Forgot Valentine’s Day?

The month of February may have the least number of days, but it has this one particular day, to celebrate love. Yes, we’re talking about Valentine’s Day. Some might argue that you don’t need to wait for an occasion to express your love for someone. We think it’s an opportunity to show your love even more than usual. If you’re like me, you can’t figure out what to do this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few broad ideas that might help you spend an amazing day with your significant other.

Delhi/NCR

Dil walo ki Dilli, do we need to say more? Delhi is home to beautiful and spontaneous people who commit themselves wholeheartedly. With so many places to visit, things to do and food to eat, you will never run out of options.

Delhi Valentine's Day
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Staying in the City?

Start early and set off for a jog; zor lagae shradha anusar. It would be remarkable to witness the sunshine on your sunshine ;D. There are various lush green parks in Delhi/NCR where you can sweat it out or go for a picnic, the Lodhi Gardens, Hauz Khas and Deer Park are a few examples.

Delhi Valentine's Day
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Pick up things again at brunch. Find cafes that play music that you both love, Hard Rock Cafe, Blue Frog and Raasta are a few good spots to hit.

Going Out?

Neemrana Valentine's Day
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In case you want to spend the day in a calm place, head to Neemrana which is 120 kilometers away from Delhi. The Neemrana Fort Palace gives you the perfect environment for setting the right mood. Take a stroll, look around, and if you want to be a dare devil, jump on the zip line. The perfect way to conclude this amazing day is by dining. Good food makes you fall in love again. Sevilla-The Claridges, Fio Country Kitchen & Bar, Olive Bar and Kitchen are a few places that don’t just serve food but romance. Events in Delhi: Arijit Singh Live, Russel Peters – Almost Famous World Tour, Run With Your Sweetheart (Gurgaon).

Mumbai

Mumbai Valentine's Day
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Staying in the City?

It might sound cliché but every love story that buds in Mumbai should start at Marine Drive. Don’t you want to gaze at the horizon with the person you love right beside you? Walk down the beach, write your names on the sand. Try to keep it from being washed away by the water. Yes, sure you’re grown up, but nothing’s more fun than being a kid with someone you plan to age with.

Marine Drive Valentine's Day
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A full course juhu chaupati meal can be succeeded by a blazing night in the party capital of the country. You’ve got more than enough reasons to celebrate. Not a party person? About time to try vintage restaurants for a change; Leopold Cafe, Cafe Mondegar and Britannia Restaurant will take you back in time, where you can romance like they did in the 60s!

Going Out?

Mumbai Valentine's Day
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The awesome thing about Mumbai is that apart from the various hangout spots, it also has some breathtaking getaways that would be perfect to get heartbeats racing. Zoom away to the lush green valleys of Lonavala and Khandala which are possibly the most beautiful places in Maharashtra, don’t forget to eat chikkis, need I remind you of Amir Khan? Events in Mumbai: Mahindra Blues Festival, A Fair Affair (Canvas Laugh Club),  Cinema In The Great Outdoors II (Murud).

Bangalore

It’s about time you took a break from all that coding and talked to that cutie whom you’ve had a secret crush on on since they landed on your floor.

Bangalore Valentine's Day
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Staying in the City?

Bangalore is the only metro city in India that has every element of fun and leisure. You could be spending your day enjoying rides at Wonder-La or in calmer places like Whitefield traffic jams (just kidding).

Bangalore Valentine's Day
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Gift your valentine a nice day out, watch a movie or eat on a rooftop cafe. You could go to Olive Beach, Grass Hopper or Big Brewsky. Do take a stroll down Brigade Road, pick a pub and drink!

Going Out?

Bangalore Valentine's Day
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Fast roads and pleasant weather invite you for a long drive. They’ll lead to places where you can sit back, relax and talk until the sun decides to slumber. A candle lit dinner among trees would be perfect even for a romantic movie. Yedamakky Cottage(Coorg), Vythiri Village Resort (Wayanad), Dudhsagar Falls and Nandi Hills are the first few getaways from Bangalore. Events in Bangalore: Valentine’s Day at Taj Kuteeram Resort, Straight Outta Sixties with Voodoo Child at The Warehouse, Valentine Night at Sugar Factory.

Kolkata

‘Ami toke khub valobashi!’  You must know this phrase!

Kolkata Valentine's Day
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Staying in the City?

When it comes to love, Bengalis know what to do, if you’re one you’ll agree! Tell the majhi on Princep Ghat to row down the Hugli River. You and your partner are drifting in cupid’s play area. If you’re loud and fun loving, a day in the amusement parks of Kolkata might interest you. Also, Park Street has some amazing lounges and cafes’ that can add to this special day.

Kolkata Valentine's Day
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Wait! Before heading to that fancy dinner, do make a pit stop and feast on street food and sweets, Rosogullas, Sandesh. We know they’re quite common, but on a special day like this, they’ll somehow taste sweeter.

Going Out?

Kolkta Valentine's Day
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Kolkata has some amazing getaways, not too far away, where you can spend the day with your beloved. If you’re a beach person then Digha is the best option. Take a dip in the Bay of Bengal. The Sunderbans, it may sound a bit intimidating, but if you’re a nature lover, it would be a great way to spend the V-day. Events in Kolkata: Kingdom of Love (Eco Park), Ame Soeur (Orko’s Lounge Bar), Romeo and Juliet (Film Screening at CineMAX Mani Square) Even though Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, it reminds you of how amazing it is to fall in love, make sure that every second counts.

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