The first of These gardens are laid on the banks of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Spread over vast area , the terraced lawns and fountains make these gardens one of the best in South India. The swirling Fountains are illuminated on weekend and have given backdrop to many movies in recent times. The Dancing fountains called as musical fountains are a major attraction among the tourists
Located at a distance of 20 Kms northwest of Mysore. A Dam is constructed across the river Cauvery for irrigation purposes to cover the atchkat of mainly Mandya District and some parts of Mysore district. The Dam was completed in 1932 and named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The dam is 2606 m long and constructed entirely in stone in surkhi mortar. On the down stream of Dam the beautiful Brindavan Garden is stretched out, with well planned and well maintained lawns, innumerable pools, fountains. At night the gardens are transformed into a kind of fairy land when the concealed lights near the flower beds and fountains are turned on and add a new dimension to the garden. There are number of buses owned by KSRTC and private buses plying regularly from Mysore City Bus stand.
These ornamental gardens have been laid out alongside a 2.6 km long dam. Our local guide was extremely proud of these gardens and really looking forward to showing them off to us. We were, I'm afraid to say, somewhat unimpressed. Many terrasses and fountains adorn the ground, but there was nothing of great interest there. Sorry.
At night the fountains are lit up - see nightlife tip.
A dam built in 1924 that was converted to these large gardens. I went on a Sunday afternoon when it was full of families getting out of the city for some relaxation.