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Top 25 Free Things To Do in Bangalore

Nirmala Govindarajan
By Nirmala Govindarajan
| 17 Jan 2024 02:05 PM
Top 25 Free Things To Do in Bangalore

Bangalore has evolved to be so much more than just the IT capital of India. This mega city has everything to offer to the millennials – from art shows to rocking parties to shopping malls to the café culture, there is no dearth of places to visit in Bangalore.

 

And what better way to explore Bangalore attractions without spending a penny from your pocket, yes you read that right – for free 

Here are the top 25 free things to do in Bangalore with your family, friends or alone - 

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1. Take a walk in the serene Cubbon Park

Take a walk in the serene Cubbon Park
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Also known as the garden city of India, one of the greenest places in Bangalore is the Cubbon Park. Take a walk or sit around to spend some time away from the city and connect with nature.

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2. Get inspired by creative street art at St Mark’s Road

Get inspired by creative street art at St Mark’s Road
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Beyond the typical Bangalore sightseeing, you can see local bylanes covered in murals and street art. Search Things to do near me if you are in St Mark’s road or Koramangala and are looking for some inspiration and get the pulse of Bangalore youth.

3. Spend a day basking in the unconditional love of little puppies

Spend a day basking in the unconditional love of little puppies
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One of the most therapeutic things to do in Bangalore is spending a day at any of the many dog shelters such as Maruthy Dog Shelter in the city. From spending a few hours volunteering for the whole day, you get to choose your love dose.

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4. Breathe art at Rangoli Metro Art Centre

Breathe art at Rangoli Metro Art Centre
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One of the top 10 places to visit in Bangalore, the art center preserves and displays the cultural side of the city the best. From classical dances to jam sessions to art galleries, this is one of the most fun places in Bangalore for youngsters.

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5. Window shop at colorful street markets

Window shop at colorful street markets
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One of the best places to visit in Bangalore is the colorful street markets like Gandhi bazaar and the City market which sells everyday items and is filled with conversations and camera clicking.

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6. Attend a reading session at Atta Galata

Attend a reading session at Atta Galata
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One of the places of interest for book lovers is the Atta Galata which houses more than 10000 books in different languages. Attend a book reading to mingle in the company of other book connoisseurs. 

 

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7. Watch International movies at Alliance Française De Bangalore

Watch International movies at Alliance Française De Bangalore
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A must place to go if you are an International movie buff, Alliance Française De Bangalore runs free movie screenings on second Wednesdays and fourth Thursdays of every month.

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8. Sip free drinks at Ladies night special

Sip free drinks at Ladies night special
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Hail female power! If you are a woman and Bangalore sightseeing then you can hop on to the jazzy clubs like Cirrus and Loveshack which have ladies night and sip on free drinks.

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9. Mediate at Pyramid Valley

Mediate at Pyramid Valley
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A unique Bangalore tourist spot, this is one place of interest for spiritual seekers. A 10 story pyramid building, surrounded by peaceful energy and carved scriptures, don’t miss this sightseeing spot for the sheer beauty of it.

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10. Take a bicycle trip around the city

Take a bicycle trip around the city
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One of the best ways to visit places of interest and experience the local flavor of Bangalore is to take a trip around the city on a bicycle and know the city like a local. 

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11. Visit the glorious Nandi Hills

Visit the glorious Nandi Hills
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One of the must-visit tourist attractions in Bangalore is the Nandi hills. Take a bicycle trip to Nandi hills or plan a trek and you will surely not be disappointed.

12. Make new friends at Lalbagh

Make new friends at Lalbagh
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If you are looking to spend some time away from the noise and hustle-bustle visit this Bangalore attraction. A must place to visit in Bangalore if you a nature lover and photography enthusiast.

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13. Camp under the stars

Camp under the stars
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There is no dearth of tourist attractions and fun places in Bangalore for youngsters. If you are traveling with friends, go camping to spend an evening around a bonfire and with deep conversations under the stars to make your Bangalore sightseeing memorable.

14. Go trekking with friends

Go trekking with friends
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One of the fun places in Bangalore for youngsters is awesome trekking spots around the city that will give you a picturesque view of the surroundings and an adrenalin rush.

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15. Sip free coffee at Starbucks

Sip free coffee at Starbucks
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When tired of looking for things to do near me and searching places of interest, go to the nearest Starbucks and instead of sipping into an overpriced coffee, ask for a free coffee tasting session. You will get to taste coffee curated from around the world and understand their aromas and taste.

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16. Sample goodies at Foodhall

Sample goodies at Foodhall
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A must visit Bangalore tourist spot for food lovers is the Foodhall on MG road. From various dips to exotic varieties of bread and cheese to food festivals, there are a lot of free goodies available for tasting in this food paradise.

17. Kill calories at an open gym in Ulsoor Lake

Kill calories at an open gym in Ulsoor Lake
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If gorging at all those delicacies during Bangalore sightseeing has you worried, go to Ulsoor Lake. You can run around the beautiful lake or workout at their open gym, making space for some calories. 

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18. Sing the night away

Sing the night away
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If you are a bathroom singer but always wanted to sing in front of an audience, you can visit star café attractions such as Firehouse Bar & Kitchen and Gilly’s Redefined, which regularly host karaoke nights.

19. Seek blessing at various temples

Seek blessing at various temples
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A perfect way to spend a day out with a penny and recharging your soul will be visiting many or maybe just one temples of Bangalore. Temples like the Chokkanathaswamy temple are a popular tourist attraction and testament to the city’s rich heritage.

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20. Enjoy strumming the strings at Rooster Guitar

Enjoy strumming the strings at Rooster Guitar
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A fun place in Bangalore for youngsters who are looking to enjoy live music without shelling money for tickets is rooster guitar. Visit the store in the evening to look through their amazing guitar collection and catch some live music sessions.

21. Play with locals

Play with locals
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Detach from today’s screen-addicted generation and remind yourself of the charm of playing in the open by mingling with local children and playing games like snakes and ladders that have been painted on the streets.

22. Watch the sunset at Sankey Lake

Watch the sunset at Sankey Lake
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When you get tired of exploring all nearby visiting places, then visit the beautiful Sankey Lake to catch a sunset and you will be reminded of the magic of nature.

 

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23. Ride your way to Sholay Village

Ride your way to Sholay Village
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Just 40km south of the city lies one of the biggest Bangalore tourist spots – the Ramnagar hills which are also known as the Sholay village. Take a bicycle and visit this iconic village where Sholay movie was shot.

24. Brush up your sketching skills

Brush up your sketching skills
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If you want to experience a different side of Bangalore sightseeing, research and sign up for events organized by pencil jam. All you need is a pencil and a sheet of paper and you will have an evening full of art, laughter and new friends. 

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25. Art events at the national gallery of modern art

Art events at the national gallery of modern art
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The national gallery of an art museum is one of the most active promoters of art in Bangalore. Visit this Bangalore attraction to get aware of new art forms, cultural events, and film screenings.

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Author Bio

Nirmala Govindarajan
Journalist, Yoga teacher, Writer
Nirmala Govindarajan is an author, social sector documentarian, journalist, yoga teacher, and pioneer of the Writer’s Yatra and Reader’s Yatra experiences. She travels extensively on work, and for the love of being everywhere. Her novels are inspired by people in the hinterlands, and her latest work of fiction 'Taboo', has been nominated for several literary awards.
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