A Romantic Guide To Bangalore: 10 Things Couples Must Do

A Romantic Guide To Bangalore: 10 Things Couples Must Do
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Bangalore, the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is a lovely city to explore on your own. However, it is even better when you have your beloved by your side. Featuring scenic lakes where you can go boating and lush green spaces, which are perfect for a leisurely and romantic stroll or a relaxing picnic, the city is sure to create lasting memories. Adding to the romance factor are incredible rooftop restaurants and relaxing spas. So, if you’re traveling to Bangalore as a couple and wondering how to make the most of your time here, here’s our comprehensive romantic guide to Bangalore, India for you. We’ve listed the top things couples must do when in the Garden City of India.

1. Take a private tour of Grover Zampa Vineyards (from USD 270.0)

There’s no denying that romance and wine go hand-in-hand. So, to amp up the romance quotient, take a private tour of Grover Zampa Vineyards that is located on the outskirts of Bangalore, in Nandi Hills. Here, you can sample fine wines, nibble on light bites, as well as learn about the winemaking process.

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Bangalore to Nandi Hills Vineyard Tour Including Wine Tastings

Duration: 5 to 6 hours

2. Let your love bloom at Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Glass house in Lalbagh, Bangalore (rotated)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Kprateek88 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Every corner of the Lalbagh Botanical Garden is ripe with romance, especially the Lalbagh lake and the glasshouse that is modeled along the lines of London’s Crystal Palace. In addition, the garden houses over 2,500 species of native and exotic flora across 240 acres (97 hectares) of land. The aromatic plants and tranquil atmosphere of this gorgeous natural haven make it a perfect place for a romantic walk.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Address: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

Website: Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 0.29 USD (20 INR)

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3. Go on a cycling trip together

With so many pleasant weather days in Bangalore, a cycling trip is a lovely and romantic idea. You not only get to spend time with your loved one but can also enjoy some physical activities together. One of the best places to go on a cycling trip is Turahalli Forest, which is perhaps the last surviving forest in the city. It has a challenging terrain but is worth a trip for its spectacular scenery, utmost serenity, an abundance of lush trees, and several avian creatures like spot babblers, peafowls, mynas, and great horned owls.

Turahalli Forest

Address: Thurahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560062

Opening hours: 5am - 3pm (daily)

Price: Free entry

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4. Hold hands and leave the world behind at Cubbon Park

If you’re a couple who loves nature, walking and talking (and a bit of history, too), Cubbon Park is the perfect place for you. It is a 300-acre (121 hectares) green space filled with lush trees, beautiful flower beds, and historic monuments. You can sit under one of the many lush trees and talk for hours on end or walk hand-in-hand and explore the park.

Cubbon Park

Address: Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6am - 7pm; Sun: 6am - 7:45pm

Price: Free entry

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Bangalore District Tour Guide

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Ramesh Kumar

Hello, I am Ramesh Kumar, a Bangalorean, born & brought up in this lovely city. I work as a freelance Tour Guide-Tour Leader-Trip Manager to the foreign travelers who visit Southern India as a destination for travel as well as for the corporate executives who come on business meets taking place. Being a knowledgeable Tour Guide, I curate creative itineraries, all tailor made to suit their tastes, likes & interests. I am conversant with the entire stretch of South Indian monuments. I speak good quality English easily assimible by the travelers. My services are sought after by foreign travelers, travel agents, diplomats & those who wish to travel with their special plans of interest for gaining an experience of Learning and Discovery.

5. Watch the sunrise or sunset at Nandi Hills (from USD 104.0)

What could be more romantic than watching the sun rising or setting over the city? The best place to experience this spectacle is Nandi Hills, an ancient hill fortress nestled at a height of 4,849 feet (1478 meters), on the outskirts of Bangalore. Head there early morning and marvel as the sky turns into hues of red and yellow when the sun begins to warm the cool morning air. Not an early bird? Then visit the Nandi Hills in the evening to watch the sunset, which is equally mesmerizing.

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Nandi Hills - Day tour - Pick up from Bangalore hotel

Duration: 6 hours

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6. Tune out the rest of the world and ease into your day with a couple's massage

Let the professional therapists at Jiva Spa take you on a magical journey of bliss and relaxation. For reservations call us on 080 6600 3300. #TajBangalore #JivaSpa #SpaDay

Posted by Taj Bangalore on Sunday, 28 April 2019

There’s no better way to relax on a holiday than indulge in a little R&R. And what could be better than booking a spa treatment - your body, mind, and soul will thank you and so will your loved one! Bangalore has a good number of spas and salons that provide special packages for couples. A popular spa is the SPA.ce the Spa that offers Romeo and Romance day packages for couples, whereby you and your loved one will be treated to a sandal saffron scrub, a facial and an exotic body wrap. Or head to the Jiva Spa at Taj MG Road that offers several blissful (and luxury) treatments specifically designed for couples. However, Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort is also a great spot for those interested in trying out a Thai massage in a romantic setting. The experience here is customizable and even includes a hot tub, a beauty salon, steam, and sauna.

SPA.ce the Spa

Address: 7th Cross Road, Service Lane, 3627/A, 1st Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Website: SPA.ce the Spa

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

Jiva Spa At Taj MG Road

Address: 41/3, MG Road, Yellappa Garden, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Website: Jiva Spa At Taj MG Road

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

Angsana Spa

Address: Main, Doddaballapur Rd, Northwest County, Rajankunte, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

Website: Angsana Spa

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (daily)

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7. Enjoy dinner and drinks accompanied by lovely views

Enjoy an unparalleled dining experience at the highest lounge bar in South India. For reservations: +91 80 4567 4567/...

Posted by HIGH on Sunday, 6 May 2018

Enjoying dinner and drinks while overlooking the city’s skyline is one of the many romantic ways to end a day spent with your loved one. The High Ultra Lounge has one of the best views of the city. It is located on the 31st floor, making it the highest lounge bar not just in the city but also in South India. Along with the fantastic views, you can enjoy a Pan-Asian meal and quench your thirst with a creative cocktail.

High Ultra Lounge

Address: 26/1, World Trade Center, Dr Rajkumar Rd, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055

Website: High Ultra Lounge

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12:30pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12:30pm - 12:30am

Another great alternative is Skyye, a lively rooftop bar that caters to romantic couples, party lovers and foodies in equal measure. On the food and drinks menu, you’ll find international pub grub and house cocktails. For entertainment, there’s karaoke, live music, and stand-up performances. But what really steals the show is the beautiful views of the city from here.


Address: 24, 16th Floor, Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Website: Skyye

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5:30pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5:30pm - 12:30am

If you and your partner are both adventurous, try out Fly Dining, where you will be suspended 164 feet (50 meters) off the ground. Though it won’t be an intimate affair as 20 more people will be seated at the dining table, but the aerial views of the city will surely make up for it. You can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Bangalore’s green spaces, Nagawara Lake and Manyata Tech Park while eating lunch or dinner.

FlyDining- Adventure Dining Experience

Address: Nagwara Backside Lumbini Garden, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560024

Website: FlyDining- Adventure Dining Experience

Opening hours: 2pm - 11pm (daily)

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8. Go boating

Ulsoor lake (5392337487)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Saad Faruque used under CC BY 2.0

Take your sweetheart on a boating trip through the emerald green waters of Ulsoor Lake. You can hire a paddleboat and explore the small tree-lined islands on the lake while enjoying some alone time. For a more romantic experience, stay until sundown, when the rays of the setting sun merge with the water and create hues of orange and red onto the lake - a perfect prologue to a passionate night ahead.

Ulsoor Lake

Address: Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042

Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 6am - 8pm (closed on Wed)

Price: Free entry [boating- 0.51 USD (35 INR)]

Another great locale where you can go boating with your other half is Lumbini Gardens. It has an eco-friendly boating park and after the ride, you can dine in at the floating restaurant on site. If boating isn’t your thing, there’s also an artificial beach, where you can relax and spend some quality time with your loved one.

Lumbini Gardens

Address: Ring Road | Nagawara Lake, Hebbal, Bengaluru 560034, India

Website: Lumbini Gardens

Opening hours: 11am - 7pm (daily)

Price: 0.72 USD (50 INR)

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9. Watch a movie under the stars

Posted by Under The Stars - DriveIn Cinema on Saturday, 7 April 2018

Grab a blanket, get some popcorn and enjoy a film with your bae after the sun goes down at Under the Stars drive-in theatre. It is an open-air cinema where movies on a big screen are showcased almost every weekend. It has a huge sitting area complete with bean bags and mats. The pampering doesn’t stop there; there are also food stalls and food trucks, should you need a refreshment. Live music and events are also held here. For booking details and movie updates, check their official website.

Under the Stars Movie Nights

Address: Pendleton Park, Road, Byrathi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560077

Website: Under the Stars Movie Nights

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10. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Bangalore's skyline

Posted by Sandeep Baynes on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

For couples out to collect moments, floating high up in the clouds in a hot air balloon is definitely an unforgettable experience. Not only do you get a view of Bangalore from above, but you will also get an opportunity to click some romantic photographs. Thrilling and memorable, this activity is available at the Jakkur Aerodrome (a 30-minute drive away from Bangalore) - and the best operator is Aero Adventures.

Pro-tip: This activity is usually closed during monsoon season, so it is advisable to check with the operator beforehand.

Jakkur Aerodrome

Address: Bellary Road, Post, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

Price: 21.71 USD (1499 INR)

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Have a dreamy and memorable time in Bangalore

Bangalore has plenty of locales that are perfect for exploring with your significant other. Between relaxing boat rides at a lake during sunset, exploring nature and enjoying divine food and drinks with a spectacular view of the city, you’re sure to have a memorable and dreamy time in Bangalore.

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