Planetarium, A Helicopter Or Opera House: Where To Propose To Bae In Mumbai

So, have you decided to take the plunge? Test the waters, do the deed? Call it what you like, but if you’re planning to ask someone to marry you, the setting makes a world of a difference. We found the most beautiful and sweet spots in Mumbai city for you to kneel down (or not) in and ask the most important question in life besides ‘where’s the food?’

Good luck!

Stairs At Asiatic Library

Cinema has confirmed it, the 32 white steps leading up to Asiatic Library is one of the most romantic spots in the city. If your SO has a penchant for old books, cinematic references and a love for Mumbai, your popping the question at the Asiatic Library will most likely have a favourable answer.

What It's Known For: Historic and culture, cinematic.  

P.S. Moonlight would be the best option.

Vasai Fort

A little out of the way, Vasai Fort is a beautiful wonderland that makes for the perfect date and backdrop for a successful proposal. Find here an old fort, a church, a gorgeous pond, lilting mangrove trees, and even a sneaky view of the Arabian sea. You may find it hard to convince the other about why you’re going all the way to Vasai Fort for ‘no special reason’, but once you get past that, it’s smooth sailing.

What It's Known For: Rustic architecture, art and culture. 

The Royal Opera House

The stunning Royal Opera House sets just the right mood for grand gestures of love. At this newly restored building, the beautiful stained glass windows, massive structure, deep-red upholstery and baroque work on the walls make it a most romantic place. Take your date on an opera night, and book yourselves the royal box for two. When the time is right, you know what to do, don’t you?

What It's Known For: Luxury and elegance, chic architecture and interiors. 

Raj Bhavan

A gorgeous sunrise is an almost guarantee to a ‘yes’ and you can get the best one at Raj Bhavan in Malabar Hill. It is the residence of the governor of Maharashtra and is 50 acres of beautiful lands, greenery (hard to find in this city) and peace.

What It's Known For: History and architecture, peaceful ambiance and scenic view.  

#LBBTip: For the best view and experience, head there during the sunrise. 

Tourist Attractions

Raj Bhavan

Walkeshwar Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai

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Planetarium

Live out your La La Land fantasies by taking your partner on an out-of-the-world date to Nehru Planetarium. You can pop the question in the observatory to be part of the starry show, or you can surprise your SO in the middle of the maze in the museum.

What It's Known For: Science fiction and technology, history and artefacts. 

Auditoriums

Nehru Planetarium

4.3

Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai

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Rooftop Café - Dome At Intercontinental

Some good food and fine wine isn’t always enough. Throw in a great rooftop and a sea view, however, and everything changes (for the better). We suggest looking at Dome at Intercontinental as one of your options for proposal spots as it has a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea.

What It's Known For: Amazing sea-facing view, cool breeze and good food. 

Fine Dining

The Dome - InterContinental

4.4

Hotel Inter Continental, 135, Churchgate, Mumbai

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Mukesh Mills

A mill not-so-known, Mukesh Mills has been the backdrop of many a movie shoots in Mumbai and has recently opened for rent. This beautiful space that overlooks the sea has three sections that make for the most out-of-the-box proposal spot – a hall attached to a garden and a sea-side area where you can set up your own idea of a proposal dinner table.

What It's Known For: Rustic and old-fashioned mill looks. 

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

We'd say enjoy nature at its best in the middle of the concrete jungle, by planning a day trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Go cycling, enjoy a lion safari or go for a romantic boat ride. Well, to make your proposal special, there is a cute and a cosy pine hut where you can set up a romantic candlelight dinner. Or make it royal and historic by setting it up in the middle of the caves.

What's It's Known For: Greenery and nature, long walks and treks, adventure. 

Helicopter Or A Private Jet

Air proposals are clearly a thing now. Add that 'wow' effect to your proposal by simply 'upping' your proposal game. Book a helicopter ride or enjoy a private jet ride and surprise your significant other with a ring. Take the high road, and see it in a different light all the way atop a moving helicopter. You can book a helicopter ride for a couple for 15-20 minutes. Well, you can choose a longer ride as well.  

#LBBTip: There are multiple services in Mumbai giving such joy rides including Jet Fleet Aviation which organises rides across Mumbai. 

Taj Mahal Palace

We don't have the historic symbol of love - The Taj Mahal - here in Mumbai, but we do have one of the prettiest building and hotel in India, The Taj Mahal Palace. If you're looking for a royal and more of a grandeur proposal, look no further. There are multiple eateries and restaurants with an amazing sea-facing view. 

What It's Known For: Historic architecture and infrastructure, iconic landmark. 

Pet Cafes

Spoiler Alert: Cuteness overload. 

Well, if you and your bae love animals, we think your proposal should be surrounded with your cute furry friends. Mumbai has tons of pet cafes including Cat Cafe Studio and Puppy Cuddles Dog Cafe. Be creative, maybe set a colour coordinated theme and you're all set.  

What It's Known For: Obviously, lots and lots of furry friends and pooch love. 

Cafes

Cat Cafe Studio

4.4

Bungalow 63, Harminder Singh Road, Andheri West, Mumbai

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