14 Things to do in Bangalore for Youngsters


Bangalore is a lively city that caters to the ‘hip and happening’ generation of youngsters aptly. A potpourri of cultures, the city boasts fabulous options that can keep the young (and the young at heart) hooked without any complaints. Whether it’s spending a fun-frolic day out, indulging in adventure activities, shopping, dining, taking road trips or partying after sundown, you will be spoilt for choice of things to do in Bangalore for youngsters.


We are not talking about just any go-karting experience. The Garden City offers you the opportunity to indulge in this adrenaline-pumping sport in karting tracks that are at par with international standards. Whether you are a budding racer or a pro, you will love to race in the latest models of karts.

Location: Meco Kartopia, Hennur Bagalur Road

Timings: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm; closed on Mondays

Entry Fee: ₹ 540 onwards

Photo of Bangalore by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula


Paintballing is synonymous with intense fun and thrill. When you are in Bangalore, you can have a fun-filled day by indulging in paintballing with your gang. Adding to the experience is the choice of the latest paintballing equipment and huge spaces to engage in this war-like game with all enthusiasm.

Location: War Zone Paintball, Sonnappa Layout

Timings: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day

Entry Fee: ₹ 300 for 50 pellets

Photo of Warzone by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Taking a Vineyard Tour

Among other things, Bangalore and its surrounding areas are home to quite a few breath-taking vineyards. Plan a trip down to one of these vineyards and make the most of your time by learning about the art of wine making. You can even indulge in a session of wine tasting; some of these places also offer activities such as grape stomping. Here are our picks:

Grover Vineyards

Location: Raghunathapura, Devanahalli Road, Doddaballapur,

Timings: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; every day

Cost*: ₹850 per person on weekdays and ₹1000 per person on weekends

Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

*Lunch included

Photo of Devanahalli by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Microlight Flying

When it comes to adventure activities for youngsters in Bangalore, the sky is your limit! We mean it quite literally. You can actually take off on a two-seater microlight aircraft and fly up in the sky. You will have an expert co-pilot to guide you in this thrilling activity that lasts from 15 to 20 minutes.

Location: Jakkur Airfield

Timings: 7:00 am to 10:00 am; every day

Entry Fee: ₹ 3450 onwards

Photo of Jakkur Aerodrome by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Visiting an Amusement Park

There’s no denying that amusement parks are the Mecca of fun activities for youngsters in Bangalore. For an adrenaline-soaring combo of fun and thrill, check out some of the best amusement parks in Bangalore:

* Wonderla

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)

* Fun World Bangalore

Location: Palace Ground, J C Nagar

Timings: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm; every day

Entry Fee: ₹ 750 per person

* Neeladri Amusement Park

Location: Hosur Road

Timings: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Weekdays) and 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (Weekends/Holidays)

Entry Fee: ₹ 40 per person (Weekdays) and ₹ 75 (Weekends and Public Holidays)

Photo of Wonderla Bangalore amusement park by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Exploring Snow City

True to its name, Snow City is an enormous indoor snow theme park that lures you to a snowy world full of fun and frolic. Here you can indulge in various activities, like snow rafting, snow sliding, snow basketball, snow mountain climbing, and even dancing on a snow dance floor, all in -5° Celsius temperature. Sounds cool?

Location: Fun World Complex, J C Nagar

Timings: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; every day

Entry Fee: ₹ 390 per person (Monday to Friday) and ₹ 490 per person (Weekends and public holidays)

Photo of J.C.Nagar by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Exploring the Shopping Malls

The shopping malls in Bangalore are a complete world of fun and entertainment. You can hang out, shop, dine, watch movies, and even indulge in games and sports. Here’s our list of the top malls in Bangalore:

Forum Mall (Koramangala)

Mantri Square Mall (Malleshwaram West)

Phoenix Market City (Whitefield)

UB City (Vittal Mallya Road)

Royal Meenakshi Mall (Bannerghatta Road)

Bangalore Central Mall (Bellendur)

Garuda Mall (Ashok Nagar)

Orion Mall (Malleshwaram West)

Photo of Koramangala by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Partying Hard at Nightclubs and Pubs

There’s a reason why the nightclubs and pubs feature among the top places to visit in Bangalore for youngsters. The energetic vibe and upbeat ambiance at these places, combined with great food and beverages, make them a huge draw. Here’s our pick of the most popular nightclubs and pubs in Bangalore:

* 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

* Social

Location: Church Street

Timings: 9:00 am to 1:00 am; every day

Cost for two: ₹ 1500 approx.

* Pecos Stones

Location: Indiranagar

Timings: 10:30 am to 11:30 pm; every day

Cost for two: ₹ 1000 approx.

* Big Brewsky

Location: Sarjapur Road

Timings: 12:30 pm to 1:00 am; every day

Cost for two: ₹ 1600 approx.

* Hangover

Location: Indiranagar

Timings: 12:00 noon to 1:00 am; every day

Cost for two: ₹ 1500 approx.

Besides these, there are many pubs and nightclubs in Bangalore with dance floor where you can shake a leg and have a blast.

Photo of Church Street by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Indulging in Street shopping

Youngsters love to splurge on goodies, and the shopping streets of the city are treasure troves of all kinds of things, including clothes, shoes, jewelry, sports goods, condiments, spices, bags, electronics, and what not. Here are some of the main shopping markets in Bangalore.

* Commercial Street

What to shop for: Clothes, spices, jewelry

* MG Road

What to shop for: Rosewood, sandalwood, brass items

* Avenue Street

What to shop for: Classic novels

* SP Road

What to shop for: Electronics

* Jayanagar 4th Block

What to shop for: Artwork, footwear, household goods

* Majestic Market

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

Visiting Bannerghatta National Park

Fancy seeing the wondrous world of wild animals from close quarters? Head out to Bannerghatta National Park, another favorite hangout destination of youngsters in the city. Do not miss out on visiting the butterfly park or taking the animal safari there.

Location: Bannerghatta Road

Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Tuesdays

Entry Fee (Zoo + Safari): ₹ 260 (Monday to Friday) and ₹ 280 (Weekends and national holidays)

Hanging Out at Bangalore’s Unique Cafes

Bangalore several cafés where the wonderful ambiance is complemented by great food. Here comes our list of a few unique cafes in the city where youngsters can hang out for hours on end.

* Atta Galatta

Location: 5th Block, Koramangala

Timings: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Closed on Monday

USP: Bookstore-cum-café

* Rasta Café

Location: Bangalore-Mysore Road

Timings: 9:00 am to 4:00 am; every day

USP: Laid-back Rastafarian café with a 3-acre activity area

* Marzipan Café and Bakery

Location: Ulsoor Road

Timings: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday to Thursday); 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (Fridays and Saturdays); closed on Sundays

USP: Mediterranean food

Photo of Jayanagar by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula
Photo of Jayanagar by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula
Photo of Jayanagar by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula

Relishing Bangalore’s Street Food

Bangalore is every young foodie’s delight. You can explore a plethora of delicacies at the sumptuous street stalls of the city at pocket-friendly prices. We list out here the top street food spots in Bangalore:

* Sri Sairam’s Chats and Juice Centre

Location: Malleshwaram

Must-try items: Shri Ram Special Chaat, Crazy Masala Chaat, Disco Chaat

* Khan Saheb Grills and Rolls

Location: Sarjapr Road

Must-try items: Reshmi Tikka Roll, Malai Tikka, Chicken Tikka roll, Mutton Baida Roll

* Brahmin’s Coffee Bar

Location: Basavanagudi

Must-try items: Idli-Vada combo, Upma, Filter Coffee

* Hari Super Sandwich

Location: Jayanagar

Must-try items: Chocolate Sandwich, Chilli Cheese Sandwich, Potato Twisters

* Rakesh Kumar Pani Puri Stall

Location: Jayanagar

Must-try items: Pani Puri

Taking a Road Trip

If you are passionate about traveling, you can satiate the wanderlust in you with exciting road trips from Bangalore. The pleasant weather and the scenic routes definitely add to the excitement of the journey. A few popular road trip routes are:

* Bangalore to Coorg

Distance: 249 km

* Bangalore to Ooty

Distance: 274 km

* Bangalore to Mysore

Distance: 145 km

* Bangalore to Mangalore

Distance: 352 km

* Bangalore to Goa

Distance: 560 km

Visiting Nandi Hills

Challenge the adventure-seeker in you with a trip to the Nandi Hills, one of the best places to visit in Bangalore with friends. Experience the thrill of trekking on rails that lead to the viewpoint or cycle up the whole way and enjoy the mesmerizing view from there. You can even paraglide over this ancient hill fortress and get a bird’s eye view of the surroundings. Doesn’t this sound like a cool idea?

Distance: 60-70 km from Bangalore

Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, every day

Entry Fee: ₹ 10 per person

Photo of Nandi Hills by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula
Photo of Nandi Hills by Chaitanya Sai Kumar Bhogadula