One of the most coveted tourist spots is KRS Dam and Brindavan Gardens in Mysore, Karnataka. Thousands of tourists throng this place to view the beauty of the dam and the garden. Visiting these destinations is extremely fascinating as they are illuminated beautifully in the night. In order to enhance the experience and make it more memorable, KRS engineers have now lighted up the area from where thousands of cusecs of Cauvery water is released from the Dam every day.
More than 500 LED lights have been used to light up the systematically and symmetrically designed area from where the water is released (South Gate) and the lights flash seven colours — Saffron, White, Green (symbolising the Tricolour), Red, Purple, Yellow and Navy Blue.
Also, this is for the first time in the last five years that the Dam has been filled to its maximum capacity, due to the heavy rains in the catchment area of Kodagu.
Speaking to SOM, an official from KRS said “We are now getting a footfall of over 30,000 tourists per day who come only to see the water being released from the dam. As a safety measure, we have banned entry of visitors to Brindavan Gardens via the North Gate of KRS (from the old entrance). We allow them to see water release from the South Gate near Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited (CNNL) Office (near the new bridge and toll gate).”
“As the entry via North Gate is banned, we do not want the tourists to be disappointed. They can now watch the colourfully illuminated water being released from the crest gates after 7 pm. We conducted a trial and the show will be open to the public,” the official said.
He added that the illumination has been done on the directives of CNNL Managing Director H.L. Prasanna. The splendid lighting of the water is definitely a crowd puller which is not only amplifying the look of the place however, also cutting down the energy costs.