The Telegraph
Tuesday , February 5 , 2013
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Cosy nests for Valentines

A little privacy and a lot of fun can be the ideal recipe for a perfect Valentine’s Day. The Telegraph checks out 10 hotspots in the city and near it, where you and your paramour can get away on February 14:

Manersharif, Maner

Timing: 10am to 5pm

Entry fee: Free

Quick bite: Snacks outlet of Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation

Love spot: Benches all around the shrine, 30km west of Patna, where lovers can take a breather

Irritant factor: Roadside Romeos passing lewd comments

Sabbalpur Diara

Timing: 9am to 5pm

Entry fee: Free

Quick bite: Snacks stalls

Love spot: Temporary farms around 1km on the sandbar

Irritant factor: Lewd comments from passersby and lack of security

Funtasia Island

Timing: 12noon to 5pm

Entry fee: Rs 300 per person

Quick bite: Snacks and cold drinks at canteen

Love spot: Lovebirds can enjoy a rain dance at the water park in Sampatchak village, 7km south of Patna

Irritant factor: Distance from the city

Patna Zoo

Timing: 8am to 4.30pm

Entry fee: Rs 15 per person

Quick bite: Zoo restaurant in front the old lake or the snacks stalls

Love spot: Valentines can chat for hours at the zoo temple or get cosy near the bushes

Irritant factor: Lewd comments from other visitors and lack of security

P&M Mall, Patliputra

Timing: 10am to 10pm

Entry fee: Free entry, but you have to purchase tickets to see movies

Quick bite: Food court, Pizza Hut, Dominos and Café Coffee Day

Love spot: Watching movie at Cinepolis multiplex

Irritant factor: The shopping mall is often overcrowded

SK Memorial Hall

Timing: 6pm to 9pm

Entry fee: Free

Quick bite: Eateries around Gandhi Maidan

Love spot: Enjoy the colour changing LED lights

Irritant factor: Squatters near the area

Chariot ride at Eco Park

Timing: 4pm to 6pm

Fee: Rs 25 per person

Quick bite: Golgappa, chaat and ice cream stalls at gate no. 1 of the park

Love spot: The saloon of the carriages with comfy, upholstered seats

Irritant factor: Since the ride is on the busy street, people can spot the lovers easily. Road Romeos can also irritate the lovebirds

Gol Ghar

Timing: 6 to 7pm

Entry fee: Rs 30

Quick bite: Pind Balluchi restaurant at the 16th floor of neighbouring Biscomaun Towers

Love spot: Lovebirds can get cosy in the dark at the viewers’ gallery or a few yards away from it. They can also enjoy the laser, sound and fountain shows

Irritant factor: Squatters and other visitors

Disc Man

Timing: 11am to 11pm

Entry fee: Rs 500 per couple

Quick bite: Order at the counter

Love spot: Enjoy dancing with your partner at the sole disco in town

Irritant factor: Teetotallers might get irritated with people drinking all around

V-Day dinner

Venue: 17 Degrees or Pind Baluchi

Timing: 7pm to 11pm

Quick bite: You are already inside an eatery, just order

Love spot: Enjoy the food with your beloved

Irritant factor: You might run out of money