Krishna Raja Sagara (Kannada: ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾಜಸಾಗರ), also popularly known as KRS (ಕೆ.ಆರ್.ಎಸ್.), is the name of both a lake and the dam that causes it. For information about the settlement near the dam and reservoir, see Krishnarajasagara. The dam is across Kaveri River, in Mandya District near Mysore in Karnataka state. There is an ornamental garden attached to the dam, called Brindavan Gardens, making it a popular tourist place and picnic location.
The Dam :
The dam was built across river Kaveri, the life river for Mysore and Mandya districts, in 1924. Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya served as the chief engineer. The dam is named for the then ruler of the Mysore Kingdom, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The dam length is 3.5kms and height is 125 ft.
The Brindavan Gardens
The Brindavan Gardens is a show garden that has a beautiful botanical park, full of exciting fountains, as well as boat rides beneath the dam. Diwans of Mysore planned and built the gardens in connection with the construction of the dam. KRS Dam was the first to install automated Crest gates during 1920 which was again initiated by Sir. M V. Display items include a musical fountain. Various biological research departments are housed here. There is a guest house for tourists.
Photo Gallery :KRS Dam
Parking at KRS
Fountains at Brindavan Gardens
Fountains at Night
Hotel Royal Orchid
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