Krishnaraja Sagara, Mandya
The Brindavan Gardens, a celebrated beauty spot in this part of India is world famous for its symmetric design. It is one of the most beautifully laid out terrace gardens in the world. The creation of this garden in the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam site has been the achievement of Sir Mirza Ismail, the then Dewan of the princely State of Mysore. The beautification of the whole dam complex was conceived by Sir Mirza Ismail. Modeled on the design of the Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir in the Mughal style, the garden is enriched with a number of terraces, parterres, fountains, running and cascading waterchannels, water chutes, lush green lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees. Today, the Brindavan Gardens is world famous for its ethereal beauty, grandeur and illumination/ musical fountain.
Located in the Krishnaraja Sagar dam site in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district, the Brindavan Gardens is at a distance of 24 Km. from the famous cultural heritage centre of Karnataka � the city of Mysore, and 143 Km. from Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. The Krishnaraja Sagar dam is built across the river Cauvery, one of the principal rivers in South India. The Cauvery rises in the hills of Brahmagiri � in Talacauvery, Kodagu District in the Western Ghats and traverses Eastwards in Karnataka for about 320 Km. before entering Tamil Nadu and finally joining the Bay of Bengal. The dam is named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV during whose rule the Chief Engineer, Sir M. Vishveswaraya engineered the construction of the dam. The River Cauvery below the giant dam divides the garden into two parts.
The Brindavan Gardens, primarily a terrace garden is laid out immediately behind the Krishnaraja Sagar dam site. The Department of Horticulture in 1927 started the work of laying out this garden, then called the Krishnarajendra Terrace Garden. Today, the garden extends over an area of 60 acres and it is laid out in the three terraces, which ends in a horseshoe shape. The slopes are planted with colourful Bougainvilleas and ornamental plants. This garden is a public park and it is one of the important tourist spots of India. The garden is enriched with innumerable fountains decorated with coloured lighting. The illuminated running waters and fountains with changing colours of lights is an event that the tourists can look forward to in the evenings. The garden has many open spaces, lawns, illuminated flower beds and ornamental plants. It also has well laid out roads and pathways. The Brindavan Gardens is the best-illuminated terrace garden in India. The boating pond in the midst of the garden is a location where the visitors can enjoy a boat ride. The whole garden when illuminated is an enchanting site to see.
The Musical and dancing fountain, is the main attraction of the visitors. The water, coloured light and music are harmonized in the fountain to create a water ballet controlled by an aquatic organ operated through a controller. Water is pumped to the fountain and the operation is computerised. All the other fountains run due to the water pressure from the dam. A laser vision has also been developed for visitors� attraction The illumination timing is the same as that for the garden. The musical and dancing fountain is located in the North Brindavan Garden. A gallery and rain shelter are provided for the viewers.
The Brindavan Gardens is under the aegis of the Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. The Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture, K.R.S. is responsible for the maintenance of the garden. The garden is divided into four areas.
Brindavan garden 60 acres
Government fruit orchard 75 acres
Naguvana 30 acres
Chandravana 5 acres
The garden is divided into -
The main gate area
The main gate is designed on the model of the India Gate, New Delhi. Rose gardens on either side of the gate are worth seeing. Attractive lawns, annual flowerbeds, perennial flowering plants, ornamental hedges are maintained.
South Brindavan is the area near the Cauvery Statue. The area in front of the statue is the Kaveramma circle which has big sized water fountains. Distinct styles of terrace gardens can be seen here. Bougainvillea and allamanda plants are grown on the slopes of the terraces. A lawn is maintained in the terrace garden with annual and perennial flower beds and ornamental hedges in the periphery. Cypress plants are found in the centre. Dwarf statutes are found aplenty in the terraces and many fountains are also located. The fountain always sprinkles water and this is maintained by the water pressure when the dam in its full capacity. The garden is made more attractive with different coloured lights for illumination. This garden is most spectacular in the evenings when the area is illuminated with the fountains on. A glass house in the South Brindavan is used for propagating and maintaining different types of ornamental plants that are required for beautifying the Brindavan Gardens so also for sale at scheduled rates.
North Brindavan: consists of an area encompassing four extensive terraces. In each of the four terraces, extensive lawns, many ornamental annual and perennial flowerbeds and rows of ornamental trees are found. The terrace gardens are beautified with small fountains decorated with different coloured lights. Tree avenues of Sago Palm, copper pod, polyalthea are found in the road that runs parallel to the main dam road. Arches of Bougainvilleas and Bignonia venusta are found over the pathways on either side of the garden. Shrubs of Bougainvillea, Allamanda, Bignonia magnifica, Homskloidia sanguina are found on the slopes of the terraces. Many ornamental trees are also found in the North Brindavan gardens. An ornamental plant nursery is maintained for multiplication and maintenance of plants for sales.
A glass house with collection of cacti and succulents is maintained to cater to the needs of planting material for the garden and for sales. In between the North and South Brindavan is the river Cauvery. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride in the river. Boating facilities are also provided for tourists. These facilities are maintained by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation.
Located beside the South Brindavan towards the right is the Childrens� Park. In the park are found slide, and concrete animals, birds and aquatic species and items/structures for children to play.
Government Fruit Orchard
A fruit orchard has been established in an area of 75 acres near the North bank of the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. Established based on modern technology, the fruit orchard is a model farm; a place for teaching about fruit culture to the visitors and those interested in horticulture. This farm was developed with the aim of producing quality-planting materials of fruits and high yielding hybrid coconut seedlings. The fruits and plantation crops grown in this garden are Mango, Guava, Sapota, Litchi, Roseapple, Bilimbi, Aonla, Avacado, Malayan apple, Arecanut, Coconut etc.
The TxD (Tall x Dwarf Centrally sponsored scheme / Coconut hybrid development scheme has been in operation from the year 1968-69. Every year a large number of TxD hybrids are developed in this farm for distribution to the farmers. Perhaps, this is the most important hybrid coconut seedling production centre in the State.
Naguvana Horticulture Farm
Established in an area of 30 acres during 1972�73, this farm is an island near the main gate behind the dam. Various types of fruits plants and coconut trees are grown here. The Horticulture Training Centre of the Department of Horticulture is located in this farm. Every year a 10-month Horticulture training programme is organised for the rural youth of Mandya district.
Chandravana Horticulture Farm
This farm is developed in an area of 5 acres in the centre of the river Kaveri. Coconut and mango are grown in this farm. This farm looks like a beautiful island surrounded by water from July to January.
Cacti and Succulent Garden
A model cacti and succulents gardens is maintained near the office of the Senior Asistant Director of Horticulture. Many species of cacti and succulents are grown and this garden is worth seeing.
Places of Interest
South Brindavan Gardens
Cross Channel fountain
Inverted Basket fountain
Fountain in front of the Kaveramma statue
Goddess Cauvery Statue.
The Gardens are regularly illuminated on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 P.M. The Childrens� Park , Horticultural farm and Nursery, Fisheries Pond and the Hydraulic Research Station here are other places of tourist attraction. There is a beautiful statue of the Goddess Cauvery at the foot of the dam.
Information to visitors
The garden is maintained by the Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture, K.R.S.
The Garden is open to the Public from 6.30 A.M. to 9.00 P.M.
Hotels and Inspection Bungalow provide with boarding and lodging facilities.
The other State departments involved in the overall maintenance of the dam site are the Irrigaton department, the Public Works Department, the Police Department, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation.
Many Government and private buses ply often from Mysore City to K.RS. K.S.R.T.C. buses also ply from Bangalore to K.R.S. and Mysore.
Entry to K.R.S. is possible through the South - Main Gate and the North Gate. Entry fee is charged for adults and vehicles. Children below the age of 5 years are exempted from paying the entry fee.
JANUARY - SEPTEMBER :-
Monday to Friday 7.00 to 7.55 p.m. 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.
OCTOBER TO DECEMBER :-
Saturday to Sunday 7.00 to 8.55 p.m. 6.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Videography is prohibited
For Unauthorized use of camera, a penalty of Rs. 50/- is charged.
For further details, please contact
The Directorate of Horticulture
Lalbagh, Bangalore � 560 004
Ph: 080 -26579231 : Fax : 080 - 26570181
The senior Assistant Director of Horticulture, K.R.S.,
Mandya District, Ph: 08236 - 657247
Today, I have a vegetable garden in my backyard.
They usually spent the morning hours in the garden and the afternoon at the pool.
Somewhere I can have a garden and maybe a horse.
Alice was a geranium Cynthia had lovingly rescued from certain death by frost last September when the rest of their first year garden succumbed to the advancing seasons.
The gardener answered: A year ago, as I was spading in my garden, I saw something fall at the foot of a palm tree.
She returned to the garden and sat down on the grass at the foot of the slope by the pond, where no one could see her.
The garden needed weeding anyway.
It's only a garden snake.
We plow them under so we can plant a garden and then spend half our time pulling them out of it so we can grow something to eat.
Martha suggested an appropriate burial for the tiny remains she dubbed "Pinkie" and services were conducted in the back garden, next to Mrs. Lincoln's last winter mouse-victim.
He was himself always occupied: writing his memoirs, solving problems in higher mathematics, turning snuffboxes on a lathe, working in the garden, or superintending the building that was always going on at his estate.
She ran out sobbing into the garden and as far as the pond, along the avenues of young lime trees Prince Andrew had planted.
They held an estate from the king consisting of house, garden, field, stock and a salary, on condition of personal service on the king's errand.
If she left from Ashley, she would arrive in time to plant a garden at the ranch.
While the majority of the Thysanoptera are thus vegetarian in their diet, and are frequently injurious in farm and garden, some species, at least occasionally, adopt a predaceous habit, killing aphids and small mites (so-called "red-spiders") and sucking their juices.
We almost live in the garden, where everything is growing and blooming and glowing.
Princess Mary murmured, pacing the garden with hurried steps and pressing her hands to her bosom which heaved with convulsive sobs.
Sarah talked endlessly about her flower garden, the weather and anything else that came to her mind.
Gabe emerged into the garden next to a southern style mansion.
The garden was beginning to look weathered.
And in the garden, Henry saw a turnip.
Its old-fashioned garden was the paradise of my childhood.
All that I could say, then, with respect to farming on a large scale--I have always cultivated a garden--was, that I had had my seeds ready.
She couldn't make out what was in the garden, but she heard the sounds of fountains and saw the dark green blur of a forest in the distance.
Aside from a wasted 20 minutes searching for gas in New Brunswick and a missed exit on the Garden State Parkway, the trip was uneventful.
Rome is an exception to the former rule and imports garden produce largely from the neighborhood of Naples and from Sardinia.
Of the squares, the principal is the Friedrich-Wilhelmplatz, on which lies the Elisenbrunnen with its colonnade and garden, the chief resort of visitors taking the baths and waters.
From the garden it looked like an arbour.
When all outside is cold and white, when the little children of the woodland are gone to their nurseries in the warm earth, and the empty nests on the bare trees fill with snow, my window-garden glows and smiles, making summer within while it is winter without.
Spring's arrival suggested a garden and Betsy embraced the idea whole heartedly.
Alice was a geranium Cynthia had lovingly rescued from certain death by frost last September when the rest of the couple's first-year garden succumbed to the advancing seasons.
He led her through the stronghold and into the courtyard and garden area between the walls and the fortress.
Great Britain has been the last to fall in, but the predominance of the low pitch, introduced at Covent Garden Opera since 1880, is assured.
"We shall throw you three people into the Garden of the Twining Vines," said the Princess, "and they will soon crush you and devour your bodies to make themselves grow bigger.
Additionally, we had a five-acre garden where we grew everything you can grow in East Texas.
Someone spoke her name in a soft and tender voice from the garden and kissed her head.
Howie, according to his morning coffee verbal sermons was enthralled with his property, especially his inherited garden, started by the previous tenant and lovingly cared for by him.
Wynn lounged in his seat at the garden table, an empty wine glass before him.
It was further enjoined that any one playing bowls outside of his own garden or orchard was liable to a penalty of 6s.
In the garden of the church of S.
I had found a few early violets in the garden and brought them to my teacher.
A quick shower later, she joined him in the garden once more in a tank top and jeans.
Her heart pounding, she took his hand and led him off the verandah into the garden where they could speak privately.
There are a farm, a large truck garden, an orchard, and a bakery and canning factory.
" the Garden Bath "),"), with Racha monastery close by; and in the neighbourhood is Dobrinye, the home of the Obrenovich family, with a church built by Milosh Obrenovich, called " the Liberator of Servia " (1818-1839)
"Now, Princess," exclaimed the Wizard, "those of your advisors who wished to throw us into the Garden of Clinging Vines must step within this circle of light.
Then he went to live in the leafy pool at the end of the garden, where he made the summer nights musical with his quaint love-song.
When I walk out in my garden I cannot see the beautiful flowers but I know that they are all around me; for is not the air sweet with their fragrance?
The beds remain in bearing for six or eight months, and then the spent manure is taken to the surface again for garden and field purposes.
The principal districts are the Fairmont (or Upper Monongahela) and the Elk Garden (or Upper Potomac) in the northern, and the Pocahontas (or Flat Top) and the New and Kanawha rivers districts in the southern part of the state.
Tobacco, vegetables and other garden produce are much cultivated; cotton could probably be grown with profit.
In diameter, and bear in the axil a solitary, stalked, white flower, about the size and shape of the garden anemone, with six or more petals and twice as many hypogynous stamens.
The aquarium, the property of the corporation, contains an excellent marine collection, but is also used as a concert hall and winter garden, and a garden is laid out on its roof.
The growth of the oak is slow, though it varies greatly in different trees; Loudon states that an oak, raised from the acorn in a garden at Sheffield Place, Sussex, became in seventy years 12 ft.
Like the fruit of a garden I will give thee offspring."
But it was now impossible for any German to control the Garden of the Empire.
Among the imported flora are tea, Siberian coffee, cocoa, Ceara rubber (which has not done well), Manila hemp, teak, cocoanut and a number of ornamental trees, fruit-trees, vegetables and garden plants.
The parks are the Domain, with a botanical garden, the Albert Park near the harbour, with a bronze statue of Queen Victoria, the extensive grounds at One Tree.
But it is worthy of special attention that the mere chemical composition of agricultural and garden soils is, as a rule, the least important feature about them, popular opinion to the contrary notwithstanding.
The xerophytic characters being present, it is not surprising that many marsh plants, like Juncus effusus and Iris pseudacorus, are able to survive in dry situations, such as banks and even garden rockeries.
The public buildings include the palace of the governor-general, situated in a spacious botanical and zoological garden, the large military hospital, the cathedral of St Joseph, the Paul Bert college, and the theatre.
Once they came near to the enclosed Garden of the Clinging Vines, and walking high into the air looked down upon it with much interest.
His special pride was the big garden where, it was said, he raised the finest watermelons and strawberries in the county; and to me he brought the first ripe grapes and the choicest berries.
I felt my way to the end of the garden, knowing that the mimosa tree was near the fence, at the turn of the path.
Sometimes I rose at dawn and stole into the garden while the heavy dew lay on the grass and flowers.
Next summer Mildred will go out in the garden with me and pick the big sweet strawberries and then she will be very happy.
Little sister and I would take you out into the garden, and pick the delicious raspberries and a few strawberries for you.
Since I wrote you, Helen and I have gone to live all by ourselves in a little garden-house about a quarter of a mile from her home, only a short distance from Ivy Green, the Keller homestead.
There is a piazza in front, covered with vines that grow so luxuriantly that you have to part them to see the garden beyond.
An elderly dame, too, dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most persons, in whose odorous herb garden I love to stroll sometimes, gathering simples and listening to her fables; for she has a genius of unequalled fertility, and her memory runs back farther than mythology, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.
Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage.
When he had ridden about two miles and had passed the last of the Russian troops, he saw, near a kitchen garden with a ditch round it, two men on horseback facing the ditch.
Round the house was a garden newly laid out.
I build a house and lay out a garden, and you build hospitals.
I looked round and saw Brother A. standing on the fence and pointing me to a broad avenue and garden, and in the garden was a large and beautiful building.
The bare twigs in the garden were hung with transparent drops which fell on the freshly fallen leaves.
The earth in the kitchen garden looked wet and black and glistened like poppy seed and at a short distance merged into the dull, moist veil of mist.
Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
"Uncle" dismounted at the porch of his little wooden house which stood in the midst of an overgrown garden and, after a glance at his retainers, shouted authoritatively that the superfluous ones should take themselves off and that all necessary preparations should be made to receive the guests and the visitors.
While they drove past the garden the shadows of the bare trees often fell across the road and hid the brilliant moonlight, but as soon as they were past the fence, the snowy plain bathed in moonlight and motionless spread out before them glittering like diamonds and dappled with bluish shadows.
A tree in the garden snapped with the frost, and then all was again perfectly silent.
But the Emperor and Balashev passed out into the illuminated garden without noticing Arakcheev who, holding his sword and glancing wrathfully around, followed some twenty paces behind them.
In the figure in which he had to choose two ladies, he whispered to Helene that he meant to choose Countess Potocka who, he thought, had gone out onto the veranda, and glided over the parquet to the door opening into the garden, where, seeing Balashev and the Emperor returning to the veranda, he stood still.
Grass had already begun to grow on the garden paths, and horses and calves were straying in the English park.
An old peasant whom Prince Andrew in his childhood had often seen at the gate was sitting on a green garden seat, plaiting a bast shoe.
The old man was still sitting in the ornamental garden, like a fly impassive on the face of a loved one who is dead, tapping the last on which he was making the bast shoe, and two little girls, running out from the hot house carrying in their skirts plums they had plucked from the trees there, came upon Prince Andrew.
Princess Mary saw him walk out of the house in his uniform wearing all his orders and go down the garden to review his armed peasants and domestic serfs.
She vividly recalled the moment when he had his first stroke and was being dragged along by his armpits through the garden at Bald Hills, muttering something with his helpless tongue, twitching his gray eyebrows and looking uneasily and timidly at her.
There! shouted the Frenchman at the window, pointing to the garden at the back of the house.
It was now, however, impossible to get back the way he had come; the maid, Aniska, was no longer there, and Pierre with a feeling of pity and disgust pressed the wet, painfully sobbing child to himself as tenderly as he could and ran with her through the garden seeking another way out.
Having run through different yards and side streets, Pierre got back with his little burden to the Gruzinski garden at the corner of the Povarskoy.
They went inside the garden when these wolves swooped down, said the woman, pointing to the French soldiers.
He and the other prisoners were taken to the right side of the Virgin's Field, to a large white house with an immense garden not far from the convent.
In the village, in the house, in the garden, by the well, by the pond, over all the rising ground, and all along the road uphill from the bridge leading to the village, not more than five hundred yards away, crowds of men could be seen through the shimmering mist.
"They'll cweep up to the garden; you'll wide up fwom there with the Cossacks"--he pointed to a spot in the forest beyond the village--"and I with my hussars fwom here.
The French were making a stand there behind a wattle fence in a garden thickly overgrown with bushes and were firing at the Cossacks who crowded at the gateway.
All the profound plans about cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.
Alex hired someone to till the garden, refusing to let Carmen do it.
I think I'll work in the garden for a while, after I get my chores done.
Andre took her to the garden the morning before, and that's where she went this time.
Never again would she be startled by his sudden appearance in the garden, nor laugh at his gentle frolicking with the twins.
Somewhere in the garden a bee buzzed and someone shuffled their feet.
The status of the apothecary, as subordinate to the physician in the time of Henry VIII., is evident from the following, out of 2 1 rules laid down by a prominent apothecary, who was a cousin of Anne Boleyn: " His garden must be at hand, with plenty of herbs and seeds and roots.
The beautiful creature passed her hands over her eyes an instant, tucked in a stray lock of hair that had become disarranged, and after a look around the garden made those present a gracious bow and said, in a sweet but even toned voice:
Oh, it was a lovely and delicate doll! but the little girl's brother, a tall lad, had taken the doll, and set it up in a high tree in the garden, and had run away.
Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
Deidre paced through the garden, not really interested in the blooming flowers, statuary or neat rows of hedges.
He had then to assign her the income of field, or garden, as well as goods, to maintain herself and children until they grew up. She then shared equally with them in the allowance (and apparently in his estate at his death) and was free to marry again.
I reminded her of the corn, beans and watermelon-seed she had planted in the spring, and told her that the tall corn in the garden, and the beans and watermelon vines had grown from those seeds.
"If you noticed some disorder in the garden," said Alpatych, "it was impossible to prevent it.
She was a veritable garden of indecision.
Carmen abandoned the garden and followed him into the house.