Marine Drive-Chowpatty Beach


Marine Drive located in the central Mumbai, built in the 1920s and 1930s on land reclaimed from the sea, is Mumbai's most famous thoroughfare. It is also referred to as "Queen's Necklace" because of the dramatic line of street lamps lit up at night. Recently it has come to known as "Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Road" with Nariman Point on one end to Babulnath, at the foot of Walkeshwar on the other. Situated at the end of Marine Drive and the foot of Malabar Hill this expanse of sand and sea is the place where pleasure seekers come to relax after dusk in the cool sea breeze

At the top end of Marine Drive is Chowpatty Beach, the only beach in the central part of Mumbai. One can witnesses many Hindu religious ceremonies taking place at Chowpatty like the annual thread-tying ceremony initiating young boys into the Brahmin caste, 'Nariel Purnima' towards the end of the monsoons and 'Ganesh Chaturthi' immersions. One can see the statues of Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel. There is a huge line of stalls on the beach, selling 'Bhelpuri', 'Kulfi' and 'Paan'. There are also shooting galleries, snake charmers, monkey trainers, balloon sellers and even masseurs. Recently they have added a park called "Nana-Nani Park" for elderly people.

Location info:

Address:located in the central Mumbai
Nearest City: Mumbai
Best time to visit: Any Time



Interesting things to do:

Can enjoy the beauty of the place

Interesting things to Visit:

Marine Drive: The six-lane road is kissed by the breath-taking Arabian sea. Palm trees along the road make the sight picture perfect. This road connects Nariman Point with Malabar Hills. As you take a stroll along the coast you will see locals and visitors enjoying their time. The other side of the coastline is graced by concrete buildings.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: This terminus is a World Heritage Site. If you have a keen interest on architecture, then you must visit this busiest railway station. Its pointed arches, stone dome as well as elegant interiors, like wood carving, tiles, ornamental iron, brass railings will mesmerize you. Do not miss seeing this beautiful work of British and Indian architecture.

Gateway of India: If you think of Mumbai, then this structure will come to your head. This is the first site that is visited by most tourists. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. This famous landmark will attract you like a magnet. There are steps in this monument which will lead you to the sea.

Flora Fountain: Built in 1864, this splendid structure deserves your visit. Flora fountain showcases the golden period of architecture. It is beautifully surrounded by imperial colonial buildings. It is a piece of Roman sculpture depicting the goddess Flora. The flow of water is like a never ending cycle of life.

Malabar Hill: It is the highest point in Southern Mumbai and is also the posh residential area. When you are standing on this hill, you will get the sensational view of the Mumbai city. On this hill, rests a Jain temple. The beautiful temple is totally built in marble. You can also see the historic Walkeshwar temple. Even the Banganga Tank is a site you should not miss because it is the oldest standing structure in Mumbai. Malabar hill boasts of Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park and Priyadarshini Park, three of the best parks in Mumbai.

Juhu Beach: This popular beach is famous for its sunset. The spectacular view of the sunset will sweep you off your feet. The beach is visited by the locals and visitors alike. Apart from enjoying the seaside view, you can savor the local food dishes.

Elephanta caves: Inside these caves are rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century. These temples are dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Its rich sculptural carvings and intricate designs should not be missed at any cost. It showcases the ancient Indian architecture proudly.

Jehangir Art Gallery: Art has always interested people from everywhere. Your love for art, should take you to this art gallery. This huge gallery is directly linked with the renaissance of Indian art. Bombay Art Society has been managing the gallery. You can look around its four exhibition halls. This galary is an art lover's paradise.

Haji Ali's Mosque: This brilliantly white washed structure is built amidst the Arabian Sea. This mosque is connected to the mainland with a 500 yards narrow causeway. This is a prominent architecture floating in the middle of the sea. It is a single minaret rising to 85 feet. Truly a great tourist spot.

Nariman point: This is the commercial hub of Mumbai. A major business district with corporate offices and industrial houses that replicate the busy Manhattan. Nariman Point is home to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Vidhan sabha.

Mani Bhavan: It was from Mani Bhavan that Gandhi, the father of the nation, initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. Later, this building was taken over by Gandhi Smarak Nidhi to maintain it as a memorial of Gandhi. You must make it a point to visit this place and show your respect to great man of history.

Horniman Circle Garden: This beautiful green park is located in South Mumbai. It is right in the middle of soaring buildings. The park is proudly spread in an area of 10,101 sq m. This garden overlooks the prominent 'Asiatic Society of Bombay'.

The Prince of Wales Museum: This basalt stone structure came into existence in1905. The style and design of the museum replicates the medieval architectural style of western India. You will be spellbound with the art, archaeology and natural history of the museum. The finest collections, ranging from ancient Indus Valley relics to the artifacts from the Gupta and Maurya periods will overwhelm you.

Bombay Stock Exchange: It is the financial hub of Mumbai as well as India. This Stock exchange building is located in Dalal Street. This is a place where the economy of India gains or loses. It draws a great attraction because of the involvement of money transaction.

Taj Palace Hotel, Mumbai: If you want to spend a luxurious time in Mumbai, then you must visit the famous and world-renowned Taj Palace Hotel. The view from the top floors of the hotel is amazing as you can have a full view of the Arabian Sea. The hotel is truly exquisite and lavish in its design and style.

Mumbai is a spectacular city. You will have an experience of a lifetime after your visit to this people's place. It is said about Mumbai that the city accepts all. Discover Mumbai in its real sense and you will have the city etched in your mind.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:The nearest railway station is at Charni Road (Western Railway).
Nearest Airport:Mumbai has both national and international airports and regular flights connect it with all major countries and states in India.
Road Transport:Mumbai being the capital city of Maharashtra State is well connected by road with all parts of the state. City bus services are available from all-important points in the city.

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Bombay Natural History Museum
  • Chor Bazaar
  • Chowpatty Beach
  • Crawford Market
  • Essel World
  • Fashion Street
  • Film City
  • Gurdwara Shree Guru Singh Sabha
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Jijamata Udyaan
  • Kamala Nehru Park
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Kashid Beach
  • Mahalaxmi Racecourse
  • Nehru Planetarium
  • Powai Lake
  • Prithvi Theatre
  • Rajabai Tower
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali National Park)
  • Taraporewala Aquarium
  • Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan
  • Victoria Terminus
  • Vihar Lake
  • Siddhi Vinayak Temple

Nearest Petrol Pump:

In the city there are many Petrol outlets


  • Grand Sarovar Premiere, Mumbai
  • Hotel Singhs International, Mumbai
  • Hotel Oriental Residency, Mumbai

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, camers and some extra clothes and so on.

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:
  • Sneh Hospital
  • Eye Q Super Speciality Eye Hospitals
  • Jyoti Hospital
  • Kriti Hospital
Society/Community Phone Number