Bangalore buzzes with a pulsating vibe that is impossible to miss. Scenic beauty, myriad attractions, and pleasant weather all come together to lend the place a vibrant appeal. Adding to the fascination of the city are several interesting destinations that are best explored in the company of your cool gang of friends. After all, what better way to enjoy the captivating charms of the city than checking-in at one of the hotels in Bangalore and then painting the town red with your pals? So, here comes our handpicked selection of places to visit in Bangalore with friends.

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1. Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh | #1 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Lal Bagh | #1 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

Click-happy souls, this one is for you! Covering an area of 240 acres, Lal Bagh stands as one of the most beautiful places in Bangalore to capture some stunning images with your pals. A picturesque garden dating back to the 18th-century, Lal Bagh boasts India’s largest collection of tropical plants as well as more than a 1000 species of flora. But that’s not all. It has long tracks where you can go for walks with your friends early in the morning, soaking in the natural beauty and breathing in some fresh air.  

  • Location: Mavalli
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 20 per person

2. Cuban Park

Cuban Park | #2 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Cuban Park | #2 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

A landmark green area of Bangalore, Cubbon Park is another ideal place to hang out in Bangalore for a chilled day out with friends. This serene green space in the heart of the city is spread over 300 acres. Apart from the rich foliage and the vibrant ecosystem embodying its aesthetic beauty, the park also boasts a few historical buildings including the State Archeological Museum and the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, which is a library with a collection of more than 2.65 lakh books.

  • Location: Kasturba Road
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee

3. Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara | #3 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Ranga Shankara | #3 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

When you are exploring Bangalore with your friends, do not miss out on visiting Ranga Shankara, an iconic name in Bangalore’s theatre scene. You and your friends can catch up on some fine live performances at this theatre. Apart from plays in Kannada, the theatre has hosted plays in 20 other different languages as well. Here, you can watch plays from not just around the country, but from around the globe as well.    

  • Location: JP Nagar
  • Timings: Show timings differ
  • Entry Fee: Depends on the play you want to watch

4. Wonderla

Wonderla | #4 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Wonderla | #4 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

Thrilling! That’s the word that best sums up Wonderla, one of the largest amusement parks in India, full of heart-pounding land and water rides. From relatively gentle rides to the ones that challenge the daredevil in you, this park has them all. Embark on an absolutely delightful journey of fun with your friends with exciting rides like Flash Tower, Y-Scream, Equinox, Drop Zone, Wonderla Bamba and Insanity, to name just a few. In short, this park is the ultimate place for crazy fun with friends.

  • Location: Mysore Road

         Amusement Park Timings:

          Normal Season – 11:00 am to 06:00 pm (weekdays); 11:00 am to 07:00 pm (weekends and public holidays)

          Peak Season – 11:00 am to 07:00 pm

         Water Park Timings:

          Normal Season – 12:30 am to 05:00 pm (weekdays)

          Peak Season and Normal Season Weekends/Holidays: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Entry Fee:

          Adults – ₹ 890 (Weekdays), ₹ 1120 (Weekends and holidays) and ₹ 1185 (Peak season)

          Fastrack Adults – ₹ 1335 (Weekdays), ₹ 1680 (Weekends and Holidays) and ₹ 1780 (Peak season)

*Prices are exclusive of 18% GST

Want to know about the other such fun-filled places you can explore? Read our blog on the best amusement parks in Bangalore

5. Guhantara Resort

Guhantara Resort | #5 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Guhantara Resort | #5 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

Fancy living in a cave like a caveman? Guhantara Resort lets you to experience life in a cave without compromising on comfort. It is India’s first underground cave resort, where you and your tribe can indulge in a number of outdoor adventure sports, and fun indoor activities and games. You can even head to the resort’s wellness center for a relaxing massage.

  • Location: Kanakapura Road
  • Charges: Depends on the package you choose

6. Jakkur Aerodrome

Jakkur Aerodrome | #6 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Jakkur Aerodrome | #6 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

Does the idea of getting literally swept off your feet thrill you? Then Jakkur Aerodrome is the place you must head to with your gang. Here, you can experience the excitement of parasailing or hot air ballooning. Since the rides are conducted under the supervision of professional IAF pilots and engineers, you can be sure of the safety part and enjoy your rides with a free mind.

  • Location: Yelahanka Post
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Ride Fee: ₹ 600 per person onwards

 7. Shopping Streets and Markets

Shopping Streets and Markets | #7 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Shopping Streets and Markets | #7 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

What’s more delightful than spending an entire day with your friends, shopping, shopping, and shopping? If you are looking for an awesome shopping experience without cutting deep into your pockets, then visiting these markets will be worth your time:

  • Commercial Street: An amazing variety of clothes, accessories, shoes, jewelry, bags, sports equipment, and even spices await you at dirt-cheap rates here.
  • MG Road: A saree lover’s haven, MG Road is where you can shop around for ethnic wear. It is also a popular place for buying handicraft items crafted from rosewood, sandalwood, and brass. 
  • Chickpet: Whether you want to buy traditional clothes for a wedding or gold jewelry for a family function, you can get them all at the Chickpet Market.
  • Malleshwaram: A quaint market, this place is thronged for its huge variety of fresh flowers. You can also shop around for fresh groceries and other knick-knacks. The place is also known for great food as some of the best restaurants in Bangalore are located here.
  • Brigade Road: The place buzzes with retail outlets of international brands, and you can shop around for a host of items, including clothes, electronic goods, shoes, books, and accessories.

Know more about the retails zones in the city in our blog on the best shopping places in Bangalore.

8. Pubs and Nightclubs

Pubs and Nightclubs | #8 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Pubs and Nightclubs | #8 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

Bangalore boasts a vibrant scene after sundown. Here’s our list of the best pubs and nightclubs in Bangalore where you can let your hair down and enjoy some great time with your friends.

 Toit

  •  Location: Indiranagar
  •  Timings:

           12:00 pm to 12:00 am (Monday and Tuesday)

           12:00 pm to 01:00 am (Wednesday to Sunday)

  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)

Social

  • Location: Church Street
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 1:00 am; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.).

Xtreme Sports Bar

  • Location: Indiranagar
  • Timings:

          11:00 am to 11:00 pm (Mon, Tue, Thurs and Sun)

          11:00 am to 1:00 am (Wed, Fri and Sat)

  • Cost for two: ₹ 1400 (approx.)

Prost

  • Location: Koramangala
  • Timings:

          12:00 pm to 12:00 am (Sunday to Thursday)

          12:00 pm to 01:00 am (Friday and Saturday)

  • Cost for two: ₹ 1800 (approx.)

Monkey Bar

  • Location: Indiranagar
  • Timings:

          12:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Monday to Thursday)

          12:00 pm to 12:00 am (Friday and Saturday)

          09:00 am to 11:00 pm (Sunday)

  • Cost for two: ₹ 1400 (approx.)

Watson’s

  • Location: Ulsoor
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 1:00 am (every day)
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1300 (approx.)

9. Play Arena

Play Arena | #9 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Play Arena | #9 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

As the name indicates, Play Arena is a place where you can engage in various kinds of games and activities with your friends. Beach volleyball, rink football, bowling, paintball, skating, go-karting, target practice, and water polo are among the top attractions here.

  • Location: Central Jail Road
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 380 per adult

10. Smaaash

Smaaash | #10 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Smaaash | #10 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

A sprawling activity and gaming arena, Smaaash is where the fun is! This modern-age sports center is where you can have a wonderful time with your buddies over VR games, go-karting, arcade games, etc. While you are here, you can also treat your taste buds to some amazing delicacies and beverages.

  • Location: Lido Mall Trinity Circle, MG Road
  • Timings:

          11:00 am to 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday)

          11:00 am to 1:00 am (Sturdays) 

  • Activity Fee: ₹ 175 onwards

11. Amoeba Bowling Alley

Amoeba Bowling Alley | #11 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Amoeba Bowling Alley | #11 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

If you are done with clubbing and partying but want to have a thrilling time, the Amoeba Bowling Alley is the perfect place to visit. Test your bowling skills in this bowling alley with eight lanes. When you want a break, you can relax with some tempting food and cocktails.

  • Location: ITPL Whitefield
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 195 onwards

12. Cafés

Cafés | #12 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Cafés | #12 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

Bangalore’s cafes are not just places that serve wonderful beverages and other gourmet temptations, but cozy zones where you can spend many happy hours talking to your friends and having a good time. Here’s a list of unique cafés you can try out:

Dyu Art Café

A traditional home converted into a cute café, this place is decorated with artworks of world-acclaimed artists. You can pamper your taste buds with authentic Italian and continental stuff here.

  • Location: Koramangala, 5th Block
  • Timings:

          10:00 am to 10:30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

          12:00 noon to 10:30 pm (Monday)

  • Cost for two: ₹ 800 (approx.)

Rasta Café

This interestingly decorated café has a lovely outdoor seating arrangement. Its laid-back ambiance is complemented with pool tables and a 3-acre activity area.

  • Location: Bangalore-Mysore Road
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 am; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)

Cafe Cassia

This lovely little café is located in the courtyard of a quaint bungalow. While the earthy ambiance of the café is pleasing to the eyes, the food served is pleasant for the taste buds.

  • Location: Ulsoor
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)

13. Bangalore Turf Club

Bangalore Turf Club | #13 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Bangalore Turf Club | #13 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

How about enjoying a race at a British-era race course? At Bangalore Turf Club, you and your friends can have a lovely time watching the elegant beasts galloping at full speed. Whether you have a passion for horse racing or not, you will love the electrifying ambiance at this place.

  • Location: Race Course Road, Gandhi Nagar, 
  • Entry: ₹ 10, ₹ 20, and ₹ 200, depending on the gallery you select

14. Go-karting Zones

Go karting Zones | #14 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Go karting Zones | #14 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

If your idea of fun involves racing with your friends, then you need to visit the go-karting zones in the city. With multilevel tracks and a variety of karts, these zones ensure that you are never short of thrill and fun. Here’s our list of the popular go-karting zones in Bangalore:

Grips Go Karting & Bowling

  • Location: Mysore Road
  • Timings:

          10:30 am to 6:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

          10:30 am to 9:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Entry Fee: ₹ 150 onwards

Raceway Motorsports

  • Location: Kanakapura Main Road
  • Timings:

           10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday)

           10:00 am to 12:00 am (Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday)

           10:00 am to 2:00 am (Friday and Saturday)

15. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills | #15 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends

Nandi Hills | #15 of 15 Places to Visit in Bangalore with Friends | (source)

A nature lover’s delight, Nandi Hills is counted among the best places for a one-day trip from Bangalore with your friends. If you want to go one step ahead in experiencing the beauty of Nandi Hills, then you can plan a cycling trip. It will be an exhilarating feeling to cycle to the peak while soaking in the natural expanses. Another way to enliven your visit is to paraglide over the hills and valleys, enjoying the beauty of the area while flying like a bird in the sky.

  •  Location: 60 km North of Bangalore
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 10 per person

Now that you know about the most interesting spots in Bangalore that you can explore with your friends, why wait any longer? Gather your group and let the fun begin!