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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

Visiting the Port city of Mangalore/Mangaluru

Overview: Today's Mangalore is a bustling metropolis and competes with the biggest cities in India, but still maintaining the rich culture and heritage. Several heritage structures don the skyline of Mangalore, like the 9th century Mangaladevi temple, which gives its name to the city. Other attractions are the St Aloysius Chapel, built by the Italian Jesuit Antonio Moscheni in 1884; Sultan Bathery, which is a watch tower constructed by Tipu Sultan in 1784; and the Milagres Church built around the same time, Light house hill tower, which served as a watch tower for British Navy. The Kadri Manjunatha temple was initially built in the 10th century, but its outer walls were completed by the 14th century. This is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka dedicated to Lord Manjunathaswamy and several caves and inscriptions being found near the temple. A popular temple of Anantha Padmanabha temple at Kudupu is another attraction 10kms from Mangalore. Once in Mangalore, it is hard to mis