Marine Drive, Mumbai

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    Marine Drive

    by RahulK16 Written Oct 14, 2012

    Marine Drive the Most beautiful place to visit when you are in Mumbai, it is a “C” Shaped road along with the beach of Arabian Sea. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west.

    People visit Marine Drive to see the sun set and to take the fresh air, Marine Drive is also Known as the Queen’s Necklace because of its view at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street light give the feel of the peals resembling like a Necklace. This all makes the Marine Drive one of the largest viewing gallery and the tourist......

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    Sunset at Marine Drive

    by Liatris1 Updated Sep 17, 2011
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    From where Madam Cama Road meets Marine Drive, we walked the promenade along the road to the northern end of Marine Drive, and reached Chowpatty Beach just after sunset.

    We stoped a couple of times along the way to really take in the beautiful views of the skyline, boulders, sea, beach, couples, friends and families...

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    Walk along Marine Drive at night

    by AlettaCrofton Updated Jan 13, 2011

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    After sundown everyone seems to head for Marine Drive walkway to get a bit of cool air after the day's heat. There is plenty of seating along the way and it is an interesting passtime to simply observe people from here. The sea air is refreshing and the views magnificent at night.

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    Marine Drive

    by georeiser Written May 20, 2010

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    Marine Drive in Mumbai

    Marine drive is a C-shaped road with three lanes in each direction. The length of the road is 3 km along the coastline. The official name is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road. A walkway with palm trees lined up along the road gives a picturesque view.

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    by Sambawalk Updated Aug 18, 2009
    The Marina drive

    Marine Drive is a skillfully laid-out boulevard in South Mumbai. It is actually an upturned 'C'-shaped six lane concrete road, which lengthens to 3 km along the coastline - a natural bay. This avenue connects Nariman Point with Malabar Hills. Situated over domesticated land, facing west-south-west, its coastline forms the part of the Arabian Sea.

    At nights, Marine Drive looks stunning illuminated, with lights and if seen from some elevated point beside the road, it appears like a necklace with street lights resembling a string of pearls.

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    QUEENS NECKLACE - MARINE DRIVE

    by lynnehamman Updated Jun 16, 2009

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    Marine Drive follows the sweeping curve of sea that stretches north from Nariman Point's to Chowpatty Beach, located at the foot of Malabar Hill. Mumbaikars come here to stroll along the promenade- it is a great place to escape the frenetic chaos of central Mumbai. In the evenings snack stalls sell take-away food. At sunset, as the sun sets, the lights come on- and they form what is called "Queens Necklace" around Back Bay. Watching the sun set over Nariman Point is a highlight.

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    MARINE DRIVE- THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE

    by kmohandas Updated May 8, 2009

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    Marine Drive is a well laid-out boulevard in Mumbai coast. It is a 'C'-shaped six lane concrete road which stretches to around 3 km along the coastline of Arabian Sea, This beautiful avenue starts at Nariman Point and ends at Malabar Hills, which is known as Beverley Hills of India.
    During night when the buildings are lit and streets illuminated, this place looks like a huge diamond studded necklace sparkling in the light That is the reason why this place is termed as “Queens Necklace”. Lots of people come to this striking esplanade during evening hours to breathe fresh air, view sunset and watch the stunningly beautiful “Queens Necklace” at night.

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    Marine Drive

    by MM212 Updated Mar 21, 2009

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    Planned after a land reclamation project in the early 20th century, Marine Drive curves along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Churchgate to Chowpatty Beach and Malabar Hill. It is Bombay's famous corniche and one of the city's most exclusive addresses. Its location on the western shore of the peninsula of Bombay provides it with some breathtaking sunsets which local singles, families and lovers seem to enjoy in clement weather. The elegant boulevard is lined with palm trees and some beautiful, yet rundown, Art Déco residential buildings from the 1920s and 30s built after the land reclamation project was completed. Like many other names in Bombay/Mumbai, Marine Drive was officially replaced with a longer local name, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road. No need to attempt to remember the latter as everyone still refers to it as Marine Drive.

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    Marine Drive:Boulevard of Refreshing Breeze

    by Preetibandooni Written Apr 1, 2008

    Another site for jogging and enjoying refreshing breeze for me is Marine Drive. Situated on the periphery of the bustling city of Mumbai it is a cemented pathway along the sea shore which provides an opportunity to explore the city on foot. Flanked by the sea this promenade is looped between the Nariman Point and the picturesque Malabar Hill. This drive was earlier known as the Queen’s Necklace which is decked with glittering street lights. This arcade looks the best in the evening with glittering lights lamping the whole place. This arcade is joined with one of the busiest roads of the city. You can sight huddled lovers, children and families while enjoying a drive on this two mile stretch of Marine Drive. This is where we, the citizens of Mumbai stop by every evening to enjoy fresh air and relax after a day of hard work.

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    Good place to get away from the bustle

    by traceyspacey Written Jan 7, 2008

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    We took a walk along Marine Drive that takes you to Chowpatty beach. Marine Drive is built on reclaimed land. Marine Drive is lined with flaking art deco apartments. Before you get to Chowpatty beach there are a couple of small parks, good spot to sit down and relax and watch the world go by.

    Marine Drive also known as Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Road. It arcs along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Narima point past chowpatty beach to the foot of Malabar hill.

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    Marine Drive

    by Willettsworld Written Dec 16, 2007

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    Also known as the "Queen's Necklace" after the glittering string of streetlights lining the road, Marine Road sweeps along Back Bay from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill. It was built on reclaimed land from the sea in the 1920s and is home to some great large buildings that have Art Deco influences. It's great to take a walk along it and witness the posher side of Mumbai with early morning joggers and guys playing cricket in the gymkhanas.

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    Walk along Marine Drive

    by uglyscot Written Dec 12, 2007

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    The Bay of Mumbai has beaches,and on the opposite side of the road the hotels, restaurants and shops of Marine Drive. It is popular with families who stroll along, lovers who sit on the wall and canoodle, cyclists , and people who just enjoy being by the open space of the sea and enjoy the views of the whole curve of the bay with its flotilla of boats, .

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    Enjoy the monsoon

    by alycat Written May 29, 2007

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    Marine Drive

    The monsoon is gonna be here, so put on your ***ty shoes and flavor the rain. Dont let the rains keep you indoors or spoil your plans.

    Monsoons in India have been legendary cos ppl have fallen in love, made millions and jus had a good time.

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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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    Feed The Pigeons

    by keeweechic Written May 5, 2006

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    While I was taking in the morning and enjoying the view of the bay, I noticed a whole lot of pigeons along the park area of the promenade. There was a guy there with a large tub of bird feed. I thought he was feeding them but he was actually selling the feed to anyone that wanted to pay him and feed the pigeons themselves.

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