Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

Brindavan Gardens

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309 Ratings & 252 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 82
  • Good 44
  • Average 21
  • Below Average 14
  • 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
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  268 readers
  • Posted Aug 15, 2016
Overall Rating
  • 301

252 traveller reviews for Brindavan Gardens

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Sunil pandey

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  • Sunil pandey
  • 2 Reviews
  •  27 readers

"Not bad" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Actually I visited in evening for the laser light effect as I heard by my friends, they told me that their is musical fountain and the garden is very much classy.
But I Didn't found anything attractive.
There are two fountains one is red and another is blue. And nothing else for visitors.
Two much crowd with heavy traffic jam.
So please visit if you don't have to do anything else near about.
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Ram kumar

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  • Ram kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  100 readers

"A nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a good place to see as the water from cauvery flows through the garden from the dam. The musical fountain in the evening is nice to watch. The garden is full of fountains and they are nice to watch. The photoshoots are available where you can enjoy with your friends.
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Shazneen singaporewala

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  • Shazneen singaporewala
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  601 readers

"Terraced beautiful garden."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The garden is a huge walk. Every angle is scenic. There are 2 ways to see it. One in the day light and the other, lights and musical fountain in the evening.
Tourists be careful of the crowd. They can be boisterous. Keep sufficient time in hand to walk the stretch. Boating, an aquarium and plant nursery are other attractions there each having a separate fee.
Slowly as the sun sets, the garden begins to light up. Which is a very pretty sight. Head for the musical fountain on the other side of the stretch. To be frank if you have seen other musical fountains it can be given a miss. Playing local music can be a little boring after a tiring day.
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Rashmin Joshi

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  • Rashmin Joshi
  • Lives in Morvi
  • 149 photos
  • 84 Reviews
  •  247 helpful votes
  •  66875 readers

"Musical fountain show at night is awesome!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The dam on the Kaveri river is the masterpiece by Sir. Visweswaraya the eminent & well known engineer from Karnataka. It is a big garden. At night musical fountain Bethoven's Symphony, now plays Bollywood music.
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Venkata surya mohan Kotha

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  • Venkata surya mohan Kotha
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 21 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  10664 readers

"Highly Overrated Musical Fountain garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  181 readers

"Good place to relax"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2016
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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  • Harishm
  • 4 Reviews
  •  473 readers

"Excellent place for relaxing the mind"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2016
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
  •  227 readers

"Badly maintained gardens"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2016
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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  • Rakesh
  • 7 Reviews
  •  389 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
  •  10789 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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