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About Brindavan Garden

The royal city of Mysuru, Karnataka, boasts of many brilliant historical and religious architectures and gardens and several other tourist attarctions, but one of the attractions stands out impressively which has managed to lure thousands of national and international visitors into its entrance and making them spellbound with its spectacular beauty. The Brindavan Gardens in Mysuru is a gorgeous terrace garden offering mesmerizing views and is renowned for symmetric design adorning illuminated majestic fountains, botanical park, unique varieties of plants, and terrace slopes consisting of vibrant and effervescent flowers. Located 21km away from the main Mysore city in the north-west region, the Brindavan Gardens was incepted by Sir Mirza Ismail in 1927 who was the Diwan of Mysore back then. It took five years to complete the construction of this alluring beauty and Sir Ismail was present at every stage right from the modeling of the garden to its conceptualization.

The garden is expanded across 60 acres of land and lying out in three terraces which ends in the shape of a horseshoe. The layout is divided into four parts which are the four gates of the garden namely – the Main Gate, South Brindavan, North Brindavan, and Children’s Garden. It includes a variety of foliage plants and flowering plants like bougainvillea, Celosia, Marigold and many more! Besides this, it also consists of many Ficus trees, and a fruit orchard which covers an area of around 75 acres and 2 horticultural farms –

  • Nagavana (covering 30 acres area); and
  • Chandravana (covering around 5 acres area)

The beauty of these gardens is further enhanced by many water fountains, a beautiful musical fountain, numerous life-size figures of animals created by clipping shrubs and plants and passageways covered by creepers that add more life to their look.

Brindavan Garden Gallery

Brindavan Garden Gates – A Virtual Tour

A garden as spectacular as Brindavan Gardens is bound to mesmerize anyone who sets his eyes on this beauty. With flourishing fountains, appealing illumination, and a gorgeous entrance, the garden takes its visitors into an enchanting word of vibrant flowerbeds and plants. The huge area of this garden is divided into four parts namely –

  • The Main Gate
  • South Brindavan
  • North Brindavan
  • Children’s Garden
The Main Gate

The Main Gate of the garden is an architectural brilliance showing excellent craftsmanship and inspired by the beautiful India Gate in New Delhi. A rose garden is there on both sides of the gate which enhances its appearance and welcomes guests with a pleasant aroma. Along with this, the flowerbeds, hedgerows, and lawns near the main gate have also been impressively maintained.

Children’s Garden

Children’s Garden is directly beside the South Brindavan Area
which is specifically made keeping in mind young children
where they can play and have some fun. The park has slides,
swings, sea-saw, concrete birds, animals, and several other things to play with.

The South Brindavan Area

The next in line is the South Brindavan Area that comprises a Cauvery Statue and a ground in front of it known as the Kaveramma Circle with stunning fountains on it. From the Kaveramma Circle, beautifully maintained terrace gardens can be seen that contains slopes of Allamanda and Bougainvillea plants and the lawns with different flowerbeds, floral hedges, and Cypress plants in the center. This area also has a glass house containing numerous decorative plants which are available for sale as well.

The North Brindavan Area

The North Brindavan Area is considered one of the best spots of the Brindavan Garden and one of the famous tourist places in Mysore. Consisting of four terrace gardens that are eye-pleasingly beautiful, these gardens are expansive and offer stunning views of the vibrant flower beds, ornamental trees, lush green lawns, and beautifully ornamented hedges. Adding more beauty to the already beautiful garden are the lit-up fountains with colorful lights that makes this place look like that from a fairytale story.

History of Brindavan Gardens, Mysuru

Every grand structure or construction has a story behind its existence and Brindavan Gardens are no excuse. Constructed inside the complex of Krishnaraja Sagar Dam (KRS Dam), the foundation of the garden was laid in 1927 by the horticulture department and was initiated by Sir Mirza Ismail. According to the locals, Sir Mirza wanted to enhance the beauty of the environs of the dam which is situated in the Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya District in Karnataka and is built over the Cauvery River, a prominent South Indian River. The Brindavan Gardens just takes the magnificence of the place to the next level.

The Brindavan Gardens are inspired by the famous and breathtaking Mughal Gardens of Kashmir, which have been an inspiration for many new age gardens and is designed in ancient Mughal style. The garden is a pleasing sight to behold, the reason being its alluring beauty, the sheer grandeur around it, exotic flowerbeds, and lush green lawns, that gives it a feel of an enchanting place. The fact that this southern beauty was inspired by the northern gorgeousness explains the fact that India is a diverse country with many places tied by a single thread.

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Light and Sound Show at Brindavan Gardens, Mysuru

Light and sound show at Brindavan Garden happens to play a very crucial role in the influx of tourists every day throughout the year. It is a beautiful array of illuminated musical fountains which are synchronized to music and go live at the time when the garden is floodlit. The fountains are digitally controlled and the force from the nearby dam fuel these fountains to put up a flamboyant display for the visitors. The songs usually played during the show range from soulful instrumental to patriotic songs and timings during the weekdays are from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and on weekends from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Apart from the light and sound show, visitors can also enjoy boat rides here at the Cauvery River which flows between North Brindavan and South Brindavan areas. The tantalizing beauty of Brindavan Gardens looks even more breathtaking while boating on the tranquil waters of the Cauvery River.

Timings of Brindavan Gardens,
Mysuru

Brindavan Gardens in Mysuru is open to visitors from 6 am in the morning to 8 pm in the evening, all days of the week.

Entry Fees for Brindavan Gardens,
Mysuru

An entry fee of INR 15 per head is applicable for every Indian national (adult) visitor to this place, and for kids below the age of 12 the entrance fee applicable is INR 5 per head.There is also a lake within the garden where visitors can enjoy boating, and a separate fee is charged for this.

How to Reach Brindavan
Gardens, Mysuru

Mandya district and more particularly Mysore city is well connected to various cities across India as well as other parts of the world. The city can be reached by air, rail, or road.

  • By air – The nearest airport to Brindavan garden is Mandakalli Airport (or the Mysuru airport). Visitors can reach the airport from any part of India or the world, and can hire a cab, bus or autorickshaw from here to reach the gardens in around 45 minutes to an hour.
  • By rail – The nearest railway station to Brindavan Garden is the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam railway station which is just about 2.5 kms away. This can be reached from any city in India easily, and visitors can hire cab, bus or autorickshaw from here to reach the garden.
  • By road - People can also travel to Brindavan Gardens by road on bus, auto-rickshaw, or cabs from nearby cities from neighboring regions.

Explore Brindavan Gardens

A place that feels like heaven with a scent of numerous flowers mingling in the air and a landscape worthy enough to take the breath away, Brindavan Gardens in Mysuru is a stunning phenomenon and a fine specimen of modern engineering depicting the diversity and magnanimity of India along with the ethereal beauty.

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