About Brindavan Gardens, Mysore
Brindavan Gardens, an epitome of exquisite craftsmanship, is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Mysore. This three-tier terrace garden was conceptualised and designed by Sir Mirza Ismail – diwan of the former royal state of Mysore – in the complex of Krishna Raja Sagar Dam (KRS Dam) across the Cauvery River. Every element of this 60-acre garden is undeniably captivating - flowerbeds, ornamental trees, hedge grows, musical fountains, illuminations, children’s park, boating facility, and the main gate, which is flanked by a beautiful rose garden on both sides. Besides, near this tourist attraction lie several Mysore hotels, restaurants, shopping venues, and other popular places to visit.
Shopping and Dining around Brindavan Gardens
There is limited shopping option near Brindavan Gardens as there are only a few shops and stores nearby, including Mysore Silk Cauvery And Handicrafts Emporium (5.5 km). Tourists can, however, plan a visit to the popular malls in the city like B.M. Habitat Mall (16 km), Garuda Mall (19.9 km), Forum Centre City Mall (21.9 km), and Mall of Mysore (22.2 km) – all within a 50-minute drive of this site.
The majority of the hotels near Brindavan Gardens have in-house restaurants that are famous amongst hotel guests as well as outsiders. Dining options in the neighbourhood include The Grand, Hotel Renuka, Pooja Restaurant, Chirag Food Court, and Bake & Joy Express Bakery, to name a few. Besides, some of the best restaurants in Mysore, such as Poojari's Fish Land, Gufha Restaurant, The Old House, Mahesh Prasad, GTR, Mezzaluna, and Oyster Bay, among others, are 40-45 minutes’ drive from Mysore hotels near this spectacular terrace garden.
Places to Visit around Brindavan Gardens
Tourists staying at hotels near Brindavan Gardens, Mysore can plan a fun day-out exploring the numerous sights in the area. KRS Backwaters (9 km), Balmuri Falls (9.4 km), Yedamuri Falls (10.6 km), GRS Fantasy Park (14.7 km), Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (15.4 km), Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (16.7 km), Cheluvamba Park (17.2 km), Rail Museum (18.6 km), and Daria Daulat Bagh (19 km) are popular places to visit. Also popular are Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace & Museum (19 km), Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery & Auditorium (20 km), Sri Nimishambha Temple (20.8 km) and Mysore Zoo (21.6 km). All these attractions, as well as the inescapable Mysore Palace (20.8 km), are less than an hour’s drive from hotels in Brindavan Gardens area.
How to Reach Brindavan Gardens
Brindavan Gardens is situated around 21 km away from Mysore city, near the town of Mandya. Tourists can reach this spectacular green space via KRS Dam Road by government and private buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis from different parts of Mysore. Furthermore, Mysuru Junction is around 19.8 km from Brindavan Gardens, which can be reached within a 40-minute drive. Served by limited flights from few Indian cities, Mysore Airport in Mandakalli is around 32.7 km apart from this terrace garden and takes around an hour to reach here. Bangalore Airport is the nearest international airport.