Cool Things to Do to Beat the Heat in Bangalore

Given the sweltering Bangalore heat this year, like most parents, I am stuck between ensuring that my kids have some fun in the sun while at the same time keeping them out of the blazing sun. Most of us have taken advantage of the school summer holidays and headed out to the hills, but for those of us looking for cool options around the city, we bring your 10 exciting options to help your family beat the heat this super summer.

Have A Snow Ball Fight At Snow City

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Snow City is Bangalore’s first indoor snow theme park that is open throughout the year. Temperatures at this park are maintained between between -5 ºC and -10. In order to avoid body shock, visitors are taken through different temperatures before the main show. Every day nine sessions of 45 minutes each are conducted and before each session, all entrants are given appropriate gear that includes caps, gloves, jackets and snowboots. The staff here is friendly and will gladly help you find the right sized gear for you and your little ones

Once inside there are a number of fun activities that you can indulge in such snow balling, ice mountain climbing, ice sliding, ball games and snow dance can be enjoyed by the whole family. Props like snow tubes and rafts are also provided in Snow City. A snow castle is built inside the arena.

Mycity4kids tips — For those of us squeamish at the thought of wearing shared clothes, it is best to carry your own gloves, jackets and heavy socks to wear under the gear provided

Address: 5, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar

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Enjoy a Rain Dance at WonderLa

One of the most popular ways to beat the heat is to visit the water parks in Bangalore and one of the most popular water parks in Bangalore is WonderLa that has one of the biggest variety of water rides.

From lazy rivers, tunnel slides, pendulum rides, vertical falls, watery coasters to wave pools and even a rain disco, the WonderLa water park offers you endless ways to slip and slide away from the Bangalore heat.

Mycity4kids tips — Students can carry their Id card, for a discount on entry

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Attend The Ice-Cream Workshop At Haagen Daz

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Made with the best quality ingredients such as vanilla from Madagascar and chocolate from Belgium, the ice-creams at Haagen Dazs are an indulgent way to beat the summer. Haagen Daz also organises ice-cream workshops for kids with the theme ‘Science and the Art Of Ice-cream’ where they learn to make and take home some delicious treats.

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Enjoy A Chilled Out Mango Party At Rangashanka

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Summer is reminiscent of delicious mangoes and ever since 2002, every summer Ranga Shankara has been hosting their annual Mango Party that attracts familiar faces from the theatre community, enthusiastic adults and scores of children who not just relish the mangoes but fun-filled quizzes, interesting stories, songs and lots of other exciting games. You can be part of an experience like no other and take home indelible memories and an aftertaste of summer. The party is open to all. Just bring a kilo of any variety of mango, roll up your sleeves and eat your heart’s fill…

Address: Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase JP Nagar, Bangalore

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Take A Boat Ride At The Lumbini Gardens

Lumbini Gardens is a public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake in Bangalore that has all the ingredients to make for a perfect family evening outing. The lake front park offers Pedal Boating, Pleasure Boating, Kiddy rides, Twirling Vortex, and a Wave Pool.

Address: Nagawara Lake, Ring Road, Hebbal

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Learn Swimming

What better way to beat the summer heat, then to splash in a pool and learn to swim. Do check out our article on the top places for kids to learn swimming and learn a new life skill as well as stay cool this summer-

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Try Fishing This Summer

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Fishing is a wonderful way to relax, rejuvenate and even cool off in the lap of nature, surrounded by water. Bangalore boasts of many fishing camps such as the Bheemeshwari fishing camp that is home to the great “Mahseer” the finest and one of the largest fresh water sport fish. Bheemeshwari is located at a distance of 100km from the tech city of Bangalore, off the Kanakapura-Kollegal Highway. Besides fishing, other activities you can enjoy with your family include coracle rides, treks, nature walks, bird watching, river rafting and star gazing.

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Splash in the waterfalls at Hogennakal Falls

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Located around 180 kms from Bangalore, are the Hogenakkal Falls, often referred to as the “Niagara of India”. One can opt for a coracle ride at the falls. The coracle goes as close as possible to the waterfalls and it is an unforgettable experience as the strong current of Kaveri river splashes the cold water on you.

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Enjoy Water Play at Girias

Girias Children’s Ecplorium this is a first of its kind explorium in India. Spread over 25000 square feet and three floors, the entire space is divided into six seamless galleries called Explore, Splash, Build, Invent, Live and Create along with a massive retail area and restaurant.

“Splash” allows kids to enjoy and learn some water play. This section has the Archimedes Water Wheel and Water Table that helps children understand the ebb and flow of water that creates energy. Younger kids will enjoy the floating ducks and splash bucket.

Address: No 526, Amarjyothi Layout, Inner Ring Road, Domlur.

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Indulge In A Snow Gola

On a hot summer day, there is nothing more refreshing than an Ice Gola. You can now treat your kids to a Snow Gola available at leading malls across Bangalore. From traditional flavours such as red rose, kala khatta to more kid friendly flavours such as cotton candy, bubble gum, pink lemonade, there is something for every member of your family.

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Originally published at on May 19, 2016.

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