Art of Living International Center
Sri Sri Ravi Shanker's The Art Of Living International Centre, BengaluruThe Path: A breathing technique—Sudarshan Kriya forms the basis of all exercises at The Art of Living.The Starting Point: Sudarshan Kriya, the happiness programme are what you start with. Learning and experiencing the difference it makes when you learn to breathe correctly. There are programmes for children, too. The centre is spread over 65 acres under the Panchagiri HIlls. Like most such centres, it has an impressive meditation hall called the Vishalakshi Mantap. Most programmes are designed for stressed souls, so when you arrive here, the day begins with basic yoga and meditation. Followed by breakfast and seva—volunteer work around the campus. The centre serves Satvik meals, with many ingredients grown in the gardens here. The Art of Living has a very advanced network of followers who organise satsangs across the country and the world. Making it easy for you to keep up the practice and stay connected to the philosophies.The Destination: To use breath to achieve inner balance, focus; inner ease as well as ease with the world outside us... to live with a natural rhythm.J Krishnamurti’s Foundation, ChennaiThe Path: To understand J Krishnamurti’s writings and speeches through study and discussions.The Starting Point: You can book your visit in the first week of every month. Only 20 people can attend the workshops at a time. There’s no strict structure, but the centre spread over 6.5 acres of lush green land and the quiet atmosphere enables you to understand the philosopher’s concepts. He believed that we are slaves to our past. “Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past.Thought is ever-limited and so we live in constant conflict and struggle. There is no psychological evolution. When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts, he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experience and the experiencer. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind,” he once wrote.The Destination: He’s rarely paraphrased, and is best explained in his own words. “When there is negation of all those things that thought has brought about psychologically, only then is there love, which is compassion and intelligence.”
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore Zoo
This beautiful zoo was established in the year 1892 by Raja Chamarajendra Wodeyar who is also said to be one of the main architects of the Mysore City. The original name of this zoo was thus Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. The zoo covers a large area and the animals are protected in a way that they have ample amount of space to roam about freely and feel close to nature. The Karanji Lake inside the zoo at present was taken over by the zoo authorities to increase the charm of this zoo as well as provide visitors with a little more. The Karanji Lake is thus a perfect place for boating and bird watching. Early hours of the day are when you will enjoy the most here with the beautiful views of gorgeous animals and also a peaceful experience with very less crowds. Regular programs and educational events such as insect exhibitions are organized here and a tour to this zoo is not only entertaining but also educative.
This is an awesome amusement park near the Venkaiiah Park on the Necklace Road. This also forms the heart of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and take its water sources from the very beautiful Hussain Sagar Lake. The nearest landmark is the IMAX theatre and is almost always crowded. Apart from the rides there is a lush green lawn for you to relax with your friends and family or also enjoy a nice picnic.
This is a pub situated on the very famous MG Road in Bangalore. They are mainly known for their good Continental Cuisine. Their décor, the music inside, the DJ playing and the ambience is all very enjoyable and the staff make sure everything is kept consistently up to the mark. Apart from the Continental cuisine, the drinks served by them is also quite popular. Be it a birthday bash or just a party, this place will never disappoint you.