Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Sep 21: The Mangaluru division of KSRTC has organised a package tour for the the Mangaluru Dasara Darshan, which will cover nine major temples in Dakshina Kannada district.
The Mangaluru Division of KSRTC will operate a one-day tour package on all days of the Navaratri festival from September 26 to October 5. Accordingly, tourists and pilgrims may book tickets and visit prominent temples of the coastal district, during Navaratri.
KSRTC Mangaluru divisional controller Rajesh Shetty said that the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) Nagara Sarige buses will be used for the package tour.
He said, “For the first time, the Mangaluru division of the KSRTC, has planned to introduce a Mangaluru Dasara Darshan package tour, for the convenience of tourists and devotees, who throng the district during the Navaratri festival. The one-day tour, from 8 am to 8.30 pm will start from the KSRTC bus stand. We plan to introduce more than one bus per day, as part of the tour based on the response from people.”
As part of the tour package, the bus will take passengers to Mangaladevi Temple, Polali Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple, Sunkadakatte Sri Ambika Annapoorneshwari Temple at Gurupura, Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Bappanadu Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Sasihithlu Sri Bhagavathi Temple and beach, Chitrapura Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Urwa Sri Mariyamma Temple and Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Temple, where the idols of Navadurga are installed, as part of the Mangaluru Dasara festival.
The fare for adults will be Rs 300, while it is Rs 250 for children. People may call 9663211553 to book seats.