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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

Dandeli: Into the Wilderness

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  Overview: I recently got an invite, from my friend, who owns a travel company (www.dandeli.com) to visit Dandeli and pen down all my experiences there. I was happy with the invitation and decided to visit Dandeli with my friend as I had not visited the place before and it was in my wish list. We started my journey by bus on Friday night and reached Dandeli early morning on Saturday. After having a word with Sanjay from dandeli.com, I proceeded to Dandeli Jungle Camp at Pradhani, around 11 kms from Dandeli bus stand. I was greeted by Mr. Dharmesh who is the manager at the Jungle Camp and showed us our room. The room was pretty impressive with natural beauty of the forests all around. The only sound we could hear was the chirping of birds and the gentle breeze blowing across the swaying trees. Our first plan post breakfast was to visit Syntheri Rocks, around 8 kms from the camp into Ulavi checkpost. It is a huge monolith of about 300 feet height with the fierce Kali river flowing at

San Francisco, CA: A Colourful experience

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  Overview: After a couple of years of blogging on my travel within India, I am starting a section on my overseas travel as well with pictures. Starting in this series, I take you through the streets of San Francisco. Named as Bangalore's sister city, its a pleasure wandering through the city with glimpses of different modes of transport like cable cars, MUNI, BART, Ferry and city buses. One popular tourist destination is the Pier 39 near Fisherman's Wharf. Its always a pleasant experience to have a walk along the Pier with lot of street performances and eateries. One can see several California Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf showing off their dances and performances.        Golden Gate Bridge: Be in San Francisco and you cannot miss one of the wonders of Modern world, the Golden Gate bridge. This bridge links the SFO Bay area with the Pacific ocean coast. Used widely by motorists, this bridge also provides a sidewalk for the pedestrians.        Coit Tower: Located o