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Dussehra Festival Coorg
Dasara (dussehra) in coorg is famously celebrated in the capital town Madikeri. Madikeri dasara is very famous among locals and as well as the visitors. It is a ten day event with various colourful events and processions across the town. The events are organised in Kaveri kalaskhetra and gandhi maidan.The procession is the main event of the dasara and it will take place during the 9th day night and ends next day monrning. Madikeri dasara events are managed by Kodagu Cultural Committee.
Dasara celebrations had initiated during the times of the past rulers of Kodagu which is assumed over 120 years old .The whole Madikeri city was lighted to provide it with a special appearance suited the celebration . A large number of enthusiastic people from across the State get to experience the grand Dasara celebrations in Madikeri .Normally the city's small streets were choking all through the 9th day as people thronged the historic temples exactly where the construction of the mantaps were happening before their procession in the direction of the General K .S . Thimayya Circle .