Bangalore is one of the coolest and best places to live for young people in India. Along with its top colleges and incredible job prospects, it’s also got a really youth-friendly culture. And that’s why you moved there after all, isn’t it?. But if you’re going to stay inside your single room for rent in Bangalore and stick to your tried and trusted routine only, you’re going to miss out on all that the city has to offer. Instead, it’s time to get your friends together and explore the city that you live in. Whether it’s films, shopping, food, sight-seeing or adventure that you love, you can find all of this and more on a weekend in Bangalore. So, take your pick of our top recommendations for weekend plans in Bangalore.
If the wait for the fifth season of The Crown feels like it’s too long, you and your friends can enjoy your own taste of royalty at the Bangalore Palace. This place is famous for playing host to India’s first Metallica concert, and it’s no wonder because the sprawling palace grounds are spread over four hundred acres. Check out the exquisite gardens and the swimming pool, take a walk through the picture gallery, or check out the Tudor Revival style architecture. No matter which part of the palace strikes your interest, you’re going to have a ton of fun.
Bannerghatta National Park
If you prefer your weekends to be more au naturale then a visit to Bannerghatta National Park might be in order. Animal lovers and photography enthusiasts both are going to have a whale of a time here. Opt to check out the large selection of rescue animals and birds, or conquer your fears in the reptile house. You can even take a guided bus tour through the park, if you’re looking for a chance to spot the different lions, big cats, leopards, peacocks, zebras and crocodiles that the park is home to.
Want to take your friendship to the skies? If you and your friends are adventure junkies then microlight flying might be the activity for you to try. Head to the Jakkur Airfield between seven and ten in the morning for your chance to rule the sky. You, along with an expert copilot will be flying a two-seater microlight aircraft as your friends cheer you along. The experience might only last for twenty minutes but trust us, the memories will last for a lifetime. Try this out for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get out of your comfort zone.
Some weekends you don’t have the budget to splurge a lot, especially when you’re saving most of your money towards paying your room rent in Bangalore. That’s where Commercial Street comes in. This street shopping hub is the perfect place for your not-so-thick wallet to rule the roost. You and your friends can have a great time shopping and styling each other, without making a huge dent into your savings. And whether it’s clothes, shoes or accessories, you’ll definitely find everything you’re looking for here. So, make sure you brush up on your bargaining skills and get ready to shop till you drop.
War Zone Paintball
Paintballing is definitely one of the most fun group activities that you can try, and the perfect way to start a weekend with your friends. War Zone Paintball will let you experience this activity for a really reasonable price. You’ll get a choice of all the latest paintballing equipment and then all that’ll be left is a battle to remember. Split your group into teams or play against another group at the venue, and you’ll have a weekend of fun and laughter to remember.
Every young foodie in Bangalore needs to experience a street food extravaganza in the city. So, if you and your friends love to eat, it’s the perfect weekend plan for you to try. Go on a local food tour and check out some of the best and most famous local delicacies in the city. Some of our must-try items include the Sri Ram Special chaat at Sri Sairam’s Chaat and Juice Centre, malai tikka at Khan Saheb’s, filter coffee at Brahmin’s Coffee Bar and pani puri at Rakesh Kumar Pani Puri stall. As a cosmopolitan hub, Bangalore offers several cuisine options from across the length and breadth of the country, so you will never be spoilt for choice.
So, there you have it! These are some great ways for you to spend a weekend with your friends in Bangalore. Go ahead and make your way through the list.