This large computerized musical fountain, named after India’ s only female Prime Minister, is the first of its kind in India. It has been delighting visitors with water synchronized to dance rhythmically with music since its construction in 1975.
With a hydraulic pumping system that controls three distinct levels and recycles the water, the fountains produce a show of color, light, and sound that is a unique visual experience. There is a seating capacity of around 900 people, with an average of 500 visiting on weekends. Laser lights and a wide screen with additional visuals provide a multimedia backdrop to the water formations.
With over 1,000 different nozzles, the fountain can make 15 different formations and 27 different rhythmic combinations — so its unlikely you’ll see the same show twice. There is also a garden and a small park for children to play beside the fountain area.
Two shows are held daily at 7 and 8 p.m., each lasting a half hour. Fountains do not run on Mondays. It is located on T. Chowdaiah Road, across from the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. Admission is 10 Indian Rupees for adults and 5 Indian Rupees for children ages 6-12. Parking is available.