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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