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Aquarium

Name : Aquarium

Main Attraction: Octagonal shaped building.

Location: #4, Kasturibai Road, Cubbon Park
Bangalore G.P.O, Bangaluru, Karnataka 560001
080 22867440?

The Govt. Aquarium is in is an octagonal shaped building. This is one of the largest Aquariums in India, showcasing a variety of indigenous and exotic, cultivable as well as ornamental pet fish.

The Bangalore Aquarium is amongst the city's most popular tourist attractions and perfect for a family day out, being founded in 1983. Housed within an imposing diamond-shaped building and located at the very entrance to Cubbon Park, you can expect to see many colourful and indigenous fish, displayed in a series of aquariums, both large and small, recreating natural habitats.

The city of Bangalore is built in the 16th century, is as a valued spot for travel and tourism. The Government Aquarium is a destination which should be visited, once a tourist is in the Cubbon Park. The center has various species of fishes from Chennai, Mumbai, South East Asia, South America, Sri Lanka and Japan.

Government Aquarium was inaugurated in 1983 and it is maintained by the Department of Fisheries of Karnataka. It is situated only at a distance of 2 km from M.G Road and it further increases the scenic beauty of the Cubbon Park. This place remains open from 10 am to 5:15 pm for its visitors, except on Mondays and second Tuesdays of every month. It also remains closed on general holidays. All most 1000 people visit this Government Aquarium in Bangalore, everyday.

The Government Aquarium in Bangalore is a home to a variety of species of fishes that are exotic and indigenous. There are species that can be kept in the aquarium of the drawing room of a house or those that are meant for pisci-culture. There are about 70 varieties of fishes in the aquarium. Some of the species of fish kept in the Government Aquarium are Kissing Gouramy, Buenous-Aires Tetra, Serpant Treta, Striped Loach, Hocks stick, Pearl Coushmi, India Tiger Borb and Moon Tail.

The vibrant colored, swiftly moving shoal of fishes in the aquarium of this center are ever welcoming to the visitors dropping in the Government Aquarium in Bangalore. Aquarists Society of Karnataka is adjacent to this institute, that encourages the visitors to keep the ornamental fishes in their home. There is also a fish stall in the same campus. 

The Hocks stick, the Pearl Coushmi, the India Tiger Borb, the Moon Tail, as well as edible fish are a feast to the visitors. The Aquarium provides food for thought, but if you want to taste the fish, there is a fish stall here.


Timings 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m (Closed on Thursdays)
Admission by Tickets.

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Government Museum

Name : Government Museum

Location: Kasturba Road , Bangalore- 560001 

Main Attraction: Museum , Art Gallery

A beautiful 1877 structure with Corinthian columns. Being one of the oldest museums in the country, this museum boasts an exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items. The Venkatappa Art Gallery adjacent to the Museum is named after Late K. Venkatappa, a noted artist. You will find a selection of his famous paintings, Plaster of Paris works and wooden sculptures. Also on view are works of various contemporary artists.

Bangalore is one of the most ancient museums of India. This popular museum was established in the year 1866 AD. This museum is regularly visited by tourists all across the globe.In the extremely popular State Government Museum, Bangalore the visitors will come across some rare and beautiful artistic works belonging to ancient times. Some of the ancient artifact found in this museum includes artistic works such as sculpture coins and inscriptions. These inscriptions were found in different parts of ancient Karnataka. The visitors can admire the paintings of the well renowned artist Venkatappa and some other eminent artists. Some of the artifacts include Watercolor paintings, and other works of art. In this State Government Museum, Bangalore there is a separate section displaying the works of Major Cheppudira Ponnappa Rajaram .His works mainly consists of wooden sculptures.

The other attraction of the State Government Museum, Bangalore is the Venkatappa Art Gallery. This art gallery lies close to o the Museum. The Venkatappa Art Gallery is named in honor of the popular artist Venkatappa. In the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore the visitors can view about 600 paintings by different renowned painters. On the ground floor of the museum you will come across beautiful paintings by the famous painter K. Venkatappa. The works of this famous painter are generally nature based. Some of his popular paintings include view of Nilgiri Mountains, Kodaikanal, Sunrise in Ooty, a painting on Monsoon and other paintings. Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore also displays works of eminent artists like M. F. Hussain, N. S. Bendre, Vasudev, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Rekha Rao, and Yusuf Arakkal and other contemporary painters. On the first floor of the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore you can admire the works of C. P. Rajaram's and others.

The museum also houses terracotta works from West Bengal, sculpture from the Nolamba, Hoysala, Chola, Chalukya, Pala and Gandhara periods. Other than the traditional paintings and work of art, the Government Museum also possess contemporary and modern paintings and works of plaster of Paris.

Opening timings:
The State Government Museum, Bangalore remains open from 9am to 6pm on all days of a week for public viewing. The museum remains closed on Wednesday and on public holidays
State Government Museum, Bangalore is one of the oldest museums of India. If you once visit this museum you will love to visit this museum over and again.

Government Museum Photo Gallery

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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Name : Nehru Planetarium

Main attraction: 'The Sky Theatre Show”

Location: JAWAHARLAL NEHRU PLANETARIUM
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road, High Grounds,
Bangalore-560001, Karnataka, India.

Phone :
+91 80 22266084, +91 80 22203234

Founded in the year 1989 Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is worth a visit during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours. Come explore the mysteries of outer space with a simple visit at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore. Get to know more about Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours.

The Planetarium is a visual delight for children and adults. The sound and light show - 'The Sky Theatre Show' is about the marvels of the universe, the planets and the solar system, is designed to be informative and entertaining. The theatre can seat up to two hundred and ten people. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was founded with an aim to spread awareness amongst students and public about astronomy. With a sitting capacity of 225, the sky theatre inside Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium with a dome of 15 meters in diameter is worth visiting during a visit. Don’t forget to watch any of the two shows held daily at none other than the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Bangalore telling about the mysteries of the outer space. These two shows are held at 1500 hrs and 1630 hrs except for Mondays.

You can Come & quench your queries about the mysterious outer space by visiting Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium during Bangalore Tours. Reaching Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is also not a problem as it is easily accessible from any corner of the city. Children would simply love visiting Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, so do make it a point to visit it with your kids. 

Exhibition Halls

Exhibits displaying the versatile personality of Albert Einstein" 

The Sky-theatre Programme is supported by a topical exhibition of posters. These have various details that could not be shown in the programme. The exhibitions have a high educational value to those who want to learn more about the topic. The exhibitions include Astro-photographs, Cartoons, Paintings and quotations.

Also on display are giant color pictures of Galaxies. Supernova remnants Nebulae etc. A set of paintings and sculptures are on permanent display.

A Weighing Scale shows one's weight on all the planets and also gives a print-out.
A Science kiosk donated by IBM, India is installed in the exhibition hall.

The exhibition area houses a stall where one can buy books, science kits, models, telescopes, astro-photos, etc.

Science Park

A Science Park is being developed around the Planetarium. This provides an opportunity to visitors to learn some elements of science in a natural and playful manner. It is creating a right scientific ambience around the activities of the Planetarium that houses the, Science Centre. Some of the models on display are model of D.N.A, Resonant Swings, Whispering Dishes, Sun Dial, Giant Kaleidoscope, Model of a Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV).

Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA) is an independent, nonprofit making body housed in the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore. Members of the association meet once a week on Sundays at 6:00 pm. Access to the books and workshop is open during this time. Members also have informal ideas exchange, night sky watching through telescopes and other activities.

Telescope building is one of the important activities of ABAA. Members of ABAA do night sky observation, astro-photography, etc. - from "Shivanahalli" 35.00 kms from Bangalore where they have a 12" telescope amongst others to do observations.

 

Know Your Stars

This activity takes place together with the Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA) on first Sunday of every month. It begins with a lecture session in the sky-theatre where sky of that night is simulated. Stars, constellations and planets are identified. A star chart of that day is provided to all visitors and they are taught its use. The lecture is followed by a star, watching session using telescopes manned by amateur astronomers.

Viewing of special astronomical events

Arrangements are made for the public to view comets, solar eclipses and planetary transits etc. Portable telescopes are arranged in the open area and public watch events through these. During live coverage of such events happening elsewhere, video projectors are used to project the coverage on large screen for the public to see. 

The shows are - 11:30 am in Kannada and at 12:45 pm in English on all the working days.  In addition to these, there will be shows at 2.00pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm and 4:30pm, the details of which have been given in the table below:

Timings

10:30am 
Special shows on booking the whole sky-theatre.  Administrator to be contacted for booking Kannada OR English.Shows can be chosen

 11:30am  Regular Sky-theatre show Kannada Solar System
 
12:45pm   Regular Sky-theatre show English Solar System
 
2:00pm  Full Dome Video Show Kannada Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose
 
2:45pm     Regular sky-theatre show Kannada Celestial Fireworks
 
3:45pm   Full  Dome Video Show English Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose
 
4:30pm   Regular Sky-theatre show English Celestial Fireworks
 
Entry fee for the above shows will be Rs.25/- per head (full charge for children above three years)

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Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain

Name : Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain

Location: T. Chowdaiah Road,Opposite Planetorium

Main  attraction: Musical fountain

The B N A Technology Consulting Ltd Created, Hong Kong, the Musical fountain of Bangalore was inaugurated in 1995 with work starting on it in 1997,is perhaps the most technically advanced and  the biggest fountains in India. Based on multimedia technology, industry standard MIDI interfaces and hardware architecture the Musical fountain in Bangalore has unimaginable features that enthrall the audience.
The programme-generated fountain uses unique binary control concept for obtaining three distinct levels for varied forms, a hydraulic system for producing the dancing movements and an advanced pumpimg system that can re-cycle the water. Moreover, the fountain uses everything modular be it the grid design, the hydraulic mechanism, the controller electronics or the grid design, making it highly adaptable for any further expansion, development and modification. Infact, with very little modification this Musical fountain, Bangalore can be turned into a more advanced portable fountain that could surpass many foreign designs.

Spread over 17 hectares of land, the park is maintained by the Department of Horticulture and includes a play area for children.At the entrance to the park is a railway engine placed in honour of the then Central Railway Minister, C K Jaffer Sharief, who presented the musical fountain.

The sound and light show together with the synchronized rhythmic dancing of the fountains is truly a visual delight, together symbolizing unity in diversity.Infact, with very little modification this Musical fountain, Bangalore can be turned into a more advanced portable fountain that could surpass many foreign designs.

With as many as 1000 nozzles, the fountain has 15 formations and 27 different combinations that’s a feast to the eyes.While the fountain dances to the musical notes, a wide screen at the backdrop shows the reflection of the multimedia show that is synchronized with the music for a wonderful visual experience. The beginning and concluding part of the show has patriotic songs like the 'Vandematharam' and 'Saare Jehan se Achcha' being aired while simultaneously screening the tourist spots of Karnataka and that of India These are interspersed with songs in Kannada like 'Sirigannadam Galge' and 'Jogada siri Belakinalli' together with some Hindi film songs, like Raj Kapoor's 'Awaara Hoon' and Amithabh Bachchan's 'Sona Sona', followed by thankful expressions to the Indian Railways for their generous donation. Saturdays and Sundays play a different tune altogether with Alisha Chinoy's 'Made in India'.

With a seating capacity of about 700 to 1000 people, an average of about 500 people visit on Saturdays and Sundays. Summer (April and May), sees the maximum number of visitors. The laser show, an additional feature, adds glamour to the musical fountain.

Tickets:
Adults - Rs10/-
Children between 6 and 12 - Rs5/-.

Parking facilities:
Bicycle - Rs1/-
Two wheelers - Rs2/-
Cars - Rs5/-
Matadors / Vans - Rs10/-
Mini Bus - Rs15/-
Bus - Rs25/-

Complete address:

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
T. Chowdaiah Road
Bangalore G.P.O.
Bangalore-560001
Landmark: Opposite Planetorium
Phone: 080-22864125

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