Gorai Beach is 4km from the Gorai creek in Borivali west and can be reached by ferry from the Marve Beach in the west of Malad in Mumbai..People come here on the weekends for picnics as this suburban beach can be reached within 15 minutes from the Gorai creek.
The clean and cool waters of the Gorai beach provide a pastoral place for swimming accompanied by a group of friends or family. The several accommodation facilities near the beach provide ample opportunities for an overnight stay and one could especially enjoy the early morning sunrise or late evening sunset from the beach.
Gorai beach is also popular as a party venue among many youngsters. The shacks available for staying are reasonable and the sand at the beach is relatively clean for enjoying a game of sand volleyball or flying Frisbees.
Gorai is so near to Manori, and this beach offers the countryside feeling to visitors. Although, the waters of Gorai beach are safe for swimming throughout the year, it is advised to avoid during monsoon because of its treacherous currents.
Tourists can reach Marve within an hour, as it is just 40 km from Mumbai. One goes up to Malad railway station (a suburban station on the Western Railway line) and proceed by road. A 15-minute ferry ride from Marve or Borivali will take one to Manori or Gorai. It is approachable by boat as well.
|Address:15-minute ferry ride from Marve
|Nearest City: Mumbai
|Best time to visit: Any time
|Gorai has a large East Indian population. East Indians are Roman Catholic who were proselytised by the Portuguese when they arrived here in the 1500s. They speak Marathi as their mother tongue. Gorai still has its laid back charm quite in contrast to the fast paced life of the city just on the other banks of the creek.
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|The shacks available for staying are reasonable and the sand at the beach is relatively clean for enjoying a game of sand volleyball or flying Frisbees.
Interesting things to Visit:
Essel World: An excellent place to get entertained, Essel World, offers over 40 exciting rides, games, and attractions. The Water Kingdom is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia.
Bollywood - The Film City or "Bollywood"- as it is called produces the second most number of pictures in the world every year. Visiting a movie studio to watch a movie being shot in India's commercial film capital is an experience worth attempting.
Kamla Nehru Park - located at the top of Malabar Hills, Kamla Nehru Park is the park also provides you a spectacular view of the city and the sunset.
Aarey Milk Colony - located at a distance of 32 kilometers from main Mumbai city, Aarey Milk colony of Mumbai is one of the most modern milk colonies in the world. You can also try the fresh milk and snacks in the colony's canteen here.
Jain Temple - located on the Malabar Hill, the Jain temple houses frescoes depicting various events in the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. A large number of devotees as well as tourists visit the Jain temple every day.
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How to reach?
|Nearest Railway Station:railhead. 40 kms from Mumbai via Malad
|Nearest Airport:Mumbai International Airport.
|Road Transport:Mumbai is well connected by road to Marve..15-minute ferry ride from Marve or Borivali
Nearest Visiting places:
Nearest Petrol Pump:
Payyade International Hotels Pvt. Ltd
Neelams Pride Restaurant
Things to carry:
|Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and so on.
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