I have gone to the Lalbagh gardens twice before (most recent being 4 years back), and at that time I did not think of it as a great garden or anything. But my most recent trip to Lalbagh Botanical gardens in Bangalore changed my perspective. My, has the garden been revamped or something? It looks so mesmerizing now! Continue reading
If you just have one day in Bangalore and you want to spend it usefully, just don’t hesitate to visit the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum in Bangalore! This museum is present in the Kasturiba Gandhi road and is near M G Road, Cubbon Park and the Government aquarium. In other museums, you are warned not to touch any of the exhibits. But in this one, you need to touch and interact (at least read) with each of the exhibits, in order to understand it. That’s the biggest advantage and if you have kids studying 6th Standard – College, they will find it even more useful!
Before I go into this post, I would like to show you all the photo of Vidhan Sowdha that I took while I was near the Cubbon park. 8)
I don’t know why they made such a beautiful palace into a Vidhan Sowdha? They could have made it into a Tourist destination and allowed public to see inside – like the Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad. Hmmm…
The Government Museum & Venkatappa Art Gallery are located in Kasturiba Gandhi Road, near the Vishveshwariah Technical Museum (which was absolutely stunning – more about it in a later post) and the Cubbon Park. This museum has a nominal entrance fee. The museum has a beautiful and an imposing structure (museum building shown in the above photo). Continue reading
A small part of what is left of the Bangalore Fort is situated near City Market in Namma Bengaluru. It seems this Fort (and the city around it) was initially built by Kempagowda, who was a feudatory of the Vijayanagara empire, during the Sixteenth Century. The name Bangalore originally came from ‘Bengaluru’, in a reference to it in a Ganga inscription (dating back to 890 AD) found near Begur Temple.
It’s been a long time since I put up a post with lots of photos, so I am putting up one now I am either too lazy to take photos or my cell phone is too complicated for such operations. Anyways, crossing all the self-inflicted hurdles, I managed to take some photos. Hope to travel around and take more photos in future…
The below are some pictures taken in HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bangalore. This museum is located in the Airport road, at a distance of 1.5 KM from the old airport. If you come from Indira Nagar, this museum will be located on the left-hand side of the road. You’ll be able to see it from the main road.
Here, one can find real models of various war-aircrafts, helicopters, etc. built by HAL over the years (now decommissioned, I guess). These are available in the open-air gallery. There is a separate indoor gallery where one can find lot of information about airplanes and HAL, in general. You can find photos, audio-visual presentations and info on the various parts inside an airplane (used for defense).
This is a good tourist attraction as it is located inside the city and tourists can spend a couple of hours happily taking their pictures near various fighter-air-crafts and also learn more about these planes. I wish they took us on a ride in one, but at present (at least), this facility is not available!!
The below photo was taken in front of the Tiruvannamalai Temple (Annamalai is another name of God Shiva) in TN. Quite a big temple this.
Actually I went to attend the marriage of a relative, there. And they gave one small booklet to everyone. There was one section in it, which was quite interesting. It was in Tamil, but I will translate it for you people.
Why should you eat food by sitting down on the floor (with your legs folded)?
Since the eating culture is changing very fast in our country, we are eating food by standing, sitting on the sofa, walking etc. Instead of eating food sitting on the chairs of the dining table (sometimes with one leg over another, sometimes without removing shoes, sometimes watching TV simultaneously), it is better to follow the habit of our ancestors – sitting on the floor with legs in folded position as it is good for the health.
When we eat food, there is some movement in some joints in our body – this movement will cause some pressure on the joints. Sitting down with legs folded would help reduce this pressure, which is good for the joints. Also, when we are standing or comfortably sitting on the sofa, there is more chance that we would eat more (lot of) food, which is also not good for health. Even today’s medicine advises you not to eat so much food that your stomach is full.
So, you fast-food-culture-brought-up people, know this . Of course, fast food in itself is bad for health.