Top 9 things to do in Mumbai on Valentine’s Day

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Have you ever thought about writing your own Valentine story? Here are 10 things that can help you plan this Valentine’s Day with many surprises

There are various theories that have been written about how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In Rome people say it’s a feast day for Saint Valentine, while in England, people believe it’s a day of expressing love to each other by exchanging flowers, cards or many gifts, and in many other parts of Europe, people give Saint Valentine’s keys to lovers and children and invite them to unlock the giver’s heart in order to ward off epilepsy.

Have you ever thought about writing your own Valentine story? Here are 10 things that can help you plan this Valentine’s Day with many surprises.

#1. Sailing around Gateway of India

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Don’t you think late night parties in the pubs are your usual celebrations? Why not go for a three-hour morning sailing with your partner to kick-start your valentine’s day? A peaceful sailing in the Arabian Sea in a private yacht with just the two of you can be a great experience.

All you have to do is book a yacht in advance and reach Gateway of India at 7 am in the morning. To make it more interesting, you can also pack your breakfast and carry your own music for a soothing start of a new threshold of relationship.

#2. Point of view, ITC grand central

Have you been missing a luxurious retreat? Surprise your partner with a romantic dinner date at the roof top Point of view restaurant in the ITC grand central hotel. This exclusive open-air lounge on the top floor of ITC let you to enjoy your private moments with the breathtaking view of the sea and the city under the stars.

You can get the in-house chef to prepare any of your favourite dishes anywhere from the world. A bottle of Champaign along with your favourite meal will make your extra special.

#3. Café seaside

Spending so much money on occasions like Valentine’s Day is not always a good idea. Going on a date to the Café seaside at Bandstand might not sound fancy but its location can bring create that magical moment for you.

Don’t go with the idea of trying international cuisines or something but only to enjoy the eye-catching sea view from the window seat. You can hit this place during lunch and spend some quality time with each other talking your heart out until the beautiful sunset and I bet you wont regret. 

#4. Helicopter ride

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Are you one of those couples who always like to fly high? Even if you are not, you can book a helicopter ride to make your Valentine’s Day a little bit adventurous. The best part is you don’t even need to step out of Mumbai as the helicopter ride starts from the Juhu airport.

A 15-30 minute joyride can also be a perfect surprise where in you and your partner can enjoy the breathtaking aerial views of the city from 12,000 feet high in a private chopper. Just the two of you can also cut a cake while flying and take a professional photographer to capture your beautiful moments of excitement.

#5. Dinner cruise

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Why book a Bali, Maldives or Seychelles package when you have luxury cruises in your own city? To make this Valentine’s Day etched in your memories forever, you can book a candle light dinner in a cruise that will take you and your loved ones to enjoy the sea breeze and a delicious three-course meal.

Your romantic dinner date will start from the Gateway of India and both of you will be served a chilled welcome drink. To add a spark to your date, you can also book a cake and your own private butler.

#6. Stand-up comedy show

How about going for a stand-up comedy show this valentine’s day at the Tata theatre at NCPA, Narinman Point? You can make it a memorable day by watching the comedy between East India Vs Bollywood.

East India comedians Sorabh Pant, Sahil Shah and Sapan Verma will take down Bollywood’s abundant stupidity from 2015 which will include movies, controversies and a whole lot of Prabhudeva to make you laugh out louder.

#6. Movie date

A movie date might sound ordinary but there are various ways to make it interesting. There are several Cineplex’s in the city that provide you 180 degree reclining seats such as Big Cinema in R city mall, Ghatkopar, PVR Phoenix Lower Parel and Cinepolis in Andheri.

The beds like sofa seats in these theatres are designed for couple’s coziness and you can enjoy your movie like a king and queen. Even if you find the movie boring that is releasing right before this Valentine’s, you can enjoy the luxury at these theatres.

#7. Mahindra blues festival

Why not go for guitar-rippin and soul-trippin action on Valentine’s Day this time? Mahindra blues festival, which is known as Asia’s largest Blues phenomenon, will bring the best Blues Musicians in your city on February 13th – 14th at the iconic Mehboob Studio, Band Stand.

The two-day festival will feature some of the great musicians such as Joss Stone, Keb ‘Mo’, Malina Moye, King King alongwith home-grown talent Soulmate.

#8. Night parasailing

One of the ideas of making your Valentine’s Day unique is to go for the parasailing at night. Lovebirds will need to hit the Girgaon Chowpatty to glance at the queen’s necklace at marine drive under the twinkling stars post 7 pm while parasailing.

If you are adrenaline junkies, you and your partner can be harnessed together and towed behind a speedboat and attached to a parachute. Both of you can shout out loud and enjoy this once in lifetime experience by making Arabian Sea your hangout.

#9. Party

Every night is a Saturday night in this buzzing city so you can choose to go to any of the happening pubs such as Monkey bar, The Bar stock exchange, Irish bar, Blue frog, Bora Bora, Hard Rock Café or Three Wise Men. Making reservations in advance would be helpful otherwise you may end up standing in long queues outside.

Most of these places will have DJ’s coming over for the Valentine’s night so you can get high on your favourite beats with your partner. Pub hopping might not be a good idea because of the large crowd.

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Written by

Radhika Mehta

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