The Brindavan Gardens, then called the Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden, on the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam site, one of the most beautifully laid out terrace gardens in the world. It is world famous for its symmetric design. The creative beautification of the whole dam complex has been the achievement of Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Dewan of the princely State of Mysore. The garden is designed based on the Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir in the Mughal style. The Department of Horticulture in 1927 started the work of laying out this garden.
The garden is enriched with fountains, terraces, parterres, running and cascading water channels, water chutes, lush green lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees. This garden is a public park and it is one of the important tourist spots of India.
The boating pond in the midst of the garden is a location where the visitors can enjoy a boat ride around the famous statue of Goddess Kaveri. It is a mesmerizing sight when the whole garden is lit up in the evenings. Today, the Brindavan Gardens is world famous for its ethereal beauty, grandeur and illumination/ musical fountain.
The Krishnaraja Sagar dam is, one of the principal dams in South India. The KRS dam, built across the river Cauvery is named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The Chief Engineer, Sir M. Vishveswaraya engineered the construction of the dam during the Wadeyar kings regime in 1932. It is built close to confluence of three rivers Cauvery, Hemavathi & Lakshmana Teertha. The length of the dam is 2,621 meters & height 39 meters. The reservoir itself is spread over an area of 130 Sq. Kms.
Musical Fountain at KRS
The Musical and dancing fountain, located in the North Brindavan Garden, is the main attraction of the visitors. The water, coloured lights and music are synchronized fountain to create a water ballet controlled by an aquatic organ operated through a controller. A laser show has also been developed for visitors’ attraction The illumination timing is the same as that for the garden. Crowds gather in large numbers at the gallery provided for the viewers.
Information to visitors
The garden is maintained by the Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture, K.R.S.
Garden Timings: 6.30 A.M. to 9.00 P.M.
Facilities: Hotels and Inspection Bungalow provide with boarding and lodging facilities.
Transport: Many Government and private buses ply often from Mysore city to KRS. K.S.R.T.C. buses also ply from Bangalore to K.R.S. and Mysore.
There is a Rs 50/- fee for using a camera. Please pay it voluntarily.
The Royal Orchid hotel in the gardens is a perfect place to relax and recharge yourself.
Jan-Sep: Mon-Fri 7.00 to 7.55 p.m. 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.
Oct-Dec: Sat-Sun 7.00 to 8.55 p.m. 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Videography is prohibited
For further details, please contact
The Directorate of Horticulture
Lalbagh, Bangalore – 560 004
Ph: 080 -26571925 : Fax : 080 – 26570181
How to reach Brindavan Gardens
From Bangalore Mysore highway take a deviation after Mandya town.
Distance: From Bangalore 143 kms, Mysore 24 kms
Nearest Town: Mysore, Srirangapatna, Mandya
Nearest Railway: Mandya
Nearest Airport: Mysore Airport