Running out of date ideas in Mumbai? Tired of going to the same old dinner and movie with your girlfriend? Among the traffic and the chaos of city life, every couple needs a place where they can spend some quality time in peace. Mumbai is a beautiful city and has some amazing places where you can go with your girlfriend. You can walk hand in hand, talk, and just be.
So here is a list of a few Romantic Places in Mumbai where you and your loved one can have a wonderful time:
1. Marine Drive
Marine Drive is a long stretch of C shaped road in South Mumbai besides the Arabian Sea. Bollywood movies have popularised this spot and turned this 3.6 km boulevard overlooking the ocean into the go-to romantic place in Mumbai. Head over here with your girlfriend and witness the mesmerising panoramic view of the city during sunset.
2. Bandra Fort
Castella de Aguada, popularly known as the Bandra Fort is situated in the suburb of Bandra. Built in 1640, this fort has appeared in many Bollywood movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na. Head over here during the evening as the sun sets and watch the Bandra-Worli Sea Link all lit up. It is stunning.
3. Bandra Bandstand
Located near Bandra, Bandstand Promenade is another popular place where you'll find many couples. It is a 1.2 km long walkway beside the beautiful Arabian Sea. You can go for walks or sit and watch the waves crash against the rocks. This place receives a decent crowd even at the wee hours of the night.
4. Worli Sea Face
The exuberant promenade with lashing waves and gushing waters of the Arabian Sea, situated in Worli, Mumbai is popularly called Worli Sea Face. You can visit late at night to spend some quality time with your loved ones amidst solitude and tranquillity.
5. Versova Rock Beach
Located in the suburb Andheri, Versova Rock Beach is a 2.7 km stretch consisting of huge rocks. It is an extension of Juhu beach, but unlike it, it remains less populated. One can see breathtaking sunsets from here and enjoy the scenic beauty. It is a great spot for couples who are looking for some quiet and calm.
6. Jamjar Diner
Jamjar Diner, located opposite to the Versova beach in Andheri West, is a restaurant which serves multiple cuisines. This place has a relaxed ambience and a decor which is eye-catching. Head over to this place with your girlfriend to enjoy each other's company with some delicious food.
7. Colaba Causeway
A popular commercial street and the "Cultural Square" of Mumbai, Colaba Causeway is another unconventional place for a date. You and your loved one can go for a stroll on this street, look at the beautiful architecture, catch a show at the historic Regal Cinema and end your day with the breathtaking view of the Gateway of India. If tired, you can catch your breath by eating at one of the many cafes on the causeway. It would make a lovely day out.
8. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is located in North Mumbai and is a very popular tourist spot. However, it makes for an amazing date idea as well. It is lush green, has beautiful lakes and is spread across an area of 104 km square. You and your girlfriend can have a picnic here, enjoying the scenic beauty of the National Park. You can be a tourist in your own city for a day.
9. Prithvi Theatre
Set up in 1975 in the memory of Prithviraj Kapoor, Prithvi Theatre is one of the highly regarded theatres of the country. It is located in Juhu and hosts a variety of plays. You and your significant other can catch a play at this theatre and end your date by sharing a meal at the Prithvi Cafe.
10. Hanging Gardens
Standing on top of the Malabar Hill, Hanging Gardens offers a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea. It was built in 1880 in the memory of Pherozshah Mehta. Visit this place in monsoons, when the grass appears greener and the garden even more beautiful. You and your girlfriend can spend an entire day here, exploring and strolling through the terraced garden.
11. Chhota Kashmir
Located in Goregaon, Chhota Kashmir is a green space in the Aarey Milk Colony area. It is surrounded by trees and has a lake where one can indulge in boating. It is unlike the other parts of Mumbai and is green all around. You can head over here to enjoy the soothing environment and each other's company amidst the trees.
12. Madh Island Beach
Located in the North of Mumbai, Madh Island beach is a popular and one of the cleanest beaches in Mumbai. It is surrounded by mangroves which make this beach stand out. Here you can fulfil the romantic cliche of walking hand in hand on the beach. If you are looking for some quiet time, visit this place on weekdays when it is sparsely populated.
13. Juhu Chowpatty Beach
Juhu Beach is also one of the best spots in Mumbai to watch a sunset, with a cool evening breeze, and one of the few places where you see the "relaxed" side of the Maximum City. This is the perfect place to have a heart to heart conversations with your significant other while strolling by the sandy coastline, holding each other's hand in the perfect dusk.
14. Carter Road
Situated next to Bandstand Promenade just next to Bandra, Carter Road is one of the most happening and popular hangout places among the Mumbaikars. The locale is a haven for foodies owing to its bazillion food options from the umpteen eateries situated on the sidewalk. Treat your partner with a romantic date and their taste buds with some amazing food.
15. Arnala Beach
Situated 60km away from the heart of Mumbai, Arnala Beach is in the very close vicinity to Arnala Fort to the West of Virar town. The place is meant for couples who would like some peaceful time together in contrast to the busy life of Mumbai. Go ahead and find some serenity while you are in each other's arms.
16. Rainforest Resto-Bar
Located in CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, Rainforest is a restaurant cum bar which serves various cuisines. This place has a unique concept and has actual trees inside the restaurant. This theme restaurant gives one the feeling of being in a rainforest. Go to this place at night when it is all lit up, adding to its aesthetic beauty.
17. Victoria Gardens
Victoria Gardens are a collection of Parks, Museums and zoo and also a well-known place for couples to hang out. The garden is home to some rare species of animals and birds like the way true love is too rare to be found. If you are a couple of nature lovers, this is the best place to be spending your time.
18. Maratha Mandir
Back in the year 1995, the most romantic dates were in the theatres watching 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge'. The shows of the movie still play every day in Maratha Mandir for the old school romantics. Grab some popcorns, Hold hands and let the magic of love project on the silver screen of your life.
19. The Tasting Room
Located in Lower Parel, The Tasting Room is a fine dining restaurant which serves European cuisine. It has a warm ambience and a simple and beautiful decor. If you are willing to shell out a few bucks, this place offers a wonderful dining experience.
Karnala Fort is indeed one of the coolest getaways and most romantic places to visit from Mumbai on a weekend. The getaway is more fun when there's a companion to share some great memories with. The hill fort gives a sense of content, something similar to the feeling of having someone by your side.
21. Adlabs Imagica
For all the thrill-seeking couple, Adlabs Imagica is one destination that will never let you down. The amusement park celebrates love and especially on Valentine's Day when the dim lights of Candlelight Dinner glow in the festival of love.
22. Pizza By The Bay
In love and you guys crave for some Italian cuisine' Then head to this place right now. The most famous and the most happening place for couples and obviously one of the best places to grab some Pizza by the Bay. This place will surely satisfy your mutual cravings and love for pizza.
23. Street Food Mumbai
"There is no sincerer love than the love of (street) food" - George Bernard Shaw.
If you are in the mood to tantalize your taste buds, fall in love with Mumbai all over again then get out and get spoiled by some exquisitely delicious Mumbai Street Food that the city serves day and night. You could just be in love with the food, or you and your partner could together be in an affair with the food, coz everything's fair in love and food.
24. Essel World
Dates do not always have to be about sharing a meal together. Do something unconventional and fun by going to Essel World. Located in Gorai, Mumbai, EsselWorld is an amusement park which was established in 1989. You and your girlfriend can have an adventurous day out, riding a roller coaster, munching on some snacks, and having a memorable date in Mumbai.
Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavla is the place to be during monsoons. If you are in love and you have a number of such weekends and long holidays of the season of love, make the most out of it in the hills of Lonavala.
Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view. There's a high chance of staying back for the tasty Strawberries and the romantic vibe of the whole place.
Perched on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population, with its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls. Well, It's a cliche, But you can still ask your partner, "Aati Kya Khandala...!"
28. Birdsong- The Organic Cafe
Located on Hill Road in Bandra West, Birdsong Cafe is known for its use of organic ingredients. Here, you and your girlfriend can have a wonderful date over some coffee and cake. It also has some great food and is aesthetically pleasing.
Mumbai has a lot to offer and a lot of amazing places to choose from for a date. So, the next time you find yourself wondering and can't come up with something new, you need not fret. Just head to any of the places mentioned above. It will be worth your while.