram No.844, Opp. Post Office, Near BEL Residents Welfare Association. V V Puram No.112, Kavi Lakshmisha Rd, Visweswarapuram. Vijayanagar No.204, CHBS Layout, Near Main Bus stand. Vishwaneedham 12th KM, Magadi Road, Sunkadakatte. Yelahanka New Town 2051, MIG B Section Mother Dairy Farm Road, Double Road. Yeshwantpur Gopal Complex, 47, S C Road. Basavakalyan Swamy Complex, Basaweshwar Cross Main Road. Belgaum Bhagyanagar Plot No. 13-A, Angol Extn 5th Cross. Goaves Sachidananda Kripa, Ganesh Marg. INDAL Yamanapur Indal Campus. KRCC Takked Building, K R C Circle, Club Road. Maruthigalli Door No.1560, Maruthigalli. Nehru Nagar JNMC Campus. Nehru Nagar Shop No. 4-C, Sukh Sagar Complex Shivbasava Nagar. Shahpur Laxminarayana Building, Mahatma Pule Road. Royal Circle Hotel Mayura Building, Royal Circle. Bellary Hotel Maurya Building Royal Circle Belthangady Belthangadyu, Main Road. Bhadravathi Durga Bhawan Building. Bhatkal Nehru Road. Bidar 8-6-70, Bishan Mansion, Near Govt Polytechnic. Bidar – AFS Elementary Flying School, AFS Bijapur Bijapur Main Gulab Plaza, Siddheshwar Road. Basaweshwar Road Basaweshwar Road

College. Kankanady P.B.No. 528, Fr.Muller’s Road. Kavoor Junction Opp, Saptagiri Hotel. Kavoor Junction Opp, Sapthagiri Hotel. Kodialbail City Point, Navbharath Circle. Lalbaug Saibeen Complex Mallikanta P.B. No. 512 Jugul Towers. Mangala Gangotri Mangala Gangotri University Campus. Panambur Port Hospital Complex. Port Road P.B.No 90 Manipal Tiger Circle Manipal Cooperative Bank Annexe, Mysore Belawadi 10 Km, Hunsur Road.

Brahmavar Sri Durgalaxmi Complex Bylakuppe Bangalore Mangalore Road Byndoor Main Road, Chadchan Dr Donagaon Bldg, Pandhapur Road. Chamrajnagar Agrahara Street, Bangalore Mangalore Road, Bylakuppe. Chennarayapatna 962, Rukmini Plaza, B M Road. Chickmagalur Indira Gandhi Road. Chikodi TMC 2570/2571, Mehta Complex Kittur Rani Chennamma Road. Chitradurga Western wing, Reddy Janasangha Complex. Dandeli Naregals Building, P.Box. No 13, Nehru Road, Near Central Bus Stand. Davangere Chigateri Mercantile Bldg, Hardekar Manjappa Road. Deosgur Main Shopping Complex, RTPS Colony, Shakti Nagar Post. Deralakatte Belma Village. Devanahalli 117, BB Road, DB Cross, NH 7. Dharmasthala Kaveri Building, Car Street. Dharwar Dharwar Subhas Road Subhas Road. Sattur SDM College Campus, Industrial Area. University Campus Ka r n a t a k a University Campus, Pavate Nagar. Vidyagiri JSS College Campus, Vidyagiri. Gadag Dr Humbarwadi Building, Kalamandhir Road. Gangavathi Lingsugur Road. Gokak Sangolli Rayana Circle. Gokarna Near Jeevotham Matha. Gulburga MRMC 178/19, RTO Cross, Badepur Sadem Road. Police Trng College Naganahalli Village. Station Bazar Thimmapuri Chowk, Station Bazar. Guledgud SyndicateBank Bldg, 2179, Kumbara Street. Gundlupet Near Venkateshwara Talkies, Old Hospital Road. Malnad College of Engg. Malnad College of Engg, Salagame Road. Haliyal Mahantesh Complex,

Chamundipuram Branch Opp SBI Chamundipuram Commerical Complex No-2903, Commercial Complex, Opp, Fire Brigade. Kuvempunagar 1.KHB Complex. 2. New Kantharaja Urs Road. K.R.Nagar No.1 Hunsur Road. Metagalli Post 391, 1st Stage. Nanjangud Visveshwariah Circle, Ooty Road. Nargund Kori Complex, Mayur Talkies Road. Sarawathipuram Saraswathipuram. Satyaji Rao Road P.B.No. 204 Mothikana Building. North Canara Panduranga Building NH-12.

Bus Stand Road. Hebri Sumiram Arcade, Main Road. Horti N S Khed Building, Sholapur Road. Hospet SME, Station Road. Hubli Durgadbail 5248/2, Lokhande Building. KIMS KIMS Campus, Vidyanagar. KLES College Campus Pune Bangalore Road, Vidyanagar. Super Market Aswamedha Trade Centre, Dajibanpet. Vidya Nagar Shop No. 5, CTS No. 23/46, Ward No.3 Near Canara Hotel, PB Road. Vishweshwar Nagar 1918/1, Vijayanagar, Opp Tirupati Bazar. Hukkeri Parvathi Sadan, Near KSRTC Bus Stand. Hutti Lingsugur Taluk. Ilkal Sri Vijaya Mahantesh Mutt Bldg Kanti Circle Kaikamba Ganjimatt Ramachandra Bldg. Karkala A S Road. Karwar Post Box No 2, Krishna Complex. Katipalla Main Road Kaup Main Road. Kerur 1/452, Sri Maruti Kripa Main Road. Khanapur Vishwasudha, Station Road. Kolar D.No. 319, Ward 11 C, Cottonpet M G Road Cross. Kollur Main Road. Koppal Door No. 7/6/587-7, Opp LIC Building Club Road. Kumta Subhash Road. Kustagi Kandakoor Building, Dalal Bazaar. Kundapur – Main Kamat Building. Kyathasandra Sri Siddaganga Mutt Road, Near Bus Stand. Maddur Main Road. Madikeri Church Complex, G T Circle. Malpe 5/73, Vadabandeshwara Road. Opp Jumma Masjid. Mandya HPCL Retail Outlet, RAPCOMS, Bangalore-Mysore Road. Mangalore Hampankatta

Puttur Court Maidan Puttur Centre. Ramanagaram Ijur Extension, SBI Road, Sagar Gajanana Complex Court Road. Shimoga Sir M.V. Road Shiroff Complex. Sumeru 2 CH 40 (5) Sumeru, 1st Stage 100 Feet Road. Sindagi Rampur Naka Jewargi Road. Sindhanur Dr.Timmanagoudar Complex Kustagi Road (Gunj Road). South Kanara Belthangady P.B. No 1, Sree Kshetra Complex. Tiptur Abhilash Lodge B.H.Road.

Light House Hill Road. Kadri 15-8-28, Kadri Road. Kankanady Dr L P Fernandez Memorial Bldg, Fr Mullers Circle. Kulshekar Jayashree Gate, Sacred Hearts Bldg. Lal Bagh Lal bagh Towers, M G Road. Panambur New Mangalore Port Trust, Hospital Building. Manipal KMC Hospital Kasturba Medical College Hospital. MIT MIT Campus Manipal. SyndicateBank Bldg. Syndicate Bank Building. SIBM SIBM Campus, Anant Nagar. Moodabidri Main Road. Muddebihal Door No. 1968/15, Alamatti Road. Mudhol Govindpur Galli. Mudigere Saldanha International Bldg, K M Road, Near Bus Stand. Mundargi Dr Y S Meti Building. Mundgod Bankapur Road. Murdeshwar Shabad Building, Main Road. Mysore Belagola Indl Estate KIADB Complex, KRS Road Metagally. Chamundipuram No.2951, Jhansi LakshmiBai Road. J P Nagar No.8, 10th Main, Mahaveer Complex. K R Circle Vishweshwaraiah Bhavan. Kuvempu Nagar 2938, Bangalore-Nilagiri Road, Lashkar Mohalla. MMJC Marimallappa Junior College, K.R.Mohalla, NIE National Institute of Engineering, Manthanwadi Road. Saraswathipuram D.No.2961/38A, V Cross, V Main. St Philomena’s College College Campus, Bangalore Road. V V Mohalla 2997/3, Sudarshan Temple Road, Vanivilas Mohalla. Zoological Gardens Sree Chamarajendra Zoological Garden Ittigegud. Nelamangala 3272/2663/3, T R Muthappa Layout, B H Road, Subhash Nagar. Nitte Nitte Educational Trust Complex. Padubidri Meera Complex Main Road.


Tumkur SIT Main Road P.B. No 135. Vokkaligara Sangha Complex P.B.No. 42 1st Floor. Udupi Santhekatte Bus Stand Santhekatta Bus Stand Stop. Mythri Complex P.O. Box No 10, Near Service Bus Stand. Uttara Kannada Bhatkal Kola Towers NH 17, Bhatkal. Kaiga Main Gate Kaiga Generating Station. Kumta P.B. No.6, 1749, Kumta Road. Sirsi Opp, taluk Office, Hulikal Road. Yellapur Hubli Road.

Puttur Door No. 17-175 D, Mangalore Mercara Road. Raibagh Sri Sadan, Station Road. Raichur Sukhani Complex, Harihar Road. Station Road SSRG Women’sCollege. Robertsonpet – KGF Balghat Marikuppam Road. Saligrama Saligrama Main Road. Sandur Near Old Bus Stand, LB Colony. Shahabad Bharat Chowk. Shimoga Gandhi Bazar Gandhi Bazar Durgigudi 43-1, Rajarajeswari Bldg, RM Rd, Park Extn. Shirva Shirva Main Road. Sindgi 1765/66, Ward No.3, Uppin Building Near Bus Stand. Sindhanoor Budiwala Complex. Sirsi Devikere Road. Sringeri Bharathi Street. Sullia S V M Building Main Road. Terdal Shiva Nilaya, Gathade Building Near Police Station. Tumkur Padma Krupa, H No. 51, Mahatma Gandhi Road, K R Extn. Ashok Nagar H-300, M/s Ballakuraya Hotel P Ltd Opp SIT, B H Road. Tumkur Marlur Siddartha Institute of Technology, Kunigal Road, Marlur. Siddarth Medical College Sree Siddarth Medical College, Agalakote-PO Bhimasandra. Tungabadra Dam (T B Dam) OldTelephone Exchange Bldg Post Office Road. Udupi Brahmagiri No.426, Near Brahmagiri Circle. Car Street Car Street. Catholic Centre Syndicate Towers, Catholic Center. Kunjibettu MGM College Campus, Nalanda. Vittal Vittal Puttur Road, Main Road. Yadagiri Sreehari Deshpande Bldg 3-7-45, Kajgarwadi. Yellapur Door No. 38, Ward No. 4, Sri L V Mutt Bldg.


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September 16, 2009 Ring Road. Yeshwanthpur M/s Gokaldas Exports Pvt Ltd, 25/26, 2nd stage, Industrial Area Subrub.

Ankola Ground Floor, Hotel Surya Building, Kumta Road, Harihar ‘Bharath Beedi Building Poona-Bangalore Road, P B No.31. Athani Ground Floor, No 4390/6, Haliyal Circle, Ward No. 19 Bantwal Ground Floor, No.12-62(F), Pinto Complex, Near Bus Stand, B.C. Road. Bagalkot Ground Floor, Sri Basaveshwar Vidya Vardhak College Campus Ground Floor, B.V.V.S.Building, Opp.Basaveshwara Engg College, Vidyagiri Bajpe Terminal Building, Mangalore Airport Banvase Corporation Bank, Banavase Branch Bangalore 18/C, New BEL Road, Indiranagar Ground Floor, Shop No.13, 13/1, Yeshwantpur Industrial Area Yelahanka Satellite Town Ground Floor, 63, EWS, IV Phase, Yelahanka Extension, Yelahanka New Town. Ground Floor, 99, I A Main, HIG ‘A’ Sector, Wilson Garden Shop No.1, No. 66/22 Ground Floor, 12th Cross, Whitefield Ground Floor, Near ITPL, No. 77 Home Farm Circle, Bannerghatta Main Road Ground Floor, Next to IIM, Ulsoor Karnataka Handloom Dev. Corpn. No.1, Tank Road, Next to MEG Centre, Vidyaranyapura No.706, Shop No.4(Corner), Suvarna Complex, 3rd Block, B.E.L. Jeevan Sampige Road LIC of India, Mahalakshmipuram Gr Flr, No.111, Dr.Sattur’s Nursing Home, West of Chord Rd, Bellary Rd. Karnataka State Seeds Corpn Ltd., Beeja Bhavan, Hebbal No.58, Ground Floor, Nehru Road, Kullappa Circle, Kammanahalli Koramangala. No 82, Ground Floor, 17th E Main, 6th Cross, VI Block, Jeevan Bhima Nagar No 41, Ground Floor, Main Road Jayanagar. 8th Block Shop No.683 C, Opp. Banashankari Temple, 46th Cross, Kanakapura Main Rd, No.11, Sarakki Gate, K.G. Road Ground Floor, Kaveri Bhavan, Gyana Bharathi No. 42/10, Gr Flr Nagadevanahalli,

Opp. KHB Colony, Ring Road, Kengeri TMC, Jaya Nagar 9th Block, No.2602, Ground Floor 26th Main, 38th Corss, Konanakunte No.22,Ground Floor Amruthnagar Road, Pai Layout, Koramangala G-8, Raheja Arcade, 7th Block, Jayanagar 3rd Block No.261, 22nd Corss, 9th A Main Bannerghatta Road “Jal Bhavan”, Ground Floor, No.6, I Stage, I Phase, B.T.M. Layout, Hanumanthnagar No.108, 3rd Main, 4th Cross, Whitefield Road Ground Floor, M/s.Graphite India Ltd., Veshveshwarayya Industrial Area, Jayanagar 129, 4th T Block, 35th Cross, 16th Main Old Madras Road 123, Meresidi Heights, Pai Layout, JP Nagar Ist Phase, LIC of India, MG Road No.114 Mathikere Shop No.3, Ranka Corner, No.1/25, M.S. Ramaiah Road, Gokul I Stage, 2nd Phase, Mysore Road. No.6, Appa Reddy Complex, 5th Cross, Nandini Layout. Shop No.4, Tulasi House, Site No.12, New Radial Road, SFHS Area, Hosur Road No. 49/1 & 49/3/7, Ground Floor 7th Mile, A.M.. Industrial Estate, Kengeri No.48/3, Opp. Kengeri Bus Stand, Mysore Highway, Banashankari 3rd Stage No.190/B, Ground Floor 100 Ft. Ring Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road Ground Floor, “Ramanashree House”, No.16/1, J.P. Nagar, 6th Phase. No. 884,Ground Floor, RBI Layout, Residency Road Canara Mutual Building, Ground Floor, LIC of India, Near Ananda Rao Circle No.113, SC Road, Hosur Main Road No.5/2, 1-4, Beratana, Agrahara, 15th KM, Sangasandra Post Sanjayanagar No.22, Akai Plaza, D Rajagopal Road, Seshadripuram No.4/1,Ground Floor, Shop No.1, Nehru Circle, Seshadripuram College, Srinivasnagar Sai Plaza, No..22, 80 Ft. Road, BSK I Stage, Srirampuram No.40/1, Ground Floor, M.K.K. Road, Nagappa Block, Padmanabhanagar Shop No.501/1,Ground Floor, Datta Complex, 12th Main, CJV Das Rd, Ist Phase, Agara No. 1194, 22nd Cross, 24th Main, HSR Layout, Sector II, Malur Shop No: 3959/3738, Padmavathi Complex, Malur-Bangalore Road, Nagarbhavi Shop No.1,Ground Floor Opp. BDA Colony,

Mahadevpura Municipal Corporation Bldg, Whitefield Rd. Yeshwanthpur No. 35/1, Ground Floor Tumkur Road. Mahalaxmi Layout Shop No.70, Ground Floor. Malleshwaram West Door No.186, Ground Floor 17th Cross, 8th Main Road. R.T. Nagar No.482, R.V.S. Complex, HMT Layout, 80 Ft. Road. Bangalore Shreshta Bumi EC Devanahalli Town Grnd Flr, Next to Jain Temple, Highway Jn,B.B. Rd. BSK3rd Stage No.182(Rev-o.25), Ground Floor, 5th Main, Girinagar, Avalahalli Extn, 50 Ft.Rd. Basaveshwaranagar Shop No.5, 1st Main Road, IV Stage 3rd Floor, Basaveshwaranagar No.2/B, 80 ft. Main Road, KHB Colony, 2nd Stage. Bommasandra Industrial Area Bill Forge Pvt Ltd, Ground Floor, No,9C. Chamarajpet No.24, III Main, 4th Cross, P.B. No.1848. Chandra Layout Shop No.2, Ground Floor, No 1565, 9th Cross, 2nd Main, 2nd Phase, Ist Stage. Gandhinagar “Keshava Nivas”, Gr. Flr, 24, Ist Main Rd, Kavi Kalidas Rd. Frazer Town No.99, Ground Floor, Coles Road. Cox Town Ground Floor, No. 55, Wheeler Main Road Kengeri Satellite Town Ground Floor, No.132, I Main Road Peenya Ground Floor, KIADB Complex, 4th Phase, Rajarajeshwarinagar No.457 ( C ), Ground Floor, Ideal Home Township, Pattangere, CMC Road. Peenya 254/A, Sy.No.87 & 150, 100 Ft. Road, 3rd Phase. Nagarbhavi National Law School of India University. Varthur Hobli M/s Covansys (India) Pvt. Ltd., Embassy Golf Link Biz Park, Survey # 8/1 & 8/4. Airport Road Domlur Diamond District EC, A-03, Diamond Dist. Cantonment 14/15, K. Kamaraj Road, 4242. Rajajinagar No.25/2, I Main Road, E Block, II stage Sadashivanagar No.601, 3rd Main, Upper Palace Orchards. Vijayanagar 3/2/1, 1st cross, MC Layout. Basavangudi No.6, Gandhi Bazar. BTM Ist Stage No.12, Nirmal Niwas, AICOBO Nagar, 100’ Ring Road. No.44, Race Course Road, Hotel Chalukya Complex. Domlur 2, Ground Floor, Airport Main Road,

Banaswadi Corporation Bank, Hennur Indiranagar 1074/H, 5th Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Opp. K.E.B. Quarters. Indiranagar No.3038, HAL 2nd Stage, 80 Ft. Road, 8th Main. Koramangala I Block Shop No.956, Ground Floor,5th Main. Kumar Park West Asha Chambers, Ground Floor, No.2, Venkataswamy Raju Road. K.R. Road LIC of India, JC Road, DO-I, Ground Floor C V Raman Nagar No.66/1, Adjacent to LRDE, Byrasandra village. Vijayanagar, 2nd Stage Shop No.8/1, Ist Main Road, RPC Layout, Sahakarnagar Shop No.1, Ground Floor, Plot No.43/1, G Block, 60 Ft. Main Road. Shantinagar No.26, Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road. Vasanthnagar No.11, Nandi, Ground Floor, 8th Main. Yelahanka Shop No.1, Narayana Swamy Mansion, BB Road. Anekal Taluk. Plot No.36(B), Road No.3 & 5, Jigani Industrial Area, Banashankari 2nd stage No.26, 21st Main Road, Opp. B.D.A. Complex. Basavanagudi No.60, Ground Floor, DVG road, Opp. Shamanna Park. Malleswaram South End Road, Mill Corner, Seshadripuram PO. R P C Layout 1796/13, 6th Main, 9th Cross. West of Chord Road. 199/F, 1st Stage, Vth Phase, Basaveshwaranagar. Electronics City I Floor, Door No.V-4, Keonics Main Road, No.25, Airport Road Bellary Main Road No. 36, Ground Floor, Service Road, Belgaum 3361/A + B,Ground Floor, College Road. Nehrunagar Shop No.1,Ground Floor, Mujawar Arcade, P.B. Road. Tilakwadi C.T.S. No.2/202/A, C.D. Deshmukh Road, Shukravar Peth, Gandhinagar ASM Womens College Campus, Nipani Nemichand Nivas,Ground Floor 747, Ashokanagar, P B No 31. K R Road Parvathi Complex, CTS No.3445/1, Samadevi Galli. Tilakwadi Sri Kamakshi Building, Plot No.30, Congress Road. Bellary 2nd Shop, D.No.109/3, Prasad Complex, Satyanarayanpet. Bhadravathi B.H. Road, P.B. No.302, Bhadravathi. Bhatkal Ground Floor, M/s Kamakshi Auto Service, N.H. Road 17, Bhatkal Bidar

No.52, 5th Cross, 6th Block.

325,C.M.H Road.

H S R Layout No.7,17th Cross, Sector No.7.

Domlur Layout. 208, 5th Cross, 1st Main Road.

R T Nagar No.57, HMT Layout, Dinnur Main Road.

Upper Palace Orchards 344/8, 4thMain.

Ankola P B No.23, Dinakar Desai Marg.

Bannerghatta Near National Park, Main Road.

Arsikere P B No.42, Sainath Road.

K R Puram Laxmi Complex, O M Road.

Malleshwaram No.16, Nanjundeshwara Complex, 10th Cross, Sampige Road.




Nagasandra M/s IBP Auto Services, 9th Main, Hesarghatta Rd. Bijapur Yogesh Chambers, Old SS Road.

Corporation Bank, Bidar. Bijapur Plot No.79, R S No.39/K, Mahalbagayath. Ground Floor, Gurukul Road, CTS No. 1004, Bilgi Opp.GLBC Office, Bhaisarkar Building, Bagalkot-Jamkhandi Road. Brahmavara Ground Floor, Ruchira Complex, Main Road. Channarayapatna Gururaj Complex, Nr Balaji Theatre, B.M. Road. Chickmagalore Ground Floor, Kelagur Mathias Towers, IG Road. Basavanhally Main Road, Near Shankar Mutt. Chitradurga SJM Vidyapeetha Regd, Sri Murugha Math, Next to IOC Petrol Pump, Main Rd. Ground Floor, Shop No.1, 1 A/219, United Complex, J.N Road, Davanagere BSC Complex, Bhagwan Mahaveer Road. BSC Complex, Bhagwan Mahaveer Road. Ground Floor, City Medical Centre,I Main, MCC Block. 289/6, Ground Floor, AM Arcade, CG Hospital Road. Dharwad Sujatha Complex, Poona Bangalore Road. Ground Floor, LIC of India, Divisional Office, Dharwad Division, College Road. Shop No.6, C.B. Guttal Complex, C.T.S. No.139/1/MIG, U.B. Hill, Malmaddi. DODDABALLAPUR Ground Floor, Opp. Soundarya Mahal Theatre, Lions Club Road. GADAG Ground Floor, Patil Medical Stores, KC Road. ‘Sri Siddalinga Shilpa’, PB NO.31, Pala Badami Road. Shop No. 5 (Part A), Ground Floor, KHB Commercial Building, Mulgund Road. GOKAK Gokak Branch, Ground Floor, Ward No. 19,Bus Stand Road. GONIKOPPAL Shop No.G.F. 28, Bapu Complex, Near Bus Stand Gorur Hassan Arkal Ghod Road. GULBARGA Shop No.G-7, No, 1-80, N.G. Complex, Opp. Mini Vidhan Soudha. Ground Floor, Siddarytha Enclave, Shetty Complex, Aland Road. Haliyal T M C Complex, P B No.25, Haliyal. Hassan AR No.276, B.M. Road,Ground Floor Opp. BSNL Building. Presidency College, Salgame Road. PCSL Complex, Ground Floor, K R Puram. Hassan KSRTC Bus Stand. P B No 1,Narasimharaja Circle, Holenarsipura Road. Bhadravathi NTB-403, Silver Jubilee Road, Jannapur Kodagu Finance & Invts (Chits) P Ltd., 1-405, Kodagu Towers,

Hassan P B No.60, Adi Chunchunagiri Complex, Ravindranagar. Hubli Kalburgi Mansion, Lamington Road.

Bhavanthi Street. G-20,21,22, Venkataramana Arcade, GHS Cross Road. Belthangadi Belthangadi Main Road.

Madikeri P B No.27, Main Road

Vijaya Tower L.H.H. Road, Vijaya Tower.


Kankanady Kanachur Complex, Near Hotel West Side Inn.

Ujire S D M College.

B M Rd,Kushalnagar Haveri RS No.169/2 B, Plot No.10, P.B. Road. Ranibennur Hanumanahalli Complex, P B Road,Near KSRTC Bus Stand, N H 4. Honnavar Shop No.6,Ground Floor, Sri Sathya Sai Darshan Shopping Complex, NH 17, Honnavar. Hospet Grnd Flr,Sri Sai Dham Cmplx, Ward No31,Nr Markandeshwar Temple, T. B.Dane Rd. Hubli USA Tower, CTS No.2538, Ward No.1, Muncipal Ward, No.45, Ground Floor, C Block Coen Road. Gokul Road. Nehru Nagar, Near Manjunathnagar Cross New Cotton Market. No.128, Opp. Basavana Vana, Keshwapur Ground Floor, Akshay Enclave, Sholapur Road, Station Road Ground Floor, LIC of India Building, Branch No.1,. Vidyanagar Ground Floor, Saligram complex, Opp. Arts College, PB Rd, Karwar Radha Govind Complex, Kaikini Road, PB No.25 Plot No.199, Arvind Nagar, Karwar Road. Jamkhandi Jamkhandi Branch, `Popular Complex’, Uma Rameshwari Road, P.B.No.6. Basaveshwara Circle, Check Post,B H Road. Kairangala P.A. College of Engineering, Nadupadavu, Near Mangalore University, Karkala No.93 B/14, Srinivas Complex, Near Canara Bank, Opp. Syndicate Bank. Karwar No.6, Shop No.MH No.562/5, Shree Datta Prasad Complex, Dr.Pikle Road. Kolar No.2053, Ground Floor, Rahamania Complex, Doddapet. KGF Ground Floor, B M Road, Robertsonpet Nelikeri Ground Floor, Hotel Sanma, NH 17. Kundapur Door No.322/9, Opp. J.K. Towers, National Highway - 17, Shastri Park. Kushalnagar Near Konica Color Lab, B.M. Road, Kushalnagar. Madikeri College Road, Mandya Ground Floor, No.2368, BMS Complex, Opp. Kaveri Park, MC Road, BG Layout. Mangalore Corporation Bank, Head Office, Mangala Devi Temple Road. 23-5-404/1, Nayak’s Compound, Opp. Kulal Bhavan, Mangaladevi Temple Road. Kodialbail Besant Women’s College Bldg.,. Kavoor Dr.M.V. Shetty Memorial Trust Campus, Vidyanagar. Kunjthbail village Kavoor Towers,

Mysore Kuvempunagar No.568, Saptagiri Complex, New Kantharaj Urs Road. Bhogadi, 2nd Stage No.1545, Sahukar Chennaiah Road, Bhogadi, 2nd Stage. Shimoga S R Rasthe Tippeswamy Complex.

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September 16, 2009



Good news…

ere’s some bit of good news for lovers of wildlife – Bandipur will soon be getting country’s first Tiger Protection Force. Yes! The Centre has directed the State’s Forest Department to step us conservation measures as six tigers have already died in Karnataka this year. As a first step, the State will have a special tiger protection force, the first one among the 13 tiger reserves across the country. The increasing tiger deaths in some states was discussed at the meeting of state forest departments with the Union environment minister and the prime minister recently. According to some wildlife conservationists, the number could be as high as ten. While we have a healthy population of about 12 tigers per 100 sq km, it is less than 17 in the Corbett National Park. As part of the protection force, 112 forest staff will be appointed with four vehicles. Bandipur has been chosen out of Karnataka’s four tiger reserves because it has a rich landscape and the Waynad-Bandipur zone is vulnerable.

…Bad news A farmer near Bandipur reserve has shot a young elephant dead! For, the youngster was about to enter his ragi farm which is around 2 km away from the forest. The dead female elephant was just six years old and was grazing with three other elephants in a herd. The farmer is believed to have shot the tusker on its forehead. While one bullet hit her forehead, the other pieced through her eyelid, killing her instantly. Even though crop compensation packages have almost tripled to limit the deaths of aimals due to such conflicts, fear and intolerance plague farmers living on the border areas. Forest Department staff have termed the behaviour of the farmer abnormal and disappointing.

New life for Subbarayanakere


ubbarayanakere, the symbol of freedom fighters’ struggle in Mysore, is set for rejuvenation with the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) investing Rs 3 crore to make it attractive. Subbarayanakere, the emptied tank bed, was where the nationalist movement was at its peak in the Royal City. It was the nerve centre of activities for freedom fighters. Not just veteran freedom fighters, but students with patriotic fervour used to assemble and chalk out strategies here. It was the place that hosted rallies and meetings for the cause. The MCC plans to gift the memorial a pictorial presentation of the historical Dandi March on the lines of the one at the Parliament. Subbarayanakere is one of the oldest water bodies that served Mysore when it was still a small town. The lake is believed to have dried up in early 20th century.


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September 16, 2009

Scribes photo exhibition in Mysore


istrict In-charge Minister Shobha Karandlaje will inaugurate a fiveday photo-journalists’ first mega exhibition-2009 in Mysore on September 18 at Suchitra Art Gallery, Kalamandira.

The exhibition will showcase award-winning and other eye-catching photographs of five Mysore-based photojournalists - M A Sriram, Anurag Basavaraj, Nagesh Panathale, Hampa Nagaraj and S R Madhusudhan. M A Sriram works as a Senior Photojournalist in The Hindu, Mysore. He has won the MDJA Award in 2006. Anurag Basavaraj is a freelance photojournalist, who has won the Mysore District Journalists’ Association Award in 2004, PSI National Award in 2007 and IIPC & PSA International Award in 2008.

Nagesh Panathale is the staff photographer of Vijaya Karnataka, Mysore. He is the recipient of the IIPC & PSA award (2008), PSM National Award (2008), KWJA State Award (2007) and MDJA Award (2005). Hampa Nagaraj is the staff photographer of Star of Mysore and Mysooru Mitra, who has bagged MDPVA Award in 2008 and Dum Dum Award in 2009. S R Madhusudhan, the photographer of Andolana, has bagged the MDJA Award (2001, 2002 and 2008), National Award instituted by Mysore Zoo (2007), MDPVA National Award (2008) and Dum Dum Photo Unit Award, Kolkata. The exhibition will be open to public from 9 am to 7 pm from September 18 to 22.

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States told to make tourist sites more attractive


(Approved by the Government of Karnataka, Department of Tourism)

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een to pitch India as a world-class tourism destination, the government has asked states to construct and design civic amenities near tourist sites and conserve heritage monuments in keeping with the local ambience in order to attract more tourists. Union Tourism Secretary Sujit Banerjee wrote to all state chief secretaries, urging them to implement a set of guidelines to help them in designing and implementing tourism-related projects. In his letter, Banerjee said the states should employ architects, conservators and landscape architects in order to make tourist sites more attractive. The states were also asked to have a onewindow clearance for all tourism related projects. Banerjee said while constructing urban civic amenities, proper attention needs to be given to design and aesthetics, choice of materials, durability and maintenance. The beautification efforts should keep in mind cleanliness too, with litter bins and recycling bins at the sites. The civic amenities include better information, public toilets, parking and facilities for the physically handicapped. Banerjee said the guidelines were framed following recommendations made at a recent workshop in New Delhi on Development of World Class Tourism Infrastructure. The ministry had organised the workshop under the chairmanship of Tourism Minister Kumari Selja. It made the recommendations after discussion with architects, engineering organisations, tourism managers and consultants. The letter also said states should encourage free and frequent distribution of high quality tourist maps, guides, CDs, posters and tourism calendars. The wayside amenities should be located after about every 50 km on the way leading to tourist destinations. “States should also make effort to upgrade and strengthen existing tourist facilities as a part of the tourism policy from their own resources,” he said.




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The letter asked states to come out with a comprehensive conservation master plan of tourist sites. It directed the states that face water scarcity not to use fountains and other water-based elements at tourist sites and avoid big illumination if there is a power shortage. Banerjee also asked states to plan foodcraft institutes and hotel management institutes.

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September 16, 2009

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Dasara Exhibition

Railway Museum

Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Visit Brindavan Gardens to enjoy illuminated, musical fountains.

Go to the palace and enjoy the spectacular view of the illuminated palace.

Karanji Lake

The Rangacharlu Town Hall

Things to buy: Silk sarees, cashmere pashminas, table cloth,

The best way to get around Mysore: Local buses, taxis and auto rickshaws.


Travel Q


How well do you know Mysore? Well, unscramble these to find the names of four major tourist attractions in and around Mysore. IJKAARAN ELKA



Karanji Lake, Srirangapattana, Chamundi Hills, Jaganmohan Palace

Hit the roads of Mysore, they are colourfully bright.



Jaganmohan Palace


Vijayanagara kings

Nightlife in Mysore


The Amba Vilas Palace & Hall

The demon Mahishasura


Chamundi Hills


Krishnaraja Wodeyar III

Durbar Hall

What is the ninth day of Dasara called?

10. According to Mahabharatha, which tree was used by the Pandavas to hide their weapons?


Brindavan Gardens



On Sunday nights, and during Dasara, the palace is lit up. It is a truly magnificent sight and worth planning your trip around.

There are hordes of shops inside the city palace that claim to sell authentic sandalwood products. Don’t fall in the trap. Go to authentic Mysore sandal stores for sandalwood products.

Who started the tradition of having a special durbar in the Mysore Palace during Dasara?


A visit to Chamundi Hills is well worth the trip with a Nandi cow monolith dating to 1659 is half way up the hill.

Krishnarajasagar Dam

Who started the Dasara festivities?



The Cathedral of St. Philomena’s, a Neo-Gothic structure, is reputed to be the tallest church in the world and is worth a visit.


Kaveri and Kabini

Places to see:

scarves, statues in wood, brass, copper and sandalwood, wooden boxes, jewelry, sandalwood oil, gulal, incense sticks, handicrafts, etc.

Which is Karnataka’s Nada Habba?

10. Banni tree

In the heart of the city is the Amba Vilas palace with the Jaganmohan Palace to the west. Photograpghy is not allowed inside the palaces.

When in Mysore, do visit the Bandipur National Park, Shiva temple at Nanjangud and Srirangapattana.

What does Vijayadashami denote?


Mysore Pak

Which is Mysore’s patented sweet meat?



Mysore, the capital of the Wodeyar rulers, is a sleepy, laidback city. Several elegant buildings enhance its wide, tree-lined streets.

Mysore is flanked by the rivers


The victory of good over evil

In a nutshell

When did the Wodeyar rule end in Mysore?



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