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“brindavan garden , beautiful place to spend good time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brindavan Garden

Brindavan Garden
Mysore 576103, India
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Ranked #28 of 68 things to do in Mysore
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“brindavan garden , beautiful place to spend good time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

After visiting the palace, we checked with some locals about the best way to reach Brindavan Gardens from the palace. We were told to cross the road and go to a bus-stand from where we could either catch Route number 303 or private buses which ply from the city to the gardens. My advice is not to take the private bus as the bus leaves you about 2-3 kms from the Gardens and then you will have to take an auto or wait for bus number 303. Other option is to hire a cab and go or go via the various sight-seeing bus options.

Brindavan Gardens is about 24 kms from Mysore and during weekends, the place is very crowded and there are huge traffic jams as the roads are really narrow. So, be prepared for all that.

As we had gone in the evening on a a holiday, that too Id, the garden was crowded beyond imagination. You could see a sea of humanity everywhere. There was a long queue for tickets and then also for entry. We were made to realize that we are an over-populated country. But, as soon as we entered the Gardens, we forgot about India’s population and were lost in the beauty of the gardens and the fountains. Everywhere, the fountains were in full swing. And, when the lights were switched on at 7:00pm, it was an amazing sight. With the Id-ka-Chaand on the sky, the garden became heavenly. :-) The highest point of the garden is located in the south-most end and offers a that classic view of Brindavan Gardens. The north-most point is where the most sought after ‘Musical Fountain’ is located.

Brindavan Garden lies adjacent to Krishnaraja Sagar Dam which is built on the river Kaveri.

The Gardens was built in year 1932. It has a botanical park, fountains, running and cascading water channels, boating and laser shows during the evenings. It is the best illuminated terrace garden in India. And, it is world famous for it symmetrical design. It is actually modeled on the design of Shalimar Gardens of Srinagar in Kashmir. The slopes in the garden are planted with colourful Bougainvilleas and ornamental plants.

It is a great place to hang around with family and friends. We saw many college groups playing Antaksharis in the garden. Its an ideal place for such picnics. :-)

A piece of advice from me is, if you wish to visit the Gardens in the evening to see the lighting, please be prepared to fight through the crowd for your return journey by the bus. We had a terrible experience reaching back to Mysore city. The roads were very dark and the traffic jams did not allow the bus to come inside. We had to do a 1.5km trek almost to reach the T-point to get into the bus.

The garden is open throughout the day and the illumination is done during the evenings from 7pm till 8pm.

Visited May 2013
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“A nice place which is not maintained always”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We went to this place & waited for the water show but nothing happened. Their was no announcement that the show was cancelled. The staff at the entrance were busy checking the cam,eras to charge a fee but they too were clueless about the new smartphone cameras. The garden was being redone & things were messy.

Visited October 2012
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“acres of garden, dam and a musical fountain!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

to truly experience Brindavan it is recommended to spend either the entire day there or a better alternative is to go once in the morning for the lovely gardens and visit once in the evening to see the musicial fountain..

the garden is decently maintained, and makes for a nice background to click some pics..there are lots of benches to seat and enjoy the views. there might be some mobile vendors selling chips/water but on the whole, it is advised to bring your bottle of water.

the musical fountains happens only on Sunday and it gets crowded giving it a mela (fair) like atmosphere. Advised to go in the afternoon and wait it out in the nearby Royal Orchid coffee shop cafe.

take a short boat ride across the dam or alternatively you could walk across using the bridge at the side. when we went, it happened to be a full moon so the views of the gardens, lake and fountain was exceptionally beautiful.

the musical fountain by itself is Ok. It's about 15mins program and quite average..maybe because our experience was marred by the screaming, shouting and whistling teengers who had apparently came for a school outing and who happen to number nearly 30-40 odd and seated behind us..

all in all, this place is a must visit, the kids (and young at heart) will especially enjoy the musical fountains.

Visited October 2012
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“A good place to spend an evening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A good place.. a little far from Mysore city. Very crowded on weekends. A motor boat ride to the musical founrain is also a different experience.

Visited August 2013
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“Lush green delight!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you are in Mysore this is one place you cant afford to give a miss!! A lush green garden with plenty of water fountains all around the park, this sure feels like heaven!

Very well maintained, the combination of lush green garden with water bodies all around it gives a serene feel. This is a must include in your itinerary! Though we missed out on the musical fountains (as it happens only on Sunday evenings) yet there was no remorse! Infact this will not be an incentive to give this place another visit!

It is one of the most picturesque places so dont forget to take your camera for some memorable clicks! Also if u plan to attend the musical fountain show, it advisable to reach in the noon itself as by the onset of evening you would find yourself crammed for space!

Visited September 2013
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