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Kill Your Inner Ravanas At These Unique Dussehra Celebrations

Kill Your Inner Ravanas At These Unique Dussehra Celebrations rajasthanpatrika

Dussehra is symbolic of the conquest of good over evil. It is celebrated in different styles and magnitude in different parts of the country. Know about some of the most unique Dussehra celebrations in the country.

Kill Your Inner Ravanas At These Unique Dussehra Celebrations:

  1. Ambala (Haryana)
  2. Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh)
  3. Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Mysore (Karnataka)
  5. Kota (Rajasthan)

Day 1. The Ravana of Barara

The Ravana of Barara
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It's not everywhere you can see the world's tallest Ravana burn to ashes right before your eyes. What's more? The height of the Ravana gets increased every year and has now crossed 200 feet.

Day 2. The indigenous Bastar Dussehra

The indigenous Bastar Dussehra
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Bastar is believed to be Dandakaranya, where Lord Ram spent 14 years of his exile so it's natural that the celebrations here would be nothing short of special. With ornately decorated raths at rath-yatras and grand processions, thousands of tribals gather to offer prayers to Ma Danteshwari.

Day 3. The world famous Kullu Dussehra

The world famous Kullu Dussehra
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Now with the status of an international festival, the Kullu Dussehra is grand and how! People from all over the world flock to this place to be a part of the fare and celebrations. The turnout during this week long festival is about 4-5 lakh. HolidayIQ traveller Rakesh says, "Many foreigners can be seen here during Dussehra and the celebration is magnificent."

Day 4. A game of lights in Mysuru

A game of lights in Mysuru
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Declares state festival of Karnataka, the Mysore Dussehra traces back its origins to almost 400 years ago. You can take the 'palace on wheels', which is a special govenment bus and shows you around the celebrations during the 10 days of jubilation. The Mysore Palace is an absolute delight at this time. HolidayIQ tourist Abdul says, "Since it was dussehra during our visit,it was fully decorated."

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Day 5. The mind-boggling Kota mela

The mind-boggling Kota mela
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The Kota dussehra has everything you could hope for- the customary effigy-burning, cultural shows with artistes from around the country and a mega fare which has numerous food stalls from all states as well as some local rural handicraft huts with a colourful variety of products. HolidayIQ traveller Sanket says, "The Kota mela during Dussehra is a grand fare that no one should miss."

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