Pravasi Utsav at Kodagu

After devastating floods and landslides ravaged Kodagu district, the District administration is trying hard to bring back the district, once known for serene hilly landscapes, eye-catching coffee estates and its sacred groves, into the tourism circuit map.  To attract tourists to Kodagu, the district administration is organising a three-day ‘Pravasi Utsav’ from January 11.

As a part of the Utsav, Madikeri town is all set to host a musical evening, a dog show, open street festival, yoga and fruits and flower show.

Raja Seat had lost its glory after the natural calamity hit Kodagu. As a part of the Utsav, the Horticulture Department is making arrangements for a flower show at Raja Seat. Labourers are busy painting the place. Flower pots from various nurseries have already arrived, said Horticulture Department officials.

A model of the statue of Mother Cauvery, flower mantapa, birds, animals, temples and palace will be recreated using the flowers. More than 7,000 flowering bearing and ornamental plants at Raja Seat will attract the tourists. Cultural programmes will be held on all the three days of the flower show at Raja Seat.

Well known singer M T Pallavi and team will present “Bhavasangama” on January 11. Harsha and team will regale the audience with a musical evening on January 12. In addition, Kodava dances will also be staged, said organisers.  On the last day, open street festival and yoga will be held.