If you are in the capital and are looking for some new hangout spots to take your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, here’s a list of the best activities and places in Delhi for couples. Read on to find out your new favourite zone in the city!
For the Adventurous Duo:
Delhi Bicycle Tours
To explore a new and unique side of Delhi, all you need is a bicycle and an adventurous spirit. Rest leave it to the Delhi By Cycles. There are 5 tours organised by this club, each painstakingly researched and explored so as to make sure you get the best and the most unique focus on the hidden aspects of the city.
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One of the many green zones, The Ridge forest is a great hiking/biking place in the capital. The northern Ridge also contains a number of old monuments and ruins. If you and your partner share a love for nature walks and birdwatching, then go for it!
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Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal
But then, if ghosts and spirits are your thing then this might be the place for you. The Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal is one of the most haunted areas in the capital. It is an old hunting lodge that has been abandoned for centuries. Weird noises, screams, invisible shuffling activities and unnatural gusts of wind have been reported by many who have dared to go here.
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Another offbeat place in Delhi, the Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort with massive ramparts. The road to the fort is sloping and green on either side, which makes the drive here all the more fun, specially if you are on a bike. The Asola Wildlife Sanctuary is also closeby, so don’t forget to check that out. Pick a nice clear day to come here with your sweetheart, put on your best sneakers and carry a picnic basket with you. Great idea for a date, eh?
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For the Amorous Lovebirds
Stay at the The Lodhi
If you are feeling especially romantic, you should try The Lodhi for starters. Book a room in this elegant hotel that redefines contemporary flair and creativity. Each and every room and suite has a king sized bed, its own plunge pool and extensive balcony (perfect for a candlelight dinner <Hint. Hint>) As expected from any five star hotel, the furnishings are classy yet comfortable with lovely ambient lighting.
Photo from official website of the Lodhi
The Blue Bar
As Taj Palace’s in-house bar, this is one of the most romantic bars in the capital. The Blue Bar plays host to some of the who’s who of Delhi. It has the city’s only outdoor foyer and the al fresco dining will be the perfect option for you and your date. With so much for the lovebirds, this one is definitely one of the most romantic restaurants in Delhi.
Photo from official website of Taj Delhi
For the Bon Vivants
The capital has a number of chocolate cafes and bakeries specialising in the rich dark ambrosia. The Chocolate box in Radisson Blu, The Chocolate Room in Mangalam Paradise Mall, Chocolate Temptation near Venkateshwara College and Chocolateria San Churros in GK II are some of the places you should check out.
The city’s first food mall, Epicuria Mall is a place to head to for your myriad gastronomical indulgences. It has a number of food joints and fine dining restaurants together with the option of accessing regular food court fare.
Photo from official Facebook of Epicuria
Young, urban and absolutely yum, these best describe Rollmaal. The idea behind this eatery was to provide fresh, wholesome meals in a contemporary setting and at incredible prices. This place is all about rolls and pao and takes you back to the nostalgic college days.
For the Camera Ready Couple
The Old Fort ( Purana Quila) makes for a very striking backdrop for your snapshots. Take your time walking around the various tombs and courtyards. There are many perfect corners for that “perfect pic”.
You can have the time of your life clicking photos here. The area has an old fort surrounded with lush forested area. The best part? Not many people frequent this place, so you can click away without any annoying crowds. I know how frustrating that can be!
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Connaught Place or CP is a famous colonial-era circular market and Delhi’s ultimate open-air mall. This intriguing cross between a Victorian arcade, a bazaar and a shopping mall also makes for many creative background and foreground shots!
For the experimenting doublet
Located in DLF Place, Saket, this small kiosk is all about old fashioned and handcrafted popcorns. The shop itself is very interesting. The walls depict the story of the first popcorn produced in 4700 BC in Peru and the eventual journey of popcorns to America and around the world.
Photo from official website
Sanjay Van Dargahs
If you like experimenting and exploring new places, this is probably a place you have never heard of. The Sanjay Van Dargah is the largest forest patch in Delhi. This is also a great place for bird watching. It is also the recommended entrance.
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This place offers everything at once with an eclectic mix of heritage, shopping place, spiritual experience at the dargah and one of the best places in the capital for non vegetarian food. You should come here to experience it yourself.
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For the Uptown Sweethearts
Indulge in the couple’s massage and other exotic treatments and come out feeling pampered and refreshed!
from official website of Imeprial
The ultimate shopping zone for the uber rich and savvy, the DLF Emporio specialises in international hyper-brands such as Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Cartier and houses a number of global, luxury and designer labels. Pick up some stylish, trendy and funky designer wear for your love and bask in his/her affection and admiration.
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One of the high end fine dining places in Delhi, Threesixty is best known for its amazing brunch and lunch buffets. It is visited by corporate tycoons and the expatriate crowd. Excellent great sushi counter for traditional as well as nouvelle sushi, good Western food and desserts.
Photo from official website of the restaurant
So these were the best places in Delhi for couples. No matter which category you belong to, the city has something to offer to everyone. Forget those boring malls and head out to find out your new love spot!
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