The Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum was an initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Culture, and was set up in 1960 as an independent entity supported by the National Council for Science Museums. The museum is named after Sir Visvesvaraya, the great engineer who has to his credit the KRS dam and Mysore University to name a few. The museum focuses mainly on science and has exhibits that trace the history of engines, biotechnological revolution, dinosaur exhibits, and science for children. It has shows like the fascinating Taramandal Show which is popular and has a separate entry fee. There is also a small store within the premises that sells scientific toys for children. The museum is a fun place to stop at with the family.
Ranga Shakara is a landmark that will be remembered for long in the theater history of Bengaluru. This dream of the late Kannada actor Shankar Nag, it was realized by Arundhati Nag(his wife), who spearheaded the movement for the theater to be accessible to both patrons and troupes alike. At Ranga Shankara they follow the thought of one play a day and therefore there is some action happening every day. They also have an annual theater festival that takes places every year around October. Besides this, they also provide venue space for many other cultural activities happening in the city.
Known as the 'Garden City' for the pretty gardens found here, Bengaluru is also home to the Lalbagh Gardens. These beautiful and sought-after gardens are a must-visit with their impressive manicured bushes, trees, colorful flowers, and tranquil paths. The 19th-century greenhouse and the Kempegowda Tower attract curious visitors each year. The grand Mughal Gardens inspired the layout and design of the Lalbagh Gardens, and Tipu Sultan contributed to the gardens' completion. Maintained by the Directorate of Horticulture, these gardens have many rare plant species. They also serve as an arresting backdrop to various events held here, like flower shows or educational sessions on environment and botany. Time spent here is time well spent, especially when accompanied by friends and family.
This sprawling property situated in Bengaluru is the global headquarters of the Art of Living foundation. It hosts regular meditation and spiritual retreats for millions of visitors every year. Such events aside, the facility also has an Ayurveda Hospital and a Panchakarma Center within its premises. The facade of Vishalakshi Mantap, which is the meditation hall, is truly impressive, made of multiple tiers arranged in the form of stairs, with a dome crowning the whole ensemble. The area also features verdant lawns, with the major focus being on offering a sense of tranquility to the visitors.
Perched majestically atop the Hare Krishna Hill, the ISKCON temple is one of the most prominent attractions of the city. The famous temple, which features ascending gopurams (monumental towers), is dedicated to Lord Krishna and imparts teachings written in the Bhagavad Gita. In the evenings, the entire enclave is illuminated by lamps. Besides this, there are also boarding facilities for devotees at a nominal rate. The in-house restaurant called Annakuta serves the prasad or the food offerings made to the Lord. Festivals are celebrated here on a grand scale, especially Janamashtami and Deepavali, during which people flock here in large numbers. ISKCON also holds many programs such as youth programs, weekend yoga retreats, and Gita quiz competitions. They also undertake food programs such as Akshay Patra, where food is made and sent to underprivileged schools in urban and rural Bengaluru.
Belonging to the UB Group, UB City is probably one of the biggest landmarks of Bengaluru in present times. This sprawling and urbanized property consist of offices, residential spaces, service apartments and a mall. The towers are namely UB Tower, Concorde, Canberra and Comet. Parking is taken care of completely as there are different levels of parking available to accommodate the heavy car traffic, a problem that the city knows all too well. The property also has been built keeping the green nature of the city in mind, and the architects have done a commendable job with the landscaped gardens that provide much respite to tired eyes. UB City is one of the most expensive spaces in the city, given its prime location but once you enter it, the world seems beautiful and fresh again.
Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara located in Ulsoor is also colloquially known as the Ulsoor Gurudwara. A majority of the Sikh population that works and stays here frequents this place especially on Sundays. The committee that runs the gurudwara also runs a school and other charitable services. Sunday is the day when free food called langar is distributed to everyone at the gurudwara. The Guru Granth Sahib or the Sikh holy book resides within the the holy enclave. Prayers are offered twice a day and prasad made out of flour and ghee is distributed to whoever comes to pray. There are kerchiefs outside the main entrance for men to cover their heads, while women are also expected to keep their heads covered as per the tenets of Sikh religion. A visit here is recommended to those who are enamored by the mysteries of Eastern Religions.
Unventured is a renowned Bengaluru-based tour operator that specializes in adventure sports such as mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, climbing and deep sea diving. Offering tours in India, Bhutan, and Norway, you can choose the nature and the location of the trip while booking online. Tours are always conducted under the guidance of a certified and experienced guide who ensures that your safety is never compromised. Custom tours can also be arranged.
Pettah walk in Nagarathpet is a tour which takes you on a spiritual and religious journey. Many beautiful temples and religious spots are visited and people can know more about the history and the culture. The tour also takes the tourists to a historic wrestling area and silk weaver shops where visitors can learn more about the process of making sarees.
The Bubble Room is a contemporary studio and event space located in Bangalore, India. The venue is available for a multitude of events like business meetings, classes, private events, etc. With elegant interiors, the venue is also available as a temporary workspace and accommodation.
New Acropolis Bangalore is the offshoot of the New Acropolis Cultural Association which was founded in 1957. Conceptualized by Professor Jorge Angel Livraga Rizzi, it has its presence in more than 50 countries across the globe. It aims to promote the study of philosophy and offers a wide range of courses that includes theory and practical information in different spheres. It is located at the rear of Nandhini Hotel. Philosophers in the making and those interested in this field will enjoy the comparative study of religions, ideologies, arts and sciences. They also hold regular events such as art movie screenings, discussions and workshops.
Lahe Lahe fosters a sense of community among the residents of Bengaluru by providing them space where they can express themselves freely without being weighed down by societal expectations and judgments. It is a not for profit organization where many artistic meets, interactive sessions, plays are hosted and it is a great place to meet like-minded people, embrace your individuality and grow together.