Marine Drive Mumbai

  • Marine drive
  • Well-shaped rocks at marine drive
  • Taj Hotel of Mumbai

Marine Drive is a stretch of 3 km in South Mumbai, from Nariman Point to the end of the Malabar Hill. It is in the form of an inverted 'C', with a metal six lanes road running along the coast of Arabian Sea. It is popularly known as the 'Queen's Necklace', because during the night the street lights shine like diamonds from a higher elevation. The Chowpatty Beach lies on the northern fringe of Marine Drive.

Promenade is the main attraction of Marine Drive, which is officially called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road. The view of the sunset over the Arabian Sea from Marine drive is magnificent. The palm trees along the pomenade make it more attractive. On the northern fringe of Marine drive lie the Chowpatty beaches. There are a number of snacks and fast food stalls which serve bhelpuri, pau bhaji, ice cream, chaat, batata puri etc. that add to the beauty of Marine drive.

There are a number of well known restaurants and hotel groups like The Intercontinental, Hotel Marine Plaza, and the Hilton Towers and so on, on the Marine Drive. Walkeshwar, the resident of the governor of Maharashtra is also located on Marine Drive. It is one of most posh areas of Mumbai. On the sea front of Marine drive, there are a number of art deco buildings constructed by wealthy Parsi's during 1920s and 30s. These buildings add to the beauty of Marine drive. A walk on the Marine drive in Mumbai is an experience that should not be missed.

Last Updated on : December 10, 2014