Marine Drive Mumbai
Marine Drive (officially, "Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road") is a 3km long, six-lane concrete road in southern Mumbai
which stretches north along the coastline, forming a natural bay. This C-shaped road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and is situated at the foot of Malabar Hill. Known world over as Marine Drive, this tourist spot has also been called Sonapur by the locals of the city. Large crowds of people come to this place to stride along the beautiful walkway and to view the stunning sight of the setting sun at dusk. The scenic beauty of the perfectly lined palm trees offers its visitors an enthralling experience. Marine Drive is also referred to as 'Queen's Necklace' because the street lights make the road look like a string of pearls and create an illusion of a necklace when viewed at night from any elevated point along the pathway of the drive. If you want to know more about this breathtaking walkway, scroll further.
Towards the northern end of Marine Drive lies one of the oldest seafronts called Chowpatty Beach, which is famous for its bazaars and meals. Hundreds of salesmen walk across the beach to sell different varieties of items, especially on Sunday evenings. Stalls featuring fast food and snacks such as Bhel Puri, Pav Bhaji, etc are set up in the area every single day. Going further down the lane, is Walkeshwar, a very affluent and posh area that gets its name from the famous and highly revered Walkeshwar Temple. In order to see the utmost celebration spirit of the Mumbai's
crowd on this beach, the perfect time to visit is during Ganesh Chathurthi, the biggest gala of all for the city and state in general.