Kishkinda Moolika Bonsai Garden, one of the largest Bonsai collection in India is home to over 450 miniature trees in a garden setting.

Founded by Sri Ganapathi Schchidananda Swamiji 30 years ago in Mysore, the Bonsai Garden is a must visit place in Mysore.

Surprisingly, not many people are aware of this Bonsai garden. Not even 1/10th of the crowd that goes to Mysore Zoo or Brindavan Garden comes to this place. We think the reason could be lack of awareness.

As a symbol of recognising the origin of Bonsai (a chinese art of growing miniature trees in pots), the place has a Chinese styled gazebo with water surrounding it.

There are many mini gardens in this place —

  • Rashi Vana – plants here represent signs in zodiac system
  • Nakshatra Vana – plants represent the 27 stars of Indian astrology
  • Raga Vana – plants represent the sounds of Indian music
  • Saptarishi Vana – plants represent the seven great Indian sages
  • Panchayatana Vana

The best place to visit this garden is in the evening, as you can leisurely spend time reading about each of the Bonsai trees.

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The coconuts grown here are used for puja in the temple.

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Panoramic view of a section of Bonsai Garden. Open the image in a new tab to see in larger size.

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Apart from the Bonsai Garden, there are two other places to see within the same enclosure:

  • Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Ashrama
  • Shukavana Birds – a rehabilitation centre for wounded birds

Must Know Details:

  • Entry fees: Rs 10
  • Visiting hours: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. They are very particular about timing. We saw a couple trying to enter Bonsai Garden by 5.35, the incharge didn’t allow them inside.
  • Weekly holiday: Wednesday

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