Delhi is a city known for its romantic vibrance and mystic beauty. While, going for a candlelight dinner in the city's best restaurants is the typical favourite of couples with regards to romance, nothing can rekindle that spark in your relationship like a long drive, especially during monsoon. We do know that driving through the alleys, gullies and main roads of the city may appear like an errand during monsoons or peak hours, but there are a couple of roads in and around Delhi that will strum the right chords of your sweetheart’s heart. Long drives are an evergreen option!
So, this weekend, or post work, plan up for a surprise date, and along with your lover, hit the most gorgeous stretches of Delhi’s territory. Your partner will definitely love you even more for this!
1. Gurgaon-Faridabad Road
Popularly known as the “Pahari Wali Rasta”, this stretch is abound with greenery, sloping smooth roads, flanked by a rocky as well as a green belt of fauna and flora. Not only famous among the joggers and cyclists, this stretch is ideal for a slow, romantic ride in your car, with your favourite music playing, and for the extra effects, pitter patter outside the window-- how does that sound? Truly magical, know? Although, you must have zipped past this stretch many times in a Delhi to Faridabad cab, but everything turns out to be ethereal when you are with the one you love, no? Enjoy the drive!
2. Ridge Road
A drive around the ridge road that extends from Dhaula Kuan to Pusa Road is the ideal approach to feel as though you're heading for a hill station. With rocks and trees encompassing you on both sides, you can journey your way with your windows rolled down, and simply appreciate the swishing breeze in your hair. A decent time for this drive is post 10.30pm, when there's scarcely any traffic on this stretch.
3. India Gate
This stretch is a long extent of a smooth road lined with trees and gardens. The area around India Gate is the safest in the city as most bureaucrats and diplomats live in this area. People often come here to relish ice cream during the night, and stay here to catch the beautiful spectacle of the sun rising behind this landmark. The drive is totally unhindered and the delight of driving around with a friend, family or your lover along this romantic pathway with the scenery of India Gate is an unadulterated joy.
4. Yamuna Expressway
This one is for each one of those individuals who love speed and wish to encounter the rush of it without being pulled over a million times. Whether it's trying the breaking points of your car or simply having a casual drive, this stretch permits it all, and with wonderful road quality, it is an ideal stretch to take up for a long, romantic drive with your partner.
For any food lover, the drive to Murthal is one to swear by. From the local dhabas serving parantha the size of a plate, with melted butter on top to the more famous names like Ahuja, Gulshan and Amrik Sukhdev's Dhaba, the options are innumerable and delectably good. The quiet drive, far from the city's hustle bustle with the guarantee of flavorful food toward the end of the drive, will have anybody drooling for this excursion. Are you both foodies? Then this is it!
Whether you wish to give your own car that adrenaline rush, or are looking for rental cars available in Delhi for a day, the whole experience of heading out for a long drive with that special someone through these Delhi roads will surely ignite those lost sparks between you two. Cherish each moment!