Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens is situated in the Indian state of Karnataka about 19 kilometers from Mysore. This garden is situated in the Krishnaraja Sagar dam built across the river Cauvery. This dam is also called as Kannambadi dam and was built in 1924 by the engineer Sir M. Vishveswariah.


Brindavan Gardens has a beautiful terrace garden. Sir Mirza Ismail has an important place in the beautification of the garden. He was the Dewan of Mysore. It is similar to the Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir. There are a number of fountains, cascading water channels and colorful flower beds here. The most attractive feature here is the musical fountain.


The Brindavan Gardens was originally called as Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden. It stretches over 60 acres and has three horse shoe shaped terraces. The public park in the garden is an important tourist attraction in India. The garden is lit with colorful lighting and has fountains that change color captivating the eyes of everyone visiting the garden.


The aquatic organ control the water ballet according to the music played. This is a computerized setting in which water is pumped through numerous nozzles set up there. These fountains get water pressure from the dam. The garden is separated as North Garden and South Garden and this fountain is located in the North Garden. There is a main gate to enter these gardens and it includes a children’s garden too.


If you enter the main gate you can see the rose garden on either side. The South Garden is a terrace garden in which bougainvillea and allamanda plants are grown beautifully. There are many ornamental flower beds and cypress plants. All the fountains are on during the evening time. The North Garden has four extensive terraces and rows of trees. The trees found here are sago palm, polyanthea, bignonia magnifica, copper pod, etc.


There is a long walkway to reach the North Garden. You have to walk along it by the side of which you can see a great water body. It stretches for about one kilometer. Instead of walking you can also hire the boating service available there. The children’s park is located inside with slide and animal statues. There is a government fruit orchard spread over 75 acres near the north Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. You can learn fruit culture there and there are many types of fruit trees grown here like litchi, sapota, guava, mango, coconut, avocado, etc.


The Brindavan Gardens renovation project was undertaken in 2005 with a cost of Rs. 5 crores and during this time, the musical fountain is digitized and the topiary works were done and the pergolas and gazebos were constructed.


Time to visit Brindavan Gardens is from 6 am to 8 pm on all week days. The music fountain show is displayed from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm on all week days and from 6.30 pm to 8.30 in Saturdays and Sundays. The entry fee for adults is Rs.15 and for children from 5 to 10 years it is Rs.5. You will really enjoy the place.

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