Brindavan Gardens, Mysore – Beautiful and Splendid
The Brindavan Garden is located at the Mysore and is among the most famous tourist attraction of the city. It is located fifteen kilometers away from the city center. The garden is situated across the river Cauvery below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam in Mandya District of Karnataka. The Brindavan Garden spans over a vast area of hundred and fifty acres of land. From the heart of Mysore it is a thirty minutes drive to reach this garden.
The Brindavan Gardens lie on the other side of the dam. The garden was constructed during the period of Krishnaraja Wodeyar`s. The Garden is filled with an ecstatic beauty when in the evening the sun sets behind the mountains on the western side and the golden rays of setting sun reflects spectacularly at the water of the lake.
The Brindavan garden is beautifully decorated with huge lawns, rows of flowers arranged in diverse kaleidoscopic manner and the fountains encircling a small beautiful lake. The central fountain holds the charm of the musical fountain. In the year 2004 the entire garden was adorned with new lights and fountains. Brindavan Gardens are basically a terrace garden that incorporates decorated steps where water flows inside the steps.
During the past decades the Brindavan garden was the prime location for the shooting of any dance or song sequence in Indian films. Presently any kind of shooting is strictly banned but one can enjoy its panoramic view in a day.
The main charm of Brindavan Garden is the `Dancing fountain`, where fountains dance on the tunes of music and the color pattern is changed according to the music. The musical fountains show magnificent harmony of water, colors and music. The musical fountains bring the heavenly feeling of earth to the spectators.
On the travel tour to Karnataka one must definitely visit the Brindavan Garden, which is the most beautiful garden of India. The tourists can enjoy the beauty of the illuminated garden at night. Every evening at 7.00 pm the lights in the gardens are turned on and the garden is transformed to a fairy tale sequence.
Brindavan garden is opened from morning 7 am to evening 8 pm. On weekdays the garden lighting is done from 7.00 pm to 8.45 pm every day. During Dussera festival the garden is specially illuminated every day.
To reach the actual site of the Brindavan garden the visitors need to walk about 1.5 kilometers from the main gateway of the park. From the city auto rikshaws and private taxis are most convenient mode of transport.
I had heard a lot about the Brindavan Gardens from many people and relatives who had visited the South. They told me that it was a must-visit place if anybody plans a holiday in the southern parts of India. As we were in Mysore we decided to visit the place. After reaching there we came to know the reasons for its immense popularity. Before visiting the place I did quite a bit of research about the place. The garden is located in the state of Karnataka adjoining the Krishnaraja Sagara dam, which was built across the river Kaveri. The garden was created in 1932. I also learnt that nearly 2 million tourists visited the garden every year.
The Brindavan Gardens was built on a huge property and the dam along with the Kaveri River in the adjoining area gave it a completely exclusive appearance. The view of the dam from the garden was amazing and cannot be expressed in words. It was spread over an area of 60 acres. A fruit orchard of 75 acres and 2 horticulture farms were also present in the nearby area. The garden was basically laid out in 3 terraces which contained water fountains. There were various types of trees such as Ficus trees, Duranta plumaria, Euphorbia and flowering plants such as Celosia, Marigold and Bougainville. The garden also possessed topiary works, which were sculptures belonging to animals and created by clipping the shrubs, gazebos and pergolas, which were shaded passageways enveloped by creepers.
It had a separate place where children could play. The park’s chief attraction was the fountain, which played music in which water was made to synchronize to various musical tunes. There was a huge crowd to view the show of the musical fountains. We had to pay a very nominal amount for entering the gardens and found out that it was open to the general public at all times. The place was great as a picnic spot. It was one of the most soothing places and offered a great view with the musical fountain, beautiful flowers and unique plants at day and night also. The dam in the adjoining area also added to its beauty.
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