Bandra Bandstand: One of the most frequented places by couples in Mumbai or rather Bandstand is truly a point for lovers. It is also called Bandra Promenade. The long 1.2 km long walkway along the sea-coast has often seen couples walking holding hands. Some couples also take refuge off the rocks for an intimate moment of two. Bandra Bandstand is not only frequented by couples but also by joggers, runners, and regular walkers
Marine Drive: For long walks, Marine Drive beats Bandra Bandstand with a 3 km-long walkway. Marine Drive is one of the most sought-after spots in the city and couple have been spotted spending some quality time at this stretch over decades. The sunsets here are truly blissful.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park: The picturesque canopies and gentle streams of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) attract not just birds, butterflies and bees, but shutterbugs and couples as well. Couples can enjoy boating and visit Kanheri Caves at the park that is rich in flora and fauna. The toy train in National Park is a special attraction for many
Bandra Fort: Remember the popular fort in the movie Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na? That's Bandra Fort for you. Originally called Castella de Aguada, Bandra Fort attracts friends and couples. People can not only enjoy the sunset here but also get a spectacular view of the famous Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Juhu Beach: Although crowded, Juhu beach is still frequented by couples and not just the young ones but it is also a popular hangout place for couples of all age-groups. Chowpatty food is also famous and now they are also aiming at cleanliness with food. There is a plan in place for converting these popular eating spots into 'Clean Street Food Hubs'
Vasai Fort: Vasai Fort, a structure erected in the year 1184, has remained an attraction for decades, not just for Bollywood, but also couples seeking to replicate a Bollywood moment. What's more attractive is that there is no fee to shoot inside the fort. However, the bigger hurdle is dealing with crowds and local residents that frequent the place
Worli Sea Face: Worli Sea face attracts couples and college students who love walking on the rocks. Couples are often seen standing near the rocks enjoying some cool breeze that travels from the sea. Many couples find getting drenched by the lashing waves against the shore and parapet quite thrilling
Elephanta Caves: Elephanta Caves is one of the favourite places for young couples for certain privacy that it offers. Walking with your partner alongside the collection of temples inside the caves is quite romantic and peaceful. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is working on a tie-up between hospitality provider Airbnb and locals for offering home-stay to tourists visiting the Elephanta Caves
Carter Road: The Carter Road promenade, now extended to Khar Danda, is a favourite hangout spot for Bandra locals and couples alike. It is a coveted location for couples because of coastline and a variety of restaurants, lounges and shopping places in the vicinity. Carter road is also quite famous for its lovers point
Chhota Kashmir: Once known as Mumbai's green lungs, Chhota Kashmir is situated at Aarey Colony in Goregaon. It is a picnic spot in Mumbai where one can take your partner to enjoy some blissful boat rides. This spot is quite the one for those who love to whisper sweet nothings to each other
Hanging Gardens: The heritage Pherozshah Mehta Garden, popularly called Hanging Garden, is a spot of great beauty and greenery, perched atop Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. Complete with a jogging circuit, exercise spots, a resting area, and benches, the garden has, since time immemorial, been the haunt of a majority of Malabar Hill residents and couples alike
Madh Island: Madh Island in Malwani is one of the places in western suburbs where young couples frequent to spend intimate moments. However, be careful as consenting adults who had checked into various hotels in the Madh Island and Aksa area in 2015 to get some privacy were shocked to find the police knocking on the doors of their rooms. More than 40 couples were rounded up and taken to the police station, where they were insulted and some of them, especially college students, were forced to contact their parents
Maratha Mandir: Now you may be wondering why is this particular theatre on the list in the first place. Simply put, Maratha Mandir has been quite the saviour for those people who wish to spend intimate moments with their partners but do not have enough money to spend. Also, it has been the home to Bollywood's biggest romantic film for over 2 decades - Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
Palm Beach Road: Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai is perfect for those late night drives along with your partner. The unique factor here is that the stretch is open at all times, so you can pick the hour most suitable to you and your significant other.
If you have looked at couples canoodling at Bandra Bandstand or Marine Drive and wondered why they don't just get a room, the simple truth is they can't. Most young lovebirds in the city can't afford five-star hotels whereas four or three-star hotels are not willing to give them a room if they are unmarried. We have rounded up some spots in Mumbai for couples where they can spend some quality time together
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