Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

Brindavan Gardens

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Rank 2
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in Mysore
Average Rating
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300 Ratings & 244 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 70
  • Very Good 79
  • Good 43
  • Average 21
  • Below Average 13
  • Poor 9
  • 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

244 traveller reviews for Brindavan Gardens

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  • Tourist
  • Rakesh
  • 7 Reviews
  •  138 readers

"Big garden"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  7407 readers

"Water Fountain"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  5024 readers

"Not worth visiting"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  128 readers

"An OK place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  26121 readers

"Huge garden and huge crowd"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  • 4 Reviews
  •  421 readers

"Nice place to hangout in evening"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  • 30 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  5081 readers

"Garden of the Gardens"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  226 readers

"A good park"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2016
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
  •  578 readers

"Good for first timers"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2016
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
  •  870 readers

"A place with below expectations"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2016
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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