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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

Bethamangala: Interesting story of a small town

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Overview: Bethamangala is a small town near Bangarpet and is close to the famous Kotilingeshwara temple. One of the prime attractions in Bethamangala is the Vijayendra temple dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy. We entered the town amid chaos and finally found a board pointing towards the temple. The small lane takes us right to the temple. The temple belongs to the Vijayanagara period and is probably built in the early 12th century. The temple is now painted in white though giving it a fresh look. The temple was closed when we went there but we could catch the glimpse of the God in two angles, on from the front and one from the side in a reclining position.        The temple overlooks the Palar dam. The Palar river originates from under the ground in Bethamangala and provides water to the entire town. How to reach: Bus: KSRTC buses and also several private buses ply regularly from Bangalore to Kolar. From there private vehicles can be hired to reach Bethamangala. By Bike/Car: Ta