Heritage City warms up for Winter fest from today

Heritage City warms up for Winter fest from today

The 'Heritage City' is all set for the ten-day Mysuru Winter Festival (MWF) that will commence on Saturday. A flower show on the Mysuru Palace premises, an Open Street festival on D Devaraj Urs Road, movie screening, heritage cycle rides, fireworks at Palace premises and a doll expo are a few of the attractions lined up for the festival that concludes on January 1.

The Mysuru Palace Board is hosting the flower show which commences at 5 pm on Saturday and will be open for people from 10 am to 9 pm on all other days. A vertical garden on the wall of Shwetha Varahaswamy temple, model of a Palace, throne, 'Ane Gaadi carrying musicians decorated with colourful flowers will be the major attractions on the Palace premises. The Mysuru Palace will be illuminated in the evenings on all 10 days and fireworks will be displayed in front of the illuminated Palace on December 31 to welcome the New Year. In addition, attractions for children include replicas of King Cobra, tortoise, star fish, octopus, Hanuman, Chota Bheem, Chota Krishna and Sukhoi aircraft will be decorated with flowers. Besides, government departments such as Horticulture and private organisation will display a variety of plants in mud pots. In all, 10,000 variety of plants will be on display.

The Tourism department has organised several events such as Winter Food and Cake festival from December 27 to 29 at Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry, and Heritage Cycle ride on December 26, December 27 and December 28. The cyclists will be taken to heritage spots such as Rangacharlu Town Hall, Silver jubilee Clock Tower, Krishnaraja Circle, Mysuru Palace, Jaganmohan Palace and other places. The ride will commence at 7 am and conclude at 9 am everyday. The Information and Public Relations department will organise a three-day film festival at Kalamandira. Each day, a Kannada movie and an English movie will also be screened. The musical fountain at Kuppanna Park will dance to the tunes of music on all 10 days from 7 pm to 8.30 pm and an open street festival will be held from 8 am to 7.30 pm on D Devaraja Urs Road on December 30.

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