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Places to Visit in Mumbai for Couples: Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips

Updated on October 9, 2017
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Kannan is a true Mumbaikar and believes Mumbai is a unique city. He prepares local guides that helps fellow locals and travellers alike.

When I am at the Juhu beach without her,

I am annoyed.

Noisy, clamorous, cacophonous

as the Mumbai local train.

But along with my girlfriend,

I watch the Arabian sea from the shorelines,

Perch on her thighs,

And relax!

Those were my imaginative feelings, in poetry form, about a couple visiting Juhu Beach.

Looking for places to visit in Mumbai with your partner? Mumbai is a coastal city surrounded by beaches. It's by no means short of fascinating places that you would love to visit with your girlfriend or boyfriend.

If you want to spend a memorable day with your partner, read the suggestions, tips, and to-dos below.

In this list you will find some of the obvious places, as well as advice directly from my heart (Though some ideas that I share can seem weird or bizarre, anyway weirdness is in these days).

1. Juhu Beach - Visit Juhu Beach in the morning. The mornings are less crowded and if lucky you'll find one of the Bollywood stars. Avoid visiting the beach on weekends when it's crowded. Chowpatty jao, Bhelpuri khao.

Bhel Puri at Juhu Beach
Bhel Puri at Juhu Beach | Source

2. Worli Seaface - For a great sea view, you can also consider Nariman Point and Worli Seaface.

3. Marine Drive - Walk along Marine Drive with your lover. Adore the beautiful seafront and the contrasting skyscrapers. The entire stretch is more than two kilometers, so a good thing would be to stop in between, and have a refreshing coconut juice.

4. Bike Ride at Marine Drive - Alternatively, get your bike and go on a fast drive along Marine Drive with your lady love.

Marine Drive Lovers
Marine Drive Lovers | Source

5. Long Drive - Just hop onto your car/bike and go on a long drive. A road trip is a wonderful experience with your loved one. Mumbai-Pune, Mumbai-Lonavala can be completed in a day.

6. Carter Road - Carter Road Promenade can also be a nice place to walk hand-in-hand for lovebirds. Just walk chatting, and you could wrap up the one-kilometer stretch in less than 15 minutes. Spend some time, and then walk back to the starting point.

7. Bandstand - Go to the Bandstand and find a secluded place to spend some quality time. This is by far the most visited lover's spot in Mumbai. So there would be many couples over here but beware of the miscreants who create trouble.

8. Joggers Park - If you live near Bandra West, encourage your partner to come for a jog at the Joggers' Park. Nice way to start your day and to shed those extra pounds.

9. Gym Membership - Or if you don't live near Bandra, enroll in a nearby gym and visit with your beau.

10. Run a Half Marathon Together - If you are not a gym person then register for running a marathon or a 10 KM race. In this way, you will practice running with your partner thereby spending more time together. Getting fit together will make your bond stronger.

11. Watch a movie - Are you on a budget? Visit the nearest cinema hall and watch a movie. The trick here is to buy tickets for a movie that is a dud at the box office. The hall will largely be empty and there won't be any peeping toms to distract you. At the G7 multiplex at Bandra, you'll probably find at least one such empty theater.

12. Maratha Mandir - Alternatively, watch DDLJ at Maratha Mandir.

Maratha Mandir film ticket
Maratha Mandir film ticket | Source

13. Romantic Movie - Or buy a romantic movie DVD and watch it with your love, although finding a suitable place to enjoy the movie can be yet another hurdle. If you don't find a place to watch together then pick a movie from YouTube and watch at your respective homes and discuss the movie when you meet or call next time.

14. Comedy Movie - In love, you don't get bored of romantic movies but I find comedy movies better. Watch and laugh out loud together.

15. Beach Ideas - If you get bored of visiting Juhu Beach, visit Madh Island or Arnala Beach for a change.

16. Beaches, Beaches - And there are much more options in the beach category, such as Marve, Manori, Gorai or Kalamb. Kalamb Beach can be dirty, but there are cheap rooms available and the owners also offer great traditional recipes at economical rates.

17. One more Beach - Closer in towards the city there is Versova Beach. If you have heard that it is the filthiest beach in Mumbai, then think again, as recently the BMC and other organizations did a sweep cleaning. Spend an evening here to relish the experience. Travel in the Mumbai Metro back to your place.

18. Amusement Park - Visit Essel World or the Water Kingdom.

19. Adlabs Imagica - If the above theme parks interest you, we have one more option here with Adlabs Imagica, among the best attractions near Mumbai. It is a little far from Mumbai but definitely worth the visit.

20. Hanging Gardens - Visit the Hanging Gardens in the early morning or late evening. Have a leisurely walk with your love in the beautiful garden.

Hanging Gardens
Hanging Gardens | Source

21. Powai Lake - If you have a daredevil streak in you, then head to Powai Lake. I say "Daredevil" because I've heard of many couples getting harassed by the police here. But I still see many couples having a good time as well.

22. Shopping - Go on a shopping spree at the nearest mall. Girls like shopping more than anything else.

23. Window Shopping - Or go window shopping, and feed her/him a vada pav at a nearby stall.

24. Gateway of India - On a Sunday visit the iconic Gateway of India. Just remember that it will be crowded; it's a starting point for many who come here as a tourist. Click some photographs with the backdrop of the Taj hotel. Nearby there is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and, for museum lovers, the National Gallery of Modern Art.

25. Elephanta Caves - And don't wrap up your Gateway visit just yet. Take a ferry and visit the Elephanta Caves.

26. Day Picnic - Go on a one-day visit to these places: Kanheri Caves, Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Matheran, Lonavala, Khandala (remember the Aamir Khan song?) or Alibaug.

27. Seafood Restaurant - Mumbai is famous for its fresh seafood. Visit a nearby restaurant and indulge in the ultimate traditional Mumbaikar food experience. The below pic is from Gajalee which serves mouth-watering seafood dishes.

Live Crabs at Gajalee Restaurant
Live Crabs at Gajalee Restaurant | Source

28. Theme Restaurants - Of late there has also been abuzz about Mumbai's theme restaurants. Pick one that looks promising to visit.

29. Art Gallery - Visit an art gallery: truly soothing and wonderful.

30. Bandra Fair - If it's mid-September, then you must visit the Mount Mary Fair at Bandra.

31. Roam in BEST Bus - Another way to spend your day with your partner is to get a daily pass on the BEST bus and roam the city. Plan your day with the help of a guidebook or the Internet. Very economical and a good experience, if you plan well.

32. Lalbaugcha Raja - If the Ganesh Chaturthi fest is going on, then you must visit the Lalbaugcha Raja. If you are a non-believer, just see the queue and you'll believe. Bring some of your friends to make the experience a lot better. The darshan might take your entire day; isn't that what you want?

33. More Temples - And if not all is going well with your partner, then get divine intervention in your life at Siddhivinayak Temple or Mahalaxmi Temple. Haji Ali Dargah is close by as well.

34. Romantic Songs - If all is good between you and your baby then listen to some Bollywood romantic songs together.

35. Borivali National Park - Another calm and serene place is the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The park timings are 7.30 am to 5.30 pm. You can roam around the place or go for a Lion Safari. You can also indulge in some boating for a fee.

Mini waterfall at SGNP
Mini waterfall at SGNP | Source

36. Chhota Kashmir - One more option for boating is Chhota Kashmir in Aarey milk colony, Goregaon. You'll find many couples here and is a great place to spend an evening.

37. Sion Hillock Fort - Closer in the suburbs you can visit the Sion Fort. From Sion station, it takes 15-20 minutes to reach the spot.

38. Citi Park, BKC - Staying with the suburbs you can sit hand in hand with your partner at this open park.

39. Priyadarshini Park, Napeansea Rd. - One more park recommendation is the PDP. Timings are 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 7 pm.

40. Hidden Village Resort - If you have a considerable amount of time then spend a day at Hidden Village Resort. This place is a bit far away but the hospitality and the place will be a sure treat on his/her birthday. Rooms are available either on whole day/night basis. This can be a costly but worth visiting at least once. Having experienced the place I must say this is a couples paradise.

Hidden village resort in Atgaon, Shahapur
Hidden village resort in Atgaon, Shahapur | Source

Side Note - As early as possible, introduce your partner to your family. Better late than never. Chai pe bulau yaar usse.

If you have more suggestions, ideas, or tips of your own, share them in the comments box below.

And Finally ...

I started with a poem; let me finish with another one. A simple poem to celebrate the feeling of togetherness.

What is love?

Love is you,

Love is me,

Love is we, not you and not me.

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      Ramesh Lal 20 months ago

      In national park also i have seen so many gundas and police people to charging and harrasing peoples so take care afterall mumbai is not at all place where one can hook properly

      Hotels are also not safe

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      lonia from South Africa 23 months ago

      When I take look at this place, it looks preaty good,so I'm looking forwad to visit mumbai with my boyfriend,if is possible 4 black South African lady n south Indian man

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      chetan 2 years ago

      Go to shisha's bandra .

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      Romis 2 years ago

      i think mumbai must bring something new like band stand *strictly for couples**

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      siddhesh 2 years ago

      Want to know about gorai beach , manori it is right place

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      dearji 3 years ago

      Visit national park ..... besst place for spending quality time.. and privately

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      nisha 3 years ago

      Its very old place I want new place my boyfrnd and me go soo Plzz new place sagust

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      tannu 3 years ago

      carter road....

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      Arjun 3 years ago

      Visit chota kashmir in aarey milk colony,goregaon.

      Nice place for couples to spend quality time.......

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      Kannan Reddy 4 years ago from Mumbai

      @creativeaqua Thanks for the comment and the recommendation.

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      Yorja Rahmani 4 years ago from India

      Nice ideas for couples! Will surely forward this hub to my sister who recently got married in Mumbai, spice up their newlywed life. :)

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      RUPESH BHASKAR MANDAVKAR 4 years ago

      CITI PARK (B.K.C.)

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      Deepak 4 years ago

      Juhu Beach is a nice place, similar to that Girgaon Beach. PDP is also good place to vist near Nepency Road.

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      akshay 4 years ago

      visit Borivali National park also ...................

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      abhi 5 years ago

      good but suggest any near by place to navimumbai or really silent place to spend time

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      Kaustubh 5 years ago

      Juhu beach well said....is the best and what better would you ask for the beaches in mumbai are a real hangout....

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      Kaustubh 5 years ago

      Hi, Could add Powai Hiranandani and Aarey Milk colony @ Goregaon E and the garden there. These tips you offered are really good....kannan... hav a nice life..:)

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      Ram 5 years ago

      will go in Sion fort with girlfriend it is very cool place

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      GAURAV 5 years ago

      THE PRIYDARSHINI PARK IN NEPESEA ROAD IS VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE WITH GARDEN AND SEA VIEW.. BUT ITS OPEN FROM 7 TO 11 AM IN THE MRNING AND 4 TO 7 IN THE EVENING.. EXCELLENT PLACE..

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      jonty 5 years ago

      at sion there is sion fort... Just visit ones .

      Or visit the elephanta caves which is one hour journey from gateway of india. It is nice option to roam with girlfriend. And experienced the mini train also

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      gunjan 5 years ago

      Thanks for ur valuable post... I was looking @ mumbai for my honeymoon hault...

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      Kannan Reddy 6 years ago from Mumbai

      Thanks for your valuable comment.

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      Amit Gaikar 6 years ago

      Thanks for ur guide but give some new yar its all are old ideas all couples now about it give some new generation ideas but anyways it was good.