At a distance of 19 Kms from Mysore & 19 kms from Srirangapatna, Brindavan Gardens is a famous & beautiful garden laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. The construction work of the garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932. This is one of the best tourist places to visit in & around Mysore.
The garden was designed by Sir Mirza Ismail, Diwan of Mysore based on Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir in the Mughal style. Spread over an area of 150 acres, the Brindavan Gardens is considered as one of the best gardens in India. The garden is enriched with fountains, terraces, parterres, running and cascading water channels, lush green lawns & flower beds.
The Musical and dancing fountain, located in the North Brindavan Garden, is the main attraction of the garden. The best time to visit the gardens is after sunset when all the bright colourful fountains come alive. The garden also has a wonderful palace in southern park which is now converted to a 4-star luxery hotel called Royal Orchid.
Boating is available between southern and northern parks. Boating fee is Rs. 15 one way.
Timings of the Garden: 6.30 AM to 9 PM. Musical Fountain: Week Days - 7 to 8 PM & Weekend - 6.30 to 8.30 PM
Entrance Fee: Rs. 30, Camera: Rs. 50, Boating: Rs. 15.