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Brindavan Garden, Mysuru (Mysore)

Categories: Fountains, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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2.8/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Stroll the symmetrically designed paths of Brindavan Garden, a popular public garden adjoining the Kaveri River dam. Completed in 1932, the terraced garden sprawls across 24 ha (60 ac) and boasts an array of topiaries, vibrant flowerbeds, manicured lawns, and fountains. Enjoy the romantic, shimmering lights that illuminate the garden at night, admire the musical fountain, or take a peaceful boat ride on the small lake that adorns the park grounds. Put Brindavan Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mysuru (Mysore) tourist route planner.
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  • Brindavan is all time favourite place for tourist coming to Mysore. It is better place to spend with family or friends. Kids will enjoy the atmosphere/ Lawns. Better to visit in late afternoons and ev...  read more »
  • The Garden has entry fee and it`s worth it. Do visit this site in evening since it has light and musical fountain.You can enjoy snacks, ice creams in the shops. You can also enjoy boating with loved o...  read more »
  • it is a must see. it is little far from the city but well connected by roads. there are buses every 5 mins 
  • Nice garden but overrated. We have better gardens in Jammu. :P Fountain show was good but the speakers were horrible. Over crowded on weekend. Never trust the parking guys when they say that they will give 5rs when you return. They will start misbehaving.
  • Decent : Worth it if you have the time It's a little far from Mysore and is extremely popular. It's large, beautiful and there are plenty of nice sights. However, it's crowded, and the musical fountain is a waste of time. Plenty of eateries around. Worth a quick visit. Avoid on weekends unless you have no choice.
  • Please don't get me wrong. This brain child of Sir M. Vishveshwaraiah (completed in 1932), spreading over 60 acres, is a spectacular water park. POOR RATING IS ONLY INDICATIVE OF HOW MUCH IT HAS DETERIORATED OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. Others have listed what they liked. I fully agree with them (After all it is in my city!!). What needs to improve is more important. 1. Approach roads needs some urgent repairs. 2. Place is swarming with hackers of all sizes, including some juveniles (this park is maintained by a Government Department, and the Government has banned child labour!) 3. Plenty of burnt out lights and blocked fountains. 4. Dark, dingy lawns. 5. No adequate dust bins (plastic water bottels strewn allover) 6. Inadequate, ill maintained public toilets. 7. Over hyped, neglected musical fountain. Hope Cauvery neeravari nigama (the body that maintains Brindavan Gardens) takes itself seriously, and restore our beloved 'kannambaadi katte' to it's past glory.
  • One of the oldest Gardens in India, it still attracts hordes of tourists, especially during weekends and holidays. The gardens are neatly laid out in the form of descending steps downstream of Cauvery River at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam (KRS). During monsoon, when the flood gates are opened, one can really see the power of immense quantity of water being released through the sluice gates, and crashing on to the nearby rocks at almost 150 km/hour. No large living creatures can survive the impact of such force of the water, and it's amazing to see it from a height of 120 feet. Earlier we were allowed to walk on the dam road itself, that runs along the length of the dam, and then descent down the steps through the scary steps that kiss along the dam. That used to be adventurous, scenic, and created a blood-rush in us. Due to security issues, it's no more allowed. Generating stations are also present at the dam site. Prior permission from Bangalore headquarters is required to visit those. To cross to the other side of a mini-Lake, we had to go by boat. Now there is a wide bridge connected, so that you can see the lighted musical fountain, which I think was the first in India. Designed and executed by the French, it used to be very good. Even now it's okay, but the show duration has drastically reduced, playing some funny old Hindi and Kannada songs. The Brindavan Gardens are known for its lighting. Most old Hindi movies used to have a song-dance sequence shot here. The area is vast. So be prepared to walk around for more than 1-2 hours. Nowadays it is very crowded, so be careful with your belongings, and small children- they might go missing, if left unattended. It might not be a perfect garden now, but after visiting the city of Mysore, when there is nothing else to see, rush to the gardens, located around 23 kms from Mysore, and enjoy great time with family. I personally would prefer going to the gardens at around 3 pm, spend time with family, have photographs taken, enjoy time without the crowds. Late evenings and night is very very crowded. At the entrance of the garden you come across a very tall man, probably around 8 feet tall, and who is India's tallest man. You can pose for a photographic selfie with him. As a courtesy you might want to pay him 10 bucks. Enjoy, be safe
  • On my way, I was caught in a thunderstorm on early may...still went inside d park n den after sometime, it started pouring heavily....I could not wait.... Worth going only after or at 7pm when dey start d musical fountain n lighting....not before dat....
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