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Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park: Where Music, and Spectacle Converge in Bangalore

Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Tariq

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park, built in 1995 and located in the heart of Bengaluru city, holds much interest for those seeking a technologically marvelous experience.

Widely renowned as the first technologically advanced fountain park in India, this fountain park promises an enchanting experience with its multimedia technology, hardware architecture, and MIDI interfaces that lend it a surreal appeal.

You can watch the two daily fountain shows flanked by lush green gardens that pay tribute to the city of Bengaluru.

The evening fountain shows feature water dancing to musical notes along with graphic displays on a mammoth screen, narrating tales of the city’s valor and glory days.

Excited to visit this park?

Find out everything you need to know about this technologically marvelous and artistically charming park!

Quick Info

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Location

Opposite To Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium

Entry Fee

For Adults: Rs. 30/-

Children below 10 years: FREE

Timings & Visiting Hours

10:00 am to 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8.30 pm

Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays

Nearest Metro / Station

B.R. Ambedkar Metro Station (Purple Line). It’s approximately 850m away from the park and takes only 10 mins of walking to reach. An alternate option is the Cubbon Park, Sri Chamarajendra Park Metro Station, which is approximately 1 KM away

Phone Number

08022864125 / 98458 40312

Address

Raj Bhavan Road, Opposite Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051

Note:

The Musical Fountain time is 7 pm and 8.30 pm.

Parking Fees at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

  • Bicycle: Rs. 1/-
  • Two-wheelers: Rs. 2/-
  • Cars: Rs. 5/-
  • Matadors/ Vans: Rs. 10/-
  • Mini Bus: Rs. 15/-
  • Bus: Rs. 25/-

How to Reach Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park?

How to reach Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

By Air: The nearest airport to Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park is the Kempegowda International Airport, around 34kms. You need to hire a cab or taxi which is readily available outside the airport.

By Train: If you decide to board the train, there are three railway stations from where you can come. Cantonment Railway Station, which is just 2 km away and you can easily walk the distance. The next station is Bangalore City Railway Station, which is situated around 4.5 km away and you can take an auto-rickshaw to travel the distance. Yeshwantpur Junction is located around 7km away from the park and you’ll need to take a cab or taxi from outside the station.

By Metro: B.R. Ambedkar Metro Station is the closest one to the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park. Located just 850m away, it only takes 10 mins of walk. You could also get down at the Cubbon Park, Sri Chamarajendra Park Metro Station, which is approximately 1 KM away.

By Bus: If you take the bus route, you need to get down at Basaveshwara Circle Sophiya School bus stop. From there the park is only 3 mins away.

Fountain Dance at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Fountain Dance at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

The park’s main attraction is its enchanting multimedia dancing fountain show that blends music, lights, and special visual effects to mesmerizing effect.

The mammoth fountain at the park’s center, equipped with over 1000 nozzles and capable of creating 15 different water formations and 27 combinations, comes alive to the beat of the music.

Water jets rising from the fountain dance rhythmically, and these movements are projected onto a massive background screen.

The dancing fountain shows are held twice in the evenings, each lasting around 30 minutes.

The program begins and ends with patriotic songs like Vandemataram and Saare Jahan Se Achcha while the rest features an assortment of popular Bollywood hits as well as Kannada songs that add to the vibrancy of the display.

Through technical wizardry and artistic finesse, the fountain shows transform the park into an enchanting spectacle that captures the imagination of young and old alike.

Things to see at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

National Military Memorial

Though not as expansive or magnificent as other gardens in the city, here are some of the things you must check out at the dancing fountain park:

  • Lush, landscaped gardens spread across the premises where you can unwind or go for strolls
  • The National Military Memorial (locally known as the Indian Military Museum), is an open park with a display of tanks, rockets, missiles, and other defense artifacts
  • A children’s play area for joyful recreation
  • A replica of a train engine at the entrance, paying tribute to C.K Jaffer Sharief, the former Railway Minister who inaugurated the park in 1995
  • An enormous national flag at the National Military Memorial

Best Time to Visit Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Between November to February, it is the best time to visit Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park.

The park and its lush surroundings are especially enjoyable to explore during these winter months when the city experiences a slightly colder atmosphere with temperatures between 15 and 21 degrees Celsius.

Location

Tips to Follow at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Tips to Follow at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park
  • There are fountain shows in both Kannada and English languages. Confirm the timings of the language of your choice at the ticket counter before purchasing tickets
  • Remember to bring your own water bottles and snacks as there are no cafeterias or stalls inside the park premises
  • Dispose of waste only in the dustbins around the park to keep the premises clean.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Musical Fountain Show?

The park’s Musical Fountain Show runs for 30 minutes. The show is bilingual (Kannada and English), therefore depending on your linguistic preferences, the show’s timing may vary.

Is parking facilities available inside the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park?

Yes, parking facilities are available for all types of vehicles at the park.

(Feature image and other images sourced from ExploreBees)

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Tariq
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