Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

Watch the video here: 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

Pearl Valley/Muthyala Maduvu: Pearl-like water droplets falling from a cliff

Pearl Valley/Muthyala Maduvu: Pearl-like water droplets falling from a cliff

Overview: Pearl Valley or Muthyala Maduvu as it is called in Kannada, is a small waterfall which is formed only during rains near Anekal after Bannerghatta National Park. We went there during the monsoon season of 2008 but it didn't rain that well in that year. We have to pay a toll of Rs 20 before entering the area of the falls. On parking the vehicle, we took the steps down leading to the falls. There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at the base of the steps. We have to walk around a kilometer before we reached the actual falls. Its actually disappointing to see tiny droplets of water falling from a cliff and it is named as 'waterfalls'. A small muddy pool is formed when the droplets are collected. It must be because of the drops of water falling that it is named 'Pearl Valley'. We sat there for a while. There was a lot of noise coming from the crowd as many people flock here during weekends. Many people din't even look decent and some of them were heavily drunk. And the families visiting the place made it so dirty by throwing away the plastics and plates everywhere. So in case you expect solitude from the noise of the city, this may not be the perfect place to visit. Nonetheless, we spent around an hour near the falls and had lunch at a hotel near the place. We returned back to Bangalore after this.

How to reach: Car/Bike: There are two ways to reach Anekal. Head towards Hosur road, At Chandapura junction, turn right towards Anekal. Another route is via Bannerghatta road. Drive past Bannerghatta National Park and  reach Anekal bus stand. Pearl valley is around 8 kms from Anekal.
Food/Accommodation: Restaurant is available for food near the parking lot. Though the food is not of high quality.
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  1. nice write up with a bunch of beautiful photos

  2. This palce has lost all its sheen .

  3. have heard so much about pearl valley but havent visited yet

  4. @TeamG : True.. Its been spoilt now..
    @Sujatha : This place have got too much hype than it deserves I guess.. :) still can be a timepass outing..

  5. You have a wonderful travel blog. Keep travelling.

  6. Please do not visit muthyalamaduvv during summer season(march to august)there are no facilities. Please do not travel to muthyalamaduvu with old people.water is just a trickle


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