Tourists on their trip to Mysore 'must visit' Brindavan Gardens that is located at a distance of 20 km from Mysore. Once known as Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden, Brindavan Gardens is situated just below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam (KRS) that got its name after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and was built during 1924 - 1932 by Sir M. Vishveswariah.
Brindavan Gardens, based on Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir, is stretched over sixty acres and has beautiful flower beds, lawns, trees, pools and fountains. Tourists can go for boating around the idol of Cauvery in the pond located mid of the garden. Visitors can see the musical and dancing fountain at the gallery in the north side of garden.
The impressive lightning in the garden can be seen during 7 to 8 pm from Monday to Friday and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 to 9 pm. This garden is under the supervision of Cauvery Niravari Nigama or Cauvery Irrigation Department.