Mumbai is perhaps the busiest city in the country and it is often accused of being a city without too much emotion, with everyone trying to achieve something in life here, rather than enjoying life itself. It is said that the city is not very attuned to the finer feelings and yet this great city also has certain secrets which are there for anyone to see if they care to understand the true spirit of the place. Mumbai has many spots where you can steal some moments from your busy life and enjoy some romantic time with your special one. Here are some of the places where both of you can visit together and you will only fall in love more with each other:
Perhaps the most popular place among the couples of the city, Marine Drive provides a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea. Even for those on a budget, these happens to be a great spot because you can simply go an relax by the beach and munch of street food sold by vendors and even then it ends up becoming a perfect date. The sunset is spectacular and it is quite a sight to see the sun descending behind the city horizon. The Queen’s Necklace makes a spectacular sight as well. It is one of the best places for couples in Mumbai.
The Sea Face at Worli is a wide promenade and it is the ideal place to enjoy the view of the Arabian Sea with the sea breeze ruffling your hair. You will catch a sight of the Bandra Worli Sea Link and after dark it is spectacularly lit up. A late night drive is the perfect getaway and the traffic is minimal at that time. You can enjoy the evening with a cup of splendid coffee at Sadanand Coffee House and munch on the snacks with your beloved. It is the perfect ingredient for a sweet and romantic evening.
The Hanging Garden is located in one of the most premium areas of Mumbai, the upscale Malabar Hills. You can get a stunning view of the entire Mumbai city spread out below you and this is touted as one of the best hangout places in the entire city. The terraced gardens are wonderfully landscaped and there is a massive water reservoir here as well. The place is full of greenery which is a sight for sore eyes for those living in the concrete jungle of Mumbai. There are animal shaped hedges which are fun to watch. The park is open from 5 am to 9 pm.
The Bandra Fort is a quiet and dreamy location and this high point of Portuguese architecture in the western suburb of Mumbai makes for a great romantic getaway. Explore the fort together, which is known as the Castella de Aguada and you can have a lovely romantic moment while listening to the waves crashing outside the fort. The sunset views from here are simply amazing and it is a heavenly sight to behold.
The Juhu Beach is another romantic spot in the heart of the city and what can be better than taking a long walk with your beloved on the sandy beach, hand in hand? The breeze caresses your face as you watch the waves lapping at your feet. The beach has a stream of endless vendors and you can sip on coconut water as well. There are also photographers here who will hound you to take couple’s picture and it will make for a fun memorabilia.
If you cannot get enough of beaches, then to Madh Island. Start early in the morning so that you can enjoy some quiet and private moments at the beach. This island will take you away from the mad rush of Mumbai and you will have nature’s company apart from each others. You can watch the fishing boats going about their daily business and there will be plenty of seagulls around as well. If you choose the correct timing, then this will be one of the most romantic spots in Mumbai.
If you want to take your beloved out for a proper date, which includes long romantic walks, candlelight dinner and a dreamy ambience, then Carter Road is the place for you. Located in Bandra West, you can enjoy quiet, romantic walks in the Jogger’s Park and walk under the stars in the promenade. There are numerous upscale cafes and restaurants here and it is a real pleasure watching the sun going down. The café here have excellent coffee and you can wind up your evening with an excellent candle light dinner.
Located in Goregaon, this place is so named because of a reason. This small region is truly heavenly and you will be mesmerized by the greenery around. It is hard to believe that you are so close to Mumbai. The weather is cool and pleasant and perfect for those long walks with your beloved. There is also a small lake here which is perfect for boating. The entry fee is nominal and the drive up to the park is equally romantic. Do try out this place once with your beloved as it is one of the best places for couples in Mumbai.
Located in Navi Mumbai, the Palm Beach Road is a great spot for a date. You will be driving through pleasant and well maintained roads and if you are visiting during or after the monsoons, you will have lush greenery to encounter. The night drives here are particularly perfect. The 10 km stretch of road is lined with palm trees and connects Vashi to Belapur. Because of the quiet nature of the place and because of all the greenery, there are many migratory birds here as well and you can go to the nearby wetlands to watch them. Make a trip to the Mumbai harbor which is close by to watch the sailors in action.
If you want an out of the ordinary date with your partner, complete with some adventure, then this national park is just right for you. Opt for a jungle safari and both of you can gaze on the wildlife of the region. The green cover of the forest is amazing, and you will have plenty of chirping birds for company. There are many places to sit and relax and the food stalls here will have plenty of options to munch on. It is a great romantic place near Mumbai.
One of the most significant landmarks in the city, the Gateway of India never gets old. If you want to spend some quality time together and steal a few moments from your busy life, just come here. You will always have the Arabian Sea for company and the sunset never gets old.
Perfect for a midnight long drive, the Bandra Worli Sea Link attracts tourists and locals alike. You can simply grab a taxi and drive on the structure and enjoy the splendid views of the city from here. The structure is truly a magnificent addition to the city’s skyline. You can come here when most of the city is asleep and enjoy some quiet moments together.
Known as the original lover’s point in Mumbai, this is the place where they lover’s come and go in droves and they can get cozy without any worries. The place has a very relaxed and laid back vibe and it seems no one cares about the bustling city around. You can also get a great view of the Sea Link and simply walk around the bandstand and gorge on the local street food together.
The Elephanta Caves are a little way off the city of Mumbai but makes for a great weekend getaway. This island is located a few miles into the Arabian and is a great place to explore together. One can reach it by a motorboat and the ride is very romantic. For adventurous couple, this is the perfect romantic getaway. Watch the sun setting into the ocean after you have explored the caves. They also make a great backdrop for some unique and unconventional pictures.
This splendid 20 acre park is located at the Napean Sea Road near the upscale Malabar Hills and is a great place to get away from the chaos of the city. There are coconut trees here and plenty of space to sit around and relax. Enjoy the sunset from here and enjoy long walks along the paved pathways. The park is also easily reached via railways and bus routes.
If you are a couple who loves to dabble in art or appreciate art, then have a date at the National Council of Performing Arts. This is a great way to find out about each other’s tastes and you can also catch offbeat Indian or foreign films here. The NCPA has plenty of shows and you can afterwards end the evening at the Marine Drive.
These special places in Mumbai will you both of you ample scope to spend some quality time together. Be safe and try to avoid remote places after dark and you will end up having the most romantic time ever.
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