Bangalore is a buzzing destination, home to a multitude of activities. Here’s our list of ten things to do in Bangalore
Art of Living International Center
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
Enter a world of ultimate solace when you visit the Sohum Spa which prides itself on delivering the best service and treatments possible to put you at ease and alleviate your stress. Offering a beneficial aromatherapy session, together with skin refinements and calming face therapy, leave your worries outside in the real world and center your mind the moment you step into your plush white robe, the only unifom you’ll need to catch a cathartic moment at Sohum. The spa will pamper you and give your body the tender loving care it deserves.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 8 am to 10 pm
Address & Telephone Number: 115 Pipeline Road, Gokula Extension | Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560054, India, 080 4300 1000
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
The National Gallery of Modern Art
The National Gallery of Modern Art
This renowned gallery in Bengaluru was set up in 2009 on the premises of the Manikyavelu Mansion at 49 Palace Road. Expanding over an area of 3.5 acres, the respected heritage building was transformed into an art gallery, that showcases paintings, sculptures, photos and the masterpieces that portray the historical development of modern art in India. The displays exhibit Indian miniatures, post-independence artists that pioneered the movement of modern art. In addition, the NGMA also hosts various international exhibitions.
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Address & Telephone Number: Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560052 , India, 011- 23384640
The Heritage Center & Aerospace Museum
This aviation museum is the first of its kind in India and was established in 2001 in order to document the development of airplanes from their humble beginnings in 1940. The Heritage Center and Aerospace Museum is spread over 4 acres of green land and divides into two major halls, one displaying the photographs (2-dimensional methods of charting the growth of aviation), while the second hall is home to motorized models of aero engines, of which several have actually been used by big name brands such as Jaguar and Garret. An educational and entertaining experience, the aerospace museum is one to visit.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (9am-5pm) (Entry Fee: 30 Rupees)
Address & Telephone Number: Varthur Main Road | Airport Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560037, India, 080 25228341
Bluefoot Private Cultural Tour
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
Wonderla Amusement Park
As India’s most acclaimed amusement parks, Wonderla will let you let your hair down as you take a ride on one of 59 exhilarating rides that will leave you dazed yet thrilled and wanting more. The ideal place for the entire family, get drenched as you slide down the grand water tunnels and take a refreshing dip in the cerulean pools to unwind. Wonderla adopts an ethos that advocates an atmosphere brimming with mischief, fun and adventure. In between these exciting endeavors, take a break and savor a delightful pick-me-up at the restaurants on campus. The Wonderla Amusement Park is your best bet if you desire an invigorating, recreational session.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri (11am-6pm) Sat-Sun (11am-7pm)
Address & Telephone Number: 28th km Mysore Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)562109, India, +080 22010333