Krishnarajasagara Dam (also called KRS) is located 12 km from Srirangapatna
in Mandya District
. It is built across the River Cauvery
and is close to Mysore
. Dr M Visvesvaraya
was the architect of Krishnarajasagara Dam. The dam is 130 ft high, with 152 sluice gates.
The famous Brindavan Gardens lies on the terrace of the Krishnarajasagara Dam. These gardens are very elegantly landscaped, and have many colorful fountains. These fountains are sometimes decorated with lights, making it a visual treat.
Bangalore International Airport
is the nearest airport.