With Bangalore’s year-round awesome weather and numerous options to choose from for a night out, we think it could always be Valentine’s Day for you and your significant other. Of course, you don’t need a reason to go on a romantic date. But, in case you’re looking for something beyond the usual ideas to surprise your partner, you’re in luck. We have picked some of the best and less conventional romantic places in Bangalore. Go ahead and start planning already!

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Olive Beach

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Grover Vineyards

National Gallery of Modern Art

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Spending a day at one of the city’s best art galleries might sound boring to some, but we assure you it’s going to be a different and memorable experience. Once the two of you are done appreciating the artworks and maybe, discussing their abstract subtleties, you could take a stroll around the quiet garden-space or sit and have a cup of coffee at their café.

Where: Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road

When: Daily, 10am-5pm (closed on Mondays and national holidays)

Contact: 080 22342338

Price: INR 20 per person

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Grover Vineyards

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Situated near the foothills of Nandi Hills, this tranquil vineyard would be the perfect spot for a romantic date away from town. Explore the process of wine-making on their exciting winery tour which also includes lunch and a session on wine tasting. What better way to spend a day out with your date, right? In vino veritas, after all!

Where: #63, Raghunathpura Village, Doddaballapur – Devanahalli Road

When: 10:30am-3:00pm

Contact: 080 27622826, 080 27622827

Price: INR 850 (per person) upwards

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Olive Beach

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Nothing quite beats a comfortable yet classy candlelight dinner, we think. Unwind after a busy day with a gourmet meal and a glass {or two} of fine wine at this charming restaurant. Feast on some Mediterranean delicacies or admire the elegant white and blue décor while enjoying each other’s company.

Where: 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar

When: noon-3:30pm and 7pm-11pm (reservation recommended)

Contact: +91 9945565483

Price: INR 1,800 plus tax for two {approx.}

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Om Made Café

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With a simple, relaxed ambience and a diverse range of dishes to choose from, Om Made Café is another ideal spot to enjoy a meal together on a lazy evening. The rooftop seating gives a great view of the busy city outside while you lose yourself in a quiet conversation with your partner. No need to rush off to Goa all the time, thanks to this one!

Where: No. 136, Above Gold’s Gym, Ever Green Park, Fourth Floor, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala

When: noon-11pm

Contact: 080 65305666 / 080 25533369

Price: INR 1,500 plus tax for two (approx.)

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Taj West End

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Take it up a notch and plan a luxurious getaway with your loved one. Apart from spending quality time and enjoying the staycation with each other, you also get to try out some of the amazing leisure activities Taj has in store for you. We suggest the Champagne Heritage Walk which starts at the hotel lobby and takes you on a stroll, passing by interesting landmarks such as the oldest post-box and two century-old heritage buildings in the city. Then return for some bubbly and spa, perhaps.

Where: 25, Race Course Road

When: Any weekend {reservation recommended}

Contact: 080 66605660

Price: INR 10, 800 per night upwards for the Weekend Getaway package

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romantic candlelit dinner date at grasshopper in bangalore

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Imagine dining at a quiet farmhouse, with your partner seated across the table, which is softly lit up by candles. This is the picturesque setting you will find at Grasshopper. Run by the couple, Sonali Sattar and Himanshu Dimri, this quaint, boutique restaurant is known for its customised seven-course meal and serene ambience. Go ahead, book a table in advance and create some memories with your special someone.

Where: No.45, Kalena Agrahara (1km after Meenakshi Temple), Bannerghatta Road

When: Tuesday to Friday, 7:30pm to 11:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12:30 pm to 4pm and 7:30pm to 11:30pm

Contact: 080 26593999 / 080 65665130

Price: INR 5, 500 plus tax for two (approx.)

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Embassy International Riding School

Register for the weekend and experience a dose of galloping adventure with your significant other. After a long day of horse-riding, we think the perfect, romantic way to end the day would be by spending the night camping in one of their fully-furnished tents {sleeping under the night sky, anyone?}.

Where: 149/223, Next to Stone Hill International School, Tarunhunse Village, Jalahobli

When: Any weekend

Contact: +91 7353779533

Price: Riding sessions – INR 750 per person (for one hour), Rooms – INR 3, 200 upwards

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13th Floor 

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Perfect for an evening together, 13th Floor has one of the best views of the city you might ever get. Get there a little early and enjoy watching the sunset with your partner beside you, while you sip on one of their amazing cocktails. Pure romantic bliss, right?

Where: 84, Barton Centre, MG Road

When: Sunday-Thursday, 5pm-11pm and Friday-Saturday, 5pm-1am

Contact: 080 41783355

Price: INR 1, 700 plus taxes for two (approx.)

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Feature image via: Grasshopper