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Places to Visit in Mumbai for Couples: Ideas and Tips

Updated on March 26, 2017
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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. 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 joa, Bhelpuri khoa.

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

3. 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. Alternatively, get your bike and go on a fast drive along Marine Drive with your lady love.

5. 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.

6. Go to the Bandstand and find a secluded place to spend some quality time.

7. 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.

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

9. 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.

10. Alternatively, watch DDLJ at Maratha Mandir.

11. 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.

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

13. 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.

14. 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 on the Mumbai Metro back to your place.

15. Visit Essel World or Water Kingdom.

16. 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.

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

18. 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 here.

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

20. Or go window shopping, and feed her/him a vada pav at a nearby stall.

21. On a Sunday go to 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.

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

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

Follow this link for more such recommendation: 12 Best Places For Romantic Weekend Getaways Near Mumbai.

24. Mumbai is famous for its fresh seafood. Visit a nearby restaurant and indulge in the ultimate traditional Mumbaikar food experience.

25. Of late there has also been a buzz about Mumbai's theme restaurants. Pick one that looks promising and visit it.

26. Visit an art gallery: truly soothing and wonderful.

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

28. 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.

29. 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?

30. 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.

31. 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.

Recommendations From Readers: Places for Couples to Visit

  1. Borivali National Park
  2. Sion Fort
  3. City park (B.K.C)
  4. Chhota Kashmir (Goregaon)
  5. Priyadarshini Park at Napeansea Road (hours: 7 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 7 PM)

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 16 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 19 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 24 months 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 2 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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      Kannan Reddy 3 years ago from Mumbai

      @creativeaqua Thanks for the comment and the recommendation.

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      Yorja Rahmani 3 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 3 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 4 years ago

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

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      Kaustubh 4 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 4 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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