We already know that Bangalore has a nightlife scene, splendid views of hills and mountains, beautiful religious structures, and delicious street food options. However, what people seem to miss is the cool stuff they can do in the early morning hours in Bangalore. Surprisingly, Bangalore has some fun things to do in the mornings. We have listed 8 of the best activities to indulge in the morning while you’re in Bangalore, have a look at them below.
Best Things To Do In The Early Morning Hours in Bangalore
1. Go for an Early Morning Walk
The city of Bangalore has plenty of open parks that have all the basic facilities and they’re well maintained. They are conveniently located within city limits, so getting to them isn’t stressful at all. Most of the parks and gardens in Bangalore open early, so if you are looking to spend time here get to the park by 7 am.
Some great parks to spend an early morning in Bangalore are the Cubbon Park near the High Court, which has a well laid out walking path that is ideal for jogging, and the historic Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, which has a glass house that is home to some exotic plants and flowers. Other good parks are the Cariappa Memorial Park, the Jayamahal Park, and the Bugle Rock Park.
2. Go for a Traditional Breakfast
After an early morning walk, there is nothing more satisfying than indulging in a big breakfast. Bangalore, being a commercial hub, wakes up early and is home to some fabulous breakfast places. Across the city, you’ll find restaurants, street food stalls and cafes serving sumptuous portions of breakfast items that range from local dishes like dosas and idlis to international favourites like pancakes and waffles.
Indiranagar is one area that is home to plenty of places where one can enjoy an early morning breakfast. Many stalls open around 6 am, serving authentic local breakfast foods. If you aren’t too comfortable eating at one of the street stalls, you can head to iconic restaurants in Indiranagar like the Mavalli Tiffin Room. Other good places for local breakfast items are V V Puram Street and Jayanagar.
3. Start your Morning on a Peaceful Note
The Maitreya-Buddha Mega Pyramid is a great place to begin your weekend on a positive note. Get here early and spend the whole morning meditating at this wonderful facility. Designed with 640 natural Himalayan crystals, the inner hall is the perfect setting for channelising positive energy. The ambiance here is peaceful, quiet, and serene.
The Maitreya-Buddha Mega Pyramid opens at around 7 am and there is no fee to use the facility. The Maitreya-Buddha Mega Pyramid is located on the Kanakapura Road about 38 kilometres away from the Bangalore city centre. You can take one of the inter-state buses that pass through the Kanakapura Road to get to the Maitreya-Buddha Mega Pyramid. If you are keen on exploring architecture, walk around the premises and gaze at the lovely modern building façade.
4. Explore one of Bangalore’s oldest neighbourhoods
Basavanagudi in Bangalore is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. Predominantly a residential area, Basavanagudi has some amazing sites to see. There are a number of temples, parks, and shopping centres in the locality. The neighbourhood is also home to some famous celebrities like cricketer Anil Kumble and Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, a Kannada poet.
The most famous street in Basavanagudi is the D V G Road, where fruit and vegetable vendors setup shop each morning. There are a couple of parks here that are ideal for an early morning walk or an exercise session. The best time to visit the temple is during the Kadalekai Parishe Fair (Peanut Festival) that is held annually. A popular breakfast place in this area is Vidyarthi Bhavan that serves authentic South Indian breakfast delicacies.
5. Go on an early morning bicycle ride
If you love the outdoors and want to indulge in an activity that will keep you fit and in shape, pedal a cycle through one of the lanes in Bangalore. There are many groups that conduct cycle expeditions in the mornings on the weekend. Some special trails to enjoy a bike ride in Bangalore are the Ghati Ghats and the Nandi Hills. If you love films and Bollywood, head out to the Sholay Village for a biking safari. You may even want to shout you a dialogue from your favourite Bollywood film on this cycling trail. For those who love history, the Big Banyan Tree cycling trail is a must do. Ideally, you should begin your trail by 6 am and wind up by 8 am before the peak hour traffic begins.
6. Go on a photography expedition
Bangalore has many historic buildings, lakes, and other beautiful streets that are the perfect setting for a good photograph. If you are a photography enthusiast, or love sharing pictures on social media, go on a photography expedition.
Some of the best places to click photographs in Bangalore are the Ulsoor Lake, the Lal Bagh Garden, and the Cubbon Park. If you love to click pictures of nature, the Bangalore-Kanakapura Road is perfect. If it’s the buzz of the street you want to capture, head to Indiranagar or M G Road.
7. Go Bird Watching at Hebbal Lake
The Hebbal lake is located away from the city and is a great place for bird watching. During the migratory season, exotic birds come to the lake side. Besides bird watching, the lake is a great spot to watch the sunrise. There is a small open zone near the park that is ideal for playing football, badminton, and other open-air sports. The lake is also a great place to spend a morning with your spouse, friends or family.
These are some of the activities that one can indulge in at the wee hours in Bangalore. Are you an early riser? What are some of the things people should do in the early morning hours in your city? We would love to know about them in the comments section below.