Things to do in Bangalore

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Here is the list of 14 Things to do in Bangalore

1. Jog through Cubbon Park

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Spread over an area of 300 acres, Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt region of the city and is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, the park is named so in his honour. It is home to more than 6,000 trees that support a vibrant ecosystem. In addition to being a natural sightseeing destination, some of the major structures of the city such as the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park are also situated here. Another famous attraction in the Cubbon Park is The Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second largest aquarium in India.

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2. Relax in Lal Bagh

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in Bangalore and is nationally and internationally renowned centre for botanical artwork, scientific study of plants and also conservation of plants. A haven for all nature lovers, Lal Bagh covers an area 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants. It was commissioned by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by his son Tipu Sultan. The garden features rare plants of French, Persian and Afghani origin and has attained the status of a Government Botanical Garden. The Lal Bagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old is found here and is a major tourist attraction. 

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3. Night Shopping at MG Road

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One of the busiest roads in Bangalore, MG Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road is a hub of recreational and commercial activity in the city. Swarming with people at almost all the time, MG Road is a one-stop destination for a perfect weekend shopping adventure. Items such as traditional handicrafts, silk, sarees and cutlery and bone china sets are easily available here among other enticing goods. And once you get tired of shopping and are looking for a quick bite to eat, a plethora of cafes and restaurants here are at your service. Nights at MG Road call for partying and dancing till you drop and it packs quite a few high-end pubs as well. One of the most popular shopping and entertainment hubs of Bangalore, MG Road is a must visit when you're in the city.

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4. Be amused at the Wonder La Water Park

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Wonderla is said to be the best amusement park in the city (and also one of the best in the country), and attracts all those looking for a rush of adrenaline. While it is most famous for the high-thrill dry rides, it also features some relaxed, fun rides, hence providing something for every visitor.

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5. Paddle over the Ulsoor Lake

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One of the largest lakes in Bangalore, the Ulsoor Lake is a magnanimous lake that is sprawled over an area of 50 hectares. Ulsoor lake was built by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, who was Bangalore's commissioner at that time. Dotted with a number of islands all along, the natural beauty of this destination is enhanced by the lush greenery that surrounds the lake. Owing to its natural beauty and calming environment, the Ulsoor Lake is frequented by picnickers and nature lovers alike. Ulsoor Lake is also an important venue for the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, some time during the months of August and September every year.

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6. Tour the Innovative Film City

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The Innovative Film City in Bengaluru is an Indian theme park located at Bidadi, just 40 kilometres away on the outskirts of the city, on the way to Mysore. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangalore, the place covers almost 58 acres of land. Whether you like to shop, eat, simply walk and explore or experience your childhood again; there is something unique that the Film City has to offer you.

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7. Shopping at Commercial Street

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Located in the Central Business District of Bangalore, Commercial Street is home to a number of small shopkeepers and thrift shops which sell the most delightful variety of articles you can find. One of the first shopping areas a newcomer to the city is told about, Commercial Street is a fix for all your shopping needs and weekend entertainment. Needless to say, it is one of the most popular and visited shopping destinations in Bangalore. This destination is most famous for its variety of goods which range from street side markets to high-end stores. Whether one is looking for those Jimmy Choos or the local silk sari, chances are one will find it easily in many of the shops or the malls situated here. The lively atmosphere which is always abuzz with activity and the mad, mad rush of the local market make Commercial Street is every shopaholic's delight.

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8. Explore the Universe at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore is a popular attraction site in the city, administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). The entire establishment is meant for the science enthusiasts and is devoted towards providing a detailed knowledge about earth and space and various scientific aspects of it in a fun and exciting way. From how stars form to how planets evolve, from the origin of life to human's space expeditions, from how gravity works to how eclipses happen - the planetarium tells it all. The Sky Theatre is its main attraction, but there are other interesting set ups as well which is fun to experience as well as gives an overall idea about a number of scientific phenomena.

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9. Catch the Sunrise at Nandi Hills

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Situated about an hour and a half away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is majestic trekking destination, roughly resembling a sleeping bull. It is a favourite among Bangaloreans for early morning drives to catch the sunrise, adventure sports, or one-day getaways to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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10. Go-Karting

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Go-karting is an adrenaline pumping activity best for those who are racing enthusiasts. The activity involves driving a vehicle called the go-kart for a particular distance or a limited number of laps. This vehicle is a small four-wheeled machine behaving like a car with only one passenger seating. Simulating the thrills of professional racing on a smaller level, this activity will set your heart on pace and will thrill you to the fullest.

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11. Cycling in the Outskirts

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Outskirts of Bengaluru are a cyclist's delight. One can rent a cycle from the multiple cycle groups available here such as Namma Cycle, Bums on the saddle, Bike Zone etc.

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12. Shop around the City

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Bangalore is a paradise for all the people looking to shop in the city. From high-end luxury malls to local thrift shops and street market, this place deals with everything one might need, with a budget which suits everyone's pocket. From beautiful clothes to ethnic south Indian Jewellery, to beautiful handicraft items and to local spices and condiments, there is absolutely nothing you won't find here.

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13. Find Peace under the Big Banyan Tree

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The Big Banyan Tree or locally called as the Dodda Alada Mara is a 400 year old banyan tree in the village of Kethohalli near Bangalore. Sprawling over a vast 3 acres of land, the tree is one of the largest of its kind. In the 2000s, the tree got infected with a natural disease and the chief roots died of contamination. Ever since, the giant tree looks like an amalgamation of several smaller trees, with its roots still multiplying in number and size. Awning with at least a thousand aerial roots, Alada Mara covers a circumference of more than 250 metres.

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14. Go Quad Biking

Bored of being stuck in the traffic every day? Hop on an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and let it roar your way off the normal roads and bring the wild rider out. You have plenty of options in Bangalore to get the experience of these monster bikes. Go on wild on a track if you choose to, go free on the off road tracks around Bangalore or check out the trails at night. It is an experience you don't want to miss out on in your life. Such rides can be experienced either near Kanakpura Road or near Nandi Hills with the help of a company Dirt Mania. These Quad Bike Rides can cost somewhere from INR 500 to 5000 depending upon the Track, Trail and the length. Night Trails require a pre-booking.

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  • OYO Townhouse 040 Global Village Tech Park

    INR 1,545 /night onwards

  • The Ritz - Carlton, Bangalore

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