By Sanjay Gouda 10 Best Running Tracks & Trails in Bangalore To Improve Your Running Game
Bangalore's environment is always nice and breezy, never too hot, thanks to its elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level. In addition, Bengaluru's lovely roads and plentiful gardens are a runner's dream. Bangalore has been known as India's marathon capital, with some of the best running tracks in the country. So, now, let's have a look at some of Bangalore's top running tracks:
1. Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is a 300-acre forest located in the heart of Bengaluru. It is referred to as the metropolitan lungs. There are wide paths constructed through expansive grassland
inside the massive peripheral that are intended for running or jogging. The park is also a popular gathering spot for the elderly and their laughter clubs. On weekends, Cubbon Park becomes congested with locals and guided groups.
2. Decathlon Trail
Right behind the enormous Decathlon shop and activity centre in Sarjapur is a calm driveway lined with trees. The course is 15 kilometres long and it is a joy to run amid the lush surroundings. On weekdays and weekends, this running track is not very crowded, but you will be in the company of professional or semi-professional runners.
3. Botanical Garden of Lalbagh
Lalbagh is a runner's paradise, with a lake, exotic flowers, vegetation, rocky terrain, and a dedicated running lane. This location is ideal for a run because it is around 5 kilometres in circumference. There is also an exotic flower show here twice a year. Even better, from six to nine a.m. and six to seven p.m., the area is free for runners. The rest of the time, there is a Rs. 20 admittance fee.
4. Nandi Hill
This location is a true natural wonder. Nandi Hill surrounds you with nothing but pure, everlasting nature's encouragement. When it comes to running, this location offers a 7-kilometer course with a 400-meter elevation gain for strenuous uphill training. In one location, nature and nurture meet. That's a winning combination!
5. Ulsoor Lake
Ulsoor Lake is located on the eastern edge of Bangalore city and is named for the area. The running track wraps around the entire lake, making it one of the most picturesque places to run. The soft wind, the cool environment brought on by the lake, and the rich foliage are all reasons why this location is so popular. By 6 a.m., you should be at the track.
6. Sankey Tank
For runners and joggers, Sankey Tank is known as a sociable sport. While you sweat it out on the 2.5-kilometer running track near Malleshwaram, you may enjoy wonderful views of the lake/tank. The tank was built in the late nineteenth century to give water to Bangalore residents.
7. GKVK Campus
GKVK Campus It has long stretches of tree-lined roadways. You will hear birds chirping and leaves rustling during your run. Runners and joggers
aren't normally very many on campus. So, if you prefer to run almost alone, this is the place for you.
8. Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Sree Kanteerava Stadium is a multipurpose area in the heart of Bangalore containing racing tracks, rock climbing walls, a football field, and a volleyball court. National football matches are frequently staged in stadiums with a capacity of 24,000 spectators. The stadium has racing tracks, making it an excellent area to run and open to anyone.
9. Hennur Trail
A walk through the woods. Because it hasn't been fully explored, this section adds a layer of intrigue to your run. A challenging 20-kilometer course is sufficient for a decent run. Who knows, maybe a morning run down here can inspire you to write your own mystery narrative.
10. Lake Agara
It was once a popular running and exercise site, but it became a filthy area due to a lack of attention and maintenance. However, thanks to the HSR 10K Freedom Run in 2013, the lake has been restored, and runners and walkers can now enjoy it as it was before.