Bangalore, the hub of India’s Information Technology industry, houses numerous multinational companies and is known as the “Silicon Valley of India”. The city welcomes people from different regions of the world with its customary hospitality and traditional values. Bangalore is a favourite tourist destination owing to the pleasant weather, exciting places for outings and not to forget the “museums” that portray the cultural side of the city. I, being an ardent admirer of the paintings of Amrita Sher-Gil, had visited the famous art galleries and museums of Bangalore last year and was quite impressed with the displays. While searching for Mumbai to Bangalore flights, I came across the website of Intermiles and got myself booked for an affordable price.
At Bangalore, the experience I had was truly amazing and I strongly suggest to the admirers of art and culture, to visit the below-listed museums once in their lifetime. So without further ado let’s get into more details.
The Government Museum is one of the ancient museums of the country. Established in the year 1865, this museum stands tall and is a silent witness to the city’s evolution. This museum has a unique collection of antiques and inscriptions. Tourists visit this place to have a glimpse of the classical paintings, carved sculptures and weapons that are a treasure of India. This place is also an informative centre for children as they can witness the coins and metals used by the people of Indus Valley Civilisation and other ancient civilisations. This place is open on Tuesdays and Sundays so you can plan your visit anytime during the visiting hours.
HAL Aerospace Museum
This museum was established in 2001 and is very famous among travellers. The place showcases various Indian aviation equipment that tells the story of the development of the Indian aviation industry. You must bring your kids here when you are in Bangalore as they will love the huge aeroplanes that are kept for display in the museum. You can also visit the library inside the museum and enrich your knowledge on the development of the Indian aviation industry. The museum welcomes visitors throughout the year except for the National holidays.
Gandhi Bhavan is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and was inaugurated in the year 1965. This museum treasures the letters and pictures of Mahatma Gandhi. It is one of the major tourist spots for travellers around the globe as it exhibits the photographs of Mahatma Gandhi from his childhood to his days of struggle for India’s independence. You will be excited to know that the museum stands in the exact place where Mahatma Gandhi used to take strolls. The museum also propagates Gandhian values and philosophies in various meetings and programmes that it organises. Therefore, if you come to visit here, then do not miss visiting this place.
National Gallery of Modern Art
The National Gallery of Modern Art is governed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. This place showcases exemplary artworks that are a national treasure. The gallery was established in 2009 and displays some of the masterpieces of Indian art and sculpture dating back to the 18th century. You will come across some of the great paintings of Rabindranath Tagore, Raja Ravi Verma and many more that the gallery exhibits. Besides, there are also historical artefacts that will captivate you with their sheer elegance.
This is one of the famous museums in Bangalore where locals and tourists visit frequently. Here, you will get to know about the cultural history of Bangalore as it showcases various pictures and statues related to the city. The museum was built in the year 2011 and is dedicated to the Yelahanka chieftain, the founder of this city. The museum treasures paintings and antiques from the early 16th century. The glass flooring of this place displays a sprawling map of the city, which is one of the unique features of this museum.
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
If you are a science buff, then you must visit this museum. This science museum houses the different departments of science such as engine hall, biotechnology, machine room, models of spaceships and many more. This museum is dedicated to the eminent engineer, Sir M. VIsvesvaraya. You can bring your kids along while travelling to this museum to discover the “Enclave Dinosaur” section and your kids will have an exciting time in the sky observation program or the Taramandal show. There is also a special childrens’ section in the museum that will enrich them with scientific facts. This museum attracts visitors from all around the country for its incredible collection of science and technology materials. It is open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm and you can visit anytime during this hour to learn more about the museum.
These museums showcase the rich traditional and cultural legacy of Bangalore. So, next time when you plan to visit Bangalore, do visit these places to know more about the city as well as India’s rich aesthetics.