The dancing and musical fountain was commissioned in the year 1996 as part of the beautification plan for the city of Bangalore. Located in the heart of the city on the Raj Bhavan road in the old LRDE Complex, this is one of the places of tourist attraction in Bangalore. The fountain is installed amidst a landscape that synchronises with the system. The area is about 17 acres located opposite the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium near the Raj Bhavan.
The fountain is under the aegis of the Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. The development and maintenance of the garden in the LRDE premises is the responsibility of the Deputy Director of Horticulture, Cubbon Park, Bangalore. Development of the garden is taken up with a view to improve the landscape of the area.
The dancing and musical fountain is based on the latest multimedia technology, providing high versatility in programming as well as in play back to various Indian and Western musical themes. A number of fountain patterns, each with three distinct heights, develop into formations creating an illusion of a folk or group dance.