Ditch the usual wining-dining and celebrate your love with these unique options that this city offers.
Sunset Sailing into the sea
What’s more romantic than a sunset? You and your partner can set the mood by sailing away in the Arabian Sea, witnessing the exquisite orange hued sunset. With many tour packages are offering champagne, wines, decorations and even food on the deck, sail past the Gateway of India, and make the most of your special day with you beloved.
Movie under the stars
If you want to enjoy a laid-back movie date-night, but also want to make it special on Valentine’s Day, then stepping out with your partner to watch movies is a classic romantic getaway. Releasing aptly today, you and your partner can hit the next-door multiplex and enjoy the music drama Gully Boy. If you are a sucker for the cult romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer, then you can watch the movie along with your partner at a rooftop cinema house SkyCinema in Andheri. At another open-air movie screening, or as a ‘house-party’ they are calling it, you and other couples can democratically vote to choose one out of the five well-known rom-coms. Organized by Playace, this BYOB event will also include fun-couple games.
Couple cooking lessons
If the bug of creativity and love has bitten you, then ditch the conventional ways of spending Valentine’s Day, and go participate in various workshops with your sweetheart. From a baking workshop at A Vanilla Bean to an evening of cooking with Chef Vicky Ratnani at the Bandra Project, learn the nitty-gritty of the culinary arts. In addition to other interesting workshops like fluid art painting at ARTh by Kshama, the city is buzzing with workshops waiting for you and your partner to set on the journey of creative fulfilment.
If you still can’t think of a solid plan, get in touch with Twin Tring, a two-wheel cycle company, who are organising a cycling experience around Marine Drive to make your day special. The ride starts at Colaba and goes on to Marine Drive, Haji Ali, Worli Sea Face and back. What’s more, you even get video footage of your special ride with your loved one.
Listen to the Tales of love
From Romeo and Juliet to Laila Majnu, some of the fondest eternal love-stories of all time have been the tales that have inspired us to believe in true love. If you need some inspiration, spend your evening with your sweetheart listening to five, first person, true love stories told live by the people who have lived them. Claimed to be ‘India’s longest-running live storytelling series,’ Tall Tales is organising its 72nd show of True Love Stories. If not true love-stories, then love letters are sure to capture the charm of old-school romance. Listen to the love-letters written by some of the most creative and complex minds of all time at Readings in the Shed at NCPA.