This is by far this is the most beautiful sports grounds in Mysore.
This cricket stadium is located inside the University of Mysore's Manasagangotri campus, hence the name Gangotri Glades. Many state level and national tournaments are held at Gangotri Glades, the most prestigious being the 2010 Ranji Trophy final between Karnataka and Mumbai. Gangotri Glades is poised to host many important cricketing events.
The stadium is on a terraced landscape on the gentle slops that over look the Kukkarahalli Lake. There is a shallow gallery all around with a newly built pavilion at one end. Beyond the gallery all around the ground are great looking flowering trees. The whole thing gels well in the natural surroundings.
Though the grounds belong to the university, it is maintained by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). It seems they are doing a good job here. The neatly trimmed grassy ground and the well maintained pitch vouch for this. From a cricketing perspective this is a very active place in Mysore.
Apart from Gangotri Glades Mysore have a few more cricket grounds. The Maharaja's College cricket ground overlooking the Crawford Hall and the Oriental Research Institute is a pretty large one. The sprawling Infosys campus in Mysore has a cricket ground. Though a privately owned stadium, this too is a Ranji Trophy venue.
Gangotri Glades is at a short distance (10 minutes drive) from the city center. Take the Hunsur Road (Vinoba Road) from JLB road. After about 3-4 km you'll see the Kukkarahalli Lake on the left. Turn left at the signal into the university campus. You'll find the Gangotri Glades behind the open-air theater inside the university campus.
If needed help for directions, ask for road to Manasagangotri and then for Gangotri Glades.
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