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Like real ‘Ambaari’, this Ambaari should also start from Palace to attract more people

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Mysuru: It’s close to a month since Ambaari a Double Decker bus with open roof resumed service in the City of Palaces Mysuru on September 4, but not many seem to be aware of the facility.

Mysuru is a top tourist destination and the department of Tourism introduced “hop in hop out” double decker bus to enable the tourists explore the rich heritage and tourist attractions in the city. It’s a two hour ride from Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) office on JLB road, for a fixed fare of Rs 250 per person.

But the venue of operation, seems to be failing the concept. Instead it is better to start from Mysore Palace or its surroundings. Though tourists visit Palace, most of them aren’t aware about double decker tour. With KSTDC office located quite a far distance from Palace most of them neither show interest to reach KSTDC office.

The cost of ticket is also one of the reasons, tourists are reluctant to take the ride. As it costs Rs 250 per person, tourists especially families are not willing to shell more for a two hour trip in open bus.

Maithili from Bengaluru who was visiting Mysuru told Mysoorunews.com “Here we came to Mysore Palace and saw heritage buildings. We were told about Double Ambaari bus. But there is no promotion of the service near Palace. We should go to another location to take Ambaari bus. At least the authorities must start the operation from Mysore Palace or nearby spots,” she added.

The name Ambaari meaning Howdah in English is derived from Golden Howdah that is mounted on the elephant on Vijayadashami procession. As it starts fromĀ  palace, it turns into a major crowd puller.

Likewise, this Ambaari bus should also start from Mysuru to reach more people.

– Team Mysoorunews

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