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

Nagara Basadikeri, Gerusoppa: Lost Saluva capital


Overview: A little over 40kms from the Jog falls is the small town of Gerusoppa. The quaint village on the banks of the river Sharavati has many tales to tell. On the other side of the Sharavati is a wonderland called Nagara Bastikeri, from where the queen of Gerusoppa- Rani Chennabhairavi devi ruled. The area is covered with dense forest and opens up at an ancient Jain Basadi, also built by the queen. The queen ruled from here and made this place the capital of the Saluva dynasty in the 16th century. A few other temples and the ruins of a palace can be seen near the main temple, which is the Chaturmukha Basadi.
For visitors travelling to Nagara Basadi is a unique experience, which involves crossing the river by a boat, and walking into the woods for a km before reaching the main Basadi.
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How to reach: From Jog, travel along the Honnavar road, and turn left towards Gerusoppa, and park your vehicle at an open field on the banks of the river Sharavati. From there, hire a boat to reach Nagara Bastikeri.
Food/Accommodation: Being a remote location, there are no options to stay or food. Even phone connectivity is a challenge in this area.


  1. Beautiful captures.. The river site looks so serene:)


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