city, an urban metropolis bustling with the humdrum of a chaotic city life also abounds in natural beauty. The beaches of Mumbai
form captivating scenery replete with the shimmering sun kissed sand and the voluminous waters.
The enigmatic trio of the sun, sea and sand paints a pretty picture in Mumbai
. The citizens as well as tourists can be found lazing indolently on the beach acquiring a dusky tan while children run around building sandcastles.
The beaches of Mumbai
are as busy and crowded as the city of dreams. Chowpatty Beach
, one of the three eminent beaches represents a colorful carnival bustling with screaming children, Ferris wheels, pony rides, roadside eateries, astrologers, trinket shops as well as locals displaying their athletic skills. Situated in central Mumbai, Chowpatty Beach
has it all, from filming movie shoots to hosting 'Nariel Purnima', 'Ganesh Chaturthi' and the thread tying ceremonies of young Bramhin boys. The beach also houses the effigies of Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel.
, located 18 km from the heart of Mumbai is bursting at the seams with children, love struck couples, teenagers and families. Lined along the Arabian Sea coastline rests the cities five store hotels and bungalows of the elite. The beach is cluttered with bhel puri and paw bhaji stalls, toy stalls and witnesses the heroic efforts ogf the local cricket teams and self-made acrobats. The exquisite is located in its vicinity.
In order to feel the pulse of Mumbai city, it is imperative that tourists take a stroll down the boulevards of the beautiful Marine Drive
swept by billowing winds. The roadway has been renamed Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Road and is testimony to the vibrant exuberance of the beaches of Mumbai. Nestled between the skyscrapers of Nariman Point and the jungle-clad Malabar Hills, Marine Drive
at night paints a pretty picture of the city's skyline and hence is aptly named 'Queen's Necklace'
Last Updated on 19 May 2011