When a date is on the cards, where to go is always the question and the answers are never enough. Whether you want to be one with nature, explore history, get a cultural fix or bliss out in a royal retreat, the best romantic places for couples in Delhi will hit your sweet spot.
1. The Garden of Five Senses
This garden in Saket is an uncrowded place in the middle of the manic Delhi cityscape. Stroll around pools of water lilies, bamboo courts and herb gardens that promise an atmosphere of quiet romance. One of the best romantic restaurants in Delhi – FIO Country Kitchen and Bar is a great place to end your sweet date. Lunch or dinner? You decide.
Timings: The Garden of Five Senses is open every day.
9.00 AM to 7.00 PM (April to September)
9.00 AM to 6.00 PM (October to March)
2. Lodhi Garden
Situated in the central part of the capital, this location is about yards of greenery, lakes and relics with historical tombs standing tall in the middle. The blooming flowers are bound to add the right colours to your evening. Lodi – The Garden Restaurant lying on the same road is a favoured place to have romantic dinner in Delhi.
Timings: Lodhi Garden in Delhi is open on all days of the week from 6.00 AM to 7.30 PM.
3. Parthasarathy Rocks
This place is located at the highest natural point in Delhi and is part of the JNU. Watching the sunrise and sunset from the top of the rocks here feels more like a privilege because of restricted entry. If you are lucky enough to have a friend in JNU who can invite you over to the University campus, you can gain access to this exclusive spot and enjoy the view from the vantage point.
Timings: Best to go before 7.00 PM.
4. The Hauz Khas Fort
A blend of Indian and Islamic architecture, lake and lawns lend this place an air of tranquillity. The huge area of the fort complex makes it a great hangout place for couples. The buzzing Hauz Khas Village circling the Fort can serve as the last pitstop for your date. You could go to the popular eatery Mia Bella for a romantic lunch or dinner, relish the lake view along with delicious food and let the lovely ambience do the trick.
Timings: The Hauz Khas Fort is open on all days of the week from 10.30 AM to 7.00 PM.
5. Deer Park
If nature dates are your thing, then the Deer Park in Hauz Khas is the perfect haunt for you. Walk your way through trees spotting deers, ducks, rabbits and peacocks or just sit together under a tree doing nothing, time spent at this private spot would be cherished for long. Tip: Head to a cafe in the close-by Hauz Khas Village for an amorous lunch or dinner.
Timings: The Deer Park opens on all days of the week.
5:30 AM – 7:00 PM (during winter)
5:00 AM – 8:00 PM (during summer)
6. Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a sprawling garden dotted with history in the form of various interesting monuments. So, if you two are keen for green, then spending a day-out at this place will be an ideal plan for a date. It does not usually attract a lot of crowd which keeps this area exceptionally peaceful.
Timings: Mehrauli Archaeological Park opens daily from 5.00 AM to 6.30 PM.
7. Dilli Haat, INA
A market in terms of variety and not chaos, you will never get tired of this place even after repeated visits. This venue is lined with handicraft stalls that host artisans on a rotational basis and a food court serving cuisine from all over India. There are colourful artefacts hanging all around making you want to take pictures at every step.
Timings: Dilli Haat INA opens daily from 10.30 AM to 10.00 PM, including national holidays.
8. Qutub Minar
The tallest brick minaret in the world is nothing short of a masterpiece. Exploring the colossal Qutub Minar complex takes almost half a day. And while you are here, you wouldn’t want to miss your chance at a dinner overlooking the monument. Nearby restaurants – En, Lavaash By Saby, Qla and Thai High offer great food and drinks to make your romantic date better.
Timings: Qutub Minar opens daily from 10.00 AM to 05.00 PM.
9. Purana Qila (Old Fort)
Explore the oldest remains of history followed by a soothing boat-ride under the sun. For a romantic evening, let the ‘Ishq-E-Dilli’ light and sound show enthral you. This is certainly one of the most famous romantic places to visit in Delhi for couples.
Timings: Old Fort is open to visitors from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM every day.
The light and sound show happens from 7.00 PM to 9.30 PM on all days except Mondays.
10. Kamani Auditorium
A romantic date at Kamani Auditorium is a must-do for theatre-lovers! The auditorium hosts the best plays and even events that will keep you entertained. Just sit in the comfortable seats and watch great theatre sitting side by side. The play might come to an end but it will just be the start to interesting points of conversation you would later have.
Timings: The timings depend on the shows running at the auditorium.
11. Indian Habitat Centre
An offbeat place for a romantic date in Delhi, this centre remains eventful for the entire year. The Stein Auditorium has film screenings, stand-up comedy nights and cultural performances happening every day. Theatre performances and cultural events take place at the amphitheatre and the Arts Gallery hosts interesting visual, 2D and 3D art exhibitions. Walking into their All American Diner transports one back to the 60s. Reach the place early to get the best of their smashing breakfast options.
Timings: Indian Habitat Centre opens on all days of the week from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM.
12. Nehru Planetarium
Head to the Nehru Planetarium and let the twinkling stars and mysteries of the universe captivate you. You can go around exploring interactive displays, watch the interesting space show seated in a tomb top theatre or be stargazers together. This is not a regular place, so be prepared for an atypical day spent in your favourite company.
Timings: Nehru Planetarium opens at 11.30 AM and closes at 5.00 PM.
13. India Gate
This location has always been the pet choice for day outings in the city. The boundless garden and the iconic war memorial make it a favoured hangout place for couples in Delhi. Walk barefoot on the grass chilling together in the day and watch the place come alive with beautiful lighting in the evening. Alternately, you can also drive around this area at night.
Timings: India Gate is open from 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
14. GIP Ebony Private lounge
Situated in Noida, Ebony Privy has two combined recliners which are extremely comfortable and can be converted into sofas with curtains separating the other seats. This allows for a romantic movie-watching experience in complete privacy. Choose a movie you’d love to watch and enjoy hours of uninterrupted we-time.
Timings: The timings depend on the shows running at the multiplex.
15. Buddha Park
The Buddha Jayanti Park on Ridge Road is for the lazy day-dates. The lake amidst the park’s natural green ambience enhances the calmness of the place. It is recommended to visit this place during the day.
Timings: The Buddha Jayanti Park Delhi opens on all days of the week except Sundays from 5:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
16. Humayun’s Tomb
The tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun is a grand mausoleum with wonderful looking gardens. The fact that many Bollywood romantic songs have been shot at this panoramic location gives you just another reason to visit this place and turn those picture goals into reality. This is easily one of the most popular places in Delhi for a couple photo-shoot.
Timings: Humayun’s Tomb opens daily from sunrise to sunset.
17. Kingdom of Dreams
This entertainment destination with its skydome and elaborate design looks larger than life. You can explore the Culture Gully which has stalls capturing the culture of fourteen different states and enjoy the world-class Bollywood musicals ‘Zangoora’ and ‘Jhumroo’ at its auditorium Nautanki Mahal. All in all, it is a go-to place for an unparalleled romantic date and unlimited fun.
Timings: You can visit the Kingdom of Dreams from 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM.
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18. Pataudi Palace
Pataudi Palace, the original home to the Nawabs of Pataudi, is every bit royal and opulent. The best part is that at a distance of 65 km from Delhi, it is reachable by a 2 hours drive from the capital city. An ideal place in Delhi for a romantic getaway for couples, it will let you slip into a beautiful countryside. The palace has heritage style rooms done tastefully, large expanses of stunning verandahs with a view of the gardens filled with pretty roses complete with all modern day amenities and Rampuri cuisine served par excellence. With a zillion reasons to stay here, you would want to extend the duration of your stay for sure.
19. Neemrana Fort Palace
The Neemrana Fort Palace is at a convenient distance of just 122 km from Delhi and this place is all you need for a romantic weekend. Situated on Delhi-Jaipur Highway, it is a 15th-century heritage hotel. Being the most popular resort near Delhi for weekend getaways, it also gives rooms for day use from 9 AM to 5 PM. Sitting on the billion-year-old Aravali ranges with a splendid view of the hills, your stay here will be nothing less than magical. The restored fort has rooms furnished with antiques and most of them have private balconies and terraces. With gardens, pools, spas and delectable cuisine prepared by the best chefs, it is ensured that the time you spend here feels royal.
Other excursions like zip lining and vintage car drive are also available here.
20. Damdama Lake
Damdama Lake offers a scenic getaway in the lap of nature and is a perfect place for an adventurous date. The placid waters of the lake post a very picturesque view in the backdrop of the Aravali hills. At a distance of 58 km and approximately two hours from Delhi, it is ideal for enjoying boating and other adventure activities. Indulge yourself in adventure sports facilities like Hot Air Ballooning, Parasailing, Rock Climbing, Cycling, Trekking and Camping. You can also consider exploring adventure camps nearby like Damdama Natural Adventure Camp, Blue Camp and Botanix Nature Resort.
21. Tilyar Lake
Another lake 70 km far from Delhi, this location is romantic because of its peace and quietude. Ideal place for a romantic day outing for couples, it has walking tracks with great views of the water body where you can walk in a tranquil background. If you are here, boating will be an immersing experience for you. You can also eat at the restaurant, explore the zoo or even while away time shopping at places around this area.
Alternatively, the shopping with the loved ones is always a quality affair and Delhi have a long list of shopping places to fill your appetite. From high end malls like Select City Walk & Pacific Mall to flee markets of Sarojini Nagar & Lajpat Nagar, delhi have wide options for all.
Decide your kind of spot out of these romantic places for couples in Delhi and plan a date to hit it off straight away!
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