Mangaluru: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Mangaluru Division has organised the Mangaluru Dasara Darshan, a package tour which will cover nine major temples in Dakshina Kannada District.
The state-run transport body will operate a one-day tour package on all days of the Navaratri festival from September 26 to October 5.
KSRTC Divisional Controller Rajesh Shetty on Thursday September 22 stated that, “Tourists book tickets and visit prominent temples of the Coastal District during Navaratri.”
The package will include the tourist places like 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, also included.
The fare for adults will be Rs. 300 and Rs. 250 for children, he said.
Shetty said that the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) city transport buses will be used for the package tour. The one-day tour, from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm, will start from the KSRTC bus stand. The corporation plans to operate more than one bus per day depending on the response from people, he said.