If you’re the kind who feels nauseated in a pink painted gift shop and look at Valentine’s as the perfect opportunity to make horrible puns and annoy all your cheesy romantic friends, then red balloons, wine, and candlelight dinner might not be your idea of a perfect Valentine date. Or if you’ve done the same thing for a few years now, you would want to spend this year’s Valentine’s a tad differently. We say bid adieu to all those cliché dates and try something new this year. Walk on the less travelled unconventional route and you might just figure out the best way to spend the V-Day!
Here is what you could do instead.
1) Visit Kala Ghoda 2016
This year the 14th of February happens to be a Sunday and it doesn’t get better than spending a Sunday evening on the Asiatic steps listening to Ehsaan and Loy from the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio followed by the heart-throb Ayushman Khurana.
The Kala Ghoda festival is a celebration of art; you’ll find not just music, but some amazing dance performances and Literature events too. Bring along the nerd in you and watch some love grow behind those geeky glasses as you bond over art!
If you are planning to spend the weekend celebrating your love, you could register yourself for an overnight trek! Bhramanti365 is organizing a trek on the 13th-14th Feb (weekend). This 2-day trek to the Sandhan Valley is a beautiful experience in itself. Spend the V-Day trekking with your partner; especially if you’re the adventurous kind, this is one Valentine’s idea you will remember for years.
The valley is a rock floored riverine between two high walls of the Sahyadri mountain range. After a day of trekking down the valley, you can spend the night in a tent at a campsite, or find a spot to lie down and spend a romantic evening star-gazing!
3) Feeling Blue?
You could spend the weekend listening to some beautiful Blues music at Asia’s Largest Blues Festival. The Mahindra Blues festival is happening on the 13th and 14th Feb at the Mehboob studio. WE suggest you book your tickets soon.
With performers like Malina Moye, Keb’ Mo’ and more, you are definitely going to have a great time. Having them around only makes it better!
4) Go Cycling
Mumbai bikers are organizing a cycling night. So, get on a bike and spend the night on the empty streets of Mumbai. The event begins on the 13th Feb at 11:30 PM. You will spend the next few hours cruising around on your bicycles, getting to know your partner better as you explore the streets of Mumbai in a different light.
5) Ready To Fall Again?
What better symbol of your love than to actually fall. Spend the weekend falling, again, only, this time, it would be literally, with a parachute, of course!
Those staying in Mumbai, can easily travel to Virar and enjoy the view, and fly like a bird for a while. Also, there is an amazing paragliding site at Kamshet (close to Lonavla), which can be the best weekend Getaway for you lovebirds!