Brindavan Garden Mysore
15km from the city center, Brindavan Gardens are one of the most
visited travel destinations in Mysore. The Gardens are laid across the
River Cauvery below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam in Mandya District,
spreading over 150 acres of land. From Mysore it is a 30-minute drive
to reach these exquisite gardens.
On the other side of the dam lie the Brindavan Gardens. At the time
of Krishnaraja Wodeyar's regime the garden is constructed below the
Krishnarajasagar dam across the river Cauvery. Evenings holds an
enchanting charm as the sun sets behind the mountains on the western
side, the whole environ turns spectacular with the splash of golden
rays reflecting through the lake.
The garden is embellished with vast expanses of well-laid out lawns,
diverse kaleidoscopic rows of flowers and above all the amazing site
of fountains encompassing a small beautiful lake holding the charm of
musical fountain in its center. In Dec 2004 the entire garden was
amended with new fountains and lights. Brindavan Gardens are basically
terrace gardens that have been landscaped with decorated steps where
water flows in-between these ornate steps.
¤ Attractions of the Garden
During 60's Vrindavan gardens were the prime location to shoot any
dance or song sequence in Indian films. It was a perquisite of every
film whether Hindi or regional to have some shots of the garden, one
of the most favored sites in the Indian film world. Today any kind of
shooting is strictly ban, one can luxuriate in the panoramic splendor
of this magnificent garden and make a day.
The main charm in the garden is its "Dancing Fountain"
where fountains dance on the tunes of music and makes magnificent
color patterns. The Musical fountains have spectacular harmony of
water, colors and music. With the splendid play of lights and musical
fountains one could feel the charm of heaven on earth.
On a travel tour to Karnataka one must definitely visit the most
beautiful garden, enjoy the illuminated garden embellished with
colorful soft lights along with the music played to complement the
ornamental fountains. Every evening at 7.00pm, the lights in the
garden are opened turning the entire vicinity into a fairy tale
sequence. It just awe-inspiring to see such a majestic vista.
¤ Visiting Time
Timings: Brindavan garden is
open from 7:00am to 8:00pm every day.
On weekends the lighting are done from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.
During Dasara Festival the garden is illuminated every day.
¤ Accessibility To The Garden
To reach actual site of Brindavan Gardens, visitors need to walk
about 1.5km from the main gateway of the park. As the garden is
located 15km from the center, auto rickshaws and private taxis are the
most reliable and easily available mode of transport.