You are the life of a party, the go-getter, the nature lover, the wildlife photographer, the hopeless romantic, the adventure seeker and the eternal optimist. If you nodded yes to any one or all of these then Bangalore is the city to be! Vibrant night-life, thrilling outdoor sports, great picnic spots and a whole bunch of other fun activities are available in Bangalore.
So if you are in the city and wondering about the top places around Bangalore that you must visit for adventure, romance or relaxation, we have carefully chosen suggestions, just for you!
Wine Tasting Tour
A comprehensive and exciting tour through the vineyards and the process of making wine will surely leave you wiser and refreshed. Available at the Grover Vineyards, located in Doddaballapur near the Bangalore International Airport, this is surely a fun thing to do in Bangalore. Ideal as a romantic outing, the final session of wine tasting can leave you swooning indeed!
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Cycling in Nandi Hills
This is for all fitness enthusiasts, Nandi hills is among the fun places to go to in Bangalore. Why? Because it's one of the hot-spots for cycling activities. So get your bikes ready to climb the elevation of 1,200 ft and the thrilling ride back. The distance is around 8 km and the level of difficulty is medium. So are you up for the challenge!?
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Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp
Located at a distance of 100km from Bangalore city, this place is surely worth the drive. It has nature, the Cauvery river surrounded by lush greenery and hillocks. Bheemeshwari has adventure sports such as zip-line, rope-walking, kayaking, etc and nature activities such as bird-watching and trekking. You can also go fishing for the largest game-fish, the Mahseer! The lovely cottages and hammocks are also ideal for a family or romantic weekend getaway.
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Bannerghatta National Park
Among the 10 fun things to do in Bangalore, this should grab your attention, especially if kids are involved. A popular destination for families and kids, Bannerghatta National Park offers a fascinating journey into the park to sight various animals such as bears, tigers and lions. The zoo also has a variety of animals and is a great educational experience for children (and some adults too!).
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Located 60 km from Bangalore, this huge monolith that rises 4,050 ft above sea level is a favourite among trekkers and rock climbers. So if it is adrenaline rush, you are looking for, head over to Savandurga and don't forget to visit the Kempegowda Fort.
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Bandipur Jungle Safari
Leave behind the safety of your home for the thrill of a night in the jungle! Head over to the many nature resorts available in Bandipur, relax in the lap of nature and head out for jungle safaris. Sightings of wild elephants, tigers, leopards and bears can leave you dazed! But, don't forget to take your camera!
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All the world is a stage and Ranga Shankara in Bangalore proves this by bringing in performances from both India and abroad, to suit the varying tastes of the audience. An affordable experience that will leave you delighted and refreshed! So this time skip booking a movie ticket and instead head over to Ranga Shankara for a unique experience.
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UB City Skyye Lounge
Among the top places in Bangalore is the UB City, which has become a symbol of glamour, style and luxury living in Bangalore. But the reason to visit UB City's Skyye Lounge as a fun place around Bangalore is the great music, the funky lighting, the outdoor seating and most importantly the fabulous view of Bangalore city offered by no other building! Take your beloved or family for an unforgettable evening out.
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Are you always curious, and on the look out for more information? Then it might fascinate you to know that the many villages surrounding Bangalore engage in silk-farming. Take a trip down to villages like Varadenahalli, for a peek into this fascinating process.
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Chickpet and Commercial Street
Staying in Bangalore is not complete without the right dose of flea market shopping! Yes, all you women and (tired) men head out to the two biggest flea market areas in Bangalore; Chickpet and Commercial street. You will be spoilt for choice on all products ranging from jewellery to clothing. The shops are interspersed with cafes and restaurants so you can recharge as you shop!
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