Juhu Beach


As a tourist destination, Mumbai is famous for its lovely beaches that attract large number of tourists. One among it is Juhu Beach, which is one of the biggest and the most sought after beaches of India.

Juhu Beach lies in the suburbs of Mumbai. To the west of Juhu Beach is the Arabian Sea and to its east are Santacruz and Vile Parle. The Versova Beach is towards the north of Juhu. It is situated 18-km north of the Mumbai city centre and one of the most posh areas of Mumbai. It is a popular destination for elite class for residential apartments and bungalows. A number of well known film personalities of the Indian film industry live here. It is even a favorite destination of filmmakers of Bollywood for shooting films. People even come here to immerse the idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Juhu Beach is a gastronomic paradise of snacks like bhelpuri, chuski ice balls dipped in syrup, Pani Puri, pao bhaji etc. If you are not satisfied with the roadside food stalls then you can have a more lavish break at the Juhu Centaur hotel that has a wonderful coffee shop overlooking the sea. Few other popular hotels on the beach are the Sun and Sand and Holiday Inn. On weekends people throng the beach and enjoy horse and donkey rides, dancing monkeys, acrobats, balloon sellers, toy sellers and many other types of beach amusement. You can even indulge in shopping by buying souvenirs made of sea shells and other trinkets.

Last Updated on 234 May 2013