If your team is looking to get some adrenaline rush, no better place than Wonder la, it is India’s most acclaimed amusement park, and we are sure it would not disappoint with the 60+ rides it has on offer. Rides like Drop Zone, Maverick, Flash Tower, Equinox, Insanity, Y-Scream, Hurricane, Jungle Lagoon, Boomerang, Harakiri, Banded Kraits, Twisters, Wavy and Vertical Fall, etc. are sure to leave you screaming with excitement. You can also treat your taste buds at in-house restaurants like Pizza Corner, Waves, Chillies, Park View –there is something for all palates. There is also a resort within the park that offers comfortable rooms and great food, in case you want to extend your outing. Distance from city centre: 29 km
Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak
Located among the greenery and hills in God’s Own Country, Wayanad is the perfect team outing place near Bangalore to engage in thrilling activities in the midst of nature. Rock climbing, rappelling, off-roading in the jungle, etc. For those looking for relaxation and tranquillity, there are other activities like fishing, boating, cycling, etc. You can also pay a visit to some tourist spots like Banasura Sagar Dam, Chain Tree, Muthanaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Kuruva Islands, Soochipara Waterfalls, etc. There are plenty of campsites and resorts, so choose one that best suits your team. We recommend staying for 2-3 days to make sure you have a leisurely trip and that everyone goes home happy, relaxed and rejuvenated. Distance from city centre: 264kms
Best Time: Throughout the year
Known For : Cauvery Fishing Camp Doddamakkali Nature Camp Boat Rides in Bheemeshwari
Nestled among the forests in Karnataka alongside the majestic Cauvery, Bheemeshwari offers you a taste of nature that is wonderful and picturesque. You can go fishing, coracle riding, rafting, snorkelling, elephant riding, trekking to Basavana Betta, explore the ruins around the place, etc. If you are lucky, you may also spot some tigers, leopards, crocodiles, deer, snakes, turtles or elephants around. Or the Mahseer, the best-known game-fish to man. Outdoor team-building events can also be arranged on special request. There are campsites available for you to spend a night in the wild and feel close to nature. Nature, wildlife, adventure, thrill – Bheemeshwari has everything you are looking for your team. Distance from city centre: 100kms
Best Time: Throughout the year
For those seeking thrill and fun at the same time, head to Mango Mist. You can spend a night in a tent to get the feeling of a true campsite. Or if you are just there for a day-out, you can choose among the many mango packages available. Activities include a barbeque dinner, paint ball, pool party, mist dance, adventure games like zorbing, rock climbing, zip lining, Burma bridge, archery, etc. aside from standard outdoor games like badminton, cricket, football, volleyball, etc. Boating and fishing can also be arranged on special request. What more do you need! A wholesome team outing place near Bangalore indeed. Distance from city centre: 25kms
Bangalore can get a little enervating during summer, and if there is a dire need to get out of the humidity and cover yourself in the artificial snow in zero temperature, Snow City is calling out to you. Located around 5km away from the city junction railway station it’s Bangalore’s first indoor snow park and is the perfect place to spend the day with your team and indulge in some adventure snow sports like snowballing, ice mountain climbing and ice sliding. If you want to go easy on your wallet and time for a hiatus from work, Snow City is the one for you with an affordable entry fee and an ample winter experience that’ll get you away from the sun and will give you respite from work.
If you thought that trekking is an activity only to be done in the morning, you are certainly wrong. Skandagiri, a hilltown near Bangalore, gives you the opportunity to trek and explore the hills in the night while the moon is casting its light. Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is at an elevation of 1450 meters surrounded by the Nandi Hills. The hill has a ruined fort on the way which makes the night trek even more interesting by adding the element of horror. And the best part is that you can spend the night at the hilltop under the star. Not to forget the bonfire that is specially lit for the trekkers to sit around and enjoy the warmth. The serenity of the night will make you feel at ease. Trekking is an excellent activity for Team Outings!
Golden Palms is the right place for you if you want to have a luxurious team outing place near Bangalore. You can enjoy games like cricket, squash, badminton, table tennis, football, water volleyball, chess, billiards, etc. Alternatively, you could just laze around the swimming pool or go in for a relaxing spa treatment. Not to mention some dance and fine dining. If you plan, their team may even assist you in arranging some unique games like aqua-zorbing or other team-building activities. What more do you need to have a fun time with your colleagues! Distance from city centre: 30 km
One of the most popular resorts for corporate folks, Ramee Guestline, is located very close to Electronic City. You can enjoy sports like table tennis, pool, badminton and soak in the swimming pool, have a hearty lunch and spend some time chatting by the pool. There is also a life-size chess and ludo area to amp up the fun factor. If you want to have an engaging kind of day, you can request the resort team to organise some outdoor activities for team-building or just sharing general camaraderie. It is one of the team outing places near Bangalore that has something for all types of teams here, thrill and excitement and also relaxation and tranquillity. Distance from city centre: 35kms
Making way for a healthy meal is the globe grub in Bangalore. This place is synonymous with delicious food that can satiate all food cravings. It is home to some of the most appreciated cuisines which include continental, pan Asian. North India etc. in order to cater for a large number of diners, it occupies a favourable location at Marathahalli. The Globe Grub is one of the most sought seafood restaurants in Marathahalli. Various services offered at the venue include valet parking, E-wallets accepted and wheelchair seating services.
Timings: 11:30AM to11:00 PM
Location: 2nd floor, soul space, Paradigm, above Bata showroom, Outer Ring Road,
Cost of two: INR1300
It does not get more beautiful than this an alfresco restaurant perched 200feet high among the clouds, with the beautiful garden City of Bangalore spread at its feet. Ebony had been wowing clientele for more than two decades with the eclectic mix of cuisines, unobtrusive service and unsurpassable setting. It celebrates food that is unpretentious in nature and timeless in its appeal.
Timings: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: 84 Hotel Ivory Tower The Penthouse Floor MG Road
Cost for two: INR1400
Chutney Chang at Museum Road is the ultimate place to go in a group and enjoy the lip-smacking buffet. What makes it awesome is its rotational menu, you end up there on every day of the week you will have something different each time. They go all out with the dessert bar which almost looks like candy land.
Timings: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: No. 31 & 31/1, HM Eleganza, Museum Road, Near Church Street
Cost for two: INR 1500
They specialise in serving Mughlai, North Indian and Afghani delicacies. The restaurant is named so because every person who chooses to dine here is treated like a celebrity and every customer's slightest wish is their highest command. It proves to be ideal for hardcore non-vegetarian goodies and absolutely great for team outings.
Timings: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: ITPB Main road, Vijayanagar, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bangalore -560066
Cost for two: INR 1300
If you are corporate honchos who would like to engage in the classic game of golf, this is where you should be headed. Apart from golf which is the main attraction here, there are also other options like poolside volleyball, billiards, horse riding, squash, badminton, table tennis, darts, etc. On special request, they also arrange team building activities like rock climbing, rappelling or a trek to Ramanagara. They also have a multi-level swimming pool if you wish to splash around like an aquatic creature. The resort is also child-friendly, just in case you are having a day out with families of your team members. Distance from city centre: 33kms
One more luxury resort for your team’s day out, Clarks Exotica is a grand resort, just a 5 minutes ride from the Kempegowda International Airport. You can enjoy a lot of games like squash, basketball, badminton, volleyball, cricket, carrom, and chess or take a dip in the huge swimming pool. There is also a spa available if you want to unwind. Team fun activities can also be arranged here. A superb place for the team outing, especially if you have visitors who want to catch a flight after your team event. Oh and did we mention, the food is to die for! Distance from city centre: 30kms
Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty
You have been living under a rock if you have not heard of this place! Lush green farms, serene waterfalls, the Nilgiri peaks – all ideal spots for trekking or simply ambling around. Plenty of options to stay and eat in this colonial hill station. If you plan and book in advance, you may also be able to arrange some outbound activities for the team. But we suggest you keep that for some other time; when in Ooty, just calm, relax and let nature works its magic to heal your urban woes. Distance from city centre: 270kms
Best Time: Throughout the year
Known For : Sykes Point Sathodi Falls Kulgi Nature Camp
If you are looking for an action-packed day full of team building activities and a day out in the sun, head to Dandeli. Go rafting in the Kali river, head out for a wildlife safari, go on a trek or just have some outbound gaming activities for your group. You can customise it as you want. Since Dandeli is located in Uttar Kannada district, we recommend going for two or three days and enjoying all activities rather than cramming them in a short visit. There are many resorts and homestay options available to make your stay relaxed and comfortable. Distance from city centre: 460 km
Best Time: October to May
Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)
You are really lucky if you work in Bangalore, there are lots of places located nearby to offer you the perfect respite from the daily hustle-and-bustle. One such exotic location is Coorg. Breathe in the aroma of coffee as you amble around the hills or water bodies, or just laze around in your resort and enjoy the games and pools. Or you could organise some outdoor training activities for team building purposes. Coorg is a complete package, the perfect team outing place near Bangalore to enjoy your timeout and achieve complete nirvana. Distance from city centre: 240 km
Best Time: October to March
A one-of-its-kind underground resort, Guhantara is a great team outing place near Bangalore to spend a leisurely day with your colleagues. It screams of mythological influences – the restaurant is called Sambhojana, the bar is called Madhushala, the spa is named Agastya Kuteera. There are also other activities on offer like paintball, bicycle riding, tunnel trekking, zorbing, quad biking, horse riding, trampoline, archery, darts, slingshot, etc. There is also a large swimming pool to laze around, or you could just enjoy a luxurious spa break. A place very close to the city, which offers you the perfect mix of activity and leisure, so everyone goes home happy! Distance from city centre: 35km
Machinbele Camp is THE place to be for all adrenaline junkies. Machinbele is the reservoir of a dam constructed on the Arkavathi river. It is a favourite spot for team outings as lots of activities can be organised here: kayaking, rafting, shooting, paintball, quad biking, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing, jumaring, trekking, zip-lining, etc. For those faint of heart, some activities like cycling, fishing, boating are also available. You can spend the night in tents to get the real feel of an outdoor camping experience. But don’t worry, safety measures are in place to ensure you have a safe adventure. Oh, and the food available is sumptuous yet light, just what you need if you are going adventure-hunting. Distance from city centre: 50kms
A luxury retreat destination for your team, Royal Orchid Resort spans over 8 acres of lush greenery and calm environs. You can enjoy outdoor games like cricket, football, basketball, volleyball or indoor games like table tennis, carrom, chess, etc. You could also just laze around the swimming pool and indulge in some aqua-therapy for your tired soul. On special request, corporate outdoor events for team-building may be arranged. Oh, and the food is divine! And all this within easy distance of the city, convenience and comfort at its best. Distance from city centre: 15km
The perfect spot to enjoy the calm and tranquillity of nature, Wonder Valley is a great place, located conveniently near South Bangalore. You can enjoy a myriad of activities like cycling, night trekking, paintball, shooting range, monthly marathon, herbal garden tour, jumaring, river crossing, rafting, zip lining, kayaking, treasure hunt or night navigation trekking. Given that there is a lake in their premises, you can also enjoy boating or fishing apart from the aforementioned activities. And the cherry on the cake – you can spend the night in a tent, in case you decide to stay the night. Distance from city centre: 40km
Known For : Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Nagarhole National Park Kutta
Literally meaning Snake River, Nagarhole national park, situated along the snake-like Kabini River, is home to the teak trees and the highest number of tigers in the country. It is one of the most beautiful abodes of the Royal Bengal Tiger. It attracts wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, adventure lovers, foreign tourists alike. You can go jungle trekking to spot some exotic wildlife or engage in activities like banana boat riding, rafting, swimming, rappelling, etc. You can camp overnight in the jungle and cosy around a bonfire, but beware – the light and heat may attract wildlife. All in all, one of the best places if you seek thrill but not your everyday run-of-the-mill activities. Distance from city centre: 220kms
Best Time: October to May
Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls
The lesser said about this place, the better it is! The perfect destination for all your needs – Munnar is the face of God’s Own Country! You can go exploring the place – the tea plantations, the hills, the valleys, etc. On special request, adventure activities like rappelling and rock climbing can be organised, but that’s not why you come to Munnar. Stay in some amazing resorts and enjoy a bonfire. Just relax, breathe in the fresh aroma, and feel nature to your bones. Distance from city centre: 465kms
Best Time: September to May
Known For : Kurumgad Island Sadashivgadh Hill Fort Devbagh Beach
If jungles, adventures, treks and wildlife are too intense for you, head to Karwar. Pristine beaches, intense sun-and-sand and a throw of activities like fishing, moonlight expeditions, ferry rides, etc. make it exciting nevertheless. If some of you still crave adventure, rappelling, rope climbing, trekking, etc. can still be arranged for you. But take our opinion, and leave all that for another time. Take a stroll along the beach, venture into the gushing waves, build sand castles and just let the sea soothe your tired soul. And oh yeah, hog on some fabulous local seafood. Distance from city centre: 424kms
Best Time: November to Apr
Are you and your colleagues hovering between thrill and relaxing to take a break from work? Well, Savandurga hills will serve both with cave exploring, rock climbing, trekking, camping, etc. After a long hike to the hilltop you can relax and enjoy the mesmeric view and jump into a frisson of happiness. Manchanabele dam near the hill is a place which allures you with water sports. Savandurga hill is considered to be the among the largest monolith hills in Asia. So get out with your colleagues to this pristine place to enjoy its sheer delight. All you need is lots of water, snacks and the right pair of shoes and you’re ready to go. Distance from city centre: 50 km (1.5 hours by car)
Best Time: November to May
The most unconventional way of spending an afternoon with your office colleagues would be ambling at Grover Vineyard. An hour away from the city and 50 km toward the north of Bangalore, you can enjoy stomping on grapes, sipping on the best wine available, lunch buffet on the hills and some bird watching. If you’re an avid wine drinker and a nature lover, Grover Vineyard is the perfect stop for you during weekends to obliterate all your stress while wandering around one of nature’s best closets located at the foot of Nandi Hills in Bangalore. They will provide you with a guide to help you tour around the vineyard oozing with greenery. Your next stop ought to be this scenic vineyard.
Sitting at home, you can only imagine riding on a road enveloped in hills and clouds. If you and your work team are cycling enthusiasts and have an immense love for hills and riding on inclined roads, the one day Nandi trail cycle tour will make your imagination come true. It is arranged in the outskirts of Bangalore, 50 km away from the city near the Nandi Hills. It also offers a nutritious breakfast made with organic vegetables, a visit to a potter’s village and great tours during the 25 km ride. Food and travelling are claimed to be the best combination for gaining celestial satisfaction during a time of office monotony.
The easiest way to dust off your workload from your shoulders during a weekend would be by having a tasty meal at this lounge called Windsor Pub located in Indiranagar. Considered to be Bangalore’s first gastropub, 22 years old pub, serves dishes ranging from lemon chicken to crab curry, Malabar prawns and pork dishes. The food, drinks, the retro ambience and the live music will de-stress your mind, and you can rekindle with your work buddies away from office walls. So are you still scowling over Monday blues?
Designed around an Egyptian theme, it is a well-maintained property for a team outing place near Bangalore. The usual fanfare of indoor and outdoor games are on offer. There is also a 9-hole golf course for anyone who would like to try his hand at the game. Food is on point. Special mention about the day and night cricket stadium, and twenty-four swimming pools! Yes, you read that right. 24!!! Also, a special discotheque and dance floor for your team to let their hair down! Distance from city centre: 45kms
Team outings places near Bangalore are essential every once in a while to celebrate team successes, motivate the team to perform better and just to a break from the stress of daily office life. We have attempted to include some new and exciting spots in this list. We have purposefully omitted some cliched spots like Pondicherry, Mysore, Kodaikanal or Hampi but they are great places to visit near Bangalore nevertheless. We hope you have fun with your team, should you decide to visit one of these locations. Do share your experiences with us if you have already visited any.