Glass house at Brindavan Gardens soon

A file photo of Brindavan Gardens at KRS in Mandya district dh photo

As part of the initiative of the State Department of Tourism to tap the full potential of tourism of KRS, the garden will get a new addition — a glass house on the lines of Lalbagh in Bangalore.

The initiative is part of the ` five-crore project for the upgradation and development of the Gardens. The Department is funding the construction of the glass house to the tune of about ` one crore.

Dr Ashwath, Joint Director of State Horticulture department that is implementing the project, told Deccan Herald that the glass house will house different varieties of ornamental plants and foliage, including exotic ones like orchid, anthurium, among others. The humidity level at Brindavan Gardens is considered a perfect ambience to grow such plants, he said.

Archshaped

The glass house will be arch-shaped and have podia for display of plants and foliage with temperature and humidity-controlling techniques in place. “The tender process for the project is completed. We have identified the place for the project. The glass house will be ready for visitors in 3-5 months,” the joint director said.

Sources in the Tourism Department said the Mandya region has a lot to offer the tourists.

Other projects

In a bid to give an impetus to tourist spots in the district, the department has allocated ` 15 crore for various projects. Work on many is underway and some are close to completion.

Conservation work on the fort and palace at Srirangapatna has been completed in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, and a son et lumiere project  to showcase the 150 years history of Indian Independence and Mahatma Gandhiji’s ‘dhwaja satyagraha’ is also underway.

The Adichunchanagiri Kshetra near Nagamangala in Mandya district has been provided with a musical fountain and attractive landscaping surrounding it. Soon, the religious place will host a laser show on the history of the kshetra.

In order to develop animal sanctuaries, the department has allocated ` five crore for laying a link road of about 10 km to Kokkare Bellur and developing an eco-friendly boating facility at Kerethonnur.

Apart, the ` five crore project aims to add more varieties of flora and replace the sluice gates of the Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir.

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