Brindavan Garden karnataka
Located 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.
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.
The garden has been divided into four parts -
» Main Gate : Its the huge entrance of the Garden, from which gallons of water flowing inside the garden can be seen. A slight view of the inside attractions of the Garden can be seen from here.
» South Brindavan : It is the area near the Cauvery Statue. In front of the Cauvey Statue there is an area called the Kaveramma Circle, containing big water fountains. On the slopes of these terraces, a number of Ornamental plants like Bougainvillea and Cacti are grown. This part of Brindavan Garden has a special attraction in the evenings as the whole of the part is illuminated with colorful lights. With the colorful and musical fountains and illuminated flower bed, it becomes a major attraction in the morning and eye catcher in the evening.
» North Brindavan : It has four terraces filled with various Ornamental Plants. Shrubs of Bougainvillea, Allamanda, Bignonia magnifica, Homskloidia sanguina are found on the slopes of the terraces. There is also a nursery where these Ornamental Plants are grown and maintained. Those who like plants and would like to take some variety can do so.
» Childrens Park : Just beside the South Brindavan there is the Children Park. In this part, there is not only the various rides for Children but also Food Courts which serve South Indian and Chinese Delicacies. Apart from this there a'int much variety available.
Around the Garden
» Government Fruit Orchard : Sprawling over an area of 75 acres, it has the plantations of Mango, Guava, Sapota, Litchi, Roseapple, Bilimbi, Aonla, Avacado, Malayan apple, Arecanut, Coconut.
» Musical Dancing Fountain : The water effects move or dance with music and interpret each tune in synchronization with light and sound.
» Biological Research Departments : There are Biological Research Departments here. Once can see and go through the various processes which are carried out on the Ornamental Plants to care and develop them with the changing enviornment.
» Krishna Raja Sagara Dam : The Dam built across the river Cauvery is the lifeline of Mysore and Mandya districts. Built in the year 1942, its a wonder to see and admire.