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Brindavan Gardens

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Ideal Time: 3-4 hours

Timings:

Garden timings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM,
Music fountain show: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Weekdays) and 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Weekends)

Entry Fee:

Adult: INR 15,
Child: INR 5
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Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Overview

The Brindavan Gardens, located in the Mandya district of Karnataka, just 21 Km away from Mysore, is the abode of nature. Built across the notable river of India, Cauvery, it took around five years to complete the project. The endless lush green terrace gardens and prolific plants that are present in abundance all around give a soul-soothing site. Spread over an area of 60 acres, Brindavan Gardens make you feel overwhelmed right from the entrance with its charming rose gardens and flowerbeds.

Constructed in 1932 by the Diwan of Mysore, Sir Mirza Ismail, Brindavan Garden is visited by millions of tourists every year. It has symmetrical designs and terrace gardens clustered around topiaries, pergolas and gazebos look captivating. The well-maintained gardens have a variety of colourful flowers and plants that will make you swoon. An evening romantic stroll in the garden with dancing and colourful fountains in the backdrop will give a time of your life. It is the favourite picnic spot for tourists. Sip your hot cup of coffee or gorge on the hot cups of corn sold there and enjoy the scenic view of the sunset while lying on the cool grass.

For kids also, the garden has exciting swings and rides. In the evening, the well-synchronised and lively fountain show with music looks stunning and is completely a stress-buster. This is not the end! Boating in the tranquil waters of River Cauvery is another way to relax and rejuvenate here. Brindavan Gardens is a perfect place to rewind and have ultimate fun with your family. Come and fall in the lap of nature to admire the beauty of it and to detox yourself.

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The Brindavan Gardens are built in the complex of Krishnaraja Sagar Dam (KRS Dam) which is in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district. Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Diwan of Mysore wanted to enhance the beauty of the area around KRS Dam. Therefore, the construction was started in the year 1927 by the Department of Horticulture and was completed in 1932. Built across the prominent river Cauvery, the designs of Brindavan Gardens have been inspired by the breathtaking Shalimar Bagh of Kashmir which were created in the ancient Mughal Style. Now, the garden is maintained by Cauvery Irrigation Department, Government of Karnataka.

The entire Brindavan Garden, spread over an area of 60 acres, is divided into four parts. The first part is the main gate area which is inspired by the design of India Gate, New Delhi. It is flanked by mesmerizing rose gardens on either side. Also, vast lawns, flowerbeds and hedgerows are impressively maintained. A 2-km path takes you inside the main garden.

The North Vrindavan is the most alluring part of the garden as it consists of four verdant terrace gardens. Each of them has colourful flowers, decorated hedges and ornamental trees. Another striking feature of this part is the various fountains lightened up with different colours. The musical fountain show in the evening is worth admiring.

The South Vrindavan is equally beguiling. You can see plants like Bougainvillea, allamanda and Cypress on the slopes of the terrace gardens. This part also has a glass house which has ornamental plants available for sale also. Beside the South Vrindavan, there is a Children's Park which provides a nice place for kids to enjoy and have fun. Since River Cauvery flows between the North Vrindavan and South Vrindavan, a long bridge connects the two parts. Also, boating facility offered by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation is available in the serene waters of the river.

The main attraction at the Brindavan Gardens in Mysore happens to be the beautiful array of musical fountains. Coupled with laser lights, these fountains are synchronised to music and go live at the time when the garden is lit up. The flow of water is digitally controlled, which in turn operates an aquatic organ. The pressure from the nearby dam fuels these fountains to put up a colourful display for the visitors, who can also visit a rain shelter and a gallery. The songs played range from soulful instrumental to patriotic songs.

On weekdays, you will get to enjoy the scintillating show for one hour from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM while on weekends, the show extends with one hour and the timings are 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The beauty of Brindavan Garden rises to a next level during the evening hours. The footpaths are lightened up with colourful lights. You will find yellow lamps glowing under the trees which makes the entire garden look magnificent. Also, bangles of different bright colours which glow in the dark are sold. The crowd also increases as people flock to watch the most-awaited fountain show. While some people enjoy an evening stroll, there are star-gazers also, lost in nostalgia.

Brindavan Garden also has two beautiful horticulture farms. The Naguvana Horticulture Farm, located near the main gate, covers an area of 30 acres. It houses different types of plants and it has the Horticulture Training Centre of the Department of Horticulture which trains the local youth. The other farm is the Chandravana Horticulture Farm, which is smaller comparatively and is situated in the heart of River Cauvery. It covers an area of approximately 5 acres. Succulent mango trees and coconut trees are grown here.

The ideal time to visit Brindavan Garden is between October to February since winters are not too cold. The mercury lingers between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. The blistering heat during summers and rainfall in monsoons make the visit uncomfortable. In summers, mercury soars up to 40 degrees Celcius.

When it comes to the best time of the day, evenings are certainly perfect to enjoy and reminisce the natural beauty all around. You can also witness the vibrant musical fountain show held in the evening. The captivating view of the sunset will definitely overwhelm you.

The use of the camera is not allowed and you will be fined for violation of rules.

Brindavan Garden is located on the KRS Dam Road near the town, Mandya. The distance between the Mysore city and Brindavan Garden is around 21 Km. Regular buses operated by state government ply from the city’s bus stand to the garden. It takes around 15 minutes by bus. However, you can take an autorickshaw or a taxi also.

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Brindavan Gardens Reviews

1 month ago by Happy Das

It's no more 15rs, they charge 20rs per head for adults. Apart from it, camera charge is rs 50. Also, I visited the place yesterday at 7pm. For one hour, there was no light. We were sitting in dark.

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