We know that there is nothing quite as romantic {both in the sense of art and emotion} as the picturesque skyline and a panoramic view of this beautiful city that we live in. Delhi can really show us a good time if we let it, and here’s where we list the perfect spots for some late evening thinking and inspiration.

Parikrama

On the topmost floor of the Antariksh Bhavan, find yourself a spot at the luxurious and spaceship-like Parikrama restaurant. This is a revolving restaurant that gives you a 360 degree view of Connaught Place and adjacent Old Delhi landmarks like Jama Masjid and Red Fort. They also have a bar, and it’s aptly called the Sky Bar. If you want to be as mesmerised with this city as we are, then a dinner here is on the cards.

Where: Antariksh Bhavan, 22, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 33105027

Find them here on Facebook.

Jama Masjid

The aerial view from Jama Masjid always keeps photographers on their toes, but we have discovered the trick. The southern minaret inside the Masjid premises is almost 40 meters high. We are told that an extra 100 bucks gives you the leeway to climb a 100 extra steps, presenting you with the right height and angle to catch all of Old Delhi, and most of the Masjid. Now that’s a tip you’ll treasure.

Where: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, Delhi-6

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Q-la

Mehrauli has a number of gems that give you a fabulous perspective of the city. We’d recommend Q-la wholeheartedly for its grand view of the Qutub Minar and a large part of South Delhi. This is a European indoor and outdoor space that can easily hold more than 300 people at a go. With the minar and the adjoining ruins keeping you company for dinner, this has to be on the list.

Where: The Kila, Seven Style Mile, A 4 Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli, Opp Qutab Minar

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Contact: 011 32318233, For Reservations +91 85270 98766

You can also visit them at their website here or on Facebook here.

Delhi Eye

Our very own counterpart of the London and Singapore attractions, the Delhi Eye in South Delhi is constructed purely to give patrons a major *high*. The monuments that you’ll catch from atop this ferris wheel of titanic proportions are the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Humayun’s Tomb. You’ll also be presented with a bird’s-eye view of the iconic Connaught Place. Date idea anyone?

Where: Kalindi Kunj Park, Okhla

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji

Price: INR 250 per head

Contact: +91 987 371 5909/+91 954 023 1938

Find out more, here.

Khari Baoli

The largest spice market in Asia, Khari Baoli boasts of a bustling crowd at ground level and a exhilarating view of Old Delhi at the roof top level. You can view the entire Nai Sadak and the bylanes of Chandni Chowk from the roof of this 4 century old step-well. We insist that you do indeed step well into this {Haha!}.

Where: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, Delhi-6

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Royal China

The Eros Hotel is at a prime position that provides you with the heady feeling of being on top of the world {especially when you’re on the 16th floor}. They do fabulous pan Asian food, and offer a stunning view of the Lotus Temple and Hauz Khas ruins. It’s a restaurant that has us gaga for both dimsums and Delhi.

Where: 16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 49818000, 011 49818008

Price: INR 2500 for two {approx.}