Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

Brindavan Gardens

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Average Rating
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305 Ratings & 248 Reviews

About Brindavan Gardens

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Brindavan Gardens is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mysore frequented by tourists throughout the year. Brindavan Gardens was once called as Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden.  

Brindavan Gardens is situated towards the north west of Mysore, at a distance of about 20 km from the city. It is located below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, which is popularly known by the name KRS. Krishnaraja Sagar Dam or Kannambadi, which was named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, was constructed during 1924 – 1932 by Sir M. Vishveswariah.

Brindavan Gardens is spread over sixty acres. The Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir was the model for Brindavan Gardens. Brindavan Gardens has beautiful lawns, flower beds, shrubs, trees and numerous pools and fountains.

There is a pond in the middle of the gardens, where tourists often go for a boat ride around the statue of Goddess Cauvery. Brindavan Gardens becomes a major attraction during the evenings when the whole garden is lit up with colourful fountains.

The Brindavan Gardens are illuminated from 7.00 pm to 7.55 pm from Monday to Friday and from 7.00 pm to 8.55 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tourists flock at the gallery to catch a glimpse of the musical and dancing fountain which is located on the northern part of Brindavan Gardens.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 72
  • Very Good 79
  • Good 44
  • Average 21
  • Below Average 13
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 9
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

  • Scout
  • Sandeep
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  268 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
  • 242

248 traveller reviews for Brindavan Gardens

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Venkata surya mohan Kotha

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  • Venkata surya mohan Kotha
  • Critic
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 19 Reviews
  •  9586 readers

"Highly Overrated Musical Fountain garden" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Gardens very well maintained. Very Spacious. However Musical fountain was a big disappointment as time allotted was very less ad only a few archaic songs were played. Not worth the trouble for the fountain.
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Anita Kalra

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  • Anita Kalra
  • 1 Review
  •  56 readers

"Good place to relax"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a fantastic Garden and one can enjoy 4-5 hours in the garden relaxing and in the evening can see beautiful light show with Hindi and Kannada music and can enjoy boating too. Worth visiting by everyone. I will definitely recommend to all my known persons to visit this wonderful Place.
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  • Tourist
  • Harishm
  • 4 Reviews
  •  197 readers

"Excellent place for relaxing the mind"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very nice place to visit at dawn time... Excellent place... Don't miss it. . Per person Rs. 15 ticket... Don't get ticket from unknown in black... Take your own time and visit... Don't miss the water dance...
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Meghali barua

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  • Meghali barua
  • 2 Reviews
  •  104 readers

"Badly maintained gardens"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The gardens didn't live up to its hyped image... Poorly maintained and poorly lit up.. If you don't have anything else to do then please visit the Brindavan gardens otherwise you can avoid visiting the place.. The light and sound show is also a hyped thing... There's nothing special about it to make the journey from Mysore just to be disappointed
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  • Tourist
  • Rakesh
  • 7 Reviews
  •  267 readers

"Big garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 7, 2016
20 km from Mysore. Visit after sunset to see lighting fountain. Boating in lake. Better to take still camera rather than movie camera charge for movie camera is high. Bus service is less better take your own vehicle. Parking is very big so no issue in parking.
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Sri Krishna khandelwal

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  • Sri Krishna khandelwal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 16 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  10261 readers

"Water Fountain"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 6, 2016
Please visit the place only at late evening to see the beautiful water fountain with musical environment. One might have to walk for couple of Km which can be disadvantage with young kids.
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Yadnya Desai

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  • Yadnya Desai
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 29 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  5453 readers

"Not worth visiting"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted Jun 3, 2016
Too crowded. Not at all worth visiting... Though they charge entry fee, the place is not maintained as needed. The musical fountains also are now not up to the mark. There is no music and no proper lighting at the fountains and the surrounding areas. People just throw plastic bags in the running waters...

The government really needs to look into the same for the maintenance.
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Avinash tembugade

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  • Avinash tembugade
  • 2 Reviews
  •  254 readers

"An OK place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 24, 2016
I am visiting this place second time, just because i had to show it to my parents who visited Bangalore. I feel upset and same time ashamed that we Indians have started charging for camera in gardens.

Every tourist place in India. Especially in South has this concept of charging for camera. Why can't state govts stop this.

The garden is ok. Can spend some time with family.

The worst part is the so called musical fountain, which is cursed by all tourist. All first timer tourist wait till the evening and once they see the fountain show. They are struck with reality. Suddenly everyone wants to leave. Resulting in huge traffic jams.

I won't take my relatives next time for the musical fountain.
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Harishankkar Gk

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  • Harishankkar Gk
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 4 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  26802 readers

"Huge garden and huge crowd"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2016
Reached the gardens after driving through difficult traffic from Mysore. It was hard finding a parking lot not because of lack of space but due to huge crowd gathered there. It was a Sunday evening, that may be the reason. It was nice walking inside the gardens. Eatables are available inside the gardens at reasonable cost. Though crowdy, there was enough space to relax and enjoy the scenery. The huge dam wall on its side is worth to watch. We had some photosessions. The laser show was disappointing.
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  • Tourist
  • Dipesh
  • 4 Reviews
  •  623 readers

"Nice place to hangout in evening"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2016
Nice place to hangout in evening. Garden is full of lights so better to visit in evening so that beauty of this garden with light effects can be seen. Nice light snacks available outside the garden. Cameras are allowed inside the garden but we need to pay Rs. 50 for this apart from entry fee.
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