Bengaluru – the multi-cultural city of India permeates class, religion, and language. Even though it is a cosmopolitan city, Bangalore holds on to its traditional features. There are a lot of festivals & events hosted in Bangalore. The city is also a centre of renowned colleges, academic institutions, important central government establishments, scientific and research institutes and organizations such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB), and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), etc. Students and youth from all over the country come to the city to pursue their dreams.
Bangalore is also known for the experience it offers to all the citizens and tourists,- From partying at the best pubs to savouring delicious Karnataka dishes at the iconic eateries, or enjoying thrilling rides at adventure parks, you can do it all in the city.
Whatever be the time, with these numerous amazing places this super cool city promises to keep people engaged. Right from futuristic gaming zones, vibrant food streets, uber-chic cafes to places where people can night camp, escape into the peaceful solitude of nature. The choices of hangout places in Bangalore are endless.
Though there are many places to hang out in Bangalore, a few are a cut above the rest. These places offer just the right mix needed for a fun time out with buddies and with family.
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15 Best Hangout Places in Bangalore:
The Guhantara Cave Resort is designed as an underground resort. It is India’s very first cave resort. It unfolds many thrills along the way. Be it for corporate outings, sojourn with your loved ones or family, this place pleases all. With the nearness of a multi-cooking eatery, coffee lounge, and a customary lake for swimming, the Guhantara Resort guarantees to be a standout among a fascinating resort. The main highlight here is the ‘Stone Age’ environment while the DJ drops Rain Dance beats.
You can get regaled by folk performances and on the other, you can pamper yourself with the spa therapies. Activities include tunnel trekking, slingshot, archery, dart, bicycle riding, paintball, zorbing, and more.
Location: Sy. No. 177 & 177/18, Off Kanakapura Main Road, Nowkal Palya, Bangalore South Taluk, Kaggalipura, Karnataka 560082.
2. Snow City
Get yourself surrounded by icy-cold snow all around with a temperature of sub-zero degrees. The eco-friendly indoor snow park offers to play around the rocky snow mountain, igloo, and fantasy snow castle. The snow park presents a myriad of recreational activities such as snow rafting, snowy mountain climbing, and snow sliding. This theme park spans over 12,500 sq ft and is open throughout the year. To get total protection from the cold, people get geared entirely with winter garments such as the right-sized jacket, boots, a pair of gloves all-included in the ticket price.
Apart from the snowy fun, it boasts of many other entertainment zones as well. They have a 9D cinema and a lot of exciting games.
People can also visit nearby places such as Bangalore Palace, Cubbon park, fun world and restaurants like- Luqma, Royal Afghan, Baluchi and many more.
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm.
Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, opposite TV Tower, J.C.Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006
3. The Innovative Film City
The Innovative Film City is an amusement park located on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. The innovative film city is an adventure that every individual loves to have. It is an Indian theme park that is replete with a myriad of fun activities for every age-group.
People can go-kart with their buddies, spend quality time with family, or can have a get-together. Innovative Film City is the one-stop destination for all. People especially young adults can check out the main attractions- The Tribal Museum, the Big Boss tour, the Sand Beach, and the Aqua Kingdom that will give a spine-tingling experience.
The film city also has a food court which has more than 15 varieties of food, Cafe Coffee Day, McDonald’s, pizza corner, etc.
Price: The price for standard rides lies between Rs. 800-900 per person. After 3 pm, the price for standard rides is Rs. 400. You’ll have to pay Rs.50-150 extra for rides like bungee-jumping, go-karting, etc.
Timings: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Location: It is located near Birmangala cross, Bidali on Bangalore-Mysore highway.
4. Brigade Road
For the city dwellers, Brigade road is considered a shopping paradise. It lies at the intersection of MG Road and Residency road. There is a long stretch of standalone shops, individual retailers, and outlets selling almost everything one needs making it one the best Bangalore sightseeing spot.
This commercial hub houses myriads of global brand outlets as well and it has been a hub for celebrating New Year almost every year. The place has ample parking space and uncountable branded and non-branded outlets.
Location: Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
5. Bannerghatta National Park
Located on the outskirts of Bangalore, the Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park is amongst the most popular and frequently visited destinations in the city. Catering to nature and wildlife enthusiasts, it is an integral part of the magnificent Bannerghatta National Park and is spread across a massive area. It is also one of the only places in the world where one can experience wilderness in such proximity to the city. In addition to a zoo and jungle safari, the Bannerghatta Biological Park also has a butterfly park and a rescue centre where the animals who were in captivity are conserved and protected. The park is also a haven for those who wish to get away from the busy city limits and spend some time rejuvenating and relaxing amidst the calm of nature. The main highlights of the park- elephant sanctuary, zoo, butterfly park, temples, safari, etc.
Timings: The timings of Bannerghatta National Park are from 09:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. The park is open to the public on all days of the week except Tuesday.
Price: The entry fee to the Bannerghatta Biological Park is INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children.
Location: Bannerghatta Rd, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083
6. VV Puram food street
If a person is a gastronaut and loves sampling out food streets then this is one of the places to visit in Bangalore to enjoy the steamy, succulent, and relishing taste of Indian street food. From North Indian chaat items to South Indian healthy delicacies, this food street caters to each corner of India and serves only vegetarian food items. This stretch of a lane is a foodie’s paradise which is located close to the famous Lal Bagh at Sajjan Rao circle in Bangalore which is famous as Thindi Beedi, Chaat Road/Street, VV Puram.
VV Puram Food street hosts around 15 eateries serving various types of items such as Ragi Roti, Akki Roti, Kodu Bele, fried rice and noodles, the chaat, bread pakora, cutlets, pani puri paniyaram, idli, curd rice, lemon rice, vermicelli,upma, rose milk, parathas, lassi, Vada, pav bhaji, dabeli, uttapams, and dosas (topped with pure ghee), etc.
Timings: 12:30 PM to 1 AM on all days of the week
Location: Old market Road, Sajjan Rao Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
7. Hard Rock Cafe
With live music, classic wooden table-chair seating, exceptional desserts, lip-smacking dishes, and of course, alcohol this place is one of the best to unwind after a long hard-working day.
This cafe has three different seating areas and amazing food presentations. Some of the must-try dishes here are the overnight oats, cheesy mashed potatoes, and grilled Greek-style chicken kabobs.
It is one of the most electrifying tourist places in Bangalore for those who want to experience the fun pub life of Bangalore. It is a regularly visited place by the residents.
Best time to visit: Any time of the year; the weekend is must fun with a house-full crowd
Timing: 12.00 pm. to 01.00 a.m. (08.30 a.m. onwards on Sundays)
Location: 40, St Marks Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
8. Ulsoor lake
The magnificent lake is one of the biggest in the city which is closely located to MG road and is spread over an area of 50 hectares. The picnickers who visit the lake for a short trip love to indulge in the boating expedition as it stops at different small lake islands. Youngsters love to visit this lake for a weekend outing with their buddies.
Timings: 5 AM to 7:30 PM every day.
Location: Ulsoor Lake, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 56004
9. Loft 38
This is one of the most happening cafes in the city. The place is a premium facility spread across three different levels. The place has a vibrant interior and serves you with music and live performances by artists from all over the world. Being the best pub in the city, this is the best place for all the spirited people who love dance, music, and people.
The main cuisines you get here are-Italian, continental, Asian and American. It is open from 12:30 pm to 11:30 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, people can party there till 1 am. Happy hours are from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Location: 763, Near Sony World, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
10. Microlight flying
With a height above 4,000 feet, this is the best place to witness the charming aerial views of the city, Microlight flying in Bangalore is a 10-minute aerial ride that provides you with stunning views of the entire city of Bangalore. With a certified pilot behind the steering, people can witness the unparalleled sights of the vast horizon. Before flying, there is a quick briefing session from the flying instructor, and then you can fly in a motor-powered flyer acting as a co-pilot to the experienced and trained pilot.
Throughout this 10 minute ride, you will be flying over the city and enjoy stunning aerial views of the entire place. Cherish these wonderful moments until your flying experience comes to an end.
This is the best suitable place for youngsters and people who love adventure.
Timings: 08.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (Only on Sundays)
11. Ramanagara Camping.
A busy week requires a relaxing weekend. This place is best for a weekend outing. Ramanagara allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery with great thrills. Being located amidst lush green hills that seem to sing with the cool wind blowing around, the campsite allows you to relax to the fullest. The lush green hills are spread out as far as the eye can see and offer spectacular panoramic views to enjoy trekking in this location. There is also a lake located near the campsite which offers the tourists an option to enjoy various adventurous water sports in cool blue waters.
If you ever wished to go camping with friends, this place is a must to be added to the list!
The adventure camp is mainly famous for all the adrenaline-inducing activities that are-
Trekking, Kayaking, Mud Volleyball, Zipline, Trekking With Cave Exploration, Rain Dance, Indoor games: carom, chess, Outdoor games: cricket, archery, football, volleyball,
Team building activities (Ice Breaker, Tongue Twister, Communication, Game, Ladder Climbing, Team Task, Scavenger Hunt, Carrying the ball, Rowing the boat, 10 Mints, Trust walk, and Queen of Shiva)
Theme based activities (Water volleyball, Jumbo cricket, Jumbo Volleyball, Human Football, Raft Building, Pyramid Building, and Jungle Survival Theme) Bonfire and Music.
Location: 46 km away from Hindustan Airport (BLR), Bangalore.
12. Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is a scenic tourist attraction in the IT city of Bangalore. The park has a thriving ecosystem and is justly regarded as the ‘lungs’ of the city. Besides being home to multitudes of vibrant flora and birdlife, Cubbon Park is also where you will find a handful of the city’s most alluring structures including the Attara Kacheri, Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, and the grand State Archeological Museum.
There is one other attraction in the park that tourists of every temperament are bound to enjoy– the huge Cubbon Park Aquarium, also famous as the Bangalore Aquarium. You can also experience the biofuel-run locomotive on the line, which gives a memorable ride and runs after every 10-20 minutes.
This is the best place to visit after college hours to relax and chill with friends.
Timings- Morning 6:00 AM-Evening 6:00 PM
Location- Kasturba Road, behind the High Court of Karnataka in Sampangi Rama Nagara, in Bengaluru City.
It is a haven for those seeking an escape from the mundane boredom of everyday life and offers a series of rides that will make your adrenaline go berserk. College assignments and projects get way too far sometimes and Wonderla could be the best place for some enjoyment, fun, and relaxation.
You will also find various restaurants serving different cuisines to dine at.
Timings: Wonderla Waterpark has land rides and water rides, each operating at different times of the day.
Normal Season: Week Days
Land Rides: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Water Rides: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Normal Season: Weekends
Land Rides: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Water Rides: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Peak Season: All Days
Land Rides: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Water Rides: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 28th km Mysore Road, Bengaluru 562109, India.
14. Riddle room
Let the James Bond in you come alive. Riddle room Bangalore is a place to experience a real-life adventure as you would be getting trapped inside a room with your teammates and shall be provided with a fixed time to escape. Sounds thrilling, isn’t it? This place is best for young detective minds.
Maximum 7 people can book the package.
Timings: approx 30 minutes
Weekdays: 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Weekends: 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm
15. Laser tag
Laser Tag in Bangalore is the brand new ‘Alternative Sport’ to take the world by storm! It is a highly advanced computer-controlled sport system that offers a gala time for all the players.
It is an exciting live gaming system, suitable for players. The laser-guns use a harmless infra-red beam, which tags sensors worn by each player. The individual guns are built tough, with realistic sound effects, weights, and scope. Just like the latest computer games, players will receive their mission briefing, intelligence on the enemy, and tactics and will battle against others to fulfil their mission objectives as a team.
Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Indiranagar, Bangalore.