Brindavan Gardens

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Brindavana Gardens
ಬೃಂದಾವನ ಉದ್ಯಾನ
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Brindavan Gardens
Type Garden
Location Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka
Coordinates 12°25′34″N 76°34′34″E / 12.42611°N 76.57611°E / 12.42611; 76.57611Coordinates: 12°25′34″N 76°34′34″E / 12.42611°N 76.57611°E / 12.42611; 76.57611
Area 60 acres (24 ha)
Created 1932 (1932)
Operated by Cauvery Niravari Nigama
Visitors 2 million
Open Year round
Fountains at Brindavan Gardens at night
Brindavan Garden Fountains at Night
Krishnarajasagara Dam and the adjoining Brindavan Gardens

The Brindavana Gardens is a garden located in the state of Karnataka in India. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri.[1] The work on laying out this garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932.[2][3] Visited by close to 2 million tourists per year, the garden is one of the major attractions of Srirangapatna.[4]

Krishana Raja Sagara Dam

Garden[edit]

Panoramic view of Brindavan gardens

The garden is maintained by the Cauvery Niravari Nigama (Cauvery Irrigation Department), a Government of Karnataka enterprise.[5] It is spread across an area of 60 acres (240,000 m2). Adjoining it is also a fruit orchard spread across 75 acres (300,000 m2) and 2 horticultural farms, Nagavana (30 acres) and Chandravana (5 acres).[6] The garden is laid out in 3 terraces which contain water fountains, Ficus trees, foliage plants such as Duranta plumaria and Euphorbia and flowering plants like Celosia, Marigold and bougainvillea.[3] The garden is open to general public and an entry-fee is charged. The garden also has topiary works (sculptures of animals created by clipping shrubs), pergolas (shaded passageway covered by creepers) and gazebos.[3] The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain in which bursts of water are synchronised to the music of songs. There is also a lake within the garden with boating facilities available for visitors.[7]

The garden was renovated in 2005 with a cost of Rs. 50 million.[8] The renovation included sprucing up the musical fountain using a digitised system and repairs of dysfunctional fountains.[8] In 2007, the Gardens were closed for a brief duration as a safety measure to avoid trouble related to the Kaveri water dispute.[9]

Finances[edit]

In the year 2003-2004, the gate collection was Rs. 20.7 million, which increased to Rs 26.9 million in 2004-05 and Rs 43 million in 2005-06.[5] This revenue is shared between Cauvery Niravari Nigam and Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) in the ratio 3:1.[5]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Brindavan Garden (KRS-Krishna Raja Sagar)". 
  2. ^ "Brindavan Gardens". Horticultural Department, Government of Karnataka. Retrieved 28 February 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c "Brindavan Gardens to get a facelift for Dasara". The Hindu. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  4. ^ Gauri Satya (11 January 2008). "Mysore sees steady rise in tourist flow". Business Standard. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c "Brindavan Gardens to get a makeover". The Hindu. 3 June 2006. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  6. ^ S V Upendra Charya (28 February 2006). "Focus: Horticulture". Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Daytime to be fun at Brindavan Gardens". The Hindu. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Brindavan Gardens entry fee hiked". The Hindu. 10 April 2005. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "Brindavan Gardens to be reopened from April 30". The Hindu. 28 April 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2008.