Visiting Bangalore with Friends? Here are 11 Things to Do in Bangalore with Friends in 2019 + Bonus Tips for the Shopaholics!

Visiting Bangalore with Friends? Here are 11 Things to Do in Bangalore with Friends in 2019 + Bonus Tips for the Shopaholics!

The Garden City of India; Silicon Valley of India; Bangalore is the city with these proud monikers. But that doesn't mean that the city is not cosmopolitan. It has numerous pubs and other adventurous activities that would make anyone want to spend time in Bangalore. We put together a bunch of stuff that you can do along with your gang in Banglaore starting with trekking and even parasailing.

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The Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bangalore with Friends

When you think of hanging out with your friends what is the first thing that pops up in your mind? We bet it is going for a night out at a gastropub or walking down the ever-busy dimly lit congested streets of the city or simply having some great food. But what if we tell you that there is so much more to it? That is right! We are talking about Bangalore – the Garden City of India and the many options it offers.

The city of Bangalore is a fine mix of work and leisure. The city is a melting pot of different cultures, different people, scenic landscapes, an exuberant nightlife, true architectural marvels, acclaimed breweries, and its robust youth.

So if you happen to be in the city and somehow cannot figure out what to do this weekend, you are in luck! That is because we have sorted the most marvellous list of places to hang out with your friends.

Best Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Go for Trekking in Savandurga Hills

If the hustle and bustle of the city life had made you stressed head out straight to the Savandurga Hills. The hills are located 60 Km west of the city. This trek is one of the ideal weekend getaways from Bangalore. The hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. A climb up this monolithic rock is a real endurance tester. So make sure you are equipped with tight-grip shoes, torch and a couple of batteries, the right amount of water and food and lots of will power.

Once you reach your destination, it is a beauty to behold. The site is perfect for a full day picnic and some much-needed serenity. On your way back do not forget to thank the Gods for a safe comeback by visiting the Savandi Veerabhadeshwara Swamy temple and the Narasimha Swamy temple situated at the foothill. Summers are the best time to visit Savandurga as the weather is fairly pleasant with a soft breeze. Avoid going to the hills during the monsoons as trekking becomes quite a task.

Head to Cubbon Park for a Peaceful Picnic

Regarded as the heart of the city, Cubbon Park is the ideal place for chatting the evening away with friends. This park has a rich history, flora and fauna coupled with multiple architectural buildings and statues of famous personages. The park is crisscrossed with pedestrian lanes and motorable roads flanked with the green foliage of species such as cassia, mahogany, etc. on either side of the road. The park has equal popularity among the locals as well as tourists for its natural tranquillity.

The gates of the park open at 6 in the morning and close at 6 in the evening. If you think of coming here during spring, do not forget to bring the picnic mat and a basket full of food for a time filled with joy and happiness.

Experience Something Different at Guhantara Resort

We cannot go back in time but living the life of a caveman must be something. But what if we tell you that you can live this dream of yours in a fun and luxurious way at Guhantara resort? The resort boasts of being India’s first underground cave resort. It is a perfect getaway for people from all walks of life. The place offers an incredible cave-like ambience and architecture. Although being underground, the area is well lit with natural and artificial sources. The accommodation is perhaps the best part of your entire stay with themed rooms and a touch of Indian traditions. You can come to the resort during any season but come prepared as you might want to prolong your stay.

Beat Your Friends in Go Karting!

Who would probably say no to a “go-karting” outing? Stepping into that car and steering your way to glory is perhaps the best part of it. Feel like a formula one racer already? There are many venues for go-karting in Bangalore.

  • Meco Kartopia – It is touted as the only go-karting track in Bangalore that has been laid according to international standards. The venue is open on all days (except on Monday) from 12 pm to 8 pm.
  • Red Rider Sports – It is located on the outskirts of Sarajpur houses. The place is very less crowded, so it is a perfect spot for team outings.

Have a Thrilling Kayaking Experience in Honnemaradu

Imagine yourself rowing a kayak in deep, calm waters set up against the spectacular scenery of the Western Ghats. Feels relaxing already? Why not do it when you can easily get the exemplary feeling of kayaking in Honnemaradu? Tourists come from India and abroad to experience the thrill of kayaking in Honnemaradu. The grace of the Western Ghats adds charm to the whole experience of it. Spend some days away from the city humdrum and relax amidst the greenery and the wildlife of the ghats. October-December and March-April serve as the ideal weather to enjoy the adventures of Honnemaradu.

Pump Up Your Adrenaline at Jakkur Aerodrome

The only general aviation field in the Jakkur suburb of Bangalore, Jakkur aerodrome is sure to get you high (we mean literally). If sweeping off your feet and flying high in the sky (not so high) is your idea of pure fun, then parasailing is your thing. They tie you to a parachute and harness you safely to a jeep. Then you slowly shoot up in the sky. When you get your heartbeat back, open your eyes to see the world under your feet (literally!)And enjoy that moment of quiet to the maximum as you are up only for 3 minutes. The aerodrome gets closed during monsoons as it is quite not possible to parasail in the rain but spring, summers, and winters are your perfect go-to time.

Experience Snow in Bangalore: Snow City

For the kid still in you, this place is perfect to take you back to your fantasy wonderland. Snow city is one of its kind amusement park covered in artificial snow and has a plethora of fun swings. The theme park is generously sprinkled with snow animals, igloos, and so much more. Sliding down using rubber tubes, snow rafting, dancing on the show floor, making ice castles, entering an igloo, playing basketball in the snow are some of the exciting things that you get to do in snow city. Since the temperature remains sub-zero make sure you don on the right amount of clothes provided by the management. Also, it is advisable not to take your gadgets in the cold. The snow city is open on all days throughout the year.

Experience What Village Life Is Like at Jain Farms

Distanced 44 km away from the city tantrums lays a majestic yet straightforward life in the bounds of nature. Although set up artificially, Jain farms try to bring the sated and serene life in a village out to the public. We are well aware that India is a country of villages, but most of us take it for granted. The pot making, the mooing of the cows, the bullock carts, the cow dung cakes, the hay huts, the crop fields are just stories of another land.

Jain farms make sure that we get acquainted with our celebrated village life. The place has been designed keeping eco-friendly values in mind. The greenery around you will surely humble and refresh you to no end. It is a heady mixture of joy and peacefulness. This place is a must-visit to bring out the best in you. It is open throughout the year and also hosts some of your special days.

Experience Nightlife the Bangalorean Way: Pubs in the City

The garden city of India also doubles up as the grooviest, vivacious party destination. The city is dotted with pubs and microbreweries all around. After the sun goes down, there are many clubs and pubs with the duty of keeping you entertained. Here are some of the most stupendous pubs of Bangalore:

  • Big Brewsky: A fact well-established, Bangalore is the place for beer fanatics. And at our top position comes Big Brewsky. This place is lit! A humongous place with electrifying craft beers and breathtaking atmosphere. The set up is contemporary and romantic with a side pool. Make sure you reserve your seat as it gets jam-packed even on weekdays.
  • Toit: You could fall in love with this place. Toit reminds you of the old school, English classic pubs. Talking of the brews, it has six types of which the most popular has to be the Basmati Blonde. You could also go for the darker and the bitter ones. If there, make sure to try their baked nachos. The microbrewery also brings seasonal flavours like the pumpkin beer on Halloween and a spicy ginger-and-cinnamon infused brew for Christmas.

There's No Better Place than an Amusement Park: Wonder La

Certainly the best amusement park in Bangalore, Wonderla boasts of some 60+ exhilarating rides. The safety levels are world-class, and the rides are exemplary. Don't forget to take two of their most famous rides- the termite train and the termite coaster. The termite train winds along with crazy loops and steep climbs. If that is not enough, then the termite coaster will surely take you screaming up at break-neck speeds. They also offer accommodation, which is very good for a relaxing time after taking those tiring rides all day long. The rooms are well maintained with high-end and modern décor.

Go for Camping in Camp GeeDee or Bananthimari Betta

Camping is a break from monotonous city life. That is why Bangaloreans are looking forward to these weekend getaways. On the outskirts of Silicon Valley of India, there are numerous places where one can go and catch some life. Here are some of the most beautiful places in and around Bangalore for camping:

  • Camp GeeDee- Located 35 km from the city, this is one of the most accessible sites for camping. Situated next to the Bannerghatta wildlife sanctuary, there are a variety of activities that one can do, ranging from bird viewing to mountain climbing. One can never get bored of this place.
  • Bananthimari Betta: This is the most unusual place for activities like camping. Located 63 km away from Bangalore, Banathimari Betta is a lost paradise on earth. Surrounded by verdant green fields, this beautiful valley is laden with emerald velveteen grass cover. Through this, wonderland flows the most quaint and serene stream ever. The hillock is around 2090 feet in height and makes an easy trek for beginners and adventure enthusiasts.

Bonus for Shopaholics

Bangalore is the perfect blend of the old and the new. Along with being the IT hub of the country, it is so much more for shopaholics. Street shops are a girl’s best friends, for they a bring a lot of varieties in clothes and accessories at the most unbelievable prices. So here is our little treat for the shoppers.

  • Commercial Street: One of the most famous markets in Bangalore, commercial street is a paradise for street shoppers. It is a one-stop destination for almost any fashion accessory. The prices range from cheap to costly with excellent fabric quality. The place is crowded, therefore be prepared to walk a lot. If you think you are good at bargaining, then this place will surely test your skills.
  • Brigade Road: Offering a plethora of options, this place is for every kind of shopper. Flanked with brand showrooms on either side of the road, Brigade road is filled with local sellers and hawkers. Walkthrough the footpaths to find items ranging from electronics to garments to jewellery. Make sure to visit Blossom’s book house, which is one of the oldest bookshops in the city and every reader’s go-to place.
  • MG Road: One of the busiest commercial centres of Bangalore, MG Road is one place to shop for beautiful silk sarees. The place offers an excellent selection of handicrafts from places such as Cauvery emporium. Higginbothams, India’s oldest book store is also located here and is a must-go while you go there shopping.
Parth Kohli
Parth has been writing for BP-Guide India for well over a year. He is a budding entrepreneur and an avid learner, pursuing his education in business management (B.B.A.) from one of the central institutions in India. He is presently working on projects based on e-learning and digital marketing. In his spare time, he likes to read and write on various niches, such as the latest developments in sciences, technologies, cyberspace, among many other domains and topics.
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Make Plans Well Ahead!

A trip with friends is fun but fraught with confusion. Not everyone's idea of fun is the same. While some may prefer adventure, others might want to have a picnic. Don't make it a last-minute discussion; Take some time and have multiple plans in the bucket. So that even if someone can't make it a trek, you can always have plan B, C and even D. Bangalore is one of the most beautiful cities with tons of things to do. The climate also works to your advantage. Choose from one of the fun places we listed and make your weekend the one to remember for a lifetime.