You might have heard or read a number of articles on things to do in Bangalore and places to visit in Bangalore. On a usual note, we have Vidyarthi Bhavan, Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, Bull temple, Skandagiri hills, Raagi Gudda, Toit like pubs, Books cafes, Wonderla, Nandi Hills, and etc which by now most of you have had explored. Sometimes we become so clueless that we do not find any option and end up lazing out in home sleeping or watching movies. Actually, Bangalore is highly explorative and it is beyond Nandi Hills and MG road. If you are looking for something ‘Hatke’ and atypical then check out this list of ‘unusual and must-try things you should do in Bangalore.
Unusual and must-try things you should do in Bangalore
Experience Manali, and Shimla in Namma Bengaluru. Visit snow city with your friends or your girl friend for some great time. You can enjoy snow fall, 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
Have you ever flew like a bird in the blue skies? Have you ever experienced the stunning look of the city from the top? Make time for Parasailing at Jakkur Aerodrome and it is so stunning that only your forbearance has an explanation to it.
Flight 4 Fantasy and Lazer Castle
If you want to have the real time experience of flying an aircraft then choose Flight 4 Fantasy. It is a classic flight simulator with 737 cockpits with friendly instructors and staff. It is once in a life time experience which you cannot afford to miss.
Lazer Castle is a nice place, good for all ages. It is a great place to enjoy with your family and friends. You can play games, eat awesome food, and do all the fun activities.
Do you have any idea about Go Karting in Bangalore? If you think that this happens only in NCR, Delhi then you are wrong. Bangalore has a list of Go Karting places where you can enjoy the four wheeler vehicle ride that comes in various shapes and sizes. Few of the places to be highlighted are Raceway Motorsports ( Kanakpura main road), Play Arena (Off Sarjapur main road), and Patel’s Inn Resort (R.T Nagar).
Have you ever tasted the smoky ice cream? Yes, Dragon’s Breath is is a luscious creamy lush that will make you go flaky in the fluffy surf of ice and fog. It is actually has become a trend and is pulling a lot of young crowd towards it. Go to any of these place best places to have mind blowing Ice creams and dragon’s breath in Bangalore.
Kenko fish spa
Yes, you read it right. Our city has a fish spa for you located at Garuda Mall on Mallya Road. Visit this spa, sit with your feet in the water and relax. Read a book or chill yourself while the fish in the water eat away your dead skins and kiss your toes. It is a fantastic experience, believe me, and guess what, it is damn pocket-friendly.
If you are a Hookah lover and looking for some great places to loosen up yourself in the fresh aroma of Sheeshah then head to Hookah bars. Few of the best Hookah bars in Bangalore are Rasta Cafe, Elemente Eatery (Frazer town), Soul Cafe (Blue moon complex, MG Road), Mud Pipe Cafe (Near Forum Mall, Koramangala), and Kargreens (BEL Road).
Day Trek to Maribetta
While there are a lot of options for Trekking enthusiasts in Bangalore but Maribetta is one of the underrated trekking destinations of the city. It is an immaculate beauty of nature and one among the prime monument peaks in Asia. It lies at an elevation of 1226m above sea level and the view around is simply gorgeous. If you want to get scooped yourself away for urban life for a day then trek to the peak of Mariibetta Range.
Where: 80 feet road, HAL 3rd stage, Jeevana bheema Nagar near telephone exchange, Indiranagar 2nd stage.
Open: 10 AM to 6 PM (Weekdays) and 10 AM to 10 PM (Weekends)
There is no second thought about Bengaluru being a food lover’s paradise both within the city and outside the city. The best thing you can do on Sundays is to take your bike and ride to few of the awesome ride gateways of Bangalore. Renukamba Thatte Idli – Bidadi, Mysore Road (45 km from Bangalore) is one of such places where you can plan for this weekend.
Chunchi falls is located at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore. It is a beautiful waterfall on the banks of the river Arkavati and it is named after a tribal couple Chuncha and Chunchi. Chunchi falls is a pretty popular picnic spot which is en route to Mekedatu. If you walk on the narrow and muddy path of heavy rocks then you sight this beautiful waterfall tucked in the terrain of thick forest.
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Best Time to Visit – August to February
Royal Enfield factory tour
If you are a Bike Enthusiast then you will surely love this and if you are not then you experience something out of the world. Royal Enfield conducts factory tours for people who wish to know the process behind the manufacturing of the great Royal Enfield classics. It will be open on Second and Fourth Saturdays only.
Airlines Hotel – Brunch under Banyan Tree
Do you have a wish to have a scrumptious brunch under a Banyan tree? Not a euphoria. Airlines hotels of Bangalore is all about it and indeed one of the iconic places in Bangalore. Order toothsome dosas and beverages and get lost in the lap of nature. Airlines hotels were started way back in 1968 when drive-in kind of restaurants was never heard about.
Where: Madras Bank road, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru
Breakfast tour – Malleswaram
Start your day with Idli-Vada at Veena Stores and then walk down on Margosa Road to have Benne Masala Dose at CTR. Walk further down on Sampige Road for Akki Roti in Halli Mane. Then head to New Krishna Bhavan for amazing Neer Dose and Coffee. If you get bored with breakfast items then try Sairam chaats. They have a wide variety of chaat items which you will surely enjoy.
Cats and Magazines at Magazine Store
Are you a cat lover? Ohh, then how could you haven’t visited this place yet. Magazine store on Brigade Road is a must visit if you love cats and shopping. It shelters 19 cats which are the epitome of cuteness. People come here to see cats and end up buying something from the store. This is also a place where you can find magazines from across the globe.
Where: Prestige Residency Building Basement, Church Street.
Open: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
You won’t believe there is place in Bangalore of this kind. This is TherPup Cafe where there is a cafe full of doggies to hang out with. The open air location, food, and the cutest doggies are enough to make your mind to drive to this place.
Open: 11:30 to 9PM
Where: White Rose Layout, Abhayadhama Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru
If you are in and around Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi then please do not miss to take a walk to Subbammana Angadi. It is an age old store in Bangalore where you can buy handmade goodies and traditional condiments. The list of must-try includes Chaklis, Sandige, Pickles, Holige, Kodubale, Thokku, and Haplas.
Where: H.B Samaja Road, Gandhi Bazaar Circle, Basavanagudi
Family Dosa at RK Dosa Camp
You might have eaten all kinds of Doses in Bangalore but this is the Baap of all Dosa. Try 4 ft long Dosa at RK Dosa Camp if you are a true Dose lover. Hey, I’m sure that you can’t finish it on your own. Take your friends along and enjoy.
These were the few unusual and must-try things you should do in Bangalore. If you know places of this kind then please share with us in the comments below.