Inaugurated in 1986 and spread over 65 acres, the Art of Living International Center is nestled on the quaint Panchagiri hills, the campus is an outlet for tourists to revitalize and rejuvenate while admiring the abundance of vibrant foliage gracing the long, winding footpaths, the serene lake and the exquisite Vishalakshi Mantap, a hall dedicated to medication. The replete gardens are filled with extraordinary wildlife such as majestic elephants and peacocks while the interiors of the building host a vast array of courses covering yoga, astrology, music and Sanskrit enabling you to broaden your intellectual mind.
Opening Hours: Sun – Sat 9:00 – 20:00
Address & Telephone Number: 21st KM Kanakapura Road | Udayapura, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560082, India, +91 80 67 262626
Built in Basavanagudi, this ancient temple (constructed by Kempegowda to suit Dravidian styles) possesses a huge statue depicting a bull that was established to scare off a wild bull that destroyed crops. The monolith goes by the name of Basavanna and now attracts thousands of tourists that are looking to explore the spiritual and religious aspects of a city now overrun by modern implementations. The temple grounds also host the annual groundnut fair during the winter months with countless stalls selling mouth-watering treats along with ornate trinkets.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (6am-8pm)
Address & Telephone Number: Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Rd, Basavangudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, 9438054636
Embark on a journey around one of the most intriguing cities of India with your equally inquisitive friends and family. The culture ambassadors who lead the tours excel at educating you about the many hidden jewels of Bangalore. As a whole day affair, you can tuck into breakfast at a snake temple, look forward to a historical ride through the ancient streets of the town and converse with a local Indian family. A spiritual visit to the Kali temple will surely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Opening Hours: Sun – Sat 8:00 – 22:00
Address & Telephone Number: 16/14/1 Binny Crescent | Benson Town, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560046, India, +91 98451 00026
A lavish complex that oozes a certain charm, the UB city is comprised of one of the largest malls in the city, a soothing day spa and a grand amphitheater, seating over 800 guests. The mall, otherwise known as ‘The Collection,’ is aptly justified by successful and luxury brands such as Rolex, Apple and Louis Vitton. A haven for shopaholics, this opulent establishment is sure to cater to all your materialistic desires. As UB consists of three lower level blocks, it also hosts a variety of nightlife venues that include restaurants serving an eclectic spread of cuisines. UB is a multi-functional structure, aiming to spoil and indulge you.
Opening Hours: Sun – Sat 10:30 – 23:30
Address & Telephone Number: 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)560001, India, +919731600994
Walk in the footsteps of your favorite literary detectives and put your problem solving skills to the test at Breakout, Bangalore’s first real escape games. Beat the 60-minute timer and see if you can decipher the clues concealed within the confines of the room and free your team. Those seeking that rush of adrenaline and work well under pressure will thrive in this gripping adventure that is sure to challenge you. Inject your brains with a new lease of life and enter the escape room if you dare.
Opening Hours: Sun – Sat 13:30 – 22:00
Address & Telephone Number: 100 Feet Intermediate Ring Road | #27, NMR Building, 1st floor, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560047, India, +91 95353 05656
In a world dominated by technology, classic and traditional board games that our ancestors played have now become a thing of the past. Kavade strives to promote a multitude of Indian toys and games that have been ingrained in the local culture. Bring your children to this niche toy hive and make sure they don’t lose touch with the finer aspects of life that are now ignored. A lively, exploratory space is also attached to this establishment. Known as the ‘Attic,’ it expands over the picturesque terrace and provides a space to participate in workshops and book readings. Visit Kavade for a beneficial bonding experience that will stay with you long after you leave.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.30am – 1.30pm & 3.30 pm – 8.30pm
Address & Telephone Number: 1st Main Road | #143, CKN Chambers, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560020, India, +91 99800 22820