Mysuru decks up to host world famous 10-day Dasara festival, security beefed up

The City of Palaces has been decked up to host its world famous 10-day ‘Mysuru Dasara’ fest starting Thursday with pomp and pageantry and an increase in the number of tourists is expected this year, officials said. “This year’s festival is expecting at least 30 % increase in the footfall. We are making all the necessary arrangements to make this year’s fest much bigger than the last year,” Additional Deputy Commissioner T. Yogesh told IANS. Mysuru, located about 150km from Karnataka capital Bengaluru, attracts visitors from across the world during…

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Mahindra Open Sky: A festival that blends musical notes with adventure

On the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, imagine the tunes of enchanting music and adventure activities such as camel race and off-road driving. This pleasant visual won’t just be a dream with the upcoming festival, Mahindra Open Sky in association with Hindustan Times. “With its immersive experience of culture and adventure, Mahindra Open Sky celebrates the romance of the desert and embodies the spirit of Live Young Live Free. Set against the backdrop of the mighty Thar, it presents a unique opportunity to be part of a collective of…

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On Croatia’s Obonjan island wellbeing holidays get a festival twist

Deserted for a decade, this ‘curated island destination’ is set to offer summer-long creativity and wellness breaks with added party atmosphere Adriatic for the people … tiny Obonjan island, off Šibenik, Croatia For music festivalgoers seeking guaranteed sun, Croatia has become something of a mecca over the last few years: the number of festivals has more than doubled since 2010, with over 20 to choose from in 2016. But this summer, the scene takes another giant leap forward as previously uninhabited Obonjan (pronounced O-bon-yan), is revived as a “curated island…

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Starry Skies festival: go wild in the country

efore we left, George’s mum made me swear not to let our six-year-old-son out of my sight for the duration of the festival. Even as I was nodding in agreement I knew keep this promise would be almost impossible – but I didn’t reckon on breaking it quite so spectacularly or, as things turned out, so willingly. Before I’d even finished putting our tent up on the festival site, George was making new friends with kids a few pitches down. Fifteen minutes later, he came and asked me, his face…

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