I had heard a lot about the Brindavan Gardens from many people and relatives who had visited the South. They told me that it was a must-visit place if anybody plans a holiday in the southern parts of India. As we were in Mysore we decided to visit the place. After reaching there we came to know the reasons for its immense popularity. Before visiting the place I did quite a bit of research about the place. The garden is located in the state of Karnataka adjoining the Krishnaraja Sagara dam, which was built across the river Kaveri. The garden was created in 1932. I also learnt that nearly 2 million tourists visited the garden every year.
The Brindavan Gardens was built on a huge property and the dam along with the Kaveri River in the adjoining area gave it a completely exclusive appearance. The view of the dam from the garden was amazing and cannot be expressed in words. It was spread over an area of 60 acres. A fruit orchard of 75 acres and 2 horticulture farms were also present in the nearby area. The garden was basically laid out in 3 terraces which contained water fountains. There were various types of trees such as Ficus trees, Duranta plumaria, Euphorbia and flowering plants such as Celosia, Marigold and Bougainville. The garden also possessed topiary works, which were sculptures belonging to animals and created by clipping the shrubs, gazebos and pergolas, which were shaded passageways enveloped by creepers.
It had a separate place where children could play. The park’s chief attraction was the fountain, which played music in which water was made to synchronize to various musical tunes. There was a huge crowd to view the show of the musical fountains. We had to pay a very nominal amount for entering the gardens and found out that it was open to the general public at all times. The place was great as a picnic spot. It was one of the most soothing places and offered a great view with the musical fountain, beautiful flowers and unique plants at day and night also. The dam in the adjoining area also added to its beauty.