Tired of going to the same old movie dates and malls? Any place that comes to your mind puts you in a been-there-done-that situation? Worry not! Bangalore offers you a plethora of places to celebrate life with that special someone. Blessed with natural serenity, breathtaking views, outdoor adventures, classy restaurants, amusement parks, and enchanting gardens, India’s Garden City is the perfect place to have a romantic day out.
All set to get out of your hotels in Bangalore and do some fun things together? You can thank us later, and for now, read on the list of things to do in Bangalore for couples.
1. Watch Sunrise at Nandi Hills
Nestled in the Aravali ranges, Nandi Hills will undoubtedly refresh your love-driven souls. What could be more romantic than witnessing the first rays of the morning sun with your lover in a charming spring-like weather and beautiful landscapes? Reach the Nandi Viewpoint on time, so you don’t miss this visual treat of your lifetime. You can also visit the Tipu Sultan’s Fort, the Tipu’s Drop, and the Amruth Sarovar Lake while you are here. Nandi Hills counts among the best places for a one-day trip from Bangalore with your partner and for a good reason.
Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹10 per person
2. Take a Wine Tour
Does your love life get better with time, just like wine? Celebrate the strength and commitment of your relationship by taking a vineyard tour during which you can witness the winemaking process and also indulge in a wine tasting session. We assure you that the touch of old wine can bring out the best in your love life. The best wine tours in Bangalore include:
Grover Wine Tour
- Location: Devanahalli Road
- Timings: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; every day
Weekdays – ₹850 per person
Weekends – ₹1000 per person
Heritage Wine Tour
- Location: Channapatna
- Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; every day
- Cost: ₹250 per person
3. Fly with Your Partner
If you are two crazy souls in love, nothing traditional can suit your romantic date ideas. Take a little gutsy challenge with an exhilarating round of microlight flying in Bangalore and make it an adventurous date. During the flight, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Garden City and create memories to cherish for a lifetime. You will be accompanied by expert pilots, so no need to worry about the safety and technical aspects of flying.
- Location: Jakkur Airfield
- Timings: 7:00 am to 10:00 am; every day
- Entry Fee: ₹3450 onwards
4. Gaze at the Stars at Nehru Planetarium
Gazing at twinkling stars with your partner by your side sounds like a great romantic date idea? Make your way to Nehru Planetarium where you can attend the Sky Gazing Program (called Know Your Stars) and observe the sky through binoculars and telescopes. Unwind under the hues of the glittering sky and get lost in each other’s arms.
- Location: Sankey Road
- Timings: 10:30 am to 05:30 pm; closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays
- Entry Fee: ₹ 50 per person
- Know Your Stars* – ₹ 30 per person
The show is conducted on the first Sunday of every month, at 6:30 pm.
5. Take a Stroll through Lal Bagh
Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is an ideal spot to spend some quality time with your lover away from the humdrum of the city. With its picturesquely beautiful surroundings and alluring flower beds, this garden is widely popular among the lovebirds of the city. It also has an aquarium, glass house and a lake that add to its quaint beauty. Take a romantic stroll, holding hands with your beloved along the walking trails of Lal Bagh and feel enamored all over again.
Timings: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 20 per person
6. Go Birdwatching at Hebbal Lake
Nature-loving couples will indeed enjoy a birdwatching session at Hebbal Lake, a paradise for birdwatchers and photo-fanatics. Get enthralled by the wide variety of birds found in abundance near this lake, which is counted among the most popular lakes in Bangalore. You can also find a secluded place in the adjacent garden and just be with each other or you can go boating.
- Location: Outer Ring Road
- Timings: 07.00 am to 08.00 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: No entry fee
- Boating charges: ₹ 20 per person
7. Be one with Nature at Cubbon Park
Situated in the heart of the city, Cubbon Park is definitely one of the most romantic places in Bangalore. With immaculately designed green spaces and beautifully manicured lawns, it stands as an idyllic spot for lovebirds. Want to indulge in some fun activities together? Try acrobatic Frisbee, go running or cycling or simply relax on the neatly trimmed grass beds.
- Location: Kasturba Road
- Timings: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm; closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays
- Entry Fee: No fee
8. Take a Morning Walk or Do Boating at Ulsoor Lake
With numerous small islands and lush green surroundings spanning over 120 acres, Ulsoor Lake makes a perfect spot for couples to take an early morning walk, listening to some soul-stirring music. Alternatively, you can visit the place in the evening hours for a pedal boat ride and relish the beautiful sunset with your love. You can also chill out in the swimming pool at the recreation complex or indulge in other gaming activities as well.
- Location: Near MG Road
Timings: 06:00 am to 08:00 pm; closed on Wednesdays
- Boating Charges
Motor Boat per person (maximum 8 person): Rs. 20 per round
Peddle Boat 2 seater: ₹ 80 (30 minutes)
Peddle Boat 2 seater (with top): ₹ 100 (30 minutes)
Peddle Boat 4 seater: ₹ 100 (30 minutes)
Peddle Boat 4 seater (with top): ₹ 120 (30 minutes)
9. Scream Your Lungs out at Wonderla
Who doesn’t want to try interesting ways of dating and create special memories? Get outside of your comfort zone and plan a trip to Wonderla, one of the best amusement parks in Bangalore. Here you can satiate your adrenaline rush with the heart-pounding and stomach-churning water and land rides. Other than the rides, the park has musical fountains, laser shows, virtual reality shows and a rocking dance floor for the fun seekers.
- Location: 28th km, Mysore Road
Normal Season: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (weekdays); 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (weekends and public holidays)
Peak Season: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Entry Fee: ₹890 (Weekdays), ₹1120 (Weekends and holidays) and ₹1185 (Peak season)
10. Engage in 7D Entertainment
We have all heard of 3D movies. But what if we told you, there are places in Bangalore where you can experience the 7th dimension? Yes, you read that right! Looking like a typical 3D blockbuster at first, these 7D features take you on a journey that defy the logics of science. And what better than sharing this one-of-a-kind immersive adventure with the person you love. You can go to:
- 7D VR Voyage: Garuda Mall
- 7D Voyage: Central Mall, Bellandur
- 7D Mastii: Element Hall, Nagwara
- 7D Mastiii: Forum Neighborhood Mall, Whitefield
All these places have one or more features playing at different times of the day, and their ticket prices vary accordingly.
11. Pamper Yourself at a Couple Spa
With plenty of spa centers available within the city limit, connecting deeply with yourself as well as your partner should be your next plan for this weekend. From facials to hair therapies, manicures to pedicures, foot massages to full body massages, there are many packages for couples to revitalize and relax together. You can go to:
ce-The organic spa
- Location: Cunningham Road
- Packages: Just the two of you (₹9949); Romeo and Romance Day Package (₹11585)
- Location: Whitefield
- Packages: ₹12000 onwards
12. Have Fun at Lumbini Gardens
With its serene atmosphere and fun-filled activities, Lumbini Gardens will surely be the game changer of your relationship. Take a dip in its artificial beach with a pool, go boating along the banks of the Nagawara Lake or try your luck at Jet skis and other water sports, the choice is yours. Don’t forget to have your dinner at the floating restaurant located here.
- Location: Hebbal
- Timings: 11:00 am to 07:00 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: ₹ 50 per person
13. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner
A romantic date is incomplete without a fine dining experience in a dreamy setting. With extravagant candlelit dinners, rooftop dining experience, and the finest of food and wine in town, the restaurants in Bangalore will spruce up your romantic evenings. Here’s a list of places you can consider:
The Tao Terraces (MG road)
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm and 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Monday to Thursday)
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Friday to Sunday)
- Cost for two: ₹2100 (approx.)
Rim Naam (MG Road)
- Timings: 12:30 pm to 03:00 pm and 07:00 pm to 11:00 am; every day
- Cost for two: ₹3000 (approx.)
Grasshopper (Bannerghatta Road)
07:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 07:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Sunday)
- Cost for two: ₹5000 (approx.)
Olive Bar and Kitchen (Richmond Road)
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm and 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Monday to Thursday, and Sundays)
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm and 07:00 pm to 1:00 am (Saturdays and Sundays)
- Cost for two: ₹1800 (approx.)
14. Shake a Leg with Your Partner at a Dance Club
Bangalore has the most happening dance clubs which also serve as the hotspot for couples. So let loose, party hard, and dance the night away with your special someone. Below, we have listed some must-visit dance clubs for couples in Bangalore:
Big Brewski (Sarjapur Road)
- Timings: 12:30 pm to 01:00 am; every day
- Cost for two: ₹1600 (approx.)
Pebble (Sadashiv Nagar)
7:00 pm to 11:30 pm (Sunday to Thursday)
7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)
- Cost for two: ₹1500 (approx.)
Skyye (Lavelle Road)
5:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday)
5:30 pm to 1:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)
- Cost for two: ₹2500 (approx.)
Loft 38 (Indira Nagar)
12:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday)
12:30 pm to 12:30 am (Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday)
- Cost for two: ₹2100 (approx.)
With so many things to do and places to visit, couples can have a whale of a time in Bangalore. So where are you heading to this weekend with your lover? Let us know in the comments below.