5 Interesting Things to Do in Bangalore

5 Interesting Things to Do in Bangalore

The city of Bangalore, known for being the IT hub of the country is more than just that. Bangalore is also known as the Garden City and was once famous for being the Pensioner’s Paradise. Whether you want to chill out with a bunch of friends, spend quality time with your family or your partner, this city offers a myriad of things which guarantee you an amazing time, while also going easy on your pocket.

1. Wine Tour and Grape Stomping

Courtesy: Navaneeth KN, CC BY 2.0

Courtesy: Navaneeth KN, CC BY 2.0

In the rustic town of Ramnagar lies the Heritage Grape Winery which is one of the few places in the country where you can learn the art of wine-making. Become a connoisseur and learn to appreciate great wine as you roam around the vineyard, learning about the process of wine-making, including bottling and crushing, and catch a lot of fun by stomping on grapes in the factory’s manufacturing area. As a part of the tour, you also get the opportunity to taste 6 different delicious wines, 2 of which are Indian, while the other 4 are French. At the end of the tour, enjoy a scrumptious 3-course lunch at one of the in-house restaurants which overlook the gorgeous, sprawling vineyards. It doesn’t get better than this!

Tip: Although the vineyard is open 7- days a week, grape stomping and bottling activities are closed on Sundays.

2. Basavanagudi

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Courtesy: Suma, CC BY-SA 2.0

A number of ancient and old temples are the essence of Basavanagudi. Home to the Bull temple, it is lined with a number of remarkable eateries, ancient trees and tiny lakes and is a green haven in the middle of a city bustling with office-goers and professionals. It acquires a bride-like charm in the evenings and is a treat for the eyes, especially in the festive season.  Visit the Nandi temple and see the marvels of ancient architecture that so beautifully adorn this majestic temple. Take a trip to the Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre to engage in a day full of pool fun.

3. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Heritage Centre And Aerospace Museum

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Courtesy: Ramesh NG, CC BY-SA 2.0

The HAL Aerospace Museum is the second largest aerospace museum in Bangalore. It showcases the achievements and history of the HAL, an aero-modelling club, a souvenir shop and a library. It has a sprawling display of powerful, ferocious fighter planes and gets of the Indian Air Force.

The main attraction of this museum is an exciting Flight Simulator, offered at very nominal charges.

Tip: Cameras are charged separately.

Students and children get a concession on entry fee charges which makes the HAL museum visit affordable to students.

4. Day Trip to Mango Mist

Via mangomist.com

Via mangomist.com

The Mango Mist resort offers a fun-filled day of relaxation with your family and friends. Unwind and bond while engaging in a variety of activities like zorbing, zip lining, rock climbing, jumaring, quake walks or head to the pool to spend your time lazing around the pool reading a book or jump into the pool and engage in some splashing fun.

5. Night Trek and Caving at Anthargange

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Via http://innovativeindiatours.com/

Following a briefing by instructors, begin caving and exploration at midnight and a night trek to the Anthargange peak. Catch a variety of nocturnal life in their natural habitats along the way, stand witness to panoramic views of the ethereal star-lit skies and engage in lively conversations over bonfires and barbeques.

Watch the gorgeous sunrise over the horizon, post which you can start your trek back to the base camp at Bangalore.

Rohit explores the most isolated and the most populated cities in India with equal passion and shares his experiences for the like-minded travellers to help them on their travels. You can read more about his experiences at transindiatravels.com.

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