Popularly known as KRS, the Krishna Sagar Dam has been on my travel list for a very long time owing to its closeness to nature and man, both. Structurally well-built and naturally awe-inspiring,
the destination is perfect for a person like me who loves peace, quiet, nature and human brilliance.
KRS is located 12 km from Mysore, which is a wonderful destination in itself. I decided to stay at a comfy hotel in the city. I spent a lot of time traveling through Mysore looking for local markets to shop for souvenirs and spas and was not at all disappointed. I spent my first day in Mysore sifting from shop to shop looking for stuff and was dead tired by the end of the day. I travelled from Mysore to the dam the next day in a cab and the journey was beautiful and easy. Full of scenic beauty, I stopped multiple times in the way to click photographs.
KRS is the name of both, the dam as well the lake and both of these are just stunningly beautiful. The dam is evidence of the structural brilliance man possesses while the lake is evidence that even man cannot overpower the will and power of nature. It is near this dam that 3 rivers, Hemavati, Cauvery and Lakshmana Thirtha converge. KRS is also India’s first irrigation dam.
The dam and the lake were obviously the first place I visited and trust me when I tell you that online photographs do not do it a shred of
justice. The lake was the place I spent more time at because of its brilliant collection of flora and fauna.
Brindavan Gardens, located short ways from KRS, was the second destination on my list of places to visit. The botanical garden, true to its name, is a collection of botanical species and much more than that. Located just below the dam, the gardens are as beautiful as the lake. The place also offers boat rides to visitors, and it is one of the experiences I would recommend everyone to have.
My experience was an escape I required and if you are looking for a superiorly relaxing destination, the Krishna Raja Sagar dam and lake is the one for you.