Located around 85 km from Bengaluru in Chikkaballapur district, the village of Vidurashwatha is a quaint and humble spot that invites visitors for its rich history. It is said that a group of villagers got together at Vidurashwatha on April 25, 1938, to organise a satyagraha (non-violent protest).
In a similar incident to what happened at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, the police indiscriminately fired at them that resulted in the death of around 35 villagers. In the memory of the people who lost their lives, a memorial has been erected here and invites tourists from across the area.
The name Vidurashwatha has been taken from the huge 'ashwatha' or peepal tree in the village that is said to have been planted by Vidura of the epic Mahabharata.
5. Visvesvaraya Industrial And Technological Museum;
Established in the memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) is a popular attraction for industrial engines and products. Spread over an area of 4,000 sq m around Cubbon Park, it houses a dinosaur corner with a 1:1 scale replica of the Wright Brothers.
Flyer Kitty Hawk and Flyer Simulator. The one-of-its-kind visualisation system in Asia, Science On A Sphere, using multimedia projections to display animated images of oceans, atmosphere and planets land area is also stationed here. It has been combined with an eloquent narration that makes it more engaging. Seven permanent galleries. Electrotechnic, Space Emerging Technology in The Service of Mankind, Fun Science, Engine Hall, Biotechnological Revolution, Children Science and BEL Hall of Electronics, make for interesting visits.