Family entertainment in Bangalore typically takes you to shopping malls and movie theatres. But when you're bored of this urban entertainment, what you need is a good dunking and lots of screaming in a water park. Parents can go boating and enjoy a nice and leisurely picnic, while the kids frolic in the wavepools, water slides and amusement rides.
Located along a beautiful 1.5 km lakeshore stretch on Nagavara Lake, The Lumbini Garden is one of the most popular water parks in Bangalore. It's the perfect place for a full-day picnic for the entire family.
Lumbini Garden has a wavepool for both adults and kids, along with boating and a park area for adults to explore and enjoy. It's eco-friendly family entertainment, rated as a “Good Kids Park” by Tripadvisor, and as “King of Boating” by the Bangalore Mirror.
Lumbini Garden address: Nagawara Lake, Ring Road, Hebbal, Bangalore 45
Photo credit - Lumbini Garden; Rameshng/wikimedia
Fantasy Lagoon Park is a nice little water park on Vengaiana Kere, in Bhattarahalli, KR Puram. It's ideal for families as well as couples to enjoy a few hours boating, hanging out on the island park and garden in the middle of the lake, and just enjoying the lake breeze.
Fantasy Lagoon Park address: Vengaiana Kere, Near TC Palya, Bhattarahalli, KR Puram, Bangalore 36
Claims to be the happiest place in Bangalore. You'll enjoy it for sure, since it has the biggest wave pool in Bangalore, you can race down water slides, the hurricane cone, and explore a huge area of fun water games. If you get bored, there's also the frozen wonders of Snow City and the hip and trendy games at Wow World.
Fun World photo credit: Abhishek Kumar/Flickr (abhishek_kr7)
Fun World address: Palace Ground, Opposite – TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, 06
If you happen to be in or near Malleshwaram, this artificial lake is a must visit tourist attraction. You can go boating, relax in the park area, walk around, and do some shopping in the nearby stalls and shops. Events and live concerts at Sankey Tank draw huge crowds, if you are there in the evening.
Sankey Tank address: 11th Cross Road, Kodandarampura, Gayathri Nagar, Bengaluru, 21
Hebbal Lake is located at the intersection of Outer Ring Road and Bellary Road, where National Highway 7 begins. It's also a place where nature meets a sea of humanity getting on and off at the transport hubs. You can stop and take a break, enjoy the migratory birds, or even go boating and enjoy the lake view and the cool breeze.
Photo credit: Dipanjan Chakraborty; Shruti.morabad (wikimedia)
Hebbal Lake address: Hebbal Flyover, 9th, Neeru Bhavi Kempanna Layout, Kempanna Layout, Cholanayakanahalli, Hebbal, Bengaluru, 32
This is another popular picnic and recreational area close to MG Road, where you can go boating and swimming (in the recreational area). Tourist attractions for visitors include Kensington Park, several islands that nature lovers can explore, and a few holy sites that are in the vicinity.
Ulsoor Lake photo credit - Ramesh NG/flickr
Ulsoor Lake address: Near MG Road, Bengaluru, 08
The recently restored Agara Lake is ideally located as a nature refuge of lush greenery and a waterfront recreational and jogging area for the residents of Koramangala and HSR Layout. The restoration work and plans for converting it into a biodiversity park is still in progress, but it's still one of the top water parks in Bangalore.
Agara Lake address: Agara Village, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, 102