Marine Drive, Mumbai

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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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    Malabar Hill

    by SirRichard Updated Dec 27, 2003

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    Malabar Hill from Chowpatty Beach

    This residential high class area is located in the southwest part of Mumbai, at the west of the Chowpatty Beach.

    Here you can find some colonial bungalows that were built at the hillside by the British and some modern apartment blocks of Mumbai's high society.

    Main attractions here are the Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park, from where you have nice views of the city, and the Parsi Towers of Silence, where Parsis leave their dead bodies to be picked clean by vultures (but don't go there to see this, please, is closed to visitors!).

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    Marin drive

    by radz Written Jan 29, 2004

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    Marine drive


    This is famous Marine drive,just to walk nice 2km road run along with back bay area.It starts Mallabar Hills to Nariman point.
    The taxi drives knows where to get this pic,we went one flyover road ,from there can see full Marine drive .Night time, it will be very beautiful with all lights .Coun't see night time this time.
    Have to go evening time,to walk.

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    Marine Drive

    by Polly74 Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    The "Queen's Necklace" is the main attraction for many tourists. This is because the road glitters with street lights and resembles a glowing pearl string.
    Marine Drive starts from Malabar Hill and ends at the elite business centre of Nariman point.

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    sandy path...

    by pollon Written Mar 10, 2005

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    marriage!!

    Marine Drive also known as queen's Necklace because of its line of street lamps ligthing up at night.
    It's a pleasant promenade between the seafront and one of Mumbai's busiest roads.
    If you walk it after the sun set, you could come over the celebration of a marriage, of which you can catch the sounds and see the guests entering, what a pity that everything is going on "beyond" that door...
    And somewhere in the middle of the Marine Drive Chowpatty Beach, a lively and worth visiting part of the long seashore.

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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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    Marine Drive

    by kenmerk Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Marine Drive, Mumbai...

    Yes, thats right, Mumbai is beach front. And for being the hugh congested city that it is, I'm sue that this is a Godsend...

    While the water looked a bit mucky for swimming, (for my tastes, anyway...) I'm sure that catching the evening ocean breeze down here is a welcome respite from the big city...

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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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    Good place to get away from the bustle

    by traceyspacey Written Jan 7, 2008

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    Get away from the bustle
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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 keeweechic Written May 5, 2006

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    Marine Drive was just a short distance from my hotel and I decided to take a walk down there early one morning. Traffic bustled along the drive and the odd jogger passed me by taking in the day before the heat built up. Most people who were out and not on their way to work, were just happily strolling, getting a little morning exercise.

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    Queens Necklace

    by keeweechic Written May 5, 2006

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    Marine Drive or the Queens Necklace as it is commonly known especially at night because the curve of lights looks much like a string of pearls, arcs around the seafront from Mariman Point to Malabar Hill.

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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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    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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    Walk along Marine Drive at night

    by AlettaCrofton Updated Jan 13, 2011

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    With a little hawker
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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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