Searching for couple-ey stuff to do with your partner? Check out these things - some common, some not so common, but all definitely fun (trust us, we’ve tried them), and be sure of having tried the best things to do as a couple in Chennai!
Best Things To Do For Couples In Chennai
Couple Seats At Escape, Express Avenue
In case you didn’t know, Escape, the movie theatre at Express Avenue mall has 'couple seats' in all its theatre screens. The seat is basically two seats clubbed as one without a partition in the middle. We’re honestly surprised more movie theatres don’t have this in Chennai. Perfect for snuggling together when you’re all feels watching a romantic movie or when you want to hide behind during a scary movie.
Go On A Date At The Amethyst’s Wild Garden Café
With all the soulful places to have a date in, Amethyst Wildgarden Cafe tops it all. The lush garden with tiny nooks and hideaways, the amazing interiors in the old world, colonial-style café and boutique, the sinful desserts and the mouth-watering food are what put this place on top of the list. There’s even a flower shop for that extra special, last-minute rose you saw and thought of giving her (or him, no gender stereotypes here!).
Head To The Beach
Food Trails With Puliyogare Travels
If your SO’s a foodie, earn relationship brownie points by taking them on a food trail with Puliyogare Travels, through the tastiest parts of the city like Mylapore and Sowcarpet. Chennai’s rich cultural history extends to its cuisine and tucked away in tiny streets lie eateries serve everything from authentic Mumbai vada pav to super yummy traditional paniyarams. The good folks at Puliyogare Travels know exactly where all these spots are and plan neat little, half-day food trails around them.
Stargazing At The Planetarium
Surfing At Surf Turf, Covelong
Trying out a sport with your partner is a great way to keep things fresh and what better sport to try out in this heat than surfing. Surf Turf is a surf school in Covelong that is super beginner-friendly and offers a lot more than just surfing. They have a cute café cum bed and breakfast right on the beach too. Their surf lessons start at INR 1,500 and are open to non-swimmers too. They will provide you with all the safety equipment you need and have trained professionals at hand to work with you.
Volunteer Together At This Kennel
Chennai has plenty of organisations that take care of stray animals, yet most struggle with manpower, like Cloud No 9 Kennel and Nursing Care. Founded by ardent animal lovers, the group has hired vets and opened a tiny vet clinic cum kennel to provide affordable medical care for dogs and cats, while also functioning as a pet boarding facility. They’re always looking for animal lovers willing to spend a little free time with their animals. How about some woofy love with bae?
Click here to know more about NGOs where you can volunteer.
Experience Cultures In DakshinChitra
DakshinChitra is like a mini Disney Land for South Indian culture and heritage. And by that, we mean real-life structures and environment to experience it! You can take a serene walk around the place, hand in hand discussing the ages-old stories of each of the powerful traditions that made Southern India what it is today. You can also sign up for crafty and fun classes such as pottery together!
Go On Heritage Walks
A true soulmate is with whom you can share the stories of the past, present and the future. Head for heritage walks to experience your city as it originally was. From British colonial architecture to the traditional markets that have been there for generations together, you will experience the path that lovers have walked together for centuries. You could be one of them in the future. Plus, it's a great chance to discover more about each other.
Spend Some Serene Time At Theosophical Society
Want some alone time? Head to Theosophical Society. With its lush green establishment and the age-old library hidden within, it is in the truest sense the place for a fairy tale love story. You can sit underneath the centuries-old banyan tree, talk your heart out and watch the sunlight simmer through the leaves. You can head to the library and recite a few poems to each other too. Some Shakespearan role-playing to add to your love!
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Join A Cooking Class
The best way to one's heart is through their belly. We think the magic of food becomes even more powerful when there are two sets of hands doing it. Join a cooking class out of many in Chennai! Learn and eat sweet treats and spicy bites with your partner. Laugh at your mistakes and get awed by your bae's hidden talent. In the end, you will be treated with a satisfied belly and content time spent together.
Click here for the best baking classes in Chennai.
Thrill Yourself At VGP Universal kingdom
A laugh shared together is the most memorable. VGP Universal Kingdom is filled with those cheap thrills that you can get inside the city. Walk in awe of the undersea life at the VGP Marine Kingdom or cosy up in the cold of the VGP Snow Kingdom. You can scream your lungs out on the roller coasters or grab on to each other on the giant swings. You can even take a splash together or have a water fight! Ain't it the best for an adorable time?
Click here for the best theme parks in Chennai.
Bust Myths In Haunted Lanes
Scary movies and scary places have been a dating tactic since time immemorable. There is something intimate about them. Chennai has some haunting places to discover too! Of course, for love to blossom, a hard trial is needed. A scream of terror in the ghostly surroundings and folklores are enough to give you goosebumps and slide closer to each other. Plus, while you get the thrill out of it all, you can once again prove it all wrong.
Go Boating At Muttukadu
Stretches of cooling water and the sun-setting in the background, it's time to have your cliche fulfilled. We personally love these cliches which make you spend the best of blissful time together. The backwaters in Muttukadu are the perfect spot to make up for your distant weekdays over the weekends. An exchange of your weeks' tales and just feeling the warmth of each other watching the skyline of the city slowly disappear - you can live in your own love bubble.
You can also head to Pulicat Lake to do some bird watching alongside.
Nature is the sweetest teacher of love and animals are our guide. Chennai has so much of wildlife to explore that will make you feel so much closer to yourself, your partner as well as nature. From turtle walks to watching how they give birth to deer in Guindy National Park, celebrate your freedom with the freedom that these animals have to show you.
Learn A New Language Together
Play A New Sport Together
Time for some actions outdoors. *winkwink* But really, guys, you gotta try your hand at playing Ultimate Frisbee with the teams in Chennai at Bessy. You can see the athletes train regularly post six in the evening. Walk up to them, introduce yourself and start playing. There, you have created one new hobby with bae.