Cuddling Places In Delhi
One of the swankiest hotel bars in Delhi is 1911 in the Imperial Hotel. Named after the year when Delhi was proclaimed the capital of British India, this is neo-colonial drinking at its best.
Imperial Hotel, Janpath
Tel: (011) 2334 1234.
A snazzy joint in Connaught Place, this two-floor bar offering a decent cocktail list attracts a smart crowd. Featuring leather chairs, dim lighting, two breezy roof terraces, deep purple, black and brown hues, it is worth lingering in with friends. It also sometimes features live music.
42 E-Block, Connaught Place
Tel: (011) 4151 2888.
You'll need lots of energy for this centrally-located watering hole where can choose what songs you want the live Malaysian band to play. The nightspot serves a mix of beverages from decent local wine to sangria and Irish beer.
K-12, Outer Circle, Connaught Place
Tel: (011) 4356 0008.
Hip hop, rock, and Bollywood tunes take turns on the decks at this small nightspot in Delhi's trendy southern suburb.
E-5, South Extension II
Tel: (011) 4164 2924.
In Greater Kailash is the trendy Shalom which sports an inventive drinks menu alongside its tasty Lebanese food menu. This laid-back watering hole also features eclectic music.
N-18, N-Block Market
Tel: (011) 4163 2282.
The only bar offering live jazz and blues music in Delhi, this place has a laid back atmosphere and friendly staff. Pictures of jazz greats line the wall while the DJ and staff definitely know the classics. Happy hour is between 1530-1900.
8 Basant Lok, Visant Vihar
Tel: (011) 4166 9088.
The Living Room Café and Kitchen
This late-night drinking lair is a relative newcomer but is fast attracting a loyal crowd of musicians, expats and tourists. Chill out to a musical medley, ranging from reggae and raga to soft rock and soul. Its three floors heave at the weekends with energetic dancers and live music but you can always escape the sweaty masses by battling your way to the fourth-floor terrace for a breath of the city's sultry night air.
31 Hauz Khas Village
Tel: (011) 4608 0533.
Garden Of Five Senses
This is a garden full of serenity & beauty, perfect for a quiet evening together. You could either go for a quiet stroll through the sprawling lawns with your partner, or sit in a secluded corner for whispering sweet nothings to your loved one. It is situated South of Saket, not very far from the Saket PVR complex. Catch a movie in the afternoon (to avoid the heat in the summer ofcourse), spend the evening, enjoying the nature trail at the garden of five senses & trust me, your date would not forget this day for years to come.
Suraj Kund (Faridabad)
SurajKund, although a barren dry lake, is very well know for its mela. But few know that it is also a very calm secluded place, with lots of little places to sit around & well…cuddle up. If you’re lucky you might be able to spot a few deer as well, adding to the sheer beauty of nature.
There are also a few resorts at the lake, where one can enjoy a weekend away from the hustle & bustle of the city. Though, theres not much to do in Surajkund, but if you are looking for a quiet, green place close to Delhi (the drive through the shooting range is worth it! ), then this is it.
Don’t go to the usual Qutub Minar place. This is a slight deviation from the Qutub Minar area which leads to the ruins near Qutub. You would hardly find any people around except probably a few deranged foreigners. But dont be afraid, its a safe place to take your lady (..or your hunk) out in the evening. There used to be “the one mile road ” adjacent to this complex, but now it is just a battered down street with closed shutters of famous designer labels & once top notch restaurants.
Parthasarthy Rocks, JNU
This is the place for eternal romantics, at least as far as JNU students are concerned. Of late the place has come under the eyes of the authorities, but see if that scares you from the lush green surroundings. But you want to avoid being labelled, a walk on the Ring Road in JNU campus, should be just fine.
Its a place where the polished meets the trendy. If you are game for an adventurous trek, this could be the place to be at.
This place is usually surrounded by mid-aged couples & some young at heart. Its a swish joint for foodies too. I find this place to be a refreshing break from the usual pubbing, clubbing routines. Its serene, yet happening. Go in for a walk along the village periphery, or sit around at one of the tree shades sipping hot (or cold) coffee.
But what I personally love this place for is the “lip-smacking” food! Be it chinese, mughlai or even Japanese., you get it all. A slightly over-priced, but the entire experience is worth it.