Bucket List: 10 Things In Bangalore That You Should Do Before 2018 Ends

Navya posted on 16 June

2018 is finally here…and it’s half-way gone before you can even complete that sentence! And if at the beginning of the year, you resolved to get know Bangalore better, you’ve come to the right place! Many of us have lived here for years and are yet to experience the city’s historic sites, its culinary traditions, and its fun side. Well, all that can change, this year, with this handy bucket list of things you ought to (finally) do in Bangalore.


Eat The Thali At MTR

One of Bangalore’s most iconic restaurants, MTR’s masala dosas and breakfast specials are known the world over. But only a true-blue Bangalorean is aware of the awesomeness of its thalis. Sitting in the age-old halls, you can tuck into a South Indian thali that includes fluffy puris and ghee-laden, masala dosas. Delicacies like pongal and vangi bath precede the classic line-up of rice paired with sambhar and curd.

Casual Dining

14, Near Urvashi Theatre, Lalbagh Main Road, Mavalli, Bengaluru

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Visit The Bangalore Palace

Plenty of us have lived in Bangalore for years or, even decades without a glimpse of one of the city’s best-known historic structures – the Bangalore Palace. Well, this year, don’t just stick to looking up pictures of the palace on the Internet. Discover the beauty of the Tudor-style edifice that’s marked by turrets and battlements. Inside, you can walk through ornate hallways and stare at stained-glass windows that make for Insta-worthy clicks.


Near Mount Carmel Institute Of Management, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru

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Chomp Your Way Through VV Puram

Fine, we get it! Bangalore’s isn’t the best place in the country for street food. But give VV Puram a chance and you won’t be disappointed, we promise. Every evening, an entire street buzzes with the sound of busy stalls and shops selling everything from crisp dosas to aloo bondas, jalebis, quirky chaats, and sweet, sweet gulkand. We recommend you don’t weigh yourself the next day.

Read up more about it here.

Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Possibly the best adventure experience the city has to offer, hot air ballooning has to be on your bucket list for the year. Offering tethered rides, AERO adventures gives you the chance to gawk at Bengaluru and the lush hills that surround it while floating about in the open sky. However, this is a seasonal activity so make sure you grab your spot ASAP!

Soak Up The Fun At Soap Football

Round up your gang and head to a Sarjapur for a day filled with football and suds. Yep! At the Soapy Football arena, you can slip and slide through a field filled with soapy water and bubbles while trying to score a goal. We can’t guarantee that your game will improve but you can be assured of plenty of laughs, we think.

Gaming Zone

Silver Oak Layout, 7th Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

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Bounce Off A Trampoline

A 10,000 sq feet trampoline park! You’d be crazy not to add this to your bucket list for the year. When you want to add fun and games to your fitness routine, we recommend you head straight to Play Factory in Electronic City. There you can you can embrace the child in you and jump around to your heart’s content. They have a foam pit as well if the trampoline alone does not float your boat.

Sports Venues

7, Service Road, Pragathi Nagar, Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bengaluru

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Witness The Bloom At The Flower Market

Sure, you’ll have to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to catch this sight. But believe us, it is totally worth it. Beginning at about 4 in the morning, the KR flower market is a sight to behold. You can jostle your way around vendors selling everything from fragrant jasmine to exotic orchids at astonishing prices.

Gardening Stores

KR Market, Avenue Road, Old Tharagupet, Chickpet, Bengaluru

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Tease Your Grey Cells At The Brain Museum

A one-of-a-kind experience, Bangalore’s Brain Museum should thrill anyone with, well, a brain. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the museum gives you the chance to actually touch and feel a brain. And then, you move on to gaping at over 400 specimens. Some of them riddled with diseases like Alzheimer’s, while others turn into a mush because of road accidents. Be prepared to put your thinking caps on.


26/14, 3rd Main Road, Sattar Layout, Lakkasandra, Laljinagar, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru

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Hop On For A Metro Ride

Now that the Metro covers a good chunk of the city, don’t delay your joyride. As a Bangalorean, the Metro gives you the thrill of reaching Mysore Road from Byappanahalli in 30-odd minutes even during peak traffic hours – an impossible task on Bangalore’s ever-congested roads. So, do witness the miracle this year.

Wolf Down A Giant Dosa

In 2017, we discovered RK Dosa Camp in Wilson Garden and we have vowed to resolutely carry on our love affair with this place this year too. And you should join us, we think. RK Dosa Place is renowned for its enormous dosas that can feed you, your friends and their friends. The crisp dosas come doused with ghee and won’t even hurt your pocket. What more can you ask for?

Fast Food Restaurants

320, 9th Cross, BTS Main Road, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru

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