There are a few localities in Bengaluru which have become the part of city’s culture and heritage from ages. They are so inherent that in its every lane, you will experience the gray fragrance of the city’s legacy. One such bustling areas of Bengaluru is JP Nagar. It is a residential locality in the South of Bengaluru bordered by Jayanagara, Banashankari Bannerghatta Road, and BTM Layout. Being regarded as the most happening place in the city, JP Nagar has transformed into an upmarket residential and commercial locality. From hotels, street food, art galleries, to cultural hubs and shopping, the area is padded with a lot of things. Here we are with a list of things to do in JP Nagar in today’s read.
Top Things to do in JP Nagar
Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR)
This iconic restaurant needs no introduction and no fancy words to express its legendary taste of food. Every time we go to MTR, we wonder as for how they get that perfect froth at the top. If you want to have a real deal with filter kaapi then simply come to this place. You find this hotel in 8-10 different locations across the city and they have a branch in JP Nagar too. Yey!
Open: 7 AM – 9:30 PM
Where: No. 44, Kutchi Bhavan, Opp. Mini Forest, 1st Main Rd, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
Rangashankara, a dream of Shankar Nag made true by Arundathi Nag and team is the most vibrant cultural hub of the city. Being a great platform for talented artists, it has a reputation for offering some engaging activities at a very low cost. The price ranges between Rs 100-Rs 150. However; there are some plays whose ticket size may go up to Rs.200.
Where: 36/2, 8th Cross Road, R K Colony, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
We don’t know what lot can happen over a coffee but dialogues cafe is a perfect answer to all the innovation that can happen in a cafe. It is a coffee house located in JP Nagar and Koramangala with an awesome collection of books.
This is not another ordinary cafe where you just chill out and empty your pocket for an overpriced coffee and food. With time being the currency here you can have as many snacks you wish for, makes use of free Wifi, relax with a book on bean bag – and you pay only for the time spent here. It is Rs.190 for the first hour and then Rs.3 per minute with a maximum charge being Rs.1000 per day.
Open: 10 AM – 11 PM
Where: 15th Cross Rd, Gangadhar Nagar, JP Nagar Phase 6, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
If you want to chill out with your friends relishing some good food then come to this place. It is one of the most happening places in JP Nagar blessed with a great ambiance. It is a rooftop pub and probably one of a kind in Rajajinagar. Be it a friend’s party or just a simple weekend hangout; one can easily bet on Stories.
Open: 10:30 AM – 1 AM
Where: N-15, 3rd Floor, 24th Main Road, JP Nagar, 1st Phase, Above RBL Bank, Opp Cakewala, Bengaluru
Paradise – A Legend Since 1953
This is one of the iconic eateries which is famous for its Hyderabad Biriyani. We are not really a fan of their other items but Biriyani is too good. So, when you are in JP Nagar, stop at Paradise for a good-some Biriyani
Open: 11 AM – 11 PM
Where: 915, 24th Main Road, 2nd Phase, Mayura Circle, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
Golden Ace Shooting
Do you love shooting? Love that sound Diskyaon? Then come to this place. This is a shooting academy where you can go through an experience of shooting under the trained hands. They also have gym their own, and regular yoga sessions; the only academy of this kind.
Santosh Nagarachari (A charted accountant turned Shooting coach, Owner) says,
“My dream is to get at least one person to the Olympics in the next 12 years. My methods are unconventional. I have in place what every shooter needs.”
Open: 9 AM – 9 PM
Where: 24th Main Rd, Above Richie Rich Travels, TMC Layout, 1st Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
Bird Watching By Lakeside of Puttenahalli
Hey, how about Bird watching by the lakeside? Ever thought of this living in the city? Let’s make it possible. The Puttenahalli Lake is right here in JP Nagar; a freshwater lake and without a second thought, city’s favorite bird-watching spot. Here, you can see nearly 106 different species of birds and some of them are Red-whiskered Bulbul and White-throated Kingfisher. Come in the early mornings with a DSLR and binoculars along with some patience and love in the heart.
If you are looking for a simple Andhra meal then opt for Bhojanam of Nadhana Palace that consists of White rice, gunpowder, ghee, akkurapappu, vepudu, sambar, rasam, majjige pulusu, perugu, fried chillies, appalam, special pachadi, gongura pickle, mango pickle, and a sweet. For non-veg lovers, they have yummy Nellore chicken biriyani, Hyderabad mutton biriyani and other cuisines on the menu. It is a place of one bite and your taste buds come back to your life.
Open: 11 AM – 11 PM
Where: 47, 24th Main Rd, R.K Colony, Marenahalli, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
This is one of the highly rated pubs featured on all the food-related websites. Big Brewsky’s ambiance will definitely take you to another world with a pool in the middle, fishes roaming around, lights, and the DJ Live music in a nutshell; you’ll be stunned. There is an open terrace, inside & outside bars, and all the things that have to be there in a perfect pub.
Coming to drinks, you must try their cocktails like ‘great pretender’, LITs, and not to forget, the freshly brewed craft beer. Mocktails, Bacon wrapped chicken, chicken tikka, and island ice teas are few of the must-have items in Big Brewsky.
Open: 12 PM – 12 AM
Where: Goenka Chambers, 19th Main Road, J P Nagar, 2nd Phase, Jeewan Griha Colony, Bengaluru
Deliberately an open space which is fully spacious and the breeze out there sings only romantic songs. The candlelight open area, dark blue skies, and the ever beautiful long night will definitely get out the poet in you. Hakuna Matata, a casual dining place located in JP Nagar is one hell of an experience, for sure. Largely popular for its spectacular ambiance and sumptuous food, this is a bill-perfect place to chill out with your friends and family.
Open: 12 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: 24th Main,Opposite Brigade Palm Springs, PBrigade Millenium Road, J P Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru
Chula Chauki Ka Dabha
Sounds Desi, right? Yes, it is a full-fledged Punjabi style Dhaba with wooden furniture and a homely ambiance. It is so connecting that the very feel of it makes you go Punjabi. From Ghee Fulka, Dal Tadka with Steem rice, Aalu Kulcha, and Kullad Lassi. Ahaaa! Brupp! You’ll love this place.
Open: 12 PM – 3:30 PM and 7 PM – 10:30 PM
Address: 7th cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore.
Woah! A forest in the city? That sounds quite interesting, right? Yes, there is a mini forest maintained by the forest department. A Paradise indeed which is blessed with rich green and natural habitats around. Don’t expect lions and tigers but you will definitely get amazed to see birds of a different kind. Spot bluebirds, Drongo, Hummingbirds, Flowerpeckers, and Parakeets.
Open: 5:30 AM – 10 AM and 4 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Aris Global, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
If you have lived in Old Bengaluru then Kanti Sweets must have been your regular spot for delicious confectionary items. Yes, established in 1957, this sweet shop is serving Bengaluru from 5 decades. Mysore Pak is a must have but Kanti Sweets has much more than that. Special items on their menu go from Balushai, Pauran Puri, Chandrakala, White Sohan Papdi, Banaras Sohan Papdi, Pheni, Chiroti, and the finger licking Petha Angoor.
Open: 10 AM to 10 PM
Where: 7th Phase, RBI Layout, Puttenahalli, JP Nagar, Bengaluru
Bannerghatta National Park (Nearby)
Quite a popular place, known for its Safari and Zoo. It is a biological park, a pet corner, and an animal rescue center blessed with a beautiful butterfly park and an aquarium. Safari is the highlight here where you will be taken into the jungle premises in a protected vehicle. You can spot tigers, white tigers, lions, elephants, deer and other animals on your way.
Explore Jayanagar (Near by)
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.
Recommended: 16 Unexplored Things to do in Jayanagar
Feature image (JP Nagar Metro) Credits – mr.sangeet
So, this was our list of things to do in JP Nagar. If we have missed anything then please let us know in the comments below. We would love to add.
You can also Subscribe to MetroSaga for newsletters.