KSRTC special for Dasara: 1500 extra buses, round-trip to Bandipur for Rs 350

Looking to head to Mysuru for the annual Dasara procession, or maybe head out of Bengaluru for the long weekend? You could choose to travel by the special buses that KSRTC is operating this season.

The illuminated Mysore Palace during Dasara. Pic: Muhammad Mahdi Karim, Wikimedia Commons

A press note from KSRTC details the special arrangements that have been made by the transport corporation to deal with the additional demand for buses during Dasara. In addition to the existing services, an additional 1,500 buses are being deployed between October 21st and October 23rd. This is to ensure that those looking to attend the Mysuru Dasara, or make use of the long weekend, are catered to. 

Additional buses

  • 1500 extra buses will be exclusively operated from Kempegowda bus station, Mysuru Road bus station, Shanthi Nagar TTMC and Basaveshwara Bus Station (Peenya) from October 21st to October 23rd. Special intra and inter-state buses will also be operated from October 24th to October.

  • 140 special buses will be operated exclusively from Mysuru Road bus station to Mysuru. Apart from this, special buses will also be operated to Dharmastala, Kukkesubramanya, Sringeri, Horanadu, Shimoga, Mercara, Mangalore, Davangere, Gokarna, Kollur, Hubli, Dharwar, Belgaum, Bijapur, Karwar, Bellary, Hospet, Gulbarga, Raichur and other places in Karnataka. There will be special buses to Hyderabad, Chennai, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Selam, Tiruchinapalli, Pudukote, Madurai, Tiruchi, Panjim, Shiradi, Mumbai, Ernakulam, Palghat, Tiruvananthapuram and other places in neighbouring states as well.

  • 195 special buses will be deployed in Mysuru to cater to tourists who plan to visit places of interest around Mysuru like Chamundi Hills, KRS Dam/Brindavan Gardens, Srirangapatna,  Mercara, Mandya, Malavalli, HD Kote, Chamarajanagar, Hunsur, KR Nagar, Gundlupet etc.

  • KSRTC has also made arrangements for three package tours:

    • Giridharshini: Bandipur, Gopalaswamy Hills, BR Hills, Nanjanagud and Chamundi Hills. Price: Rs 350 for adults and Rs 175 for children.

    • Jaladarshini: Golden Temple (Bylakuppe), Dubare Forest, Nisargadhama, Raja Seat, Harangi Reservoir and KRS. Price: Rs 375 for adults and Rs 190 for children.

    • Devadarshini: Nanjanagud, Bluff, Mudukuthore, Talkad, Somanathapura and Srirangapatna. Price: Rs 275 for adults and Rs 140 for children.

  • Special buses will also be operated from all taluk bus stands that come under KSRTC’s jurisdiction, based on demand.

Information centres and booking counters

  • Information centres have been set up at bus stands to inform the public about the special arrangements.

  • Those looking to book tickets can do so either online on www.ksrtc.in or at any of the 450-odd booking counters in Karnataka and other states.

  • A discount of five per cent on the fare is being offered for four or more passengers booking in a single ticket.

  • A discount of ten per cent is being offered to those booking onward and return journey tickets simultaneously.

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