Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Star Mosque (Tara Masjid) in Dhaka

Star Mosque (Tara Masjid)
Star Mosque (Tara Masjid)

Tara Masjid is a historical mosque in Dhaka. It is an ancient mosque built in the early eighteenth century. The mosque is located on Abul Khairat Road in Armanitola, Old Dhaka.

The mosque was built by Mirza Ghulam Pir, the grandson of Mir Abu Sayyid, a wealthy man of Dhaka. At that time this mosque became well known as the mosque of Mirza Sahib. At the time of construction, the mosque was of three dome style. After the death of Mirza Golam Pir in 180, in 1926, Ali Jan Bepari, then a local businessman in Dhaka, renovated the mosque. At that time he added a verandah to the east of the mosque and decorated the whole building with star motifs with precious Japanese and English colored tiles.

Although the mosque has now been converted into a five-domed mosque, it is actually a three-domed mosque. The mosque later came to be known as Star Masjid because of the abundance of designs in the decoration material from the dome to the walls of the mosque.

The mosque was renovated in 1986. At this time an old arch was demolished and two domes and three new arches were made. In all, the number of domes now stands at five. As a result, the space of the mosque was expanded.

Star Mosque in Bangladeshi Taka (Currency)

Five arched paths have been created to enter the mosque. These arches have many grooves and rise from four octagonal pillars. Completely mosaic design inside and outside the mosque. Small pieces of porcelain plates, cups etc. and pieces of glass have been used in this ornament. This method is called ‘ Chini (sugar) tikri’ or work of Chini (sugar) granules.

Vase, flower bush, rose flower, a flower on a stalk, moon, stars, constellations and Arabic calligraphic inscriptions are engraved on the design of the mosque. The ornamentation of this mosque is dominated by flower plants growing from vases in the interior, pendants at the top of the arch and walls. Glazed tiles with a view of the famous ‘Fujisan’ of Japan are notable on the verandah.  Numerous blue stars are placed in round white domes. The ‘motif’ of the stars is predominant in the whole design; That is why the mosque is known as Tara Mosque.

indoor of Star Mosque (Tara Masjid)
indoor of Star Mosque

However, it is a little difficult for the visitors to find the mosque in the crowded alleys and noise of old Dhaka. But if you stand in front of it, the annoyances of the mind will fly away like camphor. The green shadow of peace fills the mind of the visitor. Its ornate walls and domes reveal the beauty-loving minds of the Mughals before our eyes. When you enter the mosque, there is a fountain shaped like a star in the open field in front.

The road to the mosque is also paved with mosaic tiles on the green grass around it. These have multiplied its beauty. There is no way not to be fascinated by the designs on the body and interior of its five domes. The combination of herbs and different flowers will lose your mind during the Mughal period. Looking at the crafts with fascinated eyes, you may think that you are standing in the court of a Mughal king. Every day hundreds of visitors from Dhaka and its environs are fascinated by its beauty. Every time more than a hundred worshipers participate in the prayers here.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Bangabandhu Novo Theater

Bangabandhu Novo Theater picture
Bangabandhu Novo Theater

Bangabandhu Novo Theater. Its old name is Bhasani Novo Theater. The Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology of the Government of Bangladesh has built the only Planetarium Novo Theater in the country at a cost of Tk 123 crore. High quality equipment from Japan, United States, South Korea and India has been brought here for the exhibition.

The main objective of Bangabandhu Novo Theater is to give ideas about space science, eradicate superstitions and superstitions and inspire them in science education. Although the theater building looks like 5 stores, it has 3 floors. The theater with its first floor and second floor. The theater has a total seating capacity of 200 spectators.

The hemispherical room of this novo theatre has mesmerizing perforated aluminum curtains, and if you look at such a screen, the roof of the whole hall looks like part of a movie. There is also GSS Helias projector.

It creates various special effects. There is the Astrovision 60 projector, which makes the viewer's senses much more alert while looking at the planets and stars in the film. Also the whole scene feels alive when you sit down to watch a movie with this huge quality projector with huge aluminum screen. So this exhibition of Novo theater became a lifelong memory.

Bangabandhu Novo Theater Exhibition Topics:

Two films are regularly screened at the Novo theater. One is the space show 'Journey to Infinity', the other is the Bangladesh documentary 'This is our Bangladesh'. The 'Journey to Infinity' show features a variety of space documentaries. This is the American documentary filmmaker. Created by Bill Goose. The documentary takes viewers from planet to planet, the Milky Way, and the galaxy in the perfect light of the high-powered projector here. It doesn't feel like you're watching a movie. Rather, it would seem that you too are floating in this vast space. It would seem that you are somehow related to the creation of the solar system through the mysterious Big Bang or the Big Bang.

indoor of Bangabandhu Novo Theater
Solar System

Largely and clearly you will see in this film: lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, meteor shower; Night skies at different times of the year in different countries; The position and orbit of distant past, present and distant future planets and stars; The surface of the Earth and other planets and satellites; The internal interactions of the sun, the outer skin of the constellations; The death of the star and the disappearance of some of them in the omnipresent black hole, and above all the Big Bang.

In addition to watching, the simulation effect will create in the minds of the viewers the indescribable feeling of being physically present at the scene.

Capsule Ride Simulator: This is a roller coaster where you can travel through the ancient pyramids and experience the feeling of traveling to Egypt. 30 seats in capsule ride simulator.

Scientific Exhibitions: There are various scientific subjects on display in this novotheater. Most of it is about planets, stars and galaxies. E.g., ‘Models of the planets in the solar system’, celestial imagery; Various things including models of sun, earth and moon.

indoor of Bangabandhu Novo Theater

There is a touchscreen computer for information on various subjects, in which various scientific information can be found at the touch of a finger.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Healthy While Traveling

It is important to stay healthy while traveling. Nothing feels good if the body is not healthy. Any pleasure trip can be futile just for a little illness. But it is possible to stay healthy by taking a few measures.

  • Keep some essential medicines with you during the trip. Such as paracetamol, antihistamines, antacids etc.
  • If you use any medicine regularly, keep it with you.
  • Take with antiseptic cream and leukoplast.
  • If you have measles or risk of getting measles while traveling, take the medicine prescribed by the doctor and keep it with the medicine.
  • Take with boiled water and dry food so that there is no problem in eating open food from the side of the road.
  • Take Orsaline with a few packets.
  • If you are allergic to dust, it is best to travel in an air-conditioned vehicle. And if that is not possible, try to avoid dust.
  • People with migraine headaches should keep their medication with them and use sunglasses.
  • Special care needs to be taken when traveling with children. Keep the baby with the necessary medicines and the mobile number of the doctor who takes him regularly. Contact a doctor if necessary.

Take baby food with you if possible. Be careful about feeding the baby outside.

It will be a pleasure for you to travel with a little caution. If necessary, go to the nearest doctor.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Essential Things to Pack in Your Carry On Bag


travel accessories

Due to lack of time, the rush is sometimes too much to travel. Swelling under the eyes due to less or more sleep. Changes are also seen in the skin of many. This year there are restrictions and warnings on traveling. Even then, many people are coming out with courage. If you keep some things with you during the trip, you will get help from time to time.

The three most important things at this time are masks, sanitizers and disinfectant sprays. If possible, keep a shield and gloves on your face. You will always feel safe if these things are within your reach. Put the necessary medicines and first aid items in a small bag separately and a little on top. No need to search the whole bag when needed.

No matter if the trip is for a few days, keep some cosmetics with you. Small bottle of shampoo and conditioner, clip, rubber band, safety pin, 50 SPF sunscreen cream, sunglasses, kajal, flat brush, lipstick, blush, concealer, compact powder, lip liner and mascara. Keep facewash and wipes to clean the skin. Also keep an umbrella.

Keep a small box of needles and buttons. Also keep the whole set of nail cutters in the bag. Just as you can cut nails when you break them, you can also remove unwanted hair on your eyes with a tweezers in a nail clipper box. After washing the hair, comb it a few times with a brush. Then the hair will not be disobedient.

Excessive movement often puts pressure on the skin. It is also published. Apply concealer one shade darker than the skin under the eyes. This will reduce the swelling. Then apply a light shade of concealer. If you put compact powder on it, it will look fresh.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Top visiting Piazza Navona tourist attraction in Rome, Italy.


Piazza Navona | Navona Square, Rome
Piazza Navona

One of the most popular places in Rome is Piazza Navona. In the first century, this public square was renamed the Domitian Stadium. Which at one time were used in various athletic competitions.

At that time Piazza Navona was known as one of the notable examples of art from the eighties. King Baroque Roman, who ruled here from 1744 to 1855. The palace we see in front of the piazza is basically known as his family building. The palace is called Palazzo Pamphili.

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in piazza Navona

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Built right in the middle of the Piazza Navona, the Fontana de Quatro Fimai is a fountain of four rivers. It was designed by Bernini in 1651. The four statues we see here represent the continents, which are the most important rivers in the Christian religion; Such as the Blue, Danube, Ganges and Rio de la Plata. An opalisk measuring 52 feet (16 m) in the middle, which was originally part of Maxentius' circus, was found in the Appian Way Regional Park.

Fontana del Moro - Piazza Navona, Rome - Travel Through Italy

Fontana del Moro - Piazza Navona,
Fontana del Moro

This Moore portrait was sculpted by Giacomo della Porta and later completed by Bernini, the fountain originally known as the "Seychelles Fountain". This fountain is located on the south side of the square of Piaz Novona.

Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno)

Fountain of Neptune
Fountain of Neptune

The Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) was built by Giacomo della Porta in 1574, but remained almost unfinished until about 1800, when it was designed by Antonio della Bitta and Gregorio Japali.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Trevi Fountain - The most beautiful fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain - The most beautiful fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain

Architect of  Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana de Trevi). It was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi in ​​182 and was later completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others. It is 2.63 m (86 86 ft) high and 49.15 m (1, 1.3 ft) wide. It is known as the largest baroque style in the city and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

The fountain was built at the end of the waterway, at the junction of three roads. These three streets (Tre V) named the Trevi Fountain the Three Street Fountain.

The Incredible History of Trevi Fountain

In 1730 Pope Clemens XII organized a competition to design a new fountain. Many important architects participated in it, but in the end Nikola Salvi was chosen to design the fountain.

central sculpture of trevi fountain in rome
Central sculpture of Trevi fountain

Although some theories say he was probably not the first choice. Alessandro Galilei, an architect of the famous astronomer Galilei family, originally fixed Alessandro Galilei for this project but in the end the work was given to Salvi due to public objections. The reason for the public objection was that Galileo was a Florentine, and Salvi was a native Roman.

However, Salvi never saw the end of the work on the fountain. Eleven years after Salvi's death, Pope Clemens XIII officially completed and inaugurated the new Trevi Fountain. Even then, history considers Salvi as the architect of the fountain.

It is made from the same material as calcium. The fountain is mostly made of travertine stone, a name that comes from the Latin “Tiber”.

The fairy tale of Trevi Fountain-

  • Why do people always throw coins in the fountain water and take pictures of themselves?
  • If you drop a coin: you will return to Rome.
  • If you throw two coins: you will fall in love with an attractive Italian.
  • If you throw three coins: You will marry the person you met.

How to Throw Your Coin Into Rome's Trevi Fountain

You need to throw the coin over your left shoulder with your right hand.

An interesting statistic is that according to 2006 data, about one million euros worth of coins are collected from the fountain every year.

What many don’t know is that the coins collected every night are given to an Italian charity called Caritas. Those in need in Rome are helped to buy groceries.

The crime of stealing coins from Troy. In the past, gangs of thieves stole coins from this fountain at night. In 2011, three people were caught using a hidden camera.

The fountain was used in several notable films, including Roman Holiday, Federico Fellini's La Dolls Vita, Three Coins, and The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Spanish steps, Tourist attractions in Rome, Italy

spanish steps

The Spanish Steps or Piazza de Spagna is one of the most visited places in the world, and one of the most royal urban monuments in the Roman Baroque style. The square was one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city during the Renaissance.

It was originally built to connect the square below with Trinit Dei Monty Church. In the seventeenth century, the ambassadors of Spain built their embassies here. Since then the region has gradually gained recognition as the Spanish territory.

Architect of Spanish steps:

The Spanish Steps were designed by the famous architect Francesco de Santis in 1723-1725 under the patronage of the King of France. The French at the time wanted to erect a statue of King Louis IV of France at the top of the stairs, but the plan was never carried out due to the Pope's refusal.

At the bottom of the stairs you will see the famous Barkasia Fountain, built by Pietro Bernini and his son Gian Lorenzo. The latter rose to fame as one of the most important masterpieces of the city's baroque art, including the famous Baldachino of St. Peter's Basilica.

Visiting the Spanish Steps in Rome- 

At one time the design of the Spanish steps was developed as a popular place for artists, painters and poets. As a result, many beautiful women come here as models. 

This attracted rich Romans and travelers. After a short time, this inventory became popular with all kinds of people. Since then, Spanish Steps has become known as a meeting place for everyone.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Top 10 Tourist attractions in Edinburgh, Scotland, England

01.    Edinburgh Castle, One of Top 10 tourist attractions of Scotland, England.

Scotland is located in the north-third of Great Britain and Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. That's right, the country is not yet separate from England, but in most cases, Scotland, for example, has to maintain its own parliament, its own church, its own education system, and even its own money.
 Edinburgh Castle

The main tourist attraction of this city is Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle is located in the middle of the whole city in such a way that no matter which way you go, this castle will catch your eye. There are also many tourist attractions like sculptures, both new and old, in which the history of the Scots is revealed.
Edinburgh Castle

It is a national heritage and main tourist attraction of Scotland, the importance of which has been increasingly recognized since the early 19th century. Edinburgh Castle has been involved in many historical events since the Scottish War of Independence in the 14th century, as one of the most important castles in The Kingdom of Scotland. Most of the fort was destroyed by artillery bombs detonating the medieval defense system.
Edinburgh Castle

The most notable site and one of the famous tourist attractions of St. Margaret's Chapel since the early 12th century is the Royal Palace, the oldest building in Edinburgh. This tourist attraction castle is known as the Honors of Scotland. British troops are still engaged in defending the fort, although their presence is largely formal and administrative. Some forts are used as tourist attractions. The castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Scotland. More than 2 million tourists visited the castle in 2017, and 70% of Edinburgh's permanent residents are retired. During the annual Edinburgh Festival, the castle has become a recognized symbol of Edinburgh and Scotland.
Edinburgh Castle

However entering the fort, it seemed empty, you maybe went back to the ancient period. Needless to say, you have to buy a ticket here to enjoy these tourists attractions and the ticket price depends on the age, for example, the entry ticket for adults between the ages of 16-59 is £16 and the ticket price for children aged 5-15 are £9.60, and the castle opens from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

       02.  Palace of HolyroodhouseHolyrood Abbey, One of Top 10 tourist attractions of Scotland, England.

The Palace of Holyrood Abbey is the one of very many popular tourist attractions among the tourists who really love the ancient historical tourist places and creations. Palace of Holyrood Abbey was founded by David I in the year of 1128 after having a vision of a stag that was a glowing cross between its antlers. As per medieval legend this tourist attraction was built on the basis of a message from God. The palace was then named ‘Holy Rood’ of the Abbey and that subsequently means ‘Holy Cross’.
 Palace of Holyroodhouse


After King David I all other kings and queens such as James IV, James V, James VI, Charles II, Queen Victoria, George V, and Queen Elizabeth II of England have made many changes to this palace by putting a lot of effort. But the most important part of the palace was improved by King George V. He modernized the most famous tourist attraction, Palace of Holyrood Abbey. King George V installed a central heating system, improved the kitchens, added new bathrooms, and provisioned a lift. 

During the period of King David I, the statue of King Edward VII was placed facing the palace and the Palace was selected as Scottish National Memorial site. Now the Queen Elizabeth II period is going on and many more development steps are taken to make this tourist attraction attractive and charming for the tourist and history also.


 Palace of Holyroodhouse

Historic Environment of the famous tourist attraction, The palace of Holyrood Abbey are significant. The government usually takes care of this property. The Palace of Holyrood Abbey stands as landmarks and well-loved. It plays an important role to show the national identity of Scotland.
 Palace of Holyroodhouse


900 years old Holyrood Abbey located at Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX, United Kingdom. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is commonly known as the Palace of Holyrood Abbey. It is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The palace of Holyroodhouse, Holyrood Abbey runs by the Royal Collection Trust. Tourists can enjoy the ancient and historic view of the palace of Holyrood Abbye’s royal vault. The most important fact is, the royal vault is the final resting place of royalty and Augustinian canons.Info source: historicenvironment.scot & fct.uk

03.    The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is the main artery that runs through the heart of Edinburgh. It joins the elevated fortress of Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and received its legal name in the 16th century because the king would use the cobbled through-fare to travel between the two. Its nearly impossible not to be transported back in time as you investigate three closes whines vaults and courtyards that spray outward like veins from this ancient street. 
The Royal Mile


The Royal Mile is split into four sections. Castle Hill is unsurprisingly the stretch where the castle proudly stands at the very top of the mile. Around these parks you’ll also find Ramsey garden the outlook Tower and camera obscure. The Scotch whiskey experience and the sumptuous witchery restaurants to name but a few. Then you enter the loan market once a bustling cloth market until the 18th century and home to some of the wealthiest Edinburgh nurse of the day. 
The Royal Mile


Here you’ll find Gladstone’s land and down lady stairs close to the writer's museum. Further down the high streel comes into its own stretching from George the fourth bridge to the nether book at st. Mary’s Street. This section of the Royal Mile is home to the main church of Edinburgh as well as our law courts and some council buildings. 

The Scottish Parliament now based down at the very foot of the Royal Mile was situated here until 1707. The impressive and imposing structure of some jails dominates the high street but a little exploration uncovered Parliament Square. The heart of Midlothian the market cross and John Knox house among the many other attractions shops and restaurants.
The Royal Mile


From the meadow ball and continuing to Holly root and a very fruit of the mile is the Canongate. It takes its name from the Augustinian monks or canons that used to govern the area when it was its own separate borough prior to 1856. Canongate was home to many wealthy aristocrats who were attracted by the nearby palace. One fine example of their rather salubrious accommodation is Huntley house seen just across from Canongate toll booth. Both are now incredibly popular museums and well worth a visit. 
Neighboring the people’s story Canongate kirk as a peaceful graveyard occupied by many notable Edinburgh residents from history. Continuing to the foot of the Mile you’ll walk the home straight towards the palace of holyroodhouse with a striking profile of the Scottish Parliament unfolding your right. When you reach Abbey Strand the short approach to the palaces gates you’ll see the golden lettering of the Queen’s gallery. 
The Royal Mile

Finally the palace of holyroodhouse itself one of the two treasures of the royal family of the city of Edinburgh of Scotland’s rich and ancient history. These days the Royal Mile is a Mexico’s McAuliffe in bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops enjoyed by the envelopes and tourists.
The Royal Mile


August is a wonderful month to experience the Royal Mile clips at the mercy of the Edinburgh Festival. Thousands of performer’s artist’s craftspeople and tourists swarm the streets for four weeks relentlessly promoting their shows and entertaining the crowds at every opportunity. The festival is the largest arts festival anywhere in the world. 

04.    Climb to Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags

Arthur’s Seat is a true wilderness only minutes from the hubbub of central Edinburgh. Comprising sweeping Merlin’s rust-colored crags and three serene locks the 650-acre expanse used to be a hunting ground for Scottish monarchs based at the palace of holhyroodhouse. 
Edinburgh Arthur's Seat, Hills Seat, Scotland, UK

These days however you’re more likely to see dog walkers and enthusiastic hikers enjoying the landscape and breathtaking elevated views. You’ll pick up the most stunning view of the old town and beyond from the very tip of Salisbury crags. The highest point of the park is the summit of Arthur’s Seat a long-extinct volcano that rises to 251 meters and is one of the city’s prized photo opportunities. At the other extreme the crags give way to picaresque glen which slopes downwards and towards the palace itself. 
Edinburgh Arthur's Seat, Hills Seat, Scotland, UK

The park is accessible by a network of roads that allow you to climb to some rather attractive vantage points. There are normally road closures and restrictions on Sundays. 

05.    Royal Yacht Britannia

One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions the Royal Yacht Britannia is tethered permanently to the rear of the ocean terminal in leaf. The former floating home of her Majesty the Queen the York served her until its decommission in 1997. 
 They’re Yacht Britannia launched on the 16th of April 1953 by the recently crowned Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second completed some 700 official voyages traveled 1.2 million miles through the world. A Royal flirting letter which has seen the lakes of Western Church of Ronald Regan Rajiv Gandhi. Boris Yeltsin accepts the ultimate invitation today none bored with the majesty of the Queen.
The ship which is kitted out with the most up-to-the-minute 1950s technology is the one royal residence that provided utter privacy for the Queen. Look out for the numerous interesting details for instances that royal yachts would be complete without its own onboard Rolls-Royce also waiting to be discovered the royal barge which has served the royals for many years and took part in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant. And be on the lookout for the highly decorated ocean racing yacht bloodhound owned by her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip in the nineteen sixties. The state dining room onboard Britannia is the largest and possibly the grandest river famous for this meticulous attention to detail and the threat reciprocate by the club every knife fork spoon piece of glassware retainer as measured with a ruler so that it might exactly as the neighboring setting. 
When you board Britannia you can cure her at your own speed with a multi-language audio guide as your accompaniment. When you finish the tour of Britannia be sure to run to the shop where a stunning selection of royal merchandise is available to purchase. Buses to the royal yacht depart regularly from the Waverly Bridge in the city center. Britannia is a ticketed tourist attraction.    

06.    National Museum of Scotland

The construction work of The National Museum of Scotland was started in the year of 1861 and completed in 1866 and then in 1998 fully. It is mainly Victorian Venetian Renaissance and modern in architectural style. Famous architecture Benson & Forsyth designed the museum and Antony Hunt was the structural engineer of these tourist attractions. It is listed as a Class A building. The history of The National Museum of Scotland actually began in 1780 when the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland founded. After then all the collection of archaeological and others were shifted to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland which is now known as The National Museum of Scotland in 1858. 
The National Museum of Scotland


The one of famous tourist attractions The National Museum of Scotland located in Edinburgh, Scotland, England. This is known as one of the famous tourist attractions in Edinburgh. It has a huge collection of antiquities, culture & history of Scotland. Besides this, there has a collection of Scottish archaeological finds and medieval objects, artifacts from different countries around the world. Encompassing, geology, archaeology & natural history, arts, and cultures of the different countries from the world. The name was renamed to the Royal Scottish Museum in the year of 1904 and covered more collection with science and technology, natural history, and the culture of different countries around the world. Most eye-catching matter of this museum is its admission is free.
The National Museum of Scotland

The most highlighted incident of this museum was the exhibition of a stuffed body of Dolly the sheep, the first-ever successful cloning of a mammal from an adult cell. Every year millions of tourists come here to visit the museum. In 2018, more than 2.3 million tourists visit this one of the famous tourist attractions of Scotland. There is a huge collection in the National Museum of Scotland. Scottish history is presented period chronologically in the newer building of the Museum.
There is numerous gallery in the Victorian building which has four zones in total and it was reopened in 2011. Your eyes will be alighted at these zones when you will see all the natural history & world cultures of South Pacific, East Asia, and Ancient Egypt, etc. The Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland is known as ‘Window on the World’ because of its four stories (about 20 meters) rising were more than 800 objects are reflecting the breadth of the collections which makes this place as one of the popular tourist attractions around the world. Don’t miss this tourist attraction when you come here in Edinburgh, Scotland.

07.    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden was originally started as a physic garden in the 17th century and it is one of the world’s largest living collections of plants. Besides this, Education and science play an important role at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. 
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The absolutely stunning Royal Botanic Garden is a 70-acre plant lover’s paradise situated a leisurely 10-minute walk from beautiful Stockbridge. The garden has thrived at its current location on Anne Valley throw since the early 1800s but was originally founded near Holyrood in 1670. It's one of the oldest and most respected botanical gardens in the world and as a renowned center for plant science and education around the world. 
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Whether old or young the Botanics is a captivating adventure and a pleasant tourist attraction. Whether you want to work your way around by the main thoroughfares or take one of the many subtle pathways you’re guaranteed to end up surrounded by peace tranquility and in the summer months an incredible explosion of natural color. 

The famous rock garden and the glasshouses teeming with plant life from the far corners of the globe are two of the many highlights to be discovered. The Terrace Cafe is a good place to take root and recharge batteries. Food and beverages are available and if the weather is nice you can enjoy your refreshment outdoors. Entrance to the Royal Botanic Garden is free with a fee to enter the Glass Houses. Located just across from the gardens at the end early throw entrance you’ll find in Valley Park. 
In Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

If you have any young ones that haven’t quite tired themselves out yet there’s a play puck only a stone’s throw away. Why don’t you make a plan to visit this Royal Botanic Garden today?

08.    Princes Street and Gardens

Princes Street and Gardens run parallel, The street was named by King George III in honor of his two eldest sons, Prince George, and Prince Fredrick. Prince Street is the long shopping thoroughfare that along with princess Street Gardens separates the old and new town of Edinburgh. The street is heavily build-up to the north side but facing south. You’ll have an unobstructed view of Edinburgh's historic buildings from here. The castle takes center stage but Ramsey garden, New College on the mound the Bank of Scotland, and the museum on the mound Northbridge and the general architectural the chaos of the medieval town planning can be seen.
Princes Street and Gardens

The street is roughly one mile long and features many of the top high street retail stores. At the corner of Princess Street and South’s and David’s streets you’ll find Jenner’s department store which has traded in this location since 1838. At the east end of princes Street, you’ll find the Balmoral Hotel, the Duke of Wellington statue, and the entrance to North Bridge. At the West End you’ll find the Caledonian Hotel the foot of Lothian roads and Queensferry Street which leads to the Dean Bridge.pic queens ferry Princess Street runs parallel with neighboring George Street hosting some of the more upmarket high street brands. And one block further into the new town is Queen Stree, home to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Princess Street is joined George by several streets including Fredrick and Hannover. To get from princess street to all stone you can take mount which snakes up the side of the National Gallery’s eventually meandering its way to the Royal Mile and George the Forth Bridge. 

If you find yourself at the east end of Princess Street you can take Northbridge directly to the mile and when you reach the bank hotel you’re there. Two incredibly popular tourist attractions on princess streets are the Scott monument and the National Galleries of Scotland. 
Princes Street and Gardens

The gardens weren’t always a thing of beauty for hundreds of years and until the mid-1700s. The area was known as the Norwalk a marshy lake that was treated as a rubbish dump and sewer by the inhabitants of the old town. By 1820 a food drainage of the law was completed and now it is a spectacular centerpiece and popular tourist attraction for the Scottish capital.

09.    Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is located at the top of the Royal Mile. This is one of the oldest tourist attractions of Edinburgh. It has five floors fascinating, hands-on, and interactive exhibits. All the tech and historic science belong to 21 Century. All ages of tourists will find a great day to visit here.  This is the only place in Edinburgh where you can enjoy and discover the whole of Edinburgh. Anything can be possible in this world of trickery of visual. You can be lost yourself in the Mirror Maze as well as you can shrink yourself like Alice in Wonderland. You can find Aladin Cave also. To have some incredibly beautiful pictures and to get the best views of Edinburgh you must visit its Rooftop Terrace. It is a five-star rated tourist attraction in Edinburgh.

10.    Scottish National Gallery & Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Gallery is situated in the scenic heart of Edinburgh and overlooked by centuries-old Edinburgh Castle. The Scottish National Gallery was founded in 1850 and opened to the public nine years later in 1859. The museum is housed in a handsome, neoclassical building designed by one of Scotland’s foremost architects of the nineteenth century, William Henry Playfair. 
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is one of the most remarkable buildings and most popular tourist attractions of the ancient city. Sir Robert Rowand Anderson designed the gallery as a shrine for the heroes and heroines of Scotland. In the year of 1889 it was first opened to the world.  
There are a collection of more than 3,000 sculptures & paintings, 25,000 drawings & prints and 38,000 photographs. The collection begins in the Renaissance. At the beginning the foreign artists used to kept contribution to the collection. Scottish royalty, the nobility were initially focused on topics for portraits and paints. Besides them, the religious topic was also an important topic. But in the 19th century the Scottish painting was dominated by portrait painting. Although in the 16th century painted portraits were treated as a sign of royalty and the more important nobility. A portrait of James IV of Scotland is the oldest collection in the museum from 1507. 
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a distinctive landmark on Edinburgh’s Queen Street. Every year millions of tourists come here to see the collections of paintings and portraits. Your experience would be special during the visit to the Gallery.   

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Things to Do in Bengaluru, India - Bengaluru Tourist Attractions, The city of The Garden and High Tech

Bangalore is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India. It is the third most populous city in the country, located in south India. It is often called Garden City because the trees planted on both sides of the road making its climate comfortable. At one time Bangalore was famous for its green pastures and fertile farmland.

India. As soon as the name came up, the image of well-known cities like Kolkata, Delhi, or Mumbai came to our mind. In comparison, Bangalore, the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is rarely discussed or practiced, it is the third-most populous city in India but has gained a respectable reputation in the outside world. Once known as 'Pensioner's Paradise' or 'Garden City', the city is now being referred to as India's Silicon Valley!

Sony Signal, Bengaluru, India
Sony Signal, Bengaluru, India

Many may be surprised to hear, but your amazement is bound to turn into visual reality after you physically set foot in Bangalore. Before 8 a.m. on weekdays, you will see that there is a long traffic jam on every important road. The city has become famous for the walk of 1 crore 20 lakh inhabitants. Or if you look around, you will see all the luxurious restaurants and bars, which is amazing for a conservative country like India.

Bangalore – Tourist Attraction and Silicon Valley, India

At present, it is not only the center of information technology but also the heart of famous educational institutions and various research institutes. About half of India's 50 billion IT industry is located in Bangalore. Many of the top national and international corporations are headquartered here. Bangalore started this journey in the year of 1980. Some engineering colleges were established in Bangalore in that decade. Texas Instruments opens office in Bangalore as the first foreign company. About 250 software companies are currently headquartered in Bangalore, including India's top tech giants like Infosys and Wipro.

Four of the top five IT services companies in the world are based in India. The city is a major attraction for thousands of IT specialist software engineers in India. Various foreign companies are more interested in working in Bangalore than in other countries. They can be hired by highly qualified IT workers at a quarter of the cost compared to the United States or Europe. Bangalore, not just focused on the IT industry. There are also other major industries such as aeronautics, electronics, biotechnology, and machine manufacturing. After all, Bangalore is the hub of outsourcing in India and one of the most popular outsourcing destinations in the world. New IT companies are growing rapidly in the city.

Orion Mall, Bengaluru, India
Orion Mall, Bengaluru, India

Sometimes these start-up companies start the journey with little capital and later they are funded by various western companies. Recently many Indian IT specialists are returning to their home country after gaining work experience abroad and setting up new companies in Bangalore.

But there are also problems in the IT industry in Bangalore and India. The demand for highly skilled computer technologists is on the rise and so are the costs. Some American companies are returning to the country due to excessive cost increases.

Bangalore is the City of Engineers & Entrepreneurs

You will see two special classes of people in this tourist attraction of Bangalore in front of you: engineers and entrepreneurs. And the most widely used term in their dictionary is 'startup'. Every week, new technology-related startups sprout from the corridors and hostel rooms of the city's universities, making the city one of the fastest-growing startup ecosystems in Asia.

In just 12 months of 2018, 153 successful startups were established in the city, each with the right level of talent and capital. That's why the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report ranks the city at 16th place, with Silicon Valley in the first place, New York in second place, and London and Beijing in third place. Besides, JLL 2017 City Momentum Index also gave Bangalore the title of the most diverse city in the world based on its technology and innovative skills.

Economical importance of the City

Famous tourist attractions of USA for IT lovers, the original Silicon Valley, located in San Francisco, California, USA, is the headquarters of the world's best IT companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, which is why it is considered as the base of technology companies. The same can be said in the context of India in the case of Bangalore. Much of India's recent advances in information technology have been centered on Bangalore. Here are the Indian branches of Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Tesco, Nokia, Siemens, Apple, Intel, Cisco, Adobe, Google, etc.


The IT industry in India employs about one crore people, through which goods and services worth 85 billion are exported abroad every year. Bangalore provides 40 percent of this huge income. In 2019, India became a 2.7 trillion economy, of which 1 trillion has been added in the last five years alone. The country of tourist attractions, India's goal now is to become a 5 trillion economy by 2024-25. If this challenging goal is to be realized, then Bangalore has to make a big contribution. Because the real Silicon Valley is in the San Francisco Bay area, it's just a 3 trillion economy, ahead of the whole of India.

How Bangalore come to this position?

Exactly when and how the information technology revolution started in Bangalore. To get an answer to that question, we have to go back to the '80s.
In 1983, some Indian technology-based corporations such as Wipro and Infosys set up their primary offices in Bangalore and started hiring Indian programmers. Their efforts to make a big difference in India's information technology industry gained momentum in 1984 when new computer and software policies were enacted. This widens the way for import and export of hardware and software.

On this occasion, American companies began to form alliances with Indian software companies and to help India with all the new technologies and systems they invented. Naturally, this opened the door to new possibilities for Indians. But what is the benefit of the Americans in this case? To their advantage, they were able to harness Indian talent at low cost, as well as build new centers for software innovation on Indian soil. And the biggest benefit, of course, is that Indians are familiar with the new technology.
They were also sowing the seeds of creating a demand for updated versions of these in their minds in the future by making them do it. In this way, in the field of information technology, there was an alliance between the West and the East, so that the East was benefiting, but the West was benefiting several times more than that.

Bengaluru City, India
Bengaluru City at night

In 1985, Texas Instrument Inc. became the first multinational corporation to set up a development center in Bangalore, following in the footsteps of many other such development centers. However, it is undeniable that in the '80s, for most Indians involved in the IT industry, quick money was more important, which is why they tried to create software at a lower cost. As a result, most of the software produced in India was substandard. It was a matter of great notoriety for the Indian information technology industry, which India had to wait a long time to overcome.

From the time when the infrastructural backwardness was exposed in the information technology revolution in India, the Indian information technology industry has had to head west to the beginning of this century. There was never any doubt about the excellence of individual talents in India, but since there was no big platform to utilize those talents properly in their own country, they would go to the West through the brain drain. That is why it is not at all surprising to see Indians in the top positions of companies like Google, Nokia, Adobe, Microsoft today.

Undoubtedly, for a time, getting a job at Microsoft or Google seemed as honorable to the top Indian talent as working for any emerging IT company in the country. However, this situation also began to change at some point.

Although there was no shortage of IT-savvy or science-educated talents from India in the past, due to lack of proper planning, they could not enter their careers and spread their talents to the maximum, or leave the country. But over the past decade, the field of information technology and science education in India has become more sophisticated, and efforts have been made to provide them with ample opportunities to work in their own country. That's why now Indian graduates have not only a big goal to get a job on Google or Facebook, but they have also started dreaming of doing something like Google or Facebook in their own country.

Chinappa Layout, Laxmi Sagar Layout, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048, India
Chinappa Layout, Laxmi Sagar Layout, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048, India

Some of these dreamy people are currently turning the wheel of successful startups in India. For example, we can talk about Ola Cabs. In India, they have overtaken their global rival Uber. In India, Amazon's rival Flipkart has surpassed the market value of 5.5 billion, directly creating employment for more than 30,000 people. All this has been possible in just ten years, and needless to say, both companies originated in Bangalore.

It may not be appropriate to compare Bangalore with the real Silicon Valley right now, as Silicon Valley companies are roaming the globe. But it is only in terms of dominance in the Indian market that Bangalore-based companies continue to fight side by side, and sometimes even gain absolute victories. And this is not a small thing since India is not a small country, the population is about one and a half billion.

Another positive aspect of Bangalore is that instead of bringing in workers from outside, they are focusing more on creating skilled workers in their city. The number of IT colleges in the city has exceeded 50 already, and of the 12 million people who consider the city their home, 1 million are developers. The number of developers will increase over time but will not decrease.
WeWork, Prestige Atlanta, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 1A Block, Koramangala 3 Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
WeWork, Prestige Atlanta, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 1A Block, Koramangala 3 Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

The city of tourist attraction is ahead in many ways. Education and research are given utmost importance in this city, as evidenced by the presence of research institutes and schools of almost all subjects here. The city also has aerospace and aircraft manufacturing plants, and a large assortment of biotechnology, machine making, and electronics industries. With all this, new ideas are being developed in the city, small entrepreneurs are emerging, and the impact of startups is slowly skyrocketing.

Thus, Asia's fastest-growing startup ecosystem is growing in depth and breadth. And if one day this so-called Silicon Valley of India reaches the level of the real Silicon Valley, it will come as no surprise.

Bangalore, India has topped the list of the most 'fastest' cities in the world. According to a recent survey, tourist attraction Bangalore occupies this place. Jones Lang Lasell, a multinational real estate advisory firm, has released a list of the world's top 30 'dynamic' cities for the World Economic Forum in Davos.
According to the survey, Bangalore, known as the 'IT capital' of India, ranks No. 1 in terms of technological changes, slowing down population growth and strengthen global connectivity.

The list of dynamic cities has been compiled by reviewing 42 areas and surveying 134 countries. Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam ranks second on the list of fastest cities. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is at number 8 on the list.

At number 3 on the list is Silicon Valley in The United States. Besides, Austin and Boston are the 7th and 9th cities in the country respectively. The fourth dynamic city in the world is Shanghai, China. Hyderabad in India is fifth on the list. London in the UK is at number 6 on the list. At number 10 on the list is Nairobi, Kenya.

Jeremy Callie, director of JLL, says about half the world's population now lives in cities. The number of people moving to cities has increased over the decades. The importance of living here is increasing mainly due to the success of the cities.

Gross domestic product (GDP) growth, population, presence of corporate headquarters, commercial housing establishments, and house rents have been taken into consideration in making this list. Besides, the quality of education, innovation, and environment have also been considered.

JLL has been compiling a list of these dynamic cities every year since 2015. The city of Bangalore was ranked 12th in 2015 list.

Bangalore, the City of Garden like Your Dream.

Not a tree, like a queen. Surrounded by the sprawling branches of the Centennial trees. A combination of colorful flowers in the shade of beetroot. The green beauty of the modern city is on par with the tree-line dress of the old city.

In the south, trees are plentiful everywhere. The presence of ancient trees in Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum, and Vidarbha will also catch your eye. ‘Bangalore did not get excellence just for the trees. He got it to protect the trees in a well-planned way and to decorate the garden with a variety of herbs and flowers. '

In the courtyard of the house, in the corner of the shop, on the islands of the city, not a single chill can be found. Green everywhere. Colorful flower and leaf fair. A whole bamboo bush standing on the island at the corner of the crowded five streets. This did not happen in one or two places. Has been in every place, in every corner, everywhere in the city. And the gardening work has been done with planning and balance.

Jayanagar 4 Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Jayanagar 4 Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

The city of Bangalore is not very flat. The city has a light hilly appearance due to the landforms of the southern geological infrastructure. The hills are small. Surprise! The question of cutting or trimming them may not be raised by anyone. Gardens, buildings, and city layouts have been arranged to preserve the originality of the city's landscape. Trees have been planted in the light of land features. Somewhere the Zhou tree predominates. Somewhere long rows of trees. A tree with an extended stem somewhere. The trees have been planted in such places. They are also nice to see.

Entrepreneurs have thought deeply to make the land and place of Bangalore tree-friendly and natural. The aesthetic appearance of a city-friendly tree is evidenced by well-planned, compassionate, and caring. Rows of trees extending the horizon of the bot, in the open field or garden. Palm, date, coconut type upward trees in relatively few places. And if a little space is available, a garden with different types of flowers. With suitable shrubs. Orchids, mini plants, foliage are scattered all over the city. It may seem that the whole city is green. The whole environment has become very pleasant with the mix of multi-colored vines, leaves, and flowers with the shimmering bright green cover.

Lily somewhere in Karnata, Bengaluru

Hundreds of arrangements of modern life are going on amid calm, serene and silent immersed nature. Skyscrapers and a procession of thousands of cars. Tourist attraction Bangalore is the first in terms of speed not only in India but in the whole world. Bangalore is called the city of speed and gardens. Such a balanced coexistence of nature and modernity in mechanical urban life is rare. It is one of the famous and unique tourist attractions in India. Bangalore has made human life eco-friendly, nature-friendly, healthy, and shiny by completing the difficult and complex task of balancing urbanization and naturalization with the highest qualifications and expertise. Being tourist attractions this city attracts many tourists from all over the world every year.

Beautification journey of Bangalore City

In the post-Mughal period, Europeans and Englishmen did play a lesser role in nurturing the garden tradition of Bangalore. On the contrary, the gentleman cum only educated person has made gardening more fertile. Needless to say, following the Vasco-da-Gama route, the Europeans first encountered the southern areas when they came to India like a current in the southern seas. That is why there are more Christians in the south. The Muslim settlement is also strong because Arab Muslim merchants used to stop on the Malabar coast to reach China. History says that they used to take such breaks in Chittagong or Arakan. That is why there are ancient Muslim settlements in these areas. Later Christian settlements grew.

St. Joseph's School and Church in Bangalore was established in 1580. That ancient tradition is embedded in the design and structure of the buildings inside the school compound and in the afforestation. Hundreds of ancient trees in the huge inner courtyard. The environment is as perfect as a place to read.

Trees are The Symbol of Honor and Tradition Here

In the city, it seems, trees are a symbol of honor and tradition, not money. Many organizations have issued notices to the Gate, saying, "We have 100 varieties of 1000 trees." The type and number of trees are changing depending on the age and antiquity of the organization. But no one is sitting as a treeless Nento! There are parallels in the shadowy nature.

Each institution is ancient, noble, and extensive. In fact, you could find a mosque and a church with a huge courtyard that will enlarge your mind. There are many temples with huge statues of Hanuman. Exquisite carvings on the walls of the temple. Red buildings of the British period are still here. Open space around the remarkable tiled roof installations. And of course, there's the perfect arrangement of trees and gardens.

Raj Bhavan, another tourist attractions in Bangalore, Neat arrangement. But the event is very close to nature. It looks like a house in the middle of the forest by mistake. This means that the installation was not built by killing the forest and nature. Modernization does not ignore the needs of the forest. Rather everything is being done, on the basis of coexistence with nature.

Film City, Bengaluru
Film City, Bengaluru

It is true that the modern part of the city is being expanded with multi-story buildings with newly constructed glazed, steel frames and exterior glass, and there is less arboriculture. Ancient trees are not supposed to be found in new places. But by arranging the garden he has overcome the deficiency. The surroundings of each complex are filled with indoor and outdoor gardens in such a way that even modern urbanization would not feel like aggression. It will feel like a companion of nature.    

You wanna visit Bangalore? I am sure you will love the City.

Kempegowda International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport

You can visit Bangalore City, one of the famous tourist attractions of India via air at Bangalore International Airport. Bangalore International Airport is located at 40km away from the city. From the airport, you can book taxi or bus services to reach the city. Numerous national and international flights lands here at Bangalore International Airport every day.

Hotels & Motels for tourists, Bangalore City

There are so many luxurious and reasonable hotels & motels in Bangalore City. All you need is just call them and make sure you book your room in advance if you want. I would like to mention some of them below sorting by lowest to highest.
  •  Hotel City Centaur International, Hotel and Convention Center, 3-Star hotel, 74-79, Off Bangalore City Railway Station, Majestic Landmark, Shantala Silk House Circle Opp to Kempegowda Metro Station, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560023, India. +91 80 2670 9118 Cost: $10-11
  • The Signature Inn, 3-Star hotel, 479, O.T.C Road, Near Mastaan Dargah, Cottonpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560053, India, +91 80 4090 8204.Cost: $10-11.
  •  Holiday Inn Bengaluru Racecourse, 4-Star hotel, Ward No 94, #16/1, Seshadri Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009, India, +91 80 4620 5900, Cost $68-70.
  •  Radisson Bengaluru City Center, 4-Star hotel, 2, Gangadhar Chetty Rd, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Halasuru, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042, India. Cost $83-85

Besides all of these Bengaluru City is proud of its medical science. More than millions of patient comes here every year for treatment from all over the world because of its high-class hospitality and top-level treatment. We will know about its medical achievement in another article.

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