10 Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Bangalore

Dating | © Hamza Butt/Flickr
Dating | © Hamza Butt/Flickr
Photo of Prabhu Gowda
4 August 2017

Growing weary of mundane dates in bistros is more common than most would care to admit. In the event of such monotony, it is a cue for action at the earliest opportunity. This list toys with outlandish date ideas to try in Bangalore to reignite the much-needed spark in affairs of the heart. Make no mistake, this list has little to do with fancy cafés and more to do with giving those cafés a run for their money.

Of laughs and gags

Comedy nights in Bangalore featuring some of the wittiest stand-up comics are on a rise, and rightfully so. A blend of date night and comedy night can perhaps do wonders for both parties. A few giggles and time of elation is a given at these events, and is devoid of awkward silences and needless conversations that can sometimes arise during wining and dining.

Stillwater sailing

Lumbini Gardens and Madiwala Lake in Bangalore are known for the peddle boat services that are on offer. Couples can hire a peddle boat and put their legs to work, cruising on the serene stillwaters often accompanied by the fluttering waterfowls. Bear in mind, peddling requires that you and your partner are in good fitness, not least to get the boat back to the dock!

Peddle boat I | © Nagarjun Kandukuru/Flickr

The couples massage

For those couples who believe in the therapeutic touch of massage, couple spa days may well be a perfect date. In that respect, Bangalore has a good few spa and massage parlors that offer massages for couples—side by side, of course. Couples’ spa is often a full-day affair, and at times involves champagne and bath tubs. Perhaps, that should sum it up.

Couple spa I | © Roderick Eime/Flickr

Gunning for love

Speaking of unusual, you simply cannot write off shooting ranges for an intrepid date. Buckle up, hold the rifle, and shoot the target alongside your partner in some of the shooting ranges in Bangalore that are securely facilitated. Guns have the pull to grow on you and chances are that you might end up doing it again.

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Get your hands dirty

Get you and your partner’s creative juices flowing by heading to clay and pottery workshops. The pottery making exercises can create an environment for couples to work in unison. Clay pottery has roots with Bangalore’s traditions that makes it all the more fascinating to get your hands dirty.

Clay pottery | © Manish Bansal/Flickr

The bicycle tryst

Bangaloreans’ tête-à-tête with fitness has paved the way for a renewed interest in cycling. Owing to the burgeoning penchant for cycling, many bicycle rental services have popped up over recent years. So, don’t worry if you don’t own one, rent two suitable bicycles for you and your partner and explore the picturesque suburbs of Bangalore.

Couples on bicycles | © Mikael Colville-Andersen/Flickr

A walk among the tombstones

A stroll among the tombstones in one of the spookiest cemeteries in Bangalore should be on the list if you and your partner share an affinity towards the subject of horror. Better yet, read the tributes on the gravestones to feel the love in all its sincerity. Kalpalli cemetery in Bangalore comes recommended by many.

Graveyards | © jinterwas/Flickr

Visit the vineyards

Although vineyards in Bangalore are fewer in number, they’re about as good as any abroad. These places hold wine tours that are equal parts informative and charming. Explore the gastronome in each other, tasting some of the local wines and strolling around the vineyards hand in hand.

Vineyard in Bangalore | © Sandip Bhattacharya/Flickr

Saddle up

The quaint horse-drawn carriages at Bangalore Palace Grounds offers regality, even if it’s only for a short while. Galloping around the opulent palace with your partner means a date done right. If you’re looking for further adventure, head to horse riding centers, saddle up, and go on a ride alongside your partner in the presence of guides who ensure your safety.

Carriages in Bangalore | © David Brossard/Flickr

Tickle the grey cells

NIMHANS Brain Museum is almost certainly not for those who have weak stomachs. If you and your partner can tolerate it, then the brain museum visit is your next perfect date. The museum is home to a plethora of brain specimens, both riveting and out of the ordinary. There is logic in understanding the working of an integral part of our body which has everything to do with the two of you being together.

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