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From An Art Gallery To A Bookstore: Go Old-School for the Perfect Date Around Town

Roshni posted on 12 July

It’s not really hard to fall in love in Bangalore. There’s a vibe that makes you think everything is okay, and really it is! So while there’s malls and discotheques, nothing quite compares to a walk in the park, or sharing a bag of popcorn in a single-screen theatre. It’s all about that one spot, that makes you go weak in the knees no matter how long it’s been. And the LBB Crew is here to make you rediscover those forgotten places. So this year, forget the fancy restaurants and pubs, and fall in love the old-school way. And if you need some inspiration, LBB is taking a walk down memory lane to places that are all about Lima. Oscar. Victory. Echo.

National Gallery of Modern Art

Admiring the artworks or even trying your hand at decoding some of the more abstract ones at one of the city’s best art galleries can actually be fun (we mean it). And, of course, exploring something new together would also mean making new memories and experiences, bringing you closer to each other. When you have had your dose of art, take a stroll around the quiet garden-space or head to their cafe for a cup of coffee.

Art Galleries

49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru

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Bannerghatta National Park

While a date in the jungle might sound slightly unusual, this is a great option for nature lovers, we think. Go on the Jungle Safari which might get a close view of a mighty beast or two. With a zoo, a pet corner, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium and a snake park to check out with your special someone, this place will keep you engrossed for a whole day.

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bannerghatta, Bengaluru

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Lakeview Milk Bar

This is as old-school as it gets. Having been around since 1930, Lakeview Milk Bar was the favourite place for many a date night, we’re told. Head here with your partner and spend some quality time while trying out their legendary ice-creams and milkshakes. Oh, and don’t forget to order yourselves one of their Roast Lamb Sandwiches. We love that you even have the option of sitting in your car and getting your favourite ice-cream delivered to you.

Cafes

89, Kannan Building, MG Road, Bengaluru

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Blossom Book House

A date spent amidst bookshelves spilling over with books? Yes, please! Whether you choose to buy books for each other or just browse through their collection while discussing about your favourites, this beloved second-hand bookstore might well be an ideal date for book-lovers.

Sankey Tank

Keep it simple. Sit by the lake, lost in conversation, take a walk in the landscaped park with your partner or go for a boat ride around the tank. As the lake becomes home to many migratory birds during winter, you could even do a bit of bird-watching. If both of you are fitness freaks, make it a morning date and go jogging together on the paved walkways near the lake. Nothing like watching the sunset from here too.

Tourist Attractions

Kodandarampura, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru

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    Rex Theatre

    Fancy a good old movie date? Look no further than Rex Theatre, one of the top favourite cinema halls in town (built in the time of World War II, apparently). Be it the charm of the age-old place or the presence of your loved one, we bet you will have a wonderful time catching the latest flick here.

    Olive Beach

    While this one may not be unconventional, you have to admit that nothing says romantic like a candlelight dinner. Dine on Mediterranean delicacies, paired up with some fine wine while you enjoy the ambience, and each other’s company, of course.

    Casual Dining

    16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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    Embassy International Riding School

    Ideal for a romantic weekend getaway not too far from town, this riding school lets you experience a galloping adventure with your significant other. Apart from trying your hand at horse-riding and feasting on the wholesome Italian food at Ai Cavalli, we suggest you also opt for their fully-furnished tents where you can camp for the night.

    Classes & Workshops

    149/2 & 223, Near Stone Hill International School, Tarunhunse Village, Bengaluru

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    Grover Vineyards

    Stroll hand in hand at this tranquil vineyard or sign up for their winery tour which lets you explore the process of wine-making, and you’ve got yourself a delightful date, we think. Oh, and did we mention this includes lunch and a session of wine tasting as well?

    Check out their website here.

    Other

    63, Raghunathapura, Devanahalli Road, Bengaluru

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    Nandi Hills

    This one may be cliche but it is, without doubt, a foolproof idea for a great day out with your partner. Set out on the long drive early in the morning and get there well in time to catch the breathtaking view of the sunrise. You could even pack up some sandwiches and make it a picnic.

    Other

    Nandi Hills, Karnataka