Timings : 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Cost : Adults - INR 15, Kids (5 - 10 yrs) - INR 5
Located in Mandya in Karnataka, KrishnaRajaSagara Dam, also known as KRS Dam, is a huge gravity dam situated near the confluence of the rivers - Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshaman Tirtha. Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, the dam was initially built to provide water for Mandya and Mysore. But later, it eventually became a source of water supply for the city of Bangalore that was rapidly growing. Today it is a major tourist attraction and amongst the most scenic spots in the region.
Flanked by flashy fountains, beautiful gardens and stunning rivers, the site looks so scintillating that it has been the sets for several movies in the past. Besides, it is considered an ideal weekend getaway from the chaos and din of the city to spend some peaceful time amidst surreal natural beauty. Also known as the first irrigation dam of India, KRS Dam also ensures power supply to Shivanasamudra hydroelectric power station.
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