Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai

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Girgaum Chaupati, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, Inda

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    Chowpatty Beach

    by SirRichard Written Dec 23, 2003

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    At night and saturdays is when this Mumbai beach gets full of life and animation. As it is not a place for swimming (at least I wouldn't do it!!), you can go there at sunset and enjoy the food stands, fair attractions and people walking up and down the beach for a nice evening.

    Try the Bhel Puri & Kulfi at the beach restaurants.

    The beach on a monsoon day

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    Queens' Neckless just dont miss this!

    by goutammitra Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    The Chowpatty Beach overlooks a bay, and turns into a magical brightly lit funfair at night with vendors, pony rides, fortune tellers, performing monkeys, fishermen and families out for a stroll. Ship lights twinkle in the distance, and Marine Drive, the city’s most famous boulevard, decorates the bay in a dramatic arc of streetlights christened the Queen’s Necklace. Marine Drive extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill past the famous Chowpatty beach, and is built on land reclaimed from Back Bay along the Arabian Sea.

    If you are visiting Bombay dont leave the place untill evening! You just wait for sunset to set in. This beauty is visible only in the evening. Best visible either from Malabar Hills, Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach. You may choose time on return form Elephanta Cave have late lunch, visit Haji Ali then to Chowpatty Beach then to Malabar Hills Hanging garden( It is also called Kamala Nehru Park). When the evening setsis you may come down in a taxi or bus to Marine Drive witnessing this Gods' creation and Mans' decoration in Bombay. I tell you, you will never forget this!!! Trust Me!!

    In case you are staying nearby place, like Colaba, VT area or Near GPO, you can wait till late as Bombay never sleeps. Beauty emerges the more late it gets.

    The Queens Neckless from Taxi. The Queens Neckless from Taxi. The Queens Neckless from Marine Drive.. The Queens Neckless from Marine Drive. Bombay Skyline after sunset, just beautiful!!!

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    Chowpatty

    by PierreZA Written Feb 15, 2008

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    From early evening this beach is transformed into a festive area the atmosphere is great.
    Many families come down to visit the beach. There are great food stalls selling Belpuri – do try this!
    There are also massage wallas from whom you can get a feet or head massage for about Rs50.
    There are many policemen around, which make it a very safe area at night.

    Marine Drive

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    Chowpatty Beach.

    by goutammitra Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    The Chowpatty Beach overlooks a bay, and turns into a magical brightly lit funfair at night with vendors, pony rides, fortune tellers, performing monkeys, fishermen and families out for a stroll. Ship lights twinkle in the distance, and Marine Drive, the city’s most famous boulevard, decorates the bay in a dramatic arc of streetlights christened the Queen’s Necklace. Marine Drive extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill past the famous Chowpatty beach, and is built on land reclaimed from Back Bay along the Arabian Sea.

    Chowpatty Beach from hanging Garden. Chowpatty Beach from Hanging Garden. Chowpatty Beach from runnin Taxi. Chowpatty Beach Chowpatty Beach from running taxi.

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    Chowpatty Beach.

    by goutammitra Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    The Chowpatty Beach overlooks a bay, and turns into a magical brightly lit funfair at night with vendors, pony rides, fortune tellers, performing monkeys, fishermen and families out for a stroll. Ship lights twinkle in the distance, and Marine Drive, the city’s most famous boulevard, decorates the bay in a dramatic arc of streetlights christened the Queen’s Necklace. Marine Drive extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill past the famous Chowpatty beach, and is built on land reclaimed from Back Bay along the Arabian Sea.

    Chowpatty Beach from hanging Garden. Chowpatty Beach from Hanging Garden. Chowpatty Beach from runnin Taxi. Chowpatty Beach Chowpatty Beach from running taxi.

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    Chowpatty Beach.

    by goutammitra Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    The Chowpatty Beach overlooks a bay, and turns into a magical brightly lit funfair at night with vendors, pony rides, fortune tellers, performing monkeys, fishermen and families out for a stroll. Ship lights twinkle in the distance, and Marine Drive, the city’s most famous boulevard, decorates the bay in a dramatic arc of streetlights christened the Queen’s Necklace. Marine Drive extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill past the famous Chowpatty beach, and is built on land reclaimed from Back Bay along the Arabian Sea.

    Chowpatty Beach from hanging Garden. Chowpatty Beach from Hanging Garden. Chowpatty Beach from runnin Taxi. Chowpatty Beach Chowpatty Beach from running taxi.

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    Juhu Beach!

    by mamtap Updated Apr 14, 2014

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    Juhu Beach is located on the shores of Arabian sea and is one of the biggest beaches of India.

    Ville Parle station is the closest railway station to Juhu Beach.

    Nice place to be if you love Indian crowd! I visited the place in the afternoon and there was less crowd.

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    girguam chowpatti beach

    by tranceperent Written Dec 15, 2006

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    one of the most popular beaches in mumbai, popular by the locals. guess most foriegn tourist wouldnt like coming her for the crowd.
    but the best part of it is the food stalls around the beach, which serve amazing bhel-puri and pav bhaji.

    also one should do is to walk on the opposite side of the road in some of the by-lanes to see some good architecture.
    try visiting this place in the eveing to see the beauty of queens necklace (marine drive)

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    Chowpatty Beach - Mumbai

    by mariocibelli Written Sep 9, 2004

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    After all the lurid accounts I was not looking forward to Chowpatty, the truth be told it is lovely. After a while (a few trips there) I started going in the water as well. Rent a mat for a dew rupees and read a book. Also great street food available at the stands on the beach. Pani puri is great here!

    If one needs an espesso or cappucino there is a Barista just across the road.

    Chowpatty and Ganesha

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    Miscellaneous: Chowpatty, Offering Spice of Mumbai

    by Preetibandooni Written Apr 1, 2008

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    Situated in ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ (our Mumbai), Chowpatty Beach is where this bustling city halts for a pinch of spice. Chawpatty is one of the most famous beaches adjoining Marine Drive in Mumbai which is well known for an array of lip smacking Indian beverages. I myself being a Mumbaikar (resident of Mumbai) have great nostalgic connections to the place and each visit to this place is like revisiting my childhood. Chowpatty beach is filled with various stalls of beverages such as Bhelpuri, Panipuri and Pav Bhaji and more.

    The only thing one must remember while relishing these cuisines is that they are made with a lot of spices thus if that is not your taste then don’t forget to tell the ‘Bhaiya’ (shopkeeper, literal meaning: Brother) to make it less spicy. The best season to visit the beaches is August- September because this is the time period during which the famous Mumbai festival of Ganesh Chaturthi takes place. During this festival the idols of lord Ganesha is immersed in the ocean from this beach. It is a time of merriment and enjoyment and thus witnesses great crowd gatherings.

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    Chowpatty Beach

    by MM212 Updated Jun 7, 2009

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    Located at the northern end of Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach is a tranquil sandy beach in the heart of Bombay. Beach it is, but bathing suits are a definite a no-no and so is swimming, due to the heavily polluted waters. Nevertheless, many Indian families come to their city's most famous beach for relaxation. It is definitely a great location for people watching, and a peaceful stroll on the sand. The curved beach is open to the Arabian Sea, and graced by views over Colaba on one side and Malabar Hill on the other.

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    Chowpatti Beach

    by aukjejetty Written Apr 21, 2003

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    This beach is not much during daytime, but when the afternoon comes toward an end, this beach starts to come lively. People from all over Mumbai gather here and there are all kinds of street vendors to buy snacks and ice-cream from.
    We happened to be there during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, on which people carry images of Ganesh into the sea. This festival always takes place in August/September.

    Ganesh

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    Juhu chowpatty beach area

    by husain Written Mar 2, 2006

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    A busy and crowded part of the town, and a popular spot with the locals...
    To choose a place to snack, theres lots of food counters, selling everything from vada pao's to chat and icecream.
    Activities... apart from lazing about and watching the sun set, theres camel or horse rides to be had along the beach, or try the nearest ferris wheel... if the huge crowds dont put you off that is.

    an evening at the beach... food stalls
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    Beaches galore!!

    by Durfun Written Dec 24, 2005

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    Chowpatty Beach.. where you can grab fast food from the many stalls by the beach.

    Marine Drive.. the posher suburb

    Juhu Beach.. another posh part, with a string of fancy Big Brand Hotels.

    Nariman Point.. near the financial district, this beach is the most accessible, an every man's beach.

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    Chowpatty beach

    by georeiser Written May 20, 2010

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    Chowpatty beach is together with Juhu beach Mumbai's most famous beach. It is a hangout for especially young people in Mumbai. Chowpatty beach is not as big as Juhu beach, but it is more crowded. Small cafes and stalls are located on the entrance from the Marine drive and down to the beach.
    The beach is in the middle of a polluted city, so don't expect a tropical beach. Even though I found the place relative clean. The atmosphere is very Indian with a different context for a western visitor. Sometimes a bit frightening to experience the difference. Both poor and middle class people find their way to this beach. There are no sunbeds on the beach and the water is too polluted for a bath. Indian people don't take off their clothes on the beach.

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