Movies and dinners are done to death so if your partner and you love novelty and all things unconventional, here are 10 amazing offbeat date ideas that’ll woo you both. The city of Mumbai never sleeps so you shouldn’t too. Here’s a list of things for you to jot down in your bucket list so that dates are actually fun and you make infinite memories while at it.
1. ICE SKATING RINK, PHOENIX MARKETCITY, KURLA
The date is going to be cool, quite literally. If you don’t mind laughing at your own selves, take your partner and head over to the Ice Skating Rink in Phoenix Market City, Kurla. The good part is you don’t need to be a pro to experience it. Be ready to fall, giggle, goof around and skate all over again. Who knows, there might be some hand holding too.
2. MYSTERY GAME ADVENTURE, BANDRA
If your partner and you always had a fascination for mystery solving and puzzle games, put your detective hat on and hit the Mystery Game Adventure, India’s first live escape game located in Bandra. The good old clue hunting and problem solving can never go wrong. The planning and decision making might be useful in solving your real life issues too, if any.
3. SAILING, THE GATEWAY OF INDIA.
Create panache of memories with your loved one by sailing across the Gateway of India with your feet into water and sun-kissed air touching your faces. The panoramic view of the ocean will definitely take your breath away and if you are lucky, you might even experience dolphins jumping in the deep sea. No better way than this to spend some quality time with your partner and enjoy the thrill of sailing in mid ocean at the same time.
4. CANVAS LAUGH FACTORY, PHOENIX MARKET CITY, LOWER PAREL
Laughing together is the way to keep the spark alive. Hit the Canvas Laugh Factory in Phoenix, Lower Parel and catch a comedy show performed by famous comedians all over the country. Get ready to spend an evening full of loud laughter and uncontrollable giggles and the night reminiscing about them and laughing all over again. Laughter will always remain the best form of therapy.
5. JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, KALA GHODA.
This is an ideal place for art appreciators. If you and your lover have an enchantment for all things artsy, you must definitely spend a lazy afternoon or an evening at Jehangir Art Gallery in Kala Ghoda. The gallery has photo exhibitions, abstract art displays, paintings and sculpture showcasing, etc happening every other day. You can even get a portrait of the both of you sketched from just outside the gallery.
6. TREKKING AT KARNALA FORT, PANVEL/ SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK, BORIVALI
If your partner and you are nature lovers, put your adventure shoes on and go for a trek to either of these beautiful places. Spend a day away from the hustle bustle of the city and let nature take you by surprise. What’s even better is you can spend the night camping amidst the wilderness under a sky full of stars. Could it get any more romantic?
7. BE A TOURIST AROUND THE CITY
Newbies in the city or not, spending a day as tourists in your city can be immensely fun. From clicking thirty rupees instant photographs in front of the Gateway of India to roaming the city in the open deck buses, there’re a lot of things this city has to offer to tourists. Share a gola in Juhu beach or take a ride in the horse carriages at Colaba, you’re definitely going to have a day filled with indelible memories.
8. A PLAY IN PRITHVI THEATRE OR A PERFORMANCE IN NCPA
Catch a play in Prithvi Theatre, Juhu or watch a performance in NCPA with your partner if both of you have an inclination towards theatricals and art. NCPA is the hub for some of the most interesting theatre screenings and live performances while Prithvi Theatre is known to have city’s best theatre troupes. Enjoy an evening full of drama, quite literally.
9. ESSEL WORLD / ADLABS IMAGICA
If you believe you’re not too old for thrills of rollercoasters, you both should definitely spend a day in Essel World or Adlabs Imagica to experience a day full of screams, shouts and adrenaline rushes. There’s hardly anything as adorable as holding your partner’s hands tightly and screaming out loud as the rollercoaster take you for a ride of a lifetime.
10. LEARN A SKILL
Do you both share a love for all things new? There are a plenty of short experiences the city has to offer. Take a pottery or a spray painting workshop or spend an hour or two learning Salsa or Ballroom dancing. What’s better than spending a wonderful day with your loved one and feeling productive at the end of it? You might even discover new skills about each other on the go.
So now that you’ve plentiful of ideas for an amazing date with your partner, turn them into action at the soonest. Don’t forget to wear your best smile
– SHRAMONA PODDAR