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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

Thalli: Experience Little England

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Overview: Visiting Thalli is one of the best ways to beat the weekday stress from work. Being very close to Bangalore, this can be done as a half day trip. I came across this interesting place whicle going through some website on tourism. And there arn't many blogs on this either. So we thought we should make is to Thalli. We left early morning after breakfast towards Hosur Road which was relatively free because of the weekend. We reached Hosur town pretty quickly and had to take a right turn towards Thalli. There are ample boards to guide one to Thalli from Hosur. The weather was cloudy and had cool environs and probably that is the reason that this place is called 'Little England'. We reached Thalli in around 1.5 hrs with breaks and passed through Thalli lake which looked calm and pristine. Thalli is a rustic and laid back town just on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border so people speak both Kannada and Tamil here. Though there is nothing much to see in Thalli as such, th

Montevideo, Uruguay: The South American Odyssey

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Overview: Montevideo is the largest and a very old city in Uruguay. Lined with modern and historic buildings, Montevideo provides a perfect atmosphere to stay and experience its charm along with the healthy lifestyle enjoyed by the locals here. As Uruguay has been traditionally a Spanish Colony, Spanish is spoken widely in Uruguay. Some of the prominent landmarks of Montevideo include Palacio Legislativo, World Trade Center Montevideo, Telecommunications Tower, Ciudad Vieja, Parque Batlle, Parque Prado, Parque Rodó, Forts, Fortaleza del Cerro, Punta Brava Lighthouse, Rambla of Montevideo and the Cemeteries. I take you to a picture tour of the wonderful city of Montevideo below.      Palacio Salvo, a beautiful building built in the early 1900s, was designed by an Italian architect Mario Palanti. More info on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palacio_Salvo Solis Theatre (Teatro Solis) , built in 1856 is Uruguay's oldest theatre and is currently owned by the government of Montevideo