Our guide was written by Laura Byspalko and last published on Tuesday 23rd April 2013.
Bangalore offers a host of sporting options including golf, tennis, hockey, cricket, badminton, aquatic sports and horse-riding. It is home to some of the most well-known sportspersons in India, who have started training academies in their various fields. However, the availability and accessibility of these facilities vary greatly depending on your chosen sport. Often the best place to get a clutch of options at the same time is a member's club, which will often have a pool, tennis courts, badminton and squash courts.
Bangalore Club (http://www.bangaloreclub.com/) on Residency Road in the heart of the city, is an old and exclusive colonial institution that counts Winston Churchill as a former member. They offer tennis, squash, badminton, swimming, billiards, a bridge room, restaurants and bars etc. Memberships are generally not offered any longer (the waiting list is several years), however, your company may have access via an institutional membership.
Bowring Institute (http://www.bowringinstitute.com/) is another old Bangalore institution that is on St. Mark's Road in the centre of the city, and offers a swimming pool, squash, tennis, badminton and basketball courts, billiards and a health club.