55 Things to Do in Bangalore - 2021 (Starting from ₹340 Only)
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Activities to Do in Bangalore

Camping at Nandi Hills, Stroll in Lalbagh, Picnic at Cubbon Park, Shopping at MG Road, Night Trek in Skandagiri, Day Outing at Guhantara, Have Fun at Wonderla, Visit Bangalore Palace, Sunrise Trek at Uttari Betta and many more.


The list of activities to do in Bangalore prick everyone’s interest. Whether you are on a quest to explore new places, dive into Indian history, gain knowledge about the rich culture or loiter in the woods, Bangalore renders you an action-packed vacation. 

Worry not if you wish to unleash the adventurer in you as there are a lot of thrilling activities in Bangalore like trekking, parasailing,  wildlife excursion, camping, watersports, various outdoor- indoor sports, and whatnot. You can also take the opportunity of living in a homestay surrounded by woods and enjoy the enthralling activities the place unfolds into.

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Paragliding paused in Karnataka's Nandi Hills Updated: 03 Jun 2021

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Must do Things to Do in Bangalore

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Camping at Nandi Hills

One of the most exciting things to do in Bangalore is to sign up for an outdoor camping trip to the picturesque Nandi Hills. The experience is defined by thrilling treks, delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and a number of other exciting activities like zip lining and bonfires that will keep you entertained throughout the activity.

The camping site also has arrangements for various games such as football, foosball, volleyball, snooker and much more. It is also the perfect opportunity to explore the breathtaking natural surroundings of the Nandi Hills, which are known for their misty blue hue and the endless stretches of greenery that you can explore on foot.

Location: Distance from Bangalore is 61kms

Timings:
Check-in time: 4:00 pm, check out at 11:00 a.m.

Price:
INR 1,299 per adult
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Go for Microlight Flying

If you are searching for unique things to do in Bangalore, there is no better experience than going on a microlight flight above the city. It is considered one of the most offbeat things to do in Bangalore and is rare to find anywhere else in the country.

You can get tethered to a small cart that is attached to a large parachute that uses a motor-engine mechanism like that in a plane to take you 4,000 feet in the air. From here, you can catch an incredible view of the entire city and its surroundings from above. The activity is conducted in tandem with an experienced pilot who will navigate the machine while you are in the air so that you can spend the entire time taking in the views and feeling an adrenaline rush before you land.

Location: Hosakere Lakeside, Ramanagara

Timings: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Price: INR 3,049 per adult
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Skandagiri Trek

One of the most popular things to do in Bangalore is going for treks in the picturesque outskirts of the city, where you can find dense jungles, hills, mountain-tops, forts and incredible viewpoints from where you can catch a panoramic view of the rugged terrain.

One such destination is in Skandagiri, located at an altitude of 1,450 metres above sea level, where you not only get to catch a mind-boggling view of the surroundings but also indulge in some vigorous trekking and historical tours. On the way, you can even stop to admire the ruins of the Tipu Sultan Fort. The overnight trek takes you over 8 km of picturesque stretches where you can admire attractions such as the peaks of the Western Ghats, rivers, valleys and much more.

Location: Base camp - Papagni Mutt

Timings: 11:00 p.m. – 12 noon (on the next day)

Price: INR 950 per adult
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Go for a Wine Tour at the Nandi Hills

There is nothing more romantic and relaxing than going for a short wine tasting stint on the outskirts of Bangalore. This is one of the best things to do in Bangalore for couples and solo travellers, who want to relax and unwind in the scenic valleys of the Nandi Hills.

During the experience, you not only get to taste some of the best wines from the area but also learn about the intricate process of wine-making from the wineries that are part of the tour. The vineyards where these grapes are grown are also very beautiful and ideal for short walks during sunset.

Location: Near Yelahanka, Bangalore

Timings: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Price: INR 1,000 per adult
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Shopping at MG Road

One of the most iconic commercial spaces in Bangalore, shopping at MG Road is one of the best things to do in Bangalore with friends. Shop for homeware, branded clothes, sarees, original silks, accessories, and toys. You can also pick up beautiful handicrafts and artworks.

A major attraction here is the Higginbotham, which is the city’s largest and oldest bookstore established in the 18th-century. After a day of shopping, enjoy a delicious meal of seafood, Chinese, Italian, and authentic south Indian fare at restaurants like Café Mozaic, Le jardin, Memories of China, etc. 

Location: MG Road runs from Trinity Circle to Anil Kumble Circle.

Price: There is no entry fee.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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Camping at Ramanagara

If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Bangalore, there is no better option than to camp outdoors in the scenic landscape of Ramanagara. Nestled amidst the wild hills of the Western Ghats, this campsite is the perfect natural retreat to relax and enjoy a fun time indulging in various activities in the outskirts of Bangalore.

Activities at the campsite include games like volleyball, pyramid building, ziplining, jungle treks and much more. You can even go cycling or hiking in the area around the campsite, which consists of vast stretches of fields and forests. Tents are available on a sharing basis and all other basic amenities including food, water and washroom facilities are provided for a seamless and relaxing experience.

Timings: Check-in at 7:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m., Check out at 11:00 a.m.

Price: INR 1,299 per adult
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Have Fun at Wonderla

One of the best places for people who crave thrill and adventure, Wonderla promises to keep you engaged for hours. The perfect place for the whole family, it offers 60+ land and water rides for adults and children, one of the most fun things to do in Bangalore. 

Choose from rides like Wave Rider, Hang Glider, Wavy & Vertical Fall, Drop Loop, Lazy River, Recoil, Insanity, Merry Ghost, and Kiddies Wheel. 
After the rides enjoy 3D cinema, musical fountain and laser shows in the evening. 

Location: 28
th kilometre, Mysore Road, Bangalore. 

Price: Adults: Rs. 923, Children: Rs. 740.

Timings: Weekdays: Land rides- 11:00 am-6:00 pm, and Water rides- 12:30 pm- 5:00 pm

Weekends/ Holidays: Land rides- 11:00 am-7:00 pm, and Water rides- 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

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Adventure Camping in Kanakapura

Kanakapura is one of the most beautiful places for a camping trip, and visiting this beautiful campsite is one of the most rejuvenating things to do in Bangalore. The lush green landscape on which the campsite is located is a welcome change from the urban life and scenery of Bangalore city.

It also offers ample opportunity for outdoor adventures before you retire for the night, including treks, cycling tours, rappelling, kayaking, canoeing and other team-building activities. It is the best activity to indulge in if you are travelling solo or in large groups.

Location: Hanumanahalli, Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru

Timings: Check-in from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Check out at 11:00 a.m.

Price: INR 1,099 per adult
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Stroll in Lalbagh

A stroll at this 17th century Botanical Garden is one of the best things to do in Bangalore. An initiative of the ruler Tipu Sultan, this garden has amazing attractions and is dotted with beautiful flower beds and ponds. It houses a 3,000-million-year-old rock, amongst the oldest in the world. The garden has over 1,000 exotic plants belonging to Afghanistan and Persia. 

See birds like Brahminy kite, pond heron, and mynas here. Attend the famous flower shows or boat on the lake. See folk dances and music concerts organized every second & fourth weekend here. 

Location: Mavalli, Bangalore.

Price: Rs. 20 per adult. 

Timings: Every day 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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Wildlife Safari at Bannerghatta National Park

One of the best places in Bangalore to observe nature in its entire raw wilderness is at Bannerghatta National Park. The park houses animals in its zoo, rescue centre, and in safari zones.

Perfect for a family outing, especially children, here you can see animals like barking deer, mouse deer, porcupines, leopard, chital, sloth, jackals, etc. Don’t miss to see birds and reptiles like ibis, sunbirds, orioles, minivet, viper, kraits, python, etc. There is an elephant sanctuary and a butterfly park also here. 

Location: Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore. 

Price: Entry fee is Rs. 923 for adults and Rs. 740 for children.

Timings: Weekdays: 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, and weekends: 11:00 am-7:00 pm.

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Parasailing in Bangalore

This is one of the most sought-after activities to do in Bangalore, especially for those who enjoy adventure and a good adrenaline rush. Parasailing is a thrilling activity that consists of being tethered to a moving boat or a vehicle, and the momentum propels you into the air as you follow the vehicle.

From your position in the air, you can catch a stunning view of Jakkur Lake and the mountains of the Western Ghats. The activity also comes with the necessary professional-grade equipment to ensure absolute safety and also a guide who can navigate the parachute when you are in the air.

Location: Jakkur, Bangalore

Timings: Between 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (10-minute sessions)

Price: INR 699 per person 
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Day Out at Guhantara Resort

When searching for unique and thrilling activities to do in Bangalore with your family, one of the best options is spending the day at the Guhantara Resort in Kanakapura. This is a one-of-a-kind resort and the only one of its kind in India – which consists of a man made underground cave.

Along with exploring the thrilling tunnels inside the cave, you can also indulge in various indoor and outdoor activities that can keep people of all ages entertained. The resort also has a disco, refreshment centres, activities like bungee-jumping, trampolines, zorbing, etc. that will make your trip to Guhantara exceptionally memorable.

Location: Kanakapura Main Road, South, Taluk, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Timings: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Price: INR 715 per adult
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Anthargange Night Trek With Caving

One of the most invigorating activities to do in Bangalore for adventure lovers is going on a night trek to Anthargange, which also includes the exploration of a cave. The cave that you can explore after hours is located at an elevation of 1712 metres above sea level.

This gives you the chance to watch the hilly and rocky landscape from a whole new perspective. The whole hill consists of rocky boulders, which also poses quite a challenging trekking experience. The trek offers accommodations, food, refreshments and the chance to watch the sunrise over the Western Ghats in the morning.

Location: Near Kolar, 65 km from Bangalore city

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (on the next day)

Price: INR 1,059 per adult
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Get Mesmerized by the Bangalore Palace

One of the most amazing things to do in Bangalore with family is to visit the majestic Bangalore Palace, spread over an area of 45,000 acres! The architecture has influences from Indian, Scottish, and Gothic styles and features beautiful Roman arches, pillars, and vine-covered walls. 

Don’t miss to see the 35 rooms inside and their carved walls, fountains, stained glass windows, huge chandeliers, and paintings by artists like Raja Ravi Varma. One of the best attractions inside is the mother of pearl-studded dining table belonging to the Diwan of Mysore. 

Location: Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore.

Price: Rs. 230 for Indians and Rs. 460 for foreigners.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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Picnic at Cubbon Park

Nothing is better than enjoying the simple pleasures of spending time with yourself or your friends and family on a picnic, one of the most relaxing things to do in Bangalore. It is one of the most beautiful spots in Bangalore to be outdoors amidst the cool breeze and lush greenery. Children can enjoy rides on the mini train and toy cars. 

See theatre, storytelling and poetry performances by local artists and pick up organic food from the stalls inside the park. 

Location: Kasturba Road, Behind Karnataka High Court Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bangalore. 

Price: No entry fee. 

Timings: Every day 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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Relive Your Childhood at Innovative Film City

This theme park and movie studio is a popular landmark in Bangalore, visited by millions of people each year. One of the best things to do in Bangalore with friends is to enjoy rides and the magic of Star Wars at Cartoon City here.

Walk on the ‘beach’ and enjoy water slides at the Aqua Kingdom. See huge 60 feet dinosaur figurines at the Dino Park. Get intrigued at Mirror Maze and experience the chills at the Haunted Mansion. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy go-karting and net cricket. Don’t miss to see the Tribal Museum, The Oddities Museum, and the Fossil Museum. Take a tour of the Bigg Boss Kannada Season 4 here.

Location: 24 & 26, Kiadb Estates, Birmangla Cross, Bidali, Bangalore. 

Price: Entry fee before 3:00 pm- Rs. 599, and after 3:00 pm- Rs. 399.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 7:00 pm.

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Eat Out at VV Puram Food Street

One of the best things to do in Bangalore at night is eating at its most famous food street. This is a must-visit place for people who love to indulge in street food. The place comes alive after 7 pm when the crowds start milling around for delicious vegetarian food.

Try foods from all around the country like Vada pav, baati choorma, choley bhaturey, akki roti, idli, fried rice, hot jalebis, gulab jamuns, etc. 

Location: Old Market Road, Sajjan Rao Circle, Bangalore.

Price: Foods start from as low as Rs. 30.

Timings: Every day 12:30 pm- 1:00 am.

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Spend Your Day at Jain Farms

For families looking for activities to do in Bangalore, one of the best options is to spend the day at Jain Farms. This sprawling resort is built on the outskirts of Bangalore, which makes it easily accessible, but also provides the perfect respite in the midst of nature, away from city life.

The resort offers numerous games and activities including pottery-making, Astrology, housie, magic shows, bullock cart rides and other indoor games. Breakfast, brunch and lunch are offered at the resort, as you and your loved ones navigate the several sections and activities on the 700-acre property.

Location: Belathur, Kolar, Karnataka 560067, India

Timings: 10: 00 a.m. – 6: p.m.

Price: INR 619 per adult
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Explore Snow City

When considering what to do in Bangalore, playing in the snow is not a common suggestion that comes up. However, Snow City in Bangalore has made it possible to play in the snow despite the tropical climate of the city, due to its unique, temperature-controlled indoor space that is spread over an area of 12,500 square feet.

The temperature is maintained at a constant -5 degrees Celsius, which ensures that snow doesn't melt. The indoor park also has slides, games, a 9D cinema hall and snow mountains that make a trip to Snow City a truly unique experience.

Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, opposite TV Tower, J.C.Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006, India

Timings: 10:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Price: INR 650 per adult
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Pub Crawl at Indiranagar

If you are wondering what to do in Bangalore after the sun sets, then you are in luck, because the pubs in Indiranagar have their doors open for you. Considered one of the most happening neighbourhoods in the city, Indiranagar is a 100-feet stretch of road lined with glitzy pubs, glamorous bars and relaxed watering holes.

Because each pub is so unique from the next, it is imperative that you explore as many as you can when you are on a pub crawl. Some of the most popular names on the street are Pecos Stones, Toit, Hangover, Plan B and Tipsy Bull, which are just some of the places that you absolutely must visit.
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Day Outing at Shilhaandara Resort

Located at a convenient distance of 46 km from Bangalore, the Shilhaandara Resort is the perfect natural retreat if you are thinking of what to do in Bangalore. This natural retreat has been made with the purpose of providing a fun activity centre for those in Bangalore, defined by lush green fields, green hills on the horizon and several adventure activities that you can sign up for.

There is provision for zorbing, chess, darts, rope courses, table tennis and other indoor and outdoor games. Unique activities include kite-flying, a swimming pool, archery and even a rain dance floor. You can also enjoy snacks and beverages that are available on the property.

Location: Kanakapura Main Road, South, Taluk, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Timings: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m

Price: INT 679 per adult

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Powered Paragliding in Nandi Hills

For thrill-seekers wondering what to do in Bangalore, there is no better experience than going for a session of powered paragliding over the picturesque Nandi Hills. This is a unique take on traditional paragliding, where instead of being tethered to a powered vehicle that pulls you through the air, you are seated inside a powered vehicle that is tethered to a parachute and the whole setup can fly into the air.

The vehicle is navigated by an expert driver, while you are seated at the back and able to enjoy a stunning bird’s eye view of the Nandi Hills underneath you.

Timings: 10 to 12-minute sessions

Price: INR 2,500 per session
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Go Karting

Listed amongst some of the top fun things to do in Bangalore are Go-Karting – a fun and thrilling experience conducted in a professional-grade Go Karting track in Bangalore. You can buckle up and navigate your way through a 750-metre-long track with twists and turns, where you can take up to 5 laps.

You are provided with suits and a helmet from the establishment before you start the activity. The activity also comes with a paintball section, where you can shoot your teammates with paintballs while trying to avoid getting hit yourself. This is a safe, fun and thrilling activity that can be enjoyed by everyone when they are in Bangalore.

Location: Devanahalli, South Gowdanahalli, Karnataka 562110, India

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Price: INR 630 per adult
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Quad Biking

For those looking for the ultimate adventure when in Bangalore, quad biking is the perfect adventure to indulge in. It is a great way to explore the rugged terrain around Bangalore and try your hand at quad biking at the same time.

You can rent out powerful bikes with engines ranging between 200 cc to 800 cc and massive wheels that are ideal for the undulating tracks that you have to navigate. You can also choose from 3-wheeler to 4-wheeler bikes. Operating these bikes is quite easy and it is guaranteed that this is one of the most fun things to do in Bangalore.

Location: Kanakapura Road, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Price: INR 650 per adult
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Paramotoring

Paramotoring is a unique activity that is conducted in very few places in India, but thankfully Bangalore is one of them. This adrenaline-inducing activity consists of being tethered to a motorized vehicle which in turn, is connected to massive parachutes that can hoist you up into the air.

The parachutes are propelled with a motorized fan, while a professional driver navigates the machine in the air. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Bangalore and its surroundings from a bird’s eye perspective. All safety measures are taken care of to ensure that you have a safe flight and feel nothing but unlimited thrill when you are up in the air.

Location: Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Timings: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Price: INR 2,399 per adult
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Savandurga Trek

One of the most popular treks to go on in the outskirts of Bangalore is the Savandurga Trek, which is the perfect opportunity to explore the wilderness of Karnataka. The trekking trail takes you through the largest monolith hill in all of Asia, and through thick jungles where there is a chance to spot some exotic animals and birds.

You can also get an unparalleled view of Manchanabele, the Arkavathi River, the Thippagondanahalli reservoirs and Magadi during your trek. After you reach the camp, you can even enjoy activities like swimming, bonfires, kayaking and much more, for a truly wholesome trekking and camping experience.

Location: Savandurga Hill, Karnataka, India

Timings: 11:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. (on the next day)

Price: INR 1,170 per adult
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Enjoy at Smaash

When compiling a list of must things to do in Bangalore, you must visit Smaaash – an all-around gaming and entertainment centre. It is also India’s first urban sports centre, where you can relive your childhood with a mix of sports, games, partying and dining experiences.

Some of the notable activities here are the Trampoline, the finger coaster, Nitro Wheelie, Art of Attack and Magic carpet. There are also virtual reality arenas with state-of-the-art equipment to transport you into another reality. It is the perfect place for people of all ages to re-energize themselves when they are in Bangalore.

Location: Malleshpalya, Kaggadasapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560075, India

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Price: INR 1,250 per person
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Lakeside Camping in Kanva

One of the must do things in Banglore is exploring the lakeside camping experience in Lake Kanva. The package comes with dinner and breakfast and offers some of the best nature views from your campsite. People especially seek out this camp for its peaceful view of the surface of the lake that is located on the fringes of your site.

You can also catch a beautiful view of the hills of the Western Ghats that surround the lake. If you are in the mood for a fun adventure at the camp, then you can sign up for activities like kayaking, rope walking, going on a hanging bridge, swimming and well jumping. It is the perfect place for a relaxed camping experience in Bangalore.

Location: Kanva Reservoir, Kannamangala, Karnataka 562161, India

Timings: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. (the next day)

Price: INR 1,200 per adult
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Helicopter Ride

If you are searching for the perfect romantic experience when you are in Bangalore, nothing could match up to renting out a helicopter and surveying the city from above. From 1000 feet in the air, you can see some of the most famous attractions in Bangalore including its many lakes and temples.

Depending on the duration of your tour, you can even fly to the outskirts from where you can spot attractions like Nandi Hills and other prominent peaks in the Western Ghats. The experience also gives you lounge access near the helipad for a truly premium experience.

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price: INR 11,760 per person
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Cycling Trip to Turahalli Forest

One of the most attractive places on the outskirts of Bangalore is the Turahalli Forest. This is a large stretch of forested area which is ideal for cycling, treks, hikes and picnics. The trail for cycling goes on for several kilometres through dense forests with towering trees at a comfortable incline of 300m.

While some of the trails can be muddy or rocky, most of the ride is quite comfortable and offers the perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the surroundings of Bangalore. You can rent bikes from Bangalore city or the other rentals in the outskirts and go on a relaxing ride through the forest.

Location: Turahalli Forest, Karnataka, India

Price: INR 650 per adult 
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Hot Air Ballooning at Jakkur

Hot air ballooning is a life-changing experience that you can get in Bangalore. Jakkur is a hotspot for all airborne adventures, one of which is going up in the air in a hot air balloon. You can get hoisted to 250 feet above the ground which will offer you the perfect vantage point from where you can survey the gorgeous outskirts of Bangalore.

This includes the misty blue hills of the Western Ghats which look especially magical during dawn (which is when you can avail the hot air balloon ride). You can also see lakes, forests and valleys from a bird’s eye view that provides an excellent opportunity for photography. There is also a guide on board to ensure your safety and to show you the best attractions.

Location: Jakkur, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Timings: 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Price: INR 1,499 per adult
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Go for Bowling

Bowling is a fun and engaging activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This fun group activity can be enjoyed in Bangalore if you are in the mood to spend a relaxing evening. Most of the blowing arenas in the city are professional-grade venues, with smooth tracks, heavy equipment and the perfect ambience to enjoy yourself.

Bowling lounges also come with snack bars and beverages that you can eat during the experience. The sessions last for about an hour after which you will be left feeling energized and re-invigorated. It is the perfect thing to do on your evenings in Bangalore.

Price: Starts from INR 199 per person
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Kunti Betta Night Trek

The Kunti Betta Trek is one of the most popular treks to go on when you are in Bangalore. The fact that it is a night trek makes it even more exciting. At the peak of your trek, you can refresh and rejuvenate yourself in a campfire from where you can also watch a glorious sunrise from behind the hills.

The vantage point also overlooks the gorgeous Pandavapura Lake and the adjoining town of Pandavapura. The trekking trail back and forth from the campsite is also littered with viewpoints, valleys, hillocks and jungles that add to the scenic beauty of the place.
 
Timings: 11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Price: INR 1,249 per adult
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Paintballing

If you are looking for a way to let off some steam and have a fun and exciting time in Bangalore then you can consider signing up for a paintballing session as it is one of the many places in the city that offer an arena.

You can gather your troops, suit up, get your guns, load them up and go on a complete rampage shooting each other with paintballs. This colourful adventure comes with obstacles, courses and different levels of difficulty to keep things exciting. You can get all the equipment at the venue so that you don’t have to worry about anything other than having the best time with your loved ones and teammates.

Location: Silverwood Regency Apartment, No. 75, Central Jail Road, Marathahalli - Sarjapur Road, Kasavanahalli, Karnataka 560035

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Price: Starting from INR 250 per person

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Know the History at Tipu Sultan Palace

Its a surreal experience walking on the same grounds as the famous ruler Tipu Sultan. One can easily see why it was called the ‘Abode of Happiness’, looking at its magnificent architecture. There are grand arches, carved walls & frescos, and immense balconies.

The designs have Indo-Islamic influences that remind us of the splendour of the bygone era of kings and empires. Walk amidst beautiful fountains and flowering gardens as you take a tour of this grandiose place. Don’t miss to see the museum inside that showcases the life of the ruler. 

Location: Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Bangalore.

Price: Rs. 15 per person. 

Timings: Every day 8:30 am-5: 30 pm

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Explore Brigade Road

One of the best shopping and eating destinations in Bangalore, Brigade Road will spoil you for choice. Shopping here is one of the best activities to do in Bangalore. For brand aficionados, there are outlets like Vero Moda, Arrow, Adidas, etc.

If you aren’t willing to splurge too much, explore the unbranded stalls for the latest affordable styles and fashion. Pick up imitation jewellery, watches, clothes, and eyewear. After a day of shopping, enjoy delicious food at places like Laughing Llama Gastropub, Kaulige Foods, Bon Sante, Wow! Momo, etc. 

Location: It stretches between the MG Road, Residency Road, and Museum Road. 

Price: No entry fee. 

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 9:00 pm.

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Visit Vidhana Soudha

This grand building, a very popular tourist attraction, is referred to as the ‘Taj Mahal of South India’ for its grandeur and pristine white architecture. This is the largest legislative building in India.

The design of the building has Dravidian, Rajasthani, South Indian, and Indo-Saracen influences and has beautifully carved granite pillars, walls, and domes. While antiques and rare paintings adorn the inside of Vidhana Soudha, the exteriors are dotted with lush gardens, fountains, and flowers. 

Location: Ambedkar Bheedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bangalore.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 5:30 pm. Closed on weekends and holidays.

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Visit UB City Mall

Considered to be one of the most luxurious malls in Bangalore, UB City Mall is a must-visit to see the glamorous side of the city and shopping here is one of the best activities to do in Bangalore. You will find all the high-end brands for shoes, clothing, accessories, cosmetics, like Burberry, Canali, Estee Lauder, etc. After a day of shopping, luxuriate at the famous Angsana Spa at the mall. 

Choose to have a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants offering Mexican, American, French, Japanese, and Mediterranean cuisine, which is one of the best
things to do in Bangalore at night. 

Location: 24, Vittal Mallya Road, KG Halli, D’Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore. 

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: Every day 11: 00 am- 8:00 pm. Restaurants are open till 11:30 pm (weekdays) and 1:00 am (weekends).

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Enjoy Boating at Ulsoor Lake

People love to visit this natural oasis of serenity and calmness to get away from the noise of the city. Boating here is one of the most popular activities to do in Bangalore that allows you to drift leisurely on the calm waters amidst lush greenery, birdsong, and fresh air. 

You can choose from a pedal or a rowboat and stop at your will at the various islands here. Don’t miss to see the beautiful sunrise and sunset from the waters,

Location: Halasuru, Bangalore.

Price: Rs. 35 for a 20-minute boat ride. 

Timings: Every day (except Wednesday): 6:00 am-8:00 pm.

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Go for a Short Trip to Bheemeshwari

If you want to spend some time alone in nature, there is no better place to explore than Bheemeshwari, located on the outskirts of Bangalore. A day trip package consists of a pickup from the city and a drop back at your chosen destination.

During the trip, you can enjoy a number of activities, adventures and games, all conducted in the midst of nature. You can go cycling, kayaking, rappelling, ziplining and indulge in bonfires and other activities while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Western Ghats.

Location: Bheemeshwari, Karnataka, India

Timings: 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Price: INR 6,500/- 
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Pray at ISKCON Temple

One of the best things to do in Bangalore with family is to visit the ISKCON temple. Besides being a popular temple, it is also a place where you can spend hours understanding the culture of the country. There are songs, recitals, prayer sessions, and lectures held regularly.

The temple’s architecture is amazing including a gold-plated flag post, stone carvings, fountains, waterfalls, arches, flowering gardens, and a huge amphitheatre. Don’t miss to see the Vedic museum and the exhibitions here.

Location: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road, Rajajinagar, Bangalore. 

Price: No entry fee. 

Timings: Every day 7:15 am-1:00 pm, and 4:15 pm- 8:30 pm

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Indulging in Street shopping at Commercial Street

Shopping in Commercial Street is one of the most fun things to do in Bangalore with your friends. Pick up things like imported cosmetics, chocolates, and bathing accessories. You will find amazing bargains on home linens, bridal wear, casual clothing, denim, painting equipment, stationery items, jewellery, shoes, and watches.

You can even pick up beautiful Afghani crockery and artworks here. You will also find shops offering tattoos and piercings here. Indulge in filter coffees, varieties of dosas, kebabs, sandwiches, and ice creams. 

Location: Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: Every day 11:00 am-8:00 pm.

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Have a Meal at Koshy’s

Every city has an iconic eatery or restaurant that has existed for several years without changing its food and recipe. One such restaurant in Bangalore is the iconic Koshy’s where some of the most famous people from history, including Queen Elizabeth II, have stopped by for a meal.

Some of the favourites that you absolutely can’t miss include their roast chicken and fish n’ chips. They also serve a range of chicken curries, fish curries and fluffy ghee rice that is the ideal meal for a lazy day in Bangalore.

Location: 39, St Marks Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Timings: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Price: INR 800 for two
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Stroll Around Lumbini Gardens

One of the most famous picnic destinations in Bangalore, Lumbini Garden is a natural oasis-like place amidst the high rises of Bangalore. Built around the Nagawara Lake, it lets people enjoy the beauty of the waterfront, which is a rarity in Bangalore.

Traverse on the walkways to enjoy amazing views of lush greenery, flowers, and exotic plants. Enjoy boating as you enjoy a cup of coffee cruising on the lake. Take a dip in the pool and walk on the artificial beach at the Wave Pool, one of the coolest activities to do in Bangalore. Children can enjoy toy train rides, twirling vortex, bungee jumping, etc. Don’t miss to see the 25 ft. high Buddha statue and the clock tower inside the park.

Location: Nagawara Lake, Ring Road, Hebbal, Bangalore. 

Price: Entry fee for adults is Rs. 30. Wave pool charges are Rs. 100.

Timings: Every day 11:00 am-7:00 pm.

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Get into Space at Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium

Exploring tha amazing world of science and planets at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium is one of the best things to do in Bangalore with family. See the fascinating world of the planets, stars, and how humans have engaged with them over the years.

See amazing sky-related movies at the Sky Theatre. See shows on ‘Dawn of the Space Age’ and spacecraft launches at the Mirror Dome. Don’t miss to see the life-size and interactive space & astronomy-related concepts at the Science Park.  

Location: Sri T Sankey Road, High Grounds, Bangalore. 

Price: Adults- Rs. 50, Children- Rs. 30.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am-5: 30 pm (Except Mondays and second Tuesdays).

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Phoenix Marketcity

Known as one of the best luxury and shopping destinations of Bangalore, Phoenix Marketcity promises a day full of fun, fine dining, and shopping. Shop for accessories, clothes, and sportswear at outlets like Steve Madden, Adidas, Columbia, etc. 

Indulge in your favourite food at Burger King, Copper Chimney, Haagen-Dazs, Marhaba, Whitefield Social, etc. Visit PVR Playhouse, which is a movie theatre dedicated to
children. Watching a movie at the mall’s 4DX Cinema is one of the most enthralling things to do in Bangalore with friends.

Location: Whitefield Mainroad, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Mahadevapura, Bangalore. 

Price: There is no entry fee. 

Timings: Every day 10:30 am-10:00 pm.

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Explore HAL Aerospace

Exploring the HAL Aerospace Museum is one of the best activities to do in Bangalore. Considered to be one of the best aero-engineering museums in the country, it houses amazing exhibits like a pilotless target aircraft (Lakshya), ejection seats with parachutes, ATC surveillance radars, etc. 

Take a walk at the museum’s beautiful rose garden, herbal garden, and the orchidarium. Don’t miss to see the sustainability park with working models of windmills, biogas plants, and solar-powered systems. Enjoy a delicious meal at the open-air dining space after the museum tour. 

Location: Near HAL Police Station, HAL Old Airport Road, Marathalli, Bangalore. 

Price: Adults- Rs. 50. 

Timings: Every day 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 

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Visit Dodda Allada Mara

While in Bangalore, you will get a chance to visit the second-largest banyan tree in the country. This 400-year-old tree is a popular tourist site and a great place to see the majesty and uniqueness of nature, one of the best things to do in Bangalore.

The most interesting aspect is that what looks like a cluster of tens of trees is one tree. Standing on hundreds of aerial roots, this tree is revered by the locals and considered to be the holy trinity of Hindu Gods. 

Location: Tavarekere, Uttarahalli Hobli, Bangalore. 

Price: No entry fee. 

Timings: Every day 9:30 am-9: 30 pm.

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Unwind at Hard Rock Cafe

One of the best things to do in Bangalore is to visit the iconic Hard Rock Cafe. In fact, this tops the charts for anybody visitng Bangalore. Enjoy handcrafted drinks like Banana Berry Colada, Southern Rock, Electric Blues, and Espresso Martini.

The Legendary Steak Burgers like The Impossible Burger and BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger must not be missed. Try fajitas, grilled salmon, chicken tenders and round off the meal with an apple cobbler and hot fudge milkshake. On weekends, enjoy music performances, gigs, and stand up comedy acts. 

Location: 40, St. Marks Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore. 

Price: Approximately Rs. 2,500 for two people.

Timings: Every day 12:00 pm- 1:00 am.

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Escape Room Bangalore

For fun group activities in Bangalore, you can head to Escape Room, an innovative activity centre that has been created to bring out the detective in you. When you enter the Escape Room, you get locked in with your teammates and you have to solve a number of intriguing puzzles, riddles and mysteries using the things you have inside the room and your own common sense before the time is up.

You get a brief summary of the rules and methods of the game and then you can spend the next 60 minutes trying to escape the room. This simulated reality adventure is one of the best ways to spend your time when you are in Bangalore.

Location: 12, 3rd Floor Pragati Mansion, 1st Cross Rd, 5th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Price: INR 570 per person 
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Have a Beer at Toit

Toit is one of the most popular bars in one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Bangalore. The bar is also open till very late at night, ensuring that even after you have had a long and eventful day in Bangalore, you can stop by Toit for a pint of beer.

In fact, the establishment is famous for its bodacious brews and delicious food that is the perfect accompaniment to your drink. You can also enjoy live music that is performed at the pub regularly and overall have a ball of a time when you are here.

Location: 100 Feet Road, Ear-Drops Total Spirits, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Timings: Monday to Friday (12:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.), Saturday and Sunday (8:30 a.m. – 12:20 a.m.)

Price: INR 2,000 for two 
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Visit Shivasamudram Waterfall

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bangalore is the Shivasamudram Waterfall, where several different streams of water coalesce into a cascading fall and drop down to a picturesque pool below.

The waterfall is not very tall and is surrounded by acres and acres of greenery and wilderness. The best time to visit the waterfall is right after the monsoon season when the water from the streams comes down in full force. You can even rent a boat on-site and explore the middle of the waterfall.

Location: Chamarajnagar, Karnataka, India

Timings: Open 24 hours

Price: Free entry
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Walk into the World of Meditation at Pyramid Valley

Pyramid Valley is an international meditation centre in Bangalore that was founded by Brahmarshi Pitamaha Dr Patriji to disseminate the power of meditation to the masses. Different types of meditations, yoga and thinking activities are conducted through regular classes, workshops and exhibitions and lessons that you can sign up for when you are in Bangalore.

One of the most unique aspects of Pyramid Valley is its pyramid-like structure which can accommodate up to 5000 people at a time. It is one of the most peaceful places in Bangalore, where people from all over the country come to meditate.

Location: Sadanandanagar, Bennigana Halli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560033

Timings: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free entry
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Behold the Mystical Bull Temple

The Bull Temple, also known as Nandi Temple, is one of the most famous temples in Bangalore, where people from all over the country travel to pay their homage to the Nandi God. The most famous aspect of the temple is the large statue of Nandi or the Cow God, that is carved out of a single block of greystone.

It is said to be one of the largest of its kind in the world, with an impressive height of 4.6 m and a length of 6.1 m. There are several legends and beliefs associated with the statue and the adjoining temple that have been garnered over the years, but nevertheless, it is a fascinating place to visit and pay your respects.

Location: Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

Timings: 5:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free entry
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Visit the National Gallery of Modern Art

Set up inside a beautiful heritage mansion, The National Gallery of Modern Art is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bangalore and home to over 500 pieces of modern marvels. The museum has a charming café and a souvenir shop as well on the premises from where you can make purchases.

Inside, you can see paintings by some of the most prominent Indian painters including Amrita Sher-Gill and Raja Ravi Verma. You can also see paintings from the Tagores, sculptures, installations and other fascinating exhibits at the museum.

Location: 49, GF, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (closed on Monday)

Price: INR 20 for Indians, INR 500 for foreign nationals
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