In pics: Grand celebrations during Mysuru Dasara

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Mysuru is at its carnivalesque best during the 10-day ‘Dasara’ festival, falling in October this year. During this time the Mysore Palace is dramatically lit up every evening, while the city is transformed into a gigantic fairground, with concerts, dance performances, sporting demonstrations and cultural events running to packed houses.

On the last day the celebrations are capped off in a grand style. A dazzling procession of richly costumed elephants, garlanded idols, liveried retainers and cavalry march through the streets to the rhythms of clanging brass bands.

Take a photo tour through the grand festivities.

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Mysuru is at its carnivalesque best during this 10-day Dasara festival.
Mysuru is at its carnivalesque best during this 10-day Dasara festival.
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The festival starts with a procession led by the Maharaja
The festival starts with a procession led by the Maharaja
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The Mysore Palace is lit up brightly every evening
The Mysore Palace is lit up brightly every evening
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Mysore Pak is a delicacy straight from the Mysore Palace
Mysore Pak is a delicacy straight from the Mysore Palace
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Witness a grand spectacle with concerts, dance performances and sporting demonstrations
Witness a grand spectacle with concerts, dance performances and sporting demonstrations
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The entire city is transformed into a gigantic fairground
The entire city is transformed into a gigantic fairground
Image courtesy: ©arun sambhu mishra / Shutterstock.com

This article was first published in October 2018 and has been updated since.