Jayanagar is easily one of the most beautiful localities of Bengaluru with a lot of positive vibes and excitement packed for you. The very ambiance of this locality is so enticing that it can make you fall in love with it at your first sight. It is a residential and commercial neighbourhood surrounded by areas like Basavanagudi, JP Nagar, Wilson Garden, and Banashankari 2nd stage among others. Being regarded as the most liveable place in the city, Jayanagar is beautifully gingerbread in its old charm. From hotels, street food, art galleries, to cultural hubs and shopping, Jayanagar is padded with a lot of things. Here we are with a list of things to do in Jayanagar in today’s read.
Things to do in Jayanagar
RWH Theme Park
Visvevaraya Rain Water Harvesting Theme park is something that most people might not have explored in Jayanagar. Indeed a cool place to stopover during weekends where you can witness and know about the 26 types of rainwater harvesting models. It is not a traditional theme park however you can still enjoy the serenity that is maintained here. Blessed with a beautiful garden inside, this park can help to satisfy your appetite for Instagram friendly photos – do carry a DSLR.
Where: 227, 9th Main Road, 5th Block, Jayanagar
Located in Jayanagar 4th block, Tarang Arts is a store where you can buy handicraft items and Tanjore Paintings. They have a pretty unique collection of items that will surely catch your attention. From Rosewood furniture, wooden handicrafts, bronze sculptures to an amazing piece of creative home decor items, Tarang arts is one of the local’s favorite decorative store in the locality.
Where: 11th main road, Jayanagar 4th block.
Open: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
For more information, visit their website here
Books Bonanza is a godown that has an awesome collection of used books from contemporary to old classics that includes Comics, Fictions, and much more for a dirt cheap wholesale price. Their Kilo Fares which happens often can definitely motivate you to check them out. If you are a book lover then this is the place for you.
Where: 3rd Cross, Someshwara Nagar, Jayanagar 1st block
Open: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
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Fun at Talk to the Hand Laser Tag
If you are bored of usual clubs and bars and love shooting laser beams then Talk to the hand has some innovative games for you. Make a team of 4-5 and simply head to this place. Get on to the war mode and forget yourself in the Battledome – fight with your enemy, have loads of fun and also ask for other gaming consoles. As an add-on, you have a cafe where you can order some fries, potato smilies, sandwiches, noodles, and milkshakes.
Open: 11 AM – 9 PM
Where: 2nd floor, HM Zeta, 11 Th Main, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 4th Block, Jayanagar
Mumbai Vadapav Wala
If you are craving for authentic Mumbai chaat in Bengaluru then this little outlet located opposite to Vijaya college is a must-visit. This is one of the first outlets in the city to sell Bread Pakoda / Delhi Sandwich. Filled with youth crowd, this food point is also known for their super-awesome vada pav and pav bhaji.
Open: 10 AM – 10 PM
Where: 11th main, Opp to Vijaya college, Jayanagar 4th block
Started with a little bunk around 40 years ago with homemade south Indian snacks, Shenoy stores has grown to become of the favorites among the people of Jayanagar. If you are hungry for something you are not aware of then simply come to this place. Order little samosas, Ambode (Typical south Indian vade) for Rs.3 each – your day is made. Similar to Basavanagudi’s Subbamma store, you can also buy Indian snacks (Chakli, Kodubele, Papad), ready to make mixes, peanuts and more.
Open: 10 AM – 10 PM
Where: Adjacent to Ganesh Darshan, 27th cross, 9th main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar
Jayanagar BDA Complex
The moment we say Jayanagar, the first thing that comes to our mind is Shopping. It is one of the popular street shopping places of Bangalore that houses the stores and shops selling groceries, clothes, books, novelties, shoes, and other home decor items. Knock the roadside vendors in the complex for the better deals.
Tip: Look for the smaller shops. Explore more to find something trendy and of good quality at relatively a lower price.
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Hari’s Super Sandwich
Started in 1999, Hari’s super sandwich is one of the popular food points in Bangalore. Their Chocolate sandwich, American Sweet Corn, Dahi Toast varieties, to special Boondhi Masala and Congress Masala with Bhel Puri, this Chaat point will never fall flat to impress you.
Where: Aurobindo Marg, Jaynagar East, Jayanagar 3rd block
The Lassi Park
Be it Ice creams, faludas, Sundaes, Milkshakes or ten variety of Lassis, the lassi park has everything on their menu. Located opposite to the main gate of NMKRV Women PU college, this is an ideal point for students, residents or anyone who crave for awesome desserts in the city.
Open: 11:30 AM – 12 AM
Where: Aurobindo Marg, Opp to NMKRV Women PU college, Jayanagar 3rd block
Hoge Ice Cream Parlour
One of the popular Ice Cream Parlours of Bangalore which is known for Dragon’s Breath. Little pricey but their Dragon’s Breath, Smoky Oreo biscuit, Chocolate Soda, and Sandwich are a must try.
Open: 10 AM – 10 PM
Where: South End C Crossroad, KSRTC Layout, 2nd Phase, Near Ragi Gudda temple
People Tree Cafe
People tree cafe is a hookah parlor and an awesome hangout place in the city for hookah lovers. Blessed with a lovely ambiance, this is one of the fewer places in Bangalore that serves amazing hookah. Their food is not so great but you will enjoy the place coupled with few buddies.
Open: 11 AM – 11 PM
Where: 2nd Cross Road, Next to Naturals ice cream, 7th Block, Jayanagar
This list is incomplete without the mention of Cool joint – one of our favorites in Jayanagar. We have been going to this place from our college times, indeed one of the most loved and crowded snack joints of the city. So when you are here, do try their Hot Chocolate Fudge, Faluda, Paneer Sandwich, Tomato Soup, and mouth-watering cheese sandwich.
Open: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Where: 30th cross, 11th main, 4th block, Jayanagar
This is a legendary place that serves lip-smacking south Indian breakfast items in the city. Almost every Bengalurian might have visited this place and everyone has their favorites. Well, we recommend Masala dose with extra butter, Kesari bath, melting Idli, Kharabath, and ahh – the amazing filter coffee.
Open: 7 AM – 12 PM and 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: 1004, Main road, Jayanagar 4th Block
Ranganna Military Hotel
End your craving for the World’s best Thalai Maamasa (Head Meat), Paaya (trotter soup) and Kaima ball fry in this highly acclaimed non-veg food destination of Bangalore, Ranganna military hotel. You feel like you are in heaven when you put the piping hot mutton pulao in your mouth and I’m not exaggerating. Muniranganna (owner) says, “Our spices come from KR market and are ground fresh at the premises.” The early morning ride to this hotel and the scrumptious Kaal Soup (Leg Soup) along with Idli and Kaima are enough to make your day.
Open: 7:30 AM to 4 PM and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 61, KR Rd, Tata Silk Farm, Jayanagar, Bengaluru
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Snow city – Nearby attraction
Experience Manali, and Shimla in Namma Bengaluru. Visit snow city with your friends or your girlfriend for some great time. You can enjoy snowfall, snow climbing, snow tube sliding, and igloos in 45 minutes. It will be freaking cold inside with temperature maintained inside is -4 to -5 degrees. You will be provided with snow jackets and snow boots. It is not too expensive and but if you want to click photos then carry your own camera. (Because you will be charged Rs.900 to click photos for you).
Where: Jayamahal Main Road | Opposite TV tower, JC Nagar, Bengaluru
Open: 10 AM to 8 PM
Basavanagudi is one of the oldest areas of Bengaluru located along the borders of Jayanagar. The name ‘Basavanagudi’ makes reference to the Bull Temple and a monolith statue of the Nandi. In fact, Basava (meaning Bull in Kannada) and Gudi (meaning temple in Kannada) and thus the name, ‘Basavanagudi.’ It is a home to voluminous retail businesses, food points, temples, parks, and many other attractions – be it Gandhi Bazaar, VV Puram food street or the famous Bull temple for an instance. If you are in Bengaluru then Basavanagudi is something you can’t afford to miss.
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Other Nearby Attractions: Raagi Gudda Anjaneya temple, Maiya’s Hotel, Brahmin’s Cafe, and MTR.