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Outdoor Activities in Bangalore


Bangalore is one of India’s most cosmopolitan cities. Coupled with a delightful climate and verdant parks, this Garden City is a must-visit. It is the IT hub of the country and offers plenty of job opportunities, making it a melting pot of cultures. Some of its neighborhoods still reflect an old-world charm that the city once had. There are many pubs, nightclubs, art galleries, museums, and plenty of outdoor activities in Bangalore for you to enjoy.

Bangalore has many places with interesting things to do. Few of the best outdoor activities in Bangalore that you can opt for, are a tour to the Bannerghatta National Park and exploring the local culture by visiting markets like Chikpet and K.R. Market.

Bangalore Outdoor Activities

The Bannerghatta National Park is a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is also home to the country’s first butterfly park. Wildlife here includes the Royal Bengal tigers, lions, elephants, bears, and many colorful birds. They have safari too, where you can watch the predators up close in their natural habitat. If you’re looking to shop at budget-friendly prices, head to Chikpet. The market dates way back to the 16th century and is a true embodiment of local Bangalore. ‘Chikpet’ means small town in Kannada. This shopping area has narrow lanes filled with shops selling silk sarees, lehengas, churidars, and you’ll be spoilt for choice. From daily wear apparel to wedding dresses, you’ll find it all here. Another vibrant market in Bangalore is the K. R Market (Krishnarajendra Market). It is also known as the City Market. Here you will find hawkers selling fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and flowers. The colorful flowers being sold make for an excellent photo opportunity. Electronic goods are also sold here at cheap rates.

Bangalore outdoor activities are plenty and not limited to just these. Outdoor adventure in Bangalore is thriving and adventure junkies have a plethora of choices to indulge in. Explore this uber-cool city like a local and discover its hidden gems.