Discover India in San Jose

From ayurveda to samosas, how to find India in the heart of Silicon Valley

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San Jose is about 50 miles south of San Francisco on U.S. 101. A great way to begin the trip is to take the Capitol Expwy. E. exit. Head right on Aborn Rd. and then left on Murillo Ave. to Sikh Gurdwara. From the temple's terraces, you'll have a spectacular view of downtown San Jose.


Sikh Gurdwara Visitors can meditate under the temple's golden dome, enjoy a free vegetarian meal from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in the adjoining kitchen, or just look around. INFO: 3636 Murillo Ave.; 408/274-9373.

Indian Movie Center 6 Kick back with a masala chai and chaat (savory snacks), and take in the sizzling beats and melodrama of Bollywood. INFO: $8; 1433 The Alameda; 408/603-4700.

South India Fine Arts Classical music and dance performances by renowned Indian artists take place most weekends at the Anthony Soto Theatre. INFO: From $20; 701 Vine St.; 408/666-9343.



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