Laser Tag, Theme Park & Budget Shopping: LBB Picks Five Cool Things To Do In Jayanagar

Sreepathy posted on 30 November

It’s time to represent South Bangalore through its favourite neighbourhood, Jayanagar. And contrary to the belief that this is a cute little old-time Bangalore suburb that’s known for its iconic food options, we have found five activities that are not food or drinks that you can do here. Come weekends {or weekdays} these activities are perfect to explore a side of Jayanagar that would even make a hardcore Koramangala resident {read: this writer} take a trip down south.

Getting Your Geek On At The Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park

Bet you didn’t know about this {unless you are an ardent LBB reader, then you’d have read our experience here} cool place in your hood. Now, if you’re all about saving the environment, then this is one place as it’s got 26 types of rainwater harvesting models. And it’s not your traditional theme park, mind you. But it does a fab job of spreading awareness about saving water can play a major role in your life. Oh, and did we tell you there’s a garden too? Maybe get the DSLR ready and go on a clicking spree here.

Parks

227, 9th Main Road, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

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Shopping At Jayanagar BDA Complex

It’s a mini Commercial Street in its own right. A shopper’s paradise, this place is home to our favourite bookstore Nagasri Bookstore as well as scoring everything from readymade blouse pieces to gladiator sandals at great prices. A day spent here rummaging through these goodies will give you enough shopping fix to last until your next trip here. Don’t believe us? Check out how we spent a day at the complex here.

Bookworming It Up At Books Bonanza

It’s like the Blossom of South Bangalore. This used bookstore stocks up on everything from contemporary reads to some rare books. Comics, classics, coffee table, and the likes can be scored at prices that will make you question whether you really spent only a few hundred rupees for a lot. These guys have books by the kilo fares every now and then, so you might want to check out that. Their godown is known for that.

Book Stores

46, 3rd Cross, 1st Block, Someshwara Nagar, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

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Get Running With The Jayanagar Jaguars

With a name as cool as that, there’s no way that you can skip on something that’s straight outta J-town. One of Bangalore’s oldest running groups, these guys are the brainchild behind the Bangalore Runners Unity Run. These guys are known for their contagious enthusiasm for running across all forms, be it half-marathons, fun runs, or a run up and down Nandi Hills. They also conduct regular practice and training sessions, so maybe kickstart your athletic lifestyle with these guys?

Laser Tag At Talk To The Hand

Oh yes! We did tell you Jayanagar is cool, right? Any place that’s got a laser tag arena instantly gets a high five from us {and Barney Stinson}. With prices starting at INR 150 a piece, it’s enough reason for you to skip the many clubs and bars in Jayanagar and instead of shooting your way through an exhilarating game of laser tag. And yes, we’ve been here too guys, so read up on our experience here.

Gaming Zone

653, 2nd Floor, HM Zeta, 11th Main, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

4.3
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