From being called as ‘the Air-Conditioned City’ to the ‘City of Gardens’– the Silicon Valley of India – Bangalore has a large number of adventure activities, which highly interests people across the city. Pristine lakes, the flying club, world-class malls, cafés, gardens, brilliant infrastructure and some of the classiest and fabled restaurants makes it just perfect for the luxurious life that you have always dreamed of living. Here is a list of adventure activities to do in and around the city.
Bangalore Adventure 01: Gardens, Lakes, and Parks
Amidst the hurly-burly city life, Lumbini Gardens in North Bangalore is a quiet getaway to relax the mind and have fun with family and friends, which sits on the banks of pristine blue waters of Nagawara Lake. The waterfront leisure and eco-friendly boating park at Nagawara Lake and Lumbini Gardens attract around 5000 visitors every day for fun activities here.
Moving on to yet another serene garden, Lal bagh in South Bangalore is a replica of the Mughal Gardens. On every second and fourth weekend of the month, this gorgeous garden turns into one of the most fun places in Bangalore by hosting a folk festival called ‘Janapada Jatre’ celebrating the various dance forms and theatre performances.
When it comes to lakes, Kaikondrahalli Lake, right off Sarjapur Road is amongst the best-maintained lakes in Bangalore. The area is home to a rich biodiversity with its exotic flora and varied species of bird and reptiles, which makes this spot worth a visit for wildlife lovers and photography enthusiasts. This beautiful lake comes with cycle paths, a jogging track, and an amphitheater. Furthermore, the Kere Habba (Lake Festival) – the much talked about event here is celebrated with the vibrant ambiance of music, theatre, fitness campaigns and art fests. It gathers around 3000 people across the city itself.
A one of its kind natural treasure park – Bannerghatta National Park is home to around 48 species of beautiful and fascinating butterflies and insects. Introducing young ones to these captivating creatures can encourage love for a nature in this green, vibrant landscape.
Bangalore Adventure 02: The Flying Club, Amusement Parks, Bowling Alley, 7D Cinema, Trekking, Caving, Games and More!
The popular ‘Jakkur Flying Club’ in North Bangalore offers training and recreational flying activities for the visitors here. One can enjoy the sweeping views of the city at a height of 4000 ft. from the two-seater microlight aircraft. Accompanied by professional trainers as co-pilots, one’s flying experience is safe and secure as well.
The popular Wonder La Amusement Park, off Mysore Road-Bangalore, has enough adventure rides for everyone in the group, be it the Joy rides, water rides, musical fountains, laser shows, dance floors, rain showers, and a couple of virtual reality shows. This also houses 5 multi-cuisine restaurants. Another amusement park – the ‘ Fun World’ at J.C.Nagar is home to some of the best thrill rides such as Tsunami, Rollercoaster, The Curse of The Black Pearl, The Yahooooo slide, Bumper cars and lots more.
‘Winter Wonderland – the Snow City in J.C. Nagar’ is an ice & snow-themed indoor amusement park featuring frozen slides, rides & other family activities, alongside a fantasy snow castle and a 5D theatre to enhance your thrilling experience. India’s largest bowling alley- the BluO in Malleshwaram is a concoction of world cuisine, live music, and fun. An ideal destination to bond, de-stress and rejuvenate. It is energetic, stylish and reflects the lifestyle and ideology of today’s youth. The ‘7D cinema in Whitefield’ have got the newest technology in Virtual Reality. Feel what you see as the entire Simulator Platform moves according to what is happening on the screen as you watch the movie with interactive 3D glasses. Over 7/9 different special effects kick in that make your movie experience even more “real” and exhilarating.
Anthargande, which lies around 70 Kms from Bangalore is quite a sight for caving and night-trekking activities under the starry blue sky. The Bangalore Turf Club – off the Racecourse Road, organizes the magnificent sport of horse racing for all the equestrians and the visitors here. The club also provides training and membership for the interested members. And for all the passionate drivers, the tough terrains of Kanakapura Road is all about letting your adrenaline take over you. Competing and racing along these roads, would surely make one ride and unleash against the airy breeze!
‘That Awesome Place’ which organizes art & craft activities, paintball sessions & plenitude of children’s shows, the PetBore Pet Resort, and IONA Gaming Centre at the Virginia Mall, are a few more exciting places to visit for the little fun seekers.
Bangalore Adventure 03: Cafés, Clubs, and Pubs
The breweries, scintillating cafes and livewire clubs and pubs — name it and Bangalore has it all. Whitefield has some thriving entertainment and nightlife options such as the Whitefield Club, Irish House, Harry’s and the Palm Meadows which sound perfect for clubbing, after-work parties, fun evenings, or the breezy date-nights. Indiranagar is lined with the coolest breweries such as the Toit and the Vapour Pub which serve in-house brewed drinks. The Counterculture Concerts here will surely give you some magical moments to remember.
Bangalore Adventure 04: Shopping Hubs and Malls
The biggest retail outlet is Brookfield – a high street option in the city, which comes with many national and international restaurants chains as well. Bangalore is home to some of the best world-class malls such as the Forum Value Mall, Phoenix Market City, VR Bengaluru, Garuda Mall, Virginia Mall, just to name a few. In case one is bored of the malls, the awesome clothing and accessories collection at the Indiranagar and MG Road chic-shops is equally tempting.
The city of Bangalore is charming and addictive and for many good reasons. With a crowd from all over the world, this city cannot get any more diverse. As the property prices soar here – the developers have started launching new projects every other year with strong marketing campaigns, and ‘proximity to adventurous places’ is amongst one of them.
Ozone Promenade is one such premium residential development which lies in the premiere neighborhood of Whitefield with the two popular shopping destinations right next door – the Phoenix Market City and VR Bangaluru. Furthermore, Pelican Grove and Aries Lakeview in North Bangaluru have the ‘Jakkur Flying Club’ amongst many other fun activities in the vicinity.
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