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Mumbai Beaches Tour
Where is Mumbai?
Mumbai Beaches Tour: The enchanting city of Mumbai is located in the state of Maharashtra in India. It lies on the western coast of the country. The city has been gifted with a number of exquisite beaches along its western coast. The most famous of all the beaches are Juhu, Chowpatty, Versova, Manori and Gorai beaches.
How will you gain access?
The Sahar International Airport is situated at a distance of 30 km from the city center. The domestic airport lies at Santacruz. Mumbai, an international gateway, is connected to all the major cities of the country. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) is the main railway station. Dadar, Churchgate, and Kurla are the other railway stations of the city. An excellent road-network links Mumbai with all the major destinations of the country.
What magnetizes people?
Juhu, a suburb of Mumbai, is internationally renowned for its Juhu Beach. The beach has the Arabian Sea on its west and Santa Cruz and Vile Parle on its east. It is a perfect jogging ground for both the locals and the visitors. The beach gets crowded in the evenings and weekends and hawkers, pony leaders, palmists, and acrobats can be seen all over the place. The beach is famous for street foods like Bhelpuri, Panipuri, Shivpuri, and Chaats. At the north end of the beach, one can find the Gandhi Gram where the Father of Nation Mahatama Gandhi used to stay during his practice in the Bombay High Court in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Vile Parle, Santa Cruz, and Andheri are the main entrances from three sides. Juhu also houses the famous ISKCON temple. Santacruz and Vile Parle are the nearest railway stations.
Chowpatty beach is located at the northern end of the Marine Drive. One can easily observe the snake charmers, self-styled gymnasts, monkey shows, eunuchs, astrologers, and drug peddlers as well. There is an array of food stalls selling Golas, Chaat, Kulfi, and Bhelpuri. In the evenings, as the crowds begin to swell, the atmosphere is more like a carnival. The beach also has historical links with the freedom movement. The statues of LokmanyaTilak and Vallabbhai Patel instantly remind of the times of the freedom struggle. The beach is a great place to witness the grand annual Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. During the festival, huge images of Lord Ganesha are taken out in processions to be immersed into the sea.
The Versova beach lies to the north of the Juhu beach in the Greater Mumbai district of Maharashtra. The beach is a continuation of the Juhu beach. Versova is home to Mumbai’s largest fishing community- the Kolis. The Powai Temple, the Jain Temple, the Siddhivinayak Temple, and Mount Mary Church are the nearby attractions of the place.
Which are the nearby hotels?
Holiday Inn, a 5-star, is located at Juhu, offering banquet, international cuisine, business center, beauty salon, shopping arcade, travel agency, car rentals, round-the-clock room service, health club, swimming pool, etc. At a distance of 2 km from the Chowpatty beach stands yet another 5-star, the Taj President Hotel. The hotel offers impressive views of the harbor and the city. Facilities provided include a minibar, safe deposit, telephone, temperature control, doctor on call, car rental, secretarial service, Jacuzzi, pool, sauna, business center, currency exchange, etc.
What is the best time?
November to March is the best time to pay a visit to the beaches of Mumbai. The weather is milder during the period.