Bangalore has an addictive vibe that is hard to ignore. The charming city is full of lovely lakes, lively cafes, inviting pubs, trendy restaurants, enticing shopping streets, and what not?! Whether you are visiting the city alone as a traveler or for professional reasons, there is an endless list of possibilities of places to explore and things to indulge in once you have checked-in at one of the hotels in Bangalore. Let’s take a peek at some of the exciting things to do in Bangalore alone.

 1. Attend a Play

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#1 of 12 Best Things to Do in Bangalore Alone

When you are alone and wandering, nothing gives you delightful company the way art does. So how about watching a play this evening? Bangalore has many venues where comedies, musicals, and plays are conducted on a regular basis. Here are a few theatres we recommend:

Ranga Shankara

  • Location: JP Nagar
  • Go for: Theatrical performances from India and abroad

Jagriti Theatre

  • Location: Whitefield
  • Go for: Plays, concerts, comedy, and dance performances

Alliance Francaise De Bangalore

  • Location: Vasanth Nagar
  • Go for: Concerts, film festivals, dance dramas, comedy nights

KH Kala Soudha

  • Location: Basavanagudi
  • Go for: Plays and dramas spinning around Kannada fables and modern subjects

Ravindra Kala Kshetra

  • Location: Sampangi Rama Nagara
  • Go for: Opulent drama revolving around mythology and folklore

2. Visit Fairs and Exhibitions

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Bangalore hosts a number of fairs and handicraft exhibitions across various locations at different times of the year. Make sure to visit some of these and enjoy a glimpse of the rich art and culture of the country and indulge in soulful shopping. You can check out:

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

  • Location: Seshadripuram
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Sundays

Sunday Soul Santhe

  • Location: Whitefield
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

3. Catch a Live Gig

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Love swaying to the beats of live music? The city has many hotspots where you can let your hair down and chill out while enjoying a live gig. We suggest you head out to the following places:

Hard Rock Café

  • Location: St. Marks Road
  • Timings:

          12:00 pm to 1:00 am (Monday to Saturday)

          8:30 am to 1:00 am (Sundays)

Humming Tree

  • Location: Indiranagar
  • Timings:

          1:00 pm to 11:30 pm (Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday)

          1:00 pm to 1:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)

          Closed on Mondays

Pebble

  • Location: Sadashiv Nagar
  • Timings:

          7:00 pm to 11:30 pm (Sunday to Thursday)

          7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)

4. Spend Some Time with Books

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If you are a bibliophile, Bangalore is nothing less than a paradise for you. The iconic bookstores and libraries in the city are counted among the best places to visit in Bangalore alone. Check out a few popular destinations for bibliophiles in the city:

Blossom Book House

  • Location: Church Street
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm; every day

Goobes Book Republic

  • Location: Church Street
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 9:00 pm; every day

The Bookworm

  • Location: Church Street
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; every day

State Central Library

  • Location: Vittal Mallya Road
  • Timings: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm; Closed on Mondays

5. Go for a Morning Walk at Cubbon Park

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How about taking a stroll through the greenest space in the city before the roads wake up to the rush hours? Cubbon Park is the perfect place to start your day off on the right foot with a refreshing walk. It is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore with friends, with your partner, and of course, all by yourself. With more than 6000 plants and trees, this place is a soothing treat to your senses.

  • Location: Kasturba Road
  • Timings:

          6:00 am to 7:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)

          6:00 am to 7:45 pm (Sundays)

  • Entry Fee: No entry fee

 6. Enjoy a Cycling Tour

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Cycling tours are one of the best ways to get around the nooks and corners of a city and discover little-known facts about it. The best part is that it’s a pollution-free way to explore the city. You can get in touch with one of these organizations and clubs for a cycling tour in Bangalore:

  • in
  • BumsontheSaddle
  • Bangalore Cyclists Group
  • Bangalore Brevets
  • Ride A Cycle
  • Pedal in Tandem

7. Take a Walking Tour of the City

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Exploring a city on foot has its own charm, especially when it’s a guided tour. You will be able to learn a lot of unknown aspects about the city when you take part a walking tour. Some of the popular walking tour organizers in Bangalore include:

  • Bangalore Walks (Heritage Walks, Nature Walks, History and Culture Walks)
  • The Oota Walks (Food Walks)
  • Bengaluru by Foot (History Walks and Food Walks)
  • Unhurried (Market Walks, Nature Walks and Bungalow Walks)
  • Indian National Trust For Art and Cultural Heritage (Heritage Walks, Fort Walks, Temple Walks, and Tree Walks)

8. Visit Art Galleries

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The vibrant art scene in Bangalore is something that you must not miss out on when you are visiting the city alone. You can enjoy the works of legends as well as new-age artists at the several art galleries here. the following are the top art galleries in Bangalore that are worth a visit:

National Gallery of Modern Art

  • Location: Vasanth Nagar
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 6:30 pm; closed on Mondays

Mahua Art Gallery

  • Location: Armane Nagar
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; closed on Sundays

Sublime Galleria

  • Location: Ashok Nagar
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; closed on Sundays

Gallery G

  • Location: Lavelle Road
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; closed on Sundays

Crimson Art Gallery

  • Location: Cunningham Road
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm; closed on Sundays

9. Spend an Evening at a Lake

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The beauty of Bangalore lies in the fact that this metropolis has managed to keep its touch with nature intact. The lovely lakes dotting the city testify to this fact. Spend an evening at one of the lakes in Bangalore and soak in nature’s beauty while watching the sun bid adieu to the day. Here’s where you can go:

  • Ulsoor Lake
  • Lalbagh Lake
  • Hebbal Lake
  • Madiwala Lake
  • Sankey Tank

10. Enjoy Some ‘Me’ Time at a Café

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The best part of traveling alone is that you learn you enjoy your own company and what better way to have some ‘me’ time than over a cup of steaming coffee? Bangalore is known for its wonderful cafes, some of which are done up in unique ways. Why not explore a few of the most interesting cafes in the city?

 DYU Art Cafe

  • Location: 5th Block, Koramangala
  • Timings:

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

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

  • Cost for one: ₹ 400 approx.
  • Best known for: Kerala style setting, spectacular pieces by renowned artists on display

Dialogues

  • Location: 4th Block, Koramangala
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Cost for one: ₹ 300 approx.
  • Best known for: A unique concept that allows you to consume everything for free but pay for the time you spend there

Atta Galatta

  • Location: 5th Block, Koramangala
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Cost for one: ₹ 100 approx.
  • Best known for: A huge collection of regional literature, baked goodies

Therpup – A Dog Café

  • Location: Whitefield
  • Timings: 11:30 am to 9:00 pm; closed on Tuesdays
  • Cost for one: ₹ 400 approx.
  • Best known for: A place to hang out with dogs

11. Eat and Drink Like a Local

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One of the most charming features of Bangalore is that the city makes everyone feel welcome. In fact, you will find a number of pubs and eateries in the city that are single-friendly. Here are some of the best pubs in Bangalore where you can have a whale of time alone.  

Watson’s

  • Location: Ulsoor
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 1:00 am
  • Cost for one: ₹ 700 approx.

Skyye Lounge

  • Location: UB City, Lavelle Road
  • Timings:

           5:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday)

           5:30 pm to 1:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)

  • Cost for one: ₹ 1300 approx.

Three Dots & A Dash

  • Location: Indiranagar
  • Timings: 12:00 noon to 1:00 am
  • Cost for one: ₹ 700

Plan B

  • Location: Ashok Nagar
  • Timings: 12:00 noon to 11:30 pm
  • Cost for one: ₹ 600

12. Explore the Streets

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Streets have a unique magic of their own – you can be alone, and yet you are in the company of hundreds of people. Bangalore is known for its streets where you can indulge in shopping, street grubs, and what not?! Our top picks include:

Shopping Streets in Bangalore

Commercial Street

  • What to shop for: Clothes, spices, jewelry

MG Road

  • What to shop for: Rosewood, sandalwood, brass items

Majestic Market

  • What to shop for: Chinese and local electronics items, perfumes, garments

Brigade Road

  • What to shop for: electronics, garments, jewelry, and footwear

Jayanagar 4th Block

  • What to shop for: artwork, footwear, household goods

Food Streets in Bangalore

VV Puram

  • What to eat: Dosa, Gulkand, Dal Holige

Shivaji Nagar

  • What to eat: Mutton Kebab, Chicken Roll, Bheja Fry, Suleimani Tea

Mosque Road-Frazer town

  • What to eat: Sheekh Kebab, Haleem

Johnson Market- Richmond Town

  • What to eat: Samosas, Shawarmas

Feeling lonely is never an option when you are traveling alone in Bangalore. So, go out and make the most of your time in this wonderland of a city.

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