Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

Brindavan Gardens

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294 Ratings & 240 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.

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  • Excellent 69
  • Very Good 79
  • Good 42
  • Average 20
  • Below Average 13
  • Poor 9
  • Terrible 8
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

240 traveller reviews for Brindavan Gardens

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Harishankkar Gk

  • Tourist
  • Harishankkar Gk
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 4 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2641 readers

"Huge garden and huge crowd" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
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
  • 3 Reviews
  •  8 readers

"Nice place to hangout in evening" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
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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Sanket  Patni

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  • Sanket Patni
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 17 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1869 readers

"Garden of the Gardens" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The Garden is quite big with many water fountains which looks very awesome in the evening time. Make sure you reached the place before 6 and spend an hour. The place usually is too crowded so you won't enjoy much as expectations.
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  • Naga
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  71 readers

"A good park"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visited this in the evening. The park was good and the lighting is just ok and not up to the mark. Contains lot of fountains in a sequence and also the musical fountain which plays according to the music is good and travellers can visit once to this place. For photos purpose go before the sunlight goes down other wise the lighting in the park will not give you good pictures.
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Indrajit ray

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  • Indrajit ray
  • 6 Reviews
  •  241 readers

"Good for first timers"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
No maintenance at all. However, if you are a first timer, you may visit. The music show was a complete let down as the speakers are not proper with broken & loud sound. Most of the lights under water, in the main garden, are not working. These things require regular maintenance for proper upkeep. Seems there is a lag in it. However, OK place and good for first timers. Best time to visit is around 18:00 to 18:30 hours so that one can see the garden in daylight followed by evening view with lights on.
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Lokesh Pavan

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  • Lokesh Pavan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  495 readers

"A place with below expectations"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Musical fountain was an old one that too it is not that much attractive and the garden over there was scenic but it is not that much attractive, almost I think one visit is OK for it better to go for others of places instead of wasting time here. The drawback was OLA and UBER was not available instead public transportation like (City Bus) are fine and frequent. It is good for couples, but it is a bad selection of place if you go in groups or with friends.
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Revanth reddy

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  • Revanth reddy
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  25001 readers

"Nice place for photography"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Brindavan Gardens is one of the Best places in Mysore that everyone should visit at least once.

The boating is really awesome. One of the main attraction of this gardens is the light show with water that's really amazing. The view of the garden is really beautiful. Nice place for photography.
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Suresh Kumar

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  • Suresh Kumar
  • Lives in Yanam
  • 1 Review
  •  110 readers

"Good place to visit but no sanitation"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We visited this place firstly in 2005 at that time it was well-maintained really a great place with full of flowers and fountains. And later we visited the garden on Jan 2016 and the fare is 60/- per head, this time we observed no sanitation which is very painful to the visitors. So I recommend visitor beware of the garden.
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Prakash Bhatia

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  • Prakash Bhatia
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 10 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  7448 readers

"Greatest attraction has lost its charm"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
When I was young Brindavan Gardens was always a topic of discussion in school and families. Many of us has seen this garden in hundreds of Hindi films. It looked like a fairy garden with fountains, lake and neatly laid plants only comparable to the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Alas! It proved to be a myth when I visited this garden last month. Quite far off from Mysore city is not at all attractive any more. The pavements are broken and uneven difficult to walk. Musical fountains are no more a novelty with poor old lights it is a dud watch. During night lights in garden are far from satisfactory. Many portions remain in dark. It is high time to maintain it.

The only plus point is boating on that beautiful lake. Reaching there from city will cost around 1000/- to and fro by tourist taxi and is not worth it.

If you can avoid it avoid it. You won't regret it. You can find many more beautiful gardens in your city.
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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 282 photos
  • 96 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  9990 readers

"Well-maintained garden with waterfalls"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nice place to visit during evening. Too much rush during weekends. Well-maintained garden with waterfalls. During night 10 mins frequency dancing light with fountain is there. It is one of the main attraction. We can do boating also in the lake. Not allowed now a days to go on top of the Dam.
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