Hot Air Balloon Rides Or Boozy Painting Sessions: Make Your Next BFF Date Epic With These Activities

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We love our regular coffee and cheesecake catch-up sessions, watching a new Netflix show  or shopping for that perfect brunch dress with a close friend. But chances are you’ve both been there, done that and want to try something new and exciting together. Well fam, we’ve got you covered with some of the coolest new things to do in the city, so you can go ahead and inspire some serious #friendshipgoals!

Paint & Wine Sessions

In addition to being a beloved haunt for amazing gigs and live performances, The Piano Man Jazz Club hosts Paint & Wine sessions every Sunday in association with Kohl Art. A three-hour session, these sessions include the opportunity to interact with interesting new people, enjoy art, eat pizza and drink lots of sangria. As a bonus, you get to take your masterpiece home, making this a  new way for you two to paint the town red!

#LBBTip: They have three different packages, ranging from INR 1,800 – 3,000, depending on the combination of food, drinks and painting supplies you like. So, go ahead make the most out of your weekend by signing up for these sessions. And if you use your American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card, you can utilise their generous points accelerators that’ll allow you to earn extra rewards on shopping, dining and more. See, win-win situation!

Lights, Camera, Action

Ditch your regular Netflix sessions and watch a movie of your choice on the big screen. At PVR Director’s Cut, you can re-watch a classic you both love or a new release you two missed while soaking up all the luxury offered at The Audi. With super comfortable reclining seats, curl up with the blanket and chomp on offerings from their extensive popcorn bar or devour delicious ice creams by Minus 30 together! Plus, it’s super simple to book the theatre; just fill up the on-demand form on their website, fill in your request and they’ll get in touch with details.

#LBBTip: Book in advance with American Express using the EzeClick option. Why? Because we hate filling lengthy card details and passwords every time and want to avoid the transaction hassle. Sign up to get one ID which you can use anywhere to shop online. 

Masterchefs In The Making

One of the foundations of friendship includes eating out together; in fact, we’d go as far as to say that it’s the most important tenet of all! Take things a step further and sign up for gourmet cooking classes, where you can learn exotic delicacies and recreate iconic dishes? The Cookery School at CAARA organises a host of workshops with talented chefs and culinary experts – perfect for those who love to experiment with food. Plus, you can both show off your skills with perfectly plated dishes at the next potluck dinner or house party you’re throwing.

Up In The Air

If a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey has always been on your bucket list but the trip seems like a far-fetched dream, this is for you! Take a trip down to Jaipr and soar through the skies in a hot air balloon with Sky Waltz. Granted, this is definitely a luxury escape – and costs INR 12,000 per person, but the scintillating views of Rajasthan will enthrall your senses.

This is perfect for celebrating big moments together or just a quiet weekend escape. They also operate out of Udaipur, Pushkar, Ranthambore and Lonavala – so you can plan and pick the view of your dreams.

#LBBTip: A trip with friends should have no scope for stress, hence we recommend American Express. Why? Simply because American Express will issue an Emergency card replacement within 48 hours. Also, if you lose your wallet and are worried about card misuse, American Express also caps fraudulent transactions at INR 1,000 {win!}.

Loved these activities? Enrich your next hangout sesh with these wonderful activities and make it a memorable affair with the American Express Membership Rewards® Credit Card. To avail a world of benefits and rewards, apply now for the lifetime free* membership by clicking here.


Strong believer that coffee & dessert should be everyone's primary food group. I love taking pictures, attending gigs and planning imaginary vacations. Always ready for a good book & a glass of red wine!