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Hangout zones/getaways

When it comes to hangout zones, Chandigarh, the city, provides a lot of options to choose from. For the party animals, there are some discotheques available.

education Updated: May 25, 2011 09:28 IST

Bengaluru

Cubbon Park: Located within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area, this park attracts a lot of visitors. It is dotted with statues of various rulers including Chamarajendra Wodeyar and Queen Victoria.

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden: The garden has a famous glass house which hosts a flower show annually. It also has an aquarium and a lake, and is an important tourist attraction in the city.

Blossom bookstore: Looking for second hand titles, rare titles and bestsellers at a discounted rate? Blossom bookstore has a vast collection of books that are available on discount that range from 10% to 90%. Booklovers can walk in any day between 10.30am to 9pm.

Koshy’s Restaurant: This is an old no-frills place that serves fantastic food.

Their sunday appams and stew combo are a specialty. Baked goods like whole-wheat bread, plum cake, sweet and salt biscuits are also good.

Amoeba: This is Bangalore's bowling alley and gaming zone. Enjoy the latest in arcade games and exchange the coupons you win for interesting goodies here.

Brigade Road: It is a popular joint to celebrate New Year’s eve. It has many shops, restaurants, pubs and other happening places. It forms the connection between MG Road and Hosur Road.

Side Chocolate Room: This cafe offers 15 types of hot cocoa, all in the thick, soupy style, which is very typical of Italy.

Forum Mall, Koramangala: The mall has everything from shoes to exercise equipment, from home furnishings to electronic goods and from books to video games!

The crowd puller, Landmark, houses everything from soft toys to office stationery to CDs.

Garuda Mall: The mall is a paradise for shoppers tempting them to choose from store chains like Shopper’s Stop and Westside to Marks & Spencer and Mango.

Garuda’s entertainment options include INOX, with five screens and 1,150 seats and activity centre for children. There are dining options in five exclusive restaurants serving Oriental, Continental, Mediterranean and Frontier cuisines.

Bangalore Central Mall: It is a one-stop shop for those who simply love to hang out in the shopping malls. Visit this shopping mall to buy anything your heart desires for some retail therapy.

Koregaon Park: The overall ambience at this place is extremely lively. Offering many eating out options, this is where the young congregate in large numbers.

It is one of the most up-market areas in Pune.

FC Road (Fergusson College Road): There are many colleges here and places to go to.

Thousand Oaks Restaurant at MG Road: An ideal place to unwind after a hard day at college. The place has a British feel to it and offers a variety of drinks to choose from, they also play a good selection of music.

When it comes to hangout zones, Chandigarh, the city, provides a lot of options to choose from. For the party animals, there are some discotheques available.

For people who love shopping, there is a fabulous shopping complex in Sector 17, known as the City Centre. Those into clubs can look forward to, Lake-Sports complex, Rotary Club, Rendezvous Bar and Nightclub and Chandigarh Golf Club.

For those fond of theatre, drama and art, there are art galleries and theatre options to engage with. Tagore theatre is a very famous theatre of the city.

There are cinema halls featuring the latest flick. The city is famous for its various gardens like Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Terraced Garden, Fitness Trail and Flower Garden, Bougainvillea Park, Smriti Upavan and Shanti Kunj.