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It is often said that 'the best places are off the beaten path', and Nandi Hills is a clear testimony to that. Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years and has now become a well-known weekend getaway. Situated at a height of 4851 feet above sea level, you can see convoy of weekenders from Bangalore during early hours catching the glimpse of sunrise. One of the best romantic places in the city, here you can walk hand-in-hand through the clouds as you climb your way up to Bangalore's paradise hill. The top offers a beautiful view surrounded by the lush greens of trees and the pink hues of the dawn.
Timing: It's best to leave after midnight if you're staying in the city. Reach the hilltop just in time to catch that glorious sunrise with your partner.
Things to do: The sunrise and sunset can be rejuvenating. Small treks, a vineyard tour, and paragliding are also some of the activities you can enjoy.
Best Time: October to June
A treat for nature photographers, the romantic Hebbal lake is nestled inside a park giving the best of nature's charm to the visitors. Some beautiful birds enjoy coming to the lake including pelicans and swallows. If you are into bird watching, this place is perfect for you! You can meet a lot of fellow hobbyists to befriend as well. Kingfisher, tailorbird, white eye love to dwell on the place and enjoy the tall green trees and the sparkling water in the vicinity.
Timing: The lake is open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM for the public.
Things to do: Sunday picnics are delightful. The place to be for photographers and bird watchers.
If you want your date to be action-packed with fun activities, this is the place to be. A massive artificial beach, a beautiful boating park and a plethora of water rides, and eateries are sure to bring a spark in your date. Ditch the hot summer day and head over to the Lumbini Gardens to enjoy with your special someone now!
Timing: 11 AM to 7 PM
Things to do: Catch the sunset from the beautiful Nagwara Lake. You can go boating at Nagwara Lake as well.
Do you want to spend your date under a starlit sky with the melodious sound of the river in the background? Give the right touch of Bollywood fantasy to your time with your partner at the Sakleshpur- one of the best romantic places in the city. It is one of the off-beaten places for having a romantic vacation. You can go for camping at the banks of the river or try exhilarating sports like zip-lining. Explore the raw beauty of nature around you with a trek to the depth of the wilderness. It is an amazing place for couples who are looking to get away from city chaos.
Timing: It takes about 4 hours to reach from the city
Things to do: Boating, swimming, and camping are dearly enjoyed by the couples
The soft music, the nice lighting, a serene environment and elite decor is what makes Olive beach stand out. Certainly one of the best romantic places for couples, Olive Bar and Kitchen is famous for its authentic European and Mediterranean cuisine complimenting the European setup, the olive beach is a hit among the couples of the city. A Sunday brunch at this exquisite restaurant will give the perfect start to your romantic day together.
Timing: Sunday to Thursday, the place remains open from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM. For Friday and Saturday, the timing is 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM and then 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
Must-Try: The eight-hour lamb is a must try. Raviollis, Risottos and the pepperoni pizza is delectable.
Surprise your beloved with a floating date! Beat the cliched places for couples and head over to the Jakkur Airfield to indulge in a thrilling experience as the hot air balloon soars high. The view from the top is simply stunning, with a panoramic view of the Bangalore landscape. This stimulating adventure is just perfect to woo your partner.
Timing: Most of the events start from 5:30 AM
Things to do: Embrace the landscape and the beautiful view. Once done, you can also go for Parasailing done at the same airfield.
Cobbon Park redefines romance in the city. Spread over an area of 300 acres, Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt region of the city and is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, the park is named so in his honour. Cubbon Park has more than 6,000 trees, blooming exotic flowers, and aesthetically designed statues. It's a fantastic place for couples to spend some time together, surrounded by lush greenery and refreshing aroma of nature at its best.
Timing: The park is open on all days from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Things to do: A romantic walk in the serene environment is energising. The place is all popular among the photographers owing to its charming natural beauty.
Located 22 km away from Bangalore, the Bannerghatta National Park is an asylum for a large variety of flora and fauna. Spread over a massive area of around 104.27 sq. km, this national park was established in the year 1971. The large zoo, aquarium, butterfly centre, snake house, safari park and trekking trails are the many options that you can try with your partner. Dip into the wild magic of the natural park by taking your beloved on an enchanting Safari ride.
Timing: The park remains open from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. It's closed on Tuesday.
Things to do: A treat for photographers, the magical safari ride will let you see leopards, jackals, porcupine, tiger, elephants, and cobras.
One of the largest lakes in Bangalore, the Ulsoor Lake is a magnanimous lake that is sprawled over an area of 50 hectares. Dotted with a number of islands all along, the natural beauty of this destination is enhanced by the lush greenery that surrounds the lake. Several islands present around magnifies the beauty of this lake. Hop on the boat with your loved one to spend a calm and peaceful evening together. The place has a natural charm which it attains from the extravagant greenery in the surrounding.
Timing: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Things to do: Boating is a recommended activity. There are many coffee shops and eating options available nearby to relish after your ride.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in Bangalore and is nationally and internationally renowned centre for botanical artwork, scientific study of plants and also conservation of plants. A haven for all nature lovers, Lal Bagh covers an area 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants. It's a delight to visit the place at dusk and dawn. The surrounding has a romantic touch to it perfect for the couples.
Timing: Open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Things to do: Visit the flower show exhibition on Independence Day and Republic Day. Mango Mela during June offers a diverse variety of Mangoes to pick from.
Spice up your love life with the charming venue. The Tao terraces is a luxury pan-Asian dining place to visit with your loved one. The astounding ambience, the cosy setting makes the perfect dinner place especially if you like Asian cuisine. You will have an unforgettable experience and feel spoiled by the appetising food choices on the menu.
Timing: It is open from 12 PM to 3:30 PM and then from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Must-Try: Don't miss out on the Sushi platter- a speciality and the delicious ice cream.
Grasshopper offers a breathtakingly romantic and mesmerising setting for you and your significant other to enjoy the dinner date. A sensuous blend of mouth-watering cuisine and the poised environment is the recipe for a lovey-dovey night! The restaurant is nestled on a farm that gives a unique experience to the visitors. This beautiful dining place with a fabulous ambience will provide you with extra brownie points in the relationship.
Timing: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM and then 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Must-Try: It is famous for its seven-course meal that you can try. Prawns With Ginger, Orange And Oregano Salad With Olives, and the almond ice cream is just delicious!
It is the highest lounge in South India, offering a breathtaking view of the city. The rooftop seating, fancy bar, and a romantic panorama is the right ingredient to make your visit an intimate happening. Situated on the top of the World Trade Center, The Ultralounge offers multiple cuisines ranging from Chinese and Korean to Japanese and Thai. Take your partner for a candle-lit dinner or a fulfilling brunch to win their heart.
Timing: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Things to do: The Sushi Platter, Chicken Satay, and Chocolate Cake are the most loved by the guests.
A funky, hip Retro-bar with live music and excellent DJ is what you need to make your evening exciting. Loveshack is just that and so much more. The fairy lights, open terrace, and beautiful decor give the place a cosy and adorable outlook. Take your partner on a Karaoke night to the Loveshack and sing a romantic song to sweep her off the floor!
Timing: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Things to do: The Bacon-wrapped prawns, Chicken wings, Nachos and Chocolate tart, are loved by all. A night with your loved one, a delicious range of food options and exotic cocktails are what you need to make your day.
For couples who also happen to be oenophilic (having eternal love for wine), what could be better than taking a Vineyard Tour and enjoy some grape stomping and tasting sessions. It is not necessary for you to be a wine expert or connoisseur to visit a Vineyard. The charming views of the vineyard and walking around the field are stress busters and you can just enjoy watching the chateaux. Couples can flock to some of the most romantic vineyards and enjoy not only tasting, but also catch the sunset views and explore the process of making wine. Some of the best-known vineyards in Bangalore are Soma Vineyard, Grover Vineyard, Heritage winery and Nandi Valley winery.
Sankey Tank is is a manmade lake, situated in the western part of Bangalore. Spread across an area of 37.5 acres near Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram and Sadashivanagar, it is one of the most popular places to hang out in Bangalore. You can spend a romantic day, walking on the lovely track and watching the green cover of trees with your soul mate. There are boating facilities too. The ambience of the lake becomes more romantic as the sun sets and the migratory birds fly past it.
Timings: 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Things to do: Nature walks, viewing sunrise and sunsets, photography, boating, bird watching and jogging are some of the activities people do in and around Sankey Tank. The ambience is simply perfect for couples to spend a romantic time, in the lap of nature.
Thottikallu Falls is only 35 km away from Bangalore. The fall is more popularly known as TK Falls and locally as the Swarna Mukhi falls. The word Swarna Mukhi translates to ‘Golden Face.’ The venue is excellent for trekking or to spend an entire day away from the clatter of the city. You must carry along some eatables since there are not many food vendors in the area. You must prefer to go there on two-wheeler because the roads are quite narrow.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Things to do: Views of waterfalls, trekking, nature photography and picnic are some of the things couples can enjoy at Thottikallu
Muthyalamaduvu is another scenic waterfall, at a distance of 43 kilometres from the main city. It is also popularly known as Pearl Valley because Muthyala means Pearl and Maduvu means pond or pool in Kannada. It serves as an ideal picnic spot, is located in the midst of hills and green surroundings. The place is secluded and serene, which has made it a popular place for couples to hang out.
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
Things to do: Mostly popular for picnics, one can enjoy clicking photographs and bathing in the cool showers.
Bangalore is known for its luxury spas. After a hectic week, you can enjoy a de-stressing couple-spa therapy with your partner. It is suggested by health experts that you should take certain measures for a healthy lifestyle. This is a great measure and there are lots of options in Bangalore for the same, where you can book a couple-massage therapy. Some of the popular ones are White Mantra Spa Salon, Angsana Oasis Spa and Oberoi Spa and Fitness Center. You can get some sophisticated spa therapies like Wine therapy or Hawaiian Fantasy at White Mantra Spa Salon, which is known for the tranquillity it offers. Angana Oasis Spa is another place to pamper your partner with special 'for him' or 'for her' compiled packages.
Try some bonding activities by creating things together. Enrol into cooking classes at Slurp Cooking Studio, pottery classes at Clay Station or art classes at ArtDelightGroup over the weekend and have a fun time discovering each others' talents.
So heads up, there's your curated list for a date night!