15 Exciting Things To Do in Bangalore For Under 500 Bucks
Posted On October 24, 2020
Bangalore, or Bengaluru, has been called the garden city of India, and for good reason. It is because there are so much greenery and beautiful weather throughout the year. Apart from that, it also has attracted a lot of the IT sector in Bengaluru. But as the case is with this beautiful city, not everything needs too much money. There are a whole bunch of things to do in Bangalore on a budget and under Rs.500 when you need a break.
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Exciting Things To Do in Bangalore For Under 500 Bucks
1. Toy Train and Picnic in Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is in the heart of the city near MG Road and has multiple entry points. However, the most popular one is MG Road access. This place apart from other things gives people access to an aquarium and a Toy train that is fun for kids and adults alike. What is great is that they encourage you to chill there. Many people go for walks in this part. You can beat the heat under the shades and have a picnic for kids and adults alike in a safe and fresh environment.
2. Guided Electric Tour in Lalbagh
Learn all about the plants and the trees in your guided electric tour in Lalbagh. Or just go there to see the gardens. Or just get some sandwiches and head over there for a picnic. There are many parks in Bangalore, however, this is unique for the space it covers and the location that it spreads over. You can also walk around the botanical garden and get a glimpse of all that grows here in this beautiful garden. Needless to say, it is one of the largest botanical gardens, so there is no dearth of space.
3. Watch Space Shows in Nehru Planetarium
If you are a space enthusiast or like astronomy, Nehru Planetarium is certainly one of those places to visit. You can watch movies about space and the wonders of our universe at a small sum. All you need to do is get there and buy your tickets to explore outer space. They have ample parking and exciting shows both in English and Kannada. So, ensure you check what you are going to watch and your preferred language.
4. See The City and The Metro
The metro is ‘Namma Metro’ and Bangalore’s pride. Do not forget to go on a ride on it. It covers different destinations within Bengaluru and takes pride in it. So even if you have no set place to go, do look at Bengaluru from the metro’s point of view. It will remind you of how far you have come and can absorb the beauty of Bengaluru and the growth.
5. Go to a Local Bar
Bangalore has a lot of watering holes. However, there are many places that are not that expensive as they seem. Do check out a local bar, talk to the locals that visit there, have your masala peanuts, and enjoy yourself. There are some in almost all places and that is cheap but just as effective to give you a vibe of Bangalore.
6. Visit HAL Aerospace Museum
This is a must go in Bengaluru. You can see a lot of things that are delightful for young and adults. They showcase a host of aircraft and also have a beautiful scenic space to spend your time. Additionally, they have a souvenir store that lets you buy souvenirs such as mini airplanes, helicopters, and more. Spend time to understand how India’s aviation has evolved.
Tipu Sultan is an important piece of history both for the country and Karnataka’s history. This palace is something that dates back to the 1790s and is considered Tipu Sultan’s summer palace. This place is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is one of those places that you can reminisce about the past and see the beautiful architecture of those times.
9. Learn From The Bangalore Museum
Packed with all kinds of artifacts, the Bengaluru Museum is one of the oldest museums in India. It showcases a host of artifacts including coins, jewelry, sculptures, and more. Here you can see the history of not just Bangalore, but all of Karnataka and India as well. It is believed to be established in the 1800s.
10. Watch a Play at Ranga Shankara
If you are into theatre then Ranga Shankara is the place to go. At a sum of 100 to 200, this is a host to some of the greatest places in J. P Nagar, Bangalore. This is one of the most exciting things to do in Bangalore under 500. Go there to witness some of the best actors create magic live. Ranga Shankara was created to promote theatre in 2004 in remembrance of the late Shankar Nag.
11. Find an Event at Alliance Francaise
A leading french institute present since 1970, is also a host of many cultural events. They have some of the coolest events, including dramas, filmings, art showcasing and stuff. Often these events are also free. Do look up their website to get a glimpse of what they do to find out what is going on and go for it.
12. Read a Book at Atta Galatta, Koramangala
Atta Galatta is a well-known book house in Koramangala. It has books in different languages. Also, what it has is many reading sessions, storytelling sessions, book launches and more. This is a place to go for fun-activities, or just sip a coffee and read a book in the quiet. If you are near Koramangala, Bangalore, and love books, this is certainly a place to go.
13. Shop at The Commercial Street
Commercial street is one of the oldest and very famous streets in Bangalore. It is also a very busy street where people go shopping. It is a place you must visit in Bangalore. Despite whether you want to shop or not, it is a place that you can stroll around to get a sense of life. Be it a quick snack, buying jewelry or sandals from the street you can do all of it here.
14. Cycle or Walks Around the City
One thing that Bangalore offers in abundance is the fact that it has great weather. No matter where you are located, always try to explore the city. There is so much history this city offers that can be seen in almost every neighborhood. Alternatively, you can go green and hire a cycle to explore the city and even try cycling outside the city if you choose.
15. Eat at Veena Stores
Located in Malleshwaram, the Veena store is an institution in itself. This is a street food place that has a lot of vegetarian options to eat. You have to eat on the street but the flavors they bring to the food are nothing short of heavenly. Also, while you are there go to the 8th cross in Malleshwaram to buy different handicrafts, utensils, and more.
If there is one thing you need to do as you explore the city of Bangalore it is to meet the friendly people here. More importantly, you must remember that this city gives you a lot to experience, and you do not need a huge wallet to enjoy it. The one thing you have to carry with you when you come to Bangalore is a big heart.
Gulshan Bafna is one of the luxury travelers in India. He, along with his wife, has traveled to many exotic places that one could dream. With their travel journey, they bring us the best face of those places. He compiles all of his travel journeys to give the taste of traveling to his readers. In his writing, he jots down the best things to do in all those places that he has visited. Reading these would help one know better about the place. He is also a seeker who loves exploring and discovering new places and share his experiences with everyone.