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 things to do in Bangalore.
Unusual and Must Things to 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. This is one of the must things to do in Bangalore on Weekends.
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. Indeed the place is one of the quirky things to do in Bangalore you are searching for.
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. Please add this to your list of things to do in Bangalore.
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.
Do you have any idea about how vibrant the city of Bengaluru is? There is no end to the search for things to do in Bengaluru and to that extent, the city is open for all kinds of activities catering to all kinds of people from different walks of life. In the busy life, we all go through, we hardly find time to enjoy the city and when we have time, we run out of options. So, to help you out in this regard, we have added more to the list of fun things to do in Bangalore. Come, let’s leave no stone and explore the best of the city.
Yes, the city is boisterous but the diversity it carries in the bustling rap of efficacious crowd is truly phenomenal. It is a foodies’ paradise, a wonderland of opportunities, a divine abode for temples and not to forget, it is the land of many languages and cultures.
18 Never-Listed Before Fun Things to do in Bangalore
Day Out at Guhantra – The Underground Resort in Bengaluru
The Cave Resort which is said to be the first underground resort of India is blessed with an alluring scenic beauty. A day out to Guhantra is the best way to keep yourself away from the bustling sounds of the city. You have beautifully equipped Rangamandapa to explore, Madhushala for the finest liquor, Agasthya Kuteera for spa therapy and finally top notch food at Sambhojana.
Other Attractions: Tunnel Trekking, Bicycle riding, Paintball, Zorbing, Horse riding, and Rope Course.
Where: Off Kanakapura Main Road, Nowkal Palya, Bangalore South Taluk
A day trip to Tumkur
Tumkur is just an hour journey from Bengaluru and if you have a gang of friends with you then it just seems like a few minutes. This neighborhood of Bengaluru has a list of things to cover and we are sure that it is worth all your time and money.
Attractions: Devarayana Durga, Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple, Siddaganga Mutt, Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve, Marakonahalli Dam, Pavagada Fort Namada Chilume, and Sri Chennakeshava Temple.
Drive to Maddur
Have you heard about Maddur Vade? You might have got a chance to taste it in a few Darshinis of Bengaluru but for an authentic taste, you should drive to Maddur. This is a place that comes on your way to Mandya and Mysore. The special Maddur Vade served here is driving people crazy from ages. It will be a fun ride with a great treat to your taste buds.
Aqua Adventure at Maribetta
Who doesn’t love Aqua Adventure? Maribetta is a scenic place that can sway you with its golden sunlight elegance under the shadow of lush green. It is also called as Karadi Betta among locales as one can see a lot of bears here. This mystical land of Maribetta will mesmerize your senses when you fly at 4000 sq ft up in the sky.
Attractions: Trekking, Kayaking, Raft building, and other Aqua Activities.
Where: Arekere MICO Layout: Bengaluru, 2nd Stage, 1st Stage, Arekere, Bengaluru.
You might have seen this place in Movies if you can recall. This is one of the tourist places near Bengaluru (Hassan) which was mesmerizing at one time, now a ruin. It is said that the church was built in the late 18th century in the style of French Architecture. There is a lake next to the church and during monsoons, you can see a rise in the water level. Indeed a great place to visit with a group of friends.
Breath Taking View of the city from Utility Building
If you get a chance to climb up the utility building using the dingy staircase then just don’t miss it. The city looks stunning from the top. It is said that Utility building was the tallest building in Bangalore at one time. This is one of the things to do in Bangalore alone and you don’t really need a company for this.
Explore the Monsoon Places of Bengaluru
If you like adventure or traveling outside the city then there are several places under 100kms from the city that are worth exploring. The more popular destinations are Meke Daatu, Nandi hills, Banergatta National park, Cauvery Fishing camp etc.
Check out this list – Monsoon Places in and near Bangalore.
You have Book Cafes and Age-old Libraries if you are a Voracious reader
Books and Coffee are a pair made in heaven and flipping the pages of your favorite book over a sip of coffee is an experience that only a true book lover addicted to coffee can enjoy. We have libraries, we have cafes and how about the book cafe where you can savor the aroma of both book and coffee. Book Cafes are getting popular and definitely has to be in the list of things to do in Bangalore.
Continue Reading – 10 Book Cafes in Bangalore which are a must visit for Book Lovers and Food Addicts
The name sounds Bizzare but Trash trial is such an experience that it will leave you liberating and come back as a changed person. It is a one-day ‘know your bin’ tour which gets you an experience of what, where, and how of our city waste and garbage is handled. Where is it dumped? How it is segregated; recycled; who are those people involved and everything about garbage management of Bangalore. If you are looking for real unusual things to do in Bangalore then Trash Trial is a must.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 4 PM. For more info, contact BBMP.
I don’t know whether I have to mention it or not but if you are a Hookah lover then Bengaluru has some super awesome Hookah Bars for you. Be it soul cafe in MG Road, or Cafe Mist in JP Nagar, you can enjoy the best Hookah to loosen up with friends without getting drunk or smoking up.
Mornings of Bengaluru
There are a lot of numerous close-by spots a person can visit while enjoying the beautiful sunrise. One thing which is great about Bengaluru is it’s Morning beauty and how can you afford to miss that.
Check out this list of 10 Morning Places in Bangalore.
Do not miss these Tea Places of Bengaluru
Bengaluru is known for Coffee (Kaapi) and 9/10 here are coffee addicts. Wherever you go in the city, you will be served with at least a fairish quality of Coffee. However, we have few places which are a must visit for Tea lovers.
Check it out – 12 Out of the Box Tea Places in Bangalore
Walking Tour of South Bengaluru
If you haven’t visited South Bengaluru then you have visited nothing in Bengaluru. Take a walking tour and see the 500-year-old Bull Temple (Basavanagudi). Head to Ramakrishna Ashram and then walk around Gandhi Bazar. Do not miss mouthwatering Doses in Vidyarthi Bhavan and the World Culture on BP Wadia Road. You can also give a visit to Bugle Rock which is absolutely stunning.
On the other hand, we have JP Nagar and Jayanagar. Make time for Rangashankara, Raagi Gudda Anjaneya temple, Snow City, and Hari’s Super Sandwich Center.
Bowling at Blu-O
BluO is considered as the best Bowling alley in India and it is there in Namma Bengaluru. The experience of Bowling in this vibrant ambiance is just out of the world. It is good for fun but the food is really expensive. Quite a good place to hang out with your friends and loved ones. Indeed one of the super fun things to do in Bangalore.
Where: 4th Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram
Open: 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Explore Malleshwara / Malleshwaram
Malleshwara is one of the oldest localities of Bengaluru which is known for its historical significance. If you go to Malleshwara 18th Cross or 15th Crossroad then you find many places to cover. There is a 17th Century Old Kaadu Malleshwara temple, Sri Nandishwara Teertha temple, Sri Gangamma Devi temple, Sankey Tank, Sai Ram Chaats, Halli Mane, Orion Malls, and the beauty of Malleshwaram market.
Shopping Shopping Shopping
Shopping has to be in the list of things to do in Bangalore. Bengaluru might not be popularly known for budget shopping unlike Delhi and Mumbai but if you explore the corners of it then you will realize that Bengaluru is no less than the other cities when it comes to pocket-friendly shopping.
We have Ramachandrapuram for textile shopping, Sunday Bazaar at BVK Iyengar Road, SP Road for Electronics, Chickpet market for antique furniture items, Avenue Road for Second-hand books, Jayanagar BDA complex, Majestic Market for Clothes, and JC Road for Accessories.
Take a look at the Lakes of Bengaluru
Bengaluru is the Garden City of India and is blessed with Lakes with very sight of them is stunning and heavenly. If you are a nature lover, a photographer or a bird watcher then these lakes will not fall flat to impress you.
Must-Visit: Ulsoor Lake, Hebbal Lake, Agara Lake, Madiwala Lake, Hesarghatta Lake, Kommaghatta Lake (Kengeri), Sankey Tank, and Kaikondrahalli Lake.
Without a second thought, I can say that Bengaluru is a paradise for Foodies and every street of this city has specials to offer. Right from Darshinis, Military Hotels, Cafes, Dessert Parlors, to Chaat centers, Food Streets, and Food Trucks, you can have a variety of foods being in Bengaluru.
PS: Check out our City life and Food section to know more about must things to do in Bangalore and the best food points of the city.
This was out list of unusual and must things to do in Bangalore. If you know any places of this kind then please share with us in the comments below.
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