Explore Bengaluru: 5 Unique places to visit and things to do in the city
Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, is one of the most famous metropolitan cities in India. Also known as the hub for IT in the country, the city enjoys a pleasant climate from October to March, during which Bangalore experiences its lowest temperatures, making it an exciting destination for a winter holiday.
Bangalore has something for everyone. You can go sightseeing or plan fun outdoor activities while exploring the beautiful gardens, art galleries, amusement parks, hill stations, and more. While there are many famous tourist spots to visit, Bangalore also has a few hidden spots that are less frequented but just as memorable. These off-beat locations include historical monuments, forest areas, adventure centres, and more. So, if you want to explore such lesser-known places, here’s a list of fun things to do in Bangalore.
Enjoy the peace at Devanahalli Fort
The Devanahalli fort is less crowded compared to the famous Bangalore fort but is just as beautiful and filled with history. Well-known for its beautiful temples, Devanahalli fort is close to the Bangalore International Airport. Built during the Saluva Dynasty in 1905, this fort is spread over 40 acres and is also famous for being the birthplace of Tipu Sultan—one of the first freedom fighters in India opposing the British East India Company. The marvellous architecture of this fort, and its history of over 500 years, makes it one of the top destinations to see in Bangalore.
Visit Jakkur Aerodrome for adventures
The Jakkur Aerodrome is a must-visit for all the adventure and thrill enthusiasts out there. It offers exciting activities, such as parasailing, riding in an aircraft, or going microlight flying over the city. Their one-day package includes learning the basics like the theory of flying, rules and regulations in flight, flight communication, and much more. Flying activities for the public are open between 6.30 am to 9.30 am on Saturday and Sunday, so plan your visit to this airfield accordingly.
Explore Karnataka’s culture at Nrityagram
Nrityagram is India’s first modern Gurukul, started by the Odissi dancer Protima Gauri in 1990. Located near the beautiful Hesaraghatta Lake, it can be your wonderful escape from the city life. The premises have well-maintained lawns and temples for you to spend a relaxing time and the tranquil atmosphere lets you immerse yourself in nature and the culture of Karnataka. At Nrityagram, you can understand the classic bonding of teacher (guru) and student (disciple). This place will also let you experience the vibrant colours of Bhartiya Nritya (Indian classical dance). It is indeed one of the more unique places to visit in Bangalore.
Rejuvenate at the forest of Turahalli
Turahalli forest is the right destination for if you want to rejuvenate in nature. Since vehicles are not allowed inside, you can simply walk or cycle inside the lush green forest. This forest has rich wildlife, so you may spot some beautiful species of birds and animals on your journey. You can engage in activities like rock climbing for an adventurous day out at Turahalli.
Go trekking and engage in water activities at Maribetta
While there are many other spots for trekking, Maribetta stands out for its mesmerising beauty and the panoramic views from its peak. This place, named after the temple of Goddess Durga, is a habitat for many bears and is locally known as Karadibetta. A day trek would be a great experience in this hilly area where trekkers make their way through the rocky terrain, steep slopes, thick vegetation, and some barren land to reach the summit. At the base of Maribetta, you can enjoy water activities like rappelling, coracle, and kayaking.
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The Leela Bhartiya City can make your trip an exceptional leisurely experience in Bangalore.