Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

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Watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/xuSdTK4XeoI Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.  The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.  As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children. We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interacti

Ruins of ancient dynasties in India – The Gangas of Manne(Manyapura)

Manne: Footprints of an ancient kingdom

Overview: While exploring some of the offbeat destinations around Bangalore, I stumbled upon a lazy hamlet called Manne near Nelamangala (Bangalore rural).
Once a bustling capital of the Ganga kings, I got to click a few pictures of the ruins of Kapileshwara and Someshwara temples in Manne. Looking at the ruins, I could well imagine how beautiful such design and architecture would have been in the erstwhile Manyapura.
I couldn’t get much info on the web on this place except for a few lines in the Nelamangala Planning Authority website and reading through some blogs.
The origin of the Western Ganga rulers dates back to 350 CE. They had earlier built their capital in Kolar district of Karnataka. Then they shifted their capital to Manyapura (Manne) before moving their base to Talakadu in modern Mysore district.
How to reach: By own vehicle- NH4 towards Nelamangala, proceed towards T Begur, take a right turn towards Thyamagondlu, At Thyamagondlu circle(near bus stand), turn right towards Manne. Manne is 4 kms from Thyamagondlu. Total distance from Bangalore is 58 kms.
By public transport: Bus no. 258M from Kempegowda Bus station(Majestic) to Thyamagondlu. From Thyamagondlu, one can get autorickshaws to Manne.
Rail: One can also try train from Bangalore City Jn to Muddalinganahalli station. There are trains at 07:50, 13:40, 16:45, 18:20 from Bangalore City Jn. Return train to Bangalore is at 16:25. Muddalinganahalli is at a distance of 3 kms from Manne.
Food/Accomodation: Manne can be taken up as a half day trip. Very limited options available for food on the way to Manne. One can do a pitstop for tea/coffee at Thyamagondlu.
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Ganga_Dynasty
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  1. I love history and ruins and we have such a wealth of them, don't we? I am enjoying my virtual travels from Bangalore through your blog, and with the hope that one day I can see tese places.

    Thank you so much.

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  2. Yeah really..There is so much Historical wealth scattered around Bangalore.. Its really worth spending some time and exploring those places...

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