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Shrungagiri Shanmukha temple - An Architectural Marvel

The famous saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" was echoing around me all week. Besides hectic work at   office, my mind was craving for a recreation this long weekend. With the motive of spending time with family, I choose to explore and retreat them hill temples around Bangalore. Upon research, within 30 km from Peenya, I traced a hill temple -   Shrungagiri Shanmukha temple, RR Nagar . This was a new place to me and my family. The photos and famous architecture looked fabulous on Google. So decided that this would be the first place to explore on this weekend. Gradually, it turned out one hell of a ride, as we covered four consecutive places on a single day !! (depends on your capacity :P ). On Saturday early morning, we were excited to make this outing a memorable one.   Mom   prepared and packed a healthy breakfast even after opposing :P (Typical Indian mothers). Saved offline maps - check! Fuelled full tank check!. We started the journey at 7:30 am. Dad u

Music themed - Melody Wax museum, Mysore

Mysore is a hub of art and culture. The city greets tourists with numerous sight-seeing options. On my recent trip to Mysore, I had the plan to explore the unexplored part of the city. It was almost evening 5 pm, when we visited Sand museum . The sun was setting and we were plunged in the thought of what's next. As it was late evening, almost all the tourist place would be almost set to close. Fortunately, on checking maps, I noticed Melody Wax museum Mysore, located in the walkable distance and would be open till 7:30 pm. Hurray !! This was perfect and we started heading towards the place. In 10 mins we noticed a laughing buddha and superman at the entrance and many boards of Wax museum. Inside stood a 100 years old building which is transformed to the museum. We bought the tickets including camera (very economical I would say). A brief note on the place: Melody Wax museum is a unique music-themed museum. It has a collection of 100+ life-size wax statues and 300+ musical instrume

Sand Sculpture Museum - Creative art with sand

Sand Sculpture Museum at Mysore. You might be wondering, Mysore doesn't have a beach.. and Sand Museum.. ??. Yes, you are right !! :D This Sand museum is not on any beach, but on a plain land protected from sun and rain. This is a unique Sand Sculpture museum, which would definitely attract an art lover. The sculptures depict on Mysore heritage, religion, public awareness, mythology, education and emotions.   [caption id="attachment_2897" align="alignnone" width="1136"] Sand Museum - The entrance[/caption]   The more astonishing fact is that this sand castle is a dream of a young artist M N Gowri. She is a graduate in Master of Fine Arts and passionate about sculpting. Using 115 trucks of sieved construction sand and taking 5 months to create these huge 3D sculptures with 16 themes and 150 sculptures totally. The artist mentions she has used just sand, water and glue (for vertical compositions) for sculpting. The sculptures require maintenance using i

Bangalore Fort : Rediscovering the history

Bengaluru, currently is a hub of IT companies. This city has given lives to millions on daily basis. Have you ever pondered over the history of this city. If you are curious on knowing that,I have this story of Bangalore fort which dated 1537. [caption id="attachment_2764" align="alignnone" width="1086"] Bangalore Fort - The first sight ![/caption] Yes it has history of 479 years. Finding this fort in the busy KR Market was not straightforward. Before exploring the current status of the fort,lets go back to 1537 and discover some history. History of Bangalore Fort The history of the fort relates to prominent rulers. A brief history of the fort as follows. Kempegowda : The founder of modern Bengaluru [caption id="attachment_2791" align="alignleft" width="243"] Kempegowda[/caption] Kempegowda, widely known as founder of modern Bengaluru. He served as a feudatory under Vijayanagara empire. He had a grand vision on building of a

Bangalore Palace - Castle and Royalty

Bangalore palace ! On hearing the word palace, most of the Bangaloreans imagine Royal Mysore Palace. Only a few of us might have visited the grand Bangalore Palace. Yes! being born and brought up in Bangalore, I had never been to this palace. Bangalore has changed so much as a metropolitan city over a decade. With all these changes apart, the Bangalore Palace stands still depicting the royalty, history and luxury. It is located in the hub of the city spread over a wide area and a perfect place to spend a weekend. Finally, with my college friends,  I decided to rediscover our own city. The first sight of Bangalore palace was impressive, a perfect royal castle. The ferns covering the exteriors gave a natural look to the castle. I have heard that the palace is duple of Windsor Castle, London. However, the audio guide revealed that it was built in the Tudor style by Maharaja of Mysore - Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar X. As we entered, the elegant entrance excited me. We bought our tickets (cost