The Mysore Dasara festival, celebrated in the month of October involves a citywide merriment and joyous activities that stretch for ten days. 9 days are part of Navratri during which there are traditional music concerts, dance programmes and various other activities . The festival culminates on the tenth day, Vijayadashami with the victory of truth. It symbolises the triumph of good over evil and restores faith in the countless devotees of Goddess Chamundeshwari. Legend has it that she slew the demon, Mahishasur, which is the origin for the name of the city. The Jamboo Savari is the procession held on this day with thousands of followers chanting
Mysore flights are inexpensive and easily available from Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai etc. The airport is less than half an hour from the main city making it easily accessible.