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

Stepwells of Delhi NCR

Overview: All know that the Delhi NCR is a treasure trove for history lovers and my visit was filled with interesting findings. I had heard about several Baolis, or Stepped wells as they are called, built in a very artistic way, and built by the Chauhans, the Lodhis, the Tughlaqs and later learnt by the Mughals too. We explored Agrasen ki Baoli, right in the middle of the city, close to Jantar Mantar. This Baoli is a three level stepwell, built initially in the 10th century by king Agrasen, later renovated by other kings.
The next Baoli we visited was within the Purana Quila, which is a narrow stepwell, dates back to the 15th century, during the time of Shershah Suri.
Rajon ki Baoli: A very royal Baoli lies inside the Mehrauli Archaeological Park built in the 15th century during the rule of Sikandar Lodhi. Its a pretty stepwell, with a wide walkway surrounding the well, and decorated by beautiful stonework on the windows.
Gandhak ki Baoli: Adjacent to Mehrauli Archaeological Park is the Gandhak ki Baoli. Nothing fascinating about this stepwell, but it is a vast area, with the size of a swimming pool. This Baoli dates back to 13th century.
Ferozeshah Kotla Baoli: A unique circular shaped Baoli is present inside the Fort, however, the Baoli is fenced and there is no way to get inside.
Lodi Era Baoli, Dwarka: Hidden inside the modern area of Dwarka is the ancient stepwell, though recently discovered during excavation by ASI and INTACH. This Baoli is a stylish structure, looks like a miniature version of Agrasen ki Baoli.
RK Puram Baoli: Located inside the locality of RK Puram is the Baoli, also known as the Munirka Baoli. This Baoli, which is one of the least visited, is surrounded by Lodhi Era monuments on its eastern side.
Red Fort Baoli: On the south western end of the Red Fort is the Baoli, a simple structure similar to RK Puram and Dwarka Baolis, and is again one of the smallest stepwells in Delhi.
These are a few Baolis which I have visited, however, there are some more which are present in Delhi NCR waiting to be explored.

Agrasen ki Baoli 
Rajon ki Baoli

Gandak ki Baoli
Dwarka Baoli

Purana Qila Baoli

RK Puram Baoli

Red Fort Baoli

Ferozeshah Kotla Baoli


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