It is not uncommon to find most urban homes with both parents working. This may remedy the situation of financial burden but it comes at a cost with children communicating less with their parents and becoming more dependent on gadgets. A good way to break this monotony and ensure that you keep renewing the bond you share with your kids is to regularly plan family outings. These could be day outings or weekend getaways. Most parents today are encouraging family bonding time with parents and kids through group excursions and outings. Bangalore may be the silicon valley of India, but it also offers a host of options and activities you could do with your family for fun and entertainment.
Some Amazing Family Outing Activities You Can Do In Bangalore
- Visit The Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Renowned for its botanical artwork, this garden is a haven for all nature lovers and a must-visit for all tourists. Lalbagh sprawls across 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants including rare species of French, Persian and Afghani origin. The Lalbagh Rock that is over 3000 million years recent is found here and maybe the next coffee table conversation in your family. The garden also houses a number of birds such as Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Common Egret, and Purple Moorhen. This park is huge, so take your time to enjoy it and carry along a picnic basket to complete the experience.
- Take A Picnic At Cubbon Park.
Cubbon Park is 300 acres of dense green bliss, housing more than 6,000 trees and an ideal place for nature lovers and picnickers. In addition to being the perfect place to veg-out, you can also visit some of the major structures of the city such as the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum, Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park and the Bangalore Aquarium, the second largest aquarium in India here.
- Spend A Day At Bannerghatta National Park
Located 22 km away from the city center, Bannerghatta National Park is an asylum for a large variety of flora and fauna. Sprawling over 104.27 sq. km, this park includes the country’s first butterfly park, an aquarium, zoo, Children’s Park, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park, Prehistoric Animals’ Park, and a museum. You can spot elephants, leopards, jackals, foxes, wild boar, sloth, Indian gazelle, spotted deer, porcupine, cobras, Asiatic Lion, and the Royal Bengal Tiger while doing the safari. There are several resorts in Bangalore, but if you are staying at Discovery Village, an amazing resort at Kanakpura road, be assured that they will organize your local tours, bird watching, nature trails, and jungle safaris.
- Take A Boatride At Ulsoor Lake
The Ulsoor Lake may be a fun destination for all ages. This is Bangalore’s most picturesque lake perched in the city center forming a relaxing oasis amidst the humdrum of this busy city. Kids love the green environs and the cool waters are ideal for swimming or going for a boat ride which is very popular. Take your family and don’t forget to pack a nice picnic that you can have lakeside.
Source: Deccan Herald
- Go Bird Watching At Hesaraghatta Lake
Another stunning lake within the town is the Hesaraghatta Lake and a must-visit attraction with the family. This beautiful natural lake provides water to the city and is additionally a happy home for varied fauna species. Kids are going to love open soundings and the chirp of birds. It is strangely peaceful yet comes alive with the birds. Also an ideal picnic spot for a lazy afternoon.
- Take A Day-out Package At A Resort In Bangalore
There are many resorts in Bangalore for a day out package that is ideal for those long hours in the pool with the family and a long brunch ending with a tea session before you hit the road to head back home. But should you want to make your family outing a weekend activity, you should be selective, as you may want to opt for one that not only offers a whole load of fun activities and amenities but also one that may be close to some other key attractions you maybe wanted to visit. In both cases, Discovery Village is a good choice. Its day packages are total ‘value for money’ for the host of things they offer, and if you are staying over, they organize your trip to other tourist attractions too.
Whether you indulge in a day outing or opt for a rejuvenating weekend at one of the many resorts in Bangalore, in both cases you get to do fun activities as a family creating memories, inducing better understanding and harnessing lasting bonds.