Akshaya posted on 20th January

Get Fit And Flirty: 6 Romantic Date Ideas For Adventure Lovers And Fitness Junkies

Planning a date with a special someone but tired of the usual wine-and-dine routine? Get hearts racing {literally} by adding some adventure and exercise — they say nothing creates affection like a new experience, especially when it’s giving you an adrenaline rush too!

Pedal Boating At Lumbini Gardens

Lumbini Gardens adjoins Nagawara Lake, and is one of the few spots in Bangalore you can enjoy peddle boating. Spend the day in Lumbini Gardens’s greenery, and once the sun gets less hot, hop on a boat with your date and spend a relaxing and very romantic half hour {or more} without being disturbed. If you’re feeling a bit lazy, they have other options like the coffee boat ride, where all you have to do is sit back and sip on a cuppa while the wind blows through your hair.

Price: INR 50 for park entry; INR 50 per person for boating

Timings: 11am-7pm

Shooting At Nishaan Shooting Range

Ok, this one might not seem immediately romantic, but once you get that adrenaline pumping it’ll make for a great bonding activity. Things can get a bit competitive, so don’t go too overboard with the guns! Also, god forbid you ever break up, right?

Price: INR 400 for one session

Timings: Tuesday-Sunday; 10am-1pm and 3.30pm-7pm

Click here for more info.

Renting Cycles

There are so many companies around town that do bicycle rentals, and for very reasonable rates! Rent a cycle over the weekend, and head to some of Bangalore’s still-beautiful spots like Hesaraghatta Lake, the Big Banyan Tree, Nandi Hills or maybe even a vineyard for a tour {although you may not want to cycle back after the Vineyard visit}!

Hiking

What sounds better than spending the day working out every muscle in your body? Combine the fitness aspect with beautiful views, a yummy picnic and it doesn’t get much more romantic than this! And it’s absolutely free, if that isn’t reason enough. If Nandi Hills just isn’t going to cut it for you, check out these other hiking trails you can work your way around in Karnataka!

Microlight Flying

You might have to be a bit of an early bird for this one, as it’s available only on weekend mornings. Spend a thrilling ten minutes in a mini-plane that cat fit three people {including the pilot} and enjoy the arial view you’ll have of the Jakkur, Hebbal and Nagwara lakes. And going early morning means a pristine view and fresh air without any of that annoying traffic.

Price: INR 3,499 per person

Timings: 6.30am to 10.30am

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Couples Parasailing

If you’ve ever dreamt of being suspended mid-air with your significant other, here’s your chance. If you’re scared of heights, we can’t recommend this enough! Nothing says romantic like clutching on to your partner for dear life as you’re dragged through the air on a parachute at high speed, right?

Price: INR 950 per couple

Click here for more info.

Check out our handy Valentine’s Day guide here!