Even as the counter sale of premium Dasara gold cards that will provide special benefits to buyers is expected to start from Saturday, online sale has picked up.
Each card costs Rs. 7,500 and entails admittance to two adults and a child.
Special seating arrangements will be made for cardholders during the Jamboo Savari and Torchlight Parade on the day of Dasara finale.
The cardholders are assured of seats in vantage positions, besides free access to other venues and tourist spots such as the Mysore zoo, Jaganmohan palace, Karanji Nature Park, Railway Museum, Chamundi Temple, Mysore palace, Dasara exhibition, Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary and Brindavan Gardens.
Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha told The Hindu that the cards would be put up for sale at her office from Saturday and they would be made available at other government offices like MUDA or MCC, if required. Tamper-free stickers have been pasted on the cards to prevent duplication. “We expect more tourists to buy the cards for the special benefits,” she said.
Ms. Shikha said 200 cards had been put up online of which 20 were had been sold till Friday afternoon.
The gold cards can be purchased on www.mysoredasara.gov.in and www.ticketgenie.in. The gold cards can be bought by a DD for Rs. 7,500 drawn in favour of Special Officer of Dasara or Deputy Commissioner of Mysore. Visitors can call 0821-2423800 for more details.
Importantly, cardholders get parking space on the day of the Jamboo Savari and the torchlight parade. On a first-come-first-served basis, they will be able to park at Gate No. 3 at Bannimantap grounds, and Doddakere Maidan near the palace.