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

Raibag Rajwada: A lesser known summer residence of Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj

Overview: Taking one back to the era of Maharaja of Kolhapur, the Rajwada near Raibag in Belgaum District is a beautiful summer palace of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. Located at a scenic location near a big lake, the complex has 2 temples and a small Palace. There was nobody near the area and also the palace complex was in a neglected condition when we visited the place.

Raibag Rajwada


Temple at Raibag Rajwada
Raibag Rajwada

In the town of Raibag is the Somanatha temple built by the Chalukyas. The place was mentioned as Poovina Bage by the Kannada Poet Rajaditya who belonged to this place. Other than this, there are some Jain temples and some monuments from the Bijapur Sultanate.

Somanatha temple, Raibag

Somanatha temple at Raibag

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