Looking for the best places to visit with your girl? You are at the right place! A romantic date with your girlfriend will surely help you build a stronger bonding, specially if you guys are in the growing stages of a relationship! A walk in the park together, watching the sunset together,getting your feet wet in the beach together, eating golgappa and ice cream by the roadside, spending a special night in a couple friendly hotel in Mumbai together, all can earn a special spot in your memory lane and make your relationship a lot stronger and mature. So lets get started with the top 8 places you can visit in Mumbai with your girlfriend.

1) Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

Just an hour away from the city of Mumbai, these islands can be visited on Cruises which departs from The gateway of India. The Elephanta caves was build and renovated from around the 2nd century b.c. till around 6th century a.d. The place is a perfect conglomeration of Hindu and Buddhist cultures and artifacts. Perfect for a weekend getaway from the busy city streets, couples will find the caves romantic and adventurous.

Entry fee and When to visit?

The ferry service starts from 9:00 am and is continued till 2:30 pm, with one ferry being sent every half an hour from the Gateway of India jetty. The Elephanta caves remains open till 5:30 pm. Ferry charges are Rs 40 per head, while Entry to the caves is charged Rs 10.

2) Aksa Beach

Aksa Beach

One of the cleanest beaches of the city has a lot to offer to the couples out there. The serene sunset and sunrise scenes, and the calm seas are perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. Couple friendly hotels in Mumbai are flooded around this part of the city specially along the beach side and they offer rooms on hourly basis! A must go for couples who are fond of beaches!

Entry fee and When to visit?

Aksa beach is accessible 24 hours a day. And of course you don't have to pay for entrance to a beach. Enjoy the breeze and get your feet wet in the Arabian sea. Do pamper yourself with some coconut juice and ice cream while you are down there.

3) Marine Drive  

Marine Drive

The 3.6 km long esplanade along the Arabian Sea Coast in South Mumbai is a marvel to watch after sunset. The street lights along the street looks like a Queen's Necklace when viewed from an elevated point. The road is C shaped and it connects Malabar Hills and Nariman point. Couples can go there to chill on the beach side rocks, or just walk along the road and absorb its serenity.

Entry fee and When to visit?

Entry is free . And is very safe at night to visit. Even 9 pm is considered early according to Mumbai standards. There are many Couple friendly hotels in Mumbai which are located along this drive way, the hotels located along the beach side offer amazing scenic beauty and has a lot of food options nearby.

4) Gateway of India

The Gateway of India build by the Britishers in the early 20th century is a popular tourist destination. The place offers varieties of street food options and is flocked by 100's of photographers. Eat and click beautiful pictures with your girl in front of the historic monument.

Entry fee and When to visit?

Entry is free for all Indian citizen and The gateway is accessible to general public 24 hrs a day. Though the best time to visit is after the monsoon season from October to March.

5) Nariman point

Nariman Point

This business hub in downtown Mumbai has a lot to offer to the young couples! The place is beautiful , the rocky beach side offers great natural seating arrangements for couples. Many couple friendly hotels in Mumbai are also located here. Hotels for unmarried couples where local ids are accepted , are also available. Aside that Nariman point gives a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea and is extremely photogenic during sundown.

Entry fee and When to visit?

Entry fee is not charged, and the place remains open to tourist 24 hrs throughout the week. The Marine Drive , the Church gate and the Gateway of India are all located nearby.

6) Juhu Beach

Juhu is amongst the most affluent areas in Mumbai, flooded with residences of many Bollywood celebrities and many hotels which rent rooms for unmarried couples , it is the perfect place to go for a date if you are looking for some quiet and private time with your girl. The Beach is around 3 kms long and is perfect for long lazy strolls with your partner.

Entry fee and When to visit?

Entry is free.  And the beach is filled with  tourists and city dwellers till late night. Even the street food shops along the beach are open till late night!

7) Sanjay Gandhi National Park

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a 89 sq km protected area right in the city of Mumbai. The National Park attracts more than 2 million tourist each year and is amongst the highest visited national parks in the world. The 2400 year old Kanheri Caves built out of basalt stone situated at the middle of the park is a top tourist attraction. The place is perfect for couples looking for some adventure and for the nature lovers.

Entry fee and When to visit?

Entry is charged Rs 58, while boat, safari or train charges are around Rs 50-100. The National park remains open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. The best time to visit the park is in the mornings of winter.

8) Bandra Fort

Constructed by the Portuguese in the mid 1600's , primarily for the use of a watch tower, the Bandra fort also know as the 'Castelo da Aguada' is a famous tourist destination in Mumbai. This picturesque waterside fort has been shown in many bollywood cinemas like Dil Chahta Hai and Buddha Mil Gaya. Couples can have a wonderful time here, Bandra also has a lot of couple friendly hotels which accepts local id's.

Entry fee and When to visit?

Entry is free and the fort remains open to tourists from 6 am to 6:30 pm.

Tip for couples:

Rooms for unmarried couples in Mumbai are available at different parts of the city. If you looking for some private time with your loved one don't venture out on the streets, make sure you book rooms on an hourly basis, and save cash.

Happy dating!!