In a busy metropolis like Delhi, one may seem to have run out of options for things to do and places to go for their date night after spending some time at the malls, eateries at Connaught place and the usual hangouts. But that is a gross misconception as this exciting city has a lot to offer for any lovebirds who want to experience some romantic magic among the city lights.
Hence, here is a compilation of interesting things to do and places to go for your perfect date nights!
Romance in A Different Atmosphere
While parks and beaches seem to be the usual spots for couples to spend time at, here are some places that are a bit different and will add a twist and zing in your love life. From experiencing new heights in your relationship to protecting it from paintballs, here is a compilation of some out-of-the-box things to do and places to visit:
1. Dilli Haat, INA
Come experience a lively marketplace with a rural ambience. From shopping at the local handicrafts stores for artisan and handwoven clothes to tasting the nation’s various authentic dishes and special street food or even just strolling and window-shopping, come treat yourself to a wholesome experience.
2. Adventure Island Amusement park, Rohini
Have a fun-filled date where you get to see the child in each other! From exciting rides and fun performances to magic shows and fire acts, adventure island has it all.
3. Hauz Khas Village
Plan a one-day date around Hauz Khas village as it has a little of everything. Visit and explore the rustic fort where you can plan a picturesque photoshoot, spend some peaceful moments near the lake at the Deer Park away from the city’s bustle and spot Deer, Peacocks, and even cute guinea pigs and rabbits around the park. In the evening, make your way to Amour- a beautiful rooftop café to savor some tasty treats and the splendid view of the lake.
4. Shootout zone, Chattarpur
Bring out your wild side and strategize plans to attack each other or your opponents at a game of paintball shooting! Do not forget to carry extra clothes for later.
5. Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Motibagh
If you and your date are up for some adventure time, make your way here to try out your hand at rock-climbing. It is open to both beginners and experienced wall-climbers with quality safety measurements and guidelines to insure a fun and exciting activity.
6. World of Wonder Theme Water Park, Noida
Splash away your worries and issues at this fun-filled water park. With the various water rides and shows at your disposal, experience a sun-soaking day filled with cool water splashes.
7. Birds Eye View – Delhi Eye, Kalindi Kunj
Inspired by the iconic London eye, come hop onto the huge Ferris wheel and catch the glimmering skyline of Delhi from the top of the world. Capture the ambience of the city while spending a romantic evening together.
8. Sky Diving at Mahendragarh, Narnaul
Come experience an adrenaline rush at India’s only aero centre. From skydiving and para-gliding to many more such exhilarating activities, grab your date and experience literal love in the air.
9. Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram
A Bollywood inspired colorful setup, kingdom of dreams showcases grand performances, exquisite art installations and caters delicious dishes to its visitors at its bigger than life destination. Grand and luxurious, don’t forget to deck up for your special date!
10. Canvas Laugh Club
Laugh away your insecurities and issues at the canvas laugh club based in Delhi. Hosting some of the best stand-up comedians and open mic nights in town, plan a date here for a fun evening spent laughing!
Love in The Air with Nature
Let go of conventional dates at stuffy cafes and cinemas and come spend some romantic time in nature’s glory. Here are some special spots where you can spend time with your loved one, away from the crazy crowds:
11. Garden of Five Senses, Saidul Ajaib
Come experience serendipity at the themed sections of the garden of five senses situated near Saket. With gardens of bamboo courts, ponds filled with water lilies and colonies of Mughal gardens surrounding you, delve into the wonders of nature. The garden also hosts various eateries like the well-known Fio and Magique where one can delight even their savory and sweet senses.
12. Lodhi Gardens, Near Khan Market
Plan a picnic date at the well-kept gardens at lodhi garden, surrounded by beautiful flowerbeds and the marvelous lodhi archaic ruins. With a secluded and calm surrounding, have a date like no other.
13. Parthasaraty Rocks, JNU
Come spend some quality time at the top of your rocky conquest and enjoy spectacular sunset views with your beloved at the top spot of the Parthasaraty rocks area near JNU.
14. Ridge Road, North Campus
It can be hard to find secluded spots in the cozy city of Delhi but ridge road near north campus stands out as a lover’s point due to its privacy and seclusion. Popular amongst college lovebirds, come spend some time together and let young love soar.
15. Nehru Planetarium
While you may have numerous conversations about getting the moon and stars for each other, come and actually experience it up close at the Nehru planetarium in Delhi. With their fantastic facilities and service, get ready to plan a unique date with your sweetheart.
16. Damdama Lake
Cited as one of the most romantic sites in Delhi, the damdama lake is a 2-hour drive away to the secluded lake water reservoir set up by the British decades ago. With its mesmerizing view and clean skies, most couples decide to stay overnight at one of the numerous hotels overlooking the lake.
Eat Your Way to Your Love
With the city of Delhi always on its feet, there are beautiful cafes and romantic restaurants where one can eat their heart’s fill. Hence, here is a list of spots where you should definitely plan for a food date:
17. Rose Café, Saket
Hidden off to the side along the lanes of Said-ul-Ajab is the quaint and cozy rose café which harbors a Victorian ambience filled with shades of pastel colors as their theme. Drop by for a bite and enjoy some quality time together.
18. SEVILLA, by The Claridges
Known as one of the best alfresco spots in town, Sevilla is a Spanish themed restaurant complete with gorgeous décor whose romantic and cheerful ambience is a top pick for dinner dates.
19. Thai High, Mehrauli
Situated at a secluded spot, enjoy lip-smacking dishes prepared flawlessly at this romantic rooftop restaurant looking out at the city lights. With its fairy lights and soft ambience, it creates the perfect romantic vibes that lovebirds want to experience.
20. Café Lota, Pragati Maidan
Drop by for a bite at this aesthetic and rustic café with artsy ambience after a visit to Pragati maidan, its crafts museum and the old fort in tow.
21. Paranthewale Gali, Chandni Chowk
While it is known to be one of the busiest and crowded market places in Delhi, it is also a street food lover’s paradise and if you are searching for a place to make them happy. Make your way through the bustling crowds of Paranthewale Gali.
22. Satya Niketan
Popular amongst college lovebirds and friends, satya offers a wide variety of food joints at an economical price so that your date does not make your wallet go empty. Drop by for some bites and to rekindle that young love.
23. Kylin Sky Bar
For music lovers, kylin sky bar is a definite date spot. Filled with live musical nights, white lilies and plush sofas, enjoy your meals in an ambience like no other in the fun and lively resto-bar.
24. Olive bar and kitchen
This al-fresco restaurant built with a European style and ambience is known as one of the most romantic spots in Delhi for its private spots and unique tree top bar which gives a spectacular view of the qutub minar and will sip on some refreshing drinks.
25. Le Cirque
Based at the famed leela palace, le cirque is the place to be for some European cuisines and wine lovers. with its stylish ambience and chic interiors, le cirque stands out with class. Book in advance to impress your date with a special 6 course tasting menu topped off with a walk-in wine cellar by Chef Matteo, complete with your private chef’s table by your side.
Hop on for a long drive to the outskirts of the city at Murthal where you can spend some quality time together. While there, be sure to try out the local delicacies at the numerous roadside dhabas and don’t forget to grab some of their iconic paranthas while you are at it.
27. Champa Gali
With its Parisian styled alleys and cobbled street ways, do visit champa gali where one can find numerous cafes and food joints from taco joints to artsy bars. Plan a date here on the days when you are not sure what you or your date wants to have as this place has it all.
Based in Mehrauli, tonino’s cook up some of the best Italian in the city that cannot be compared with others. Do drop by for some authentic Italian and a date that leaves you filled to the brim with unforgettable Italian food.
29. Music and Mountain hillside café
The café which was started off by a Swiss chef, houses a hill stop ambience complete with dishes made of the European gastronomy. Come here for a unique date that makes you forget about the busy city outside.
Weave Your Romance Through Various Timelines
From historic monuments to ancient forts, let your romance take its time while you visit landmarks which stood the test of time. These monuments represent the history of our incredible nation.
30. Qutub Minar Complex
Termed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the qutub minar complex houses ancient relics which you can go exploring with your significant other. Spend a glorious date here and realize the magic of this rustic relic.
31. Purana Quila
Walk along the majestic lawns of Purana Quila as the red sandstone structure gleams behind. For a fun date experience, do not forget to go boating at the peaceful lake or even drop by the zoo nearby.
32. Mehrauli Archaeological park
Covering an area of almost 200 acres, stroll through the green fields and enjoy a romantic walk along the grounds of the archaeological park that houses numerous ancient relics.