Sammelana participants visit main tourist places in Mysuru

Sammelana participants visit main tourist places in Mysuru

The participants of the 83rd Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana on Friday, enjoyed the beauty of the city and visited tourist hot spots in and around Mysuru.

The visitors thronged Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru Palace, Chamundi Hill, Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) dam and other places.

Free entry to zoo

The footfall of tourists at the Zoo, Palace, and Chamundi Hill was high from morning till evening.

The Zoo Authority of Karnataka has also provided free entry to the zoo for the delegates, who have registered for the sammelana. They need to only show their delegate pass to gain entry into the zoo. As it was also the weekend, tourists from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Bengaluru visited these places.

A teacher from Dharwad said a few teachers have hired a taxi to visit various tourist places in the city. "On Friday, we attended the sammelana and today, we wanted to attend the places around the city," she said.

The Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation, in association with Mysore Travels Association, has organised a half-day literary tour 'Kaviraja Marga'. As many as 50 participants were taken to the house of Rastrakavi Kuvempu 'Udayaravi' in V V Puram, the house of R K Narayan in Yadavagiri, which has been developed into a museum, the Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies of the University of Mysore (UoM ) on Manasagangothri campus, the bungalow of the UoM in Saraswathipuram in which the late President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was residing, when he was a professor at the university of Mysore, Rangayana on Kalamandira premises. Later, the participants were dropped at Maharaja's College Grounds, the main venue of the sammelana.

Deputy Director for Tourism Janardhan said, the trip received good response and another 50 participants will be taken to the places on Sunday.

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