The area near the Marine drive was called as Sonapur earlier. The name of the road is actually 'Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Marg'. It came into existence long ago during the British era.
The marine drive is also called as the Queen's necklace. This is because in the night, the street lights resemble as pearls and the shape of the road is like a necklace. The sight looks very pretty. Hence, it is famous as the Queen's necklace.
Among all the Famous beaches of Mumbai, Chowpatty beach is the most popular one. The beach is located at the northern most part of Marine Drive of Mumbai.It is the only tourist place in Mumbai which is visited by millions of people throughout the year. Ganesh Chaturthi is the most popular fesival of Hindus which is celebarted every year in Chowpatty beach.
Many local stalls and restaurants in Chowpatty Beach Mumbai are present here for the visitors. Chowpatty beach becomes a resort of the people who doze under the shade of small trees. One of the famous food of Chaupatty is 'Bhel-puri' which is once eaten then can't stop yourself from having it once more. Paw Bhaji, Pani puri and Kulfi ice-cream are sold in the local stalls with modest fees. Coconuts water and Lime water gives a refreshment to the visitors. In the month of January, this beach also provides a platform for children to fly their kites in the sky with pleasant blowing breeze. During the evening, the beach turns out into a venue for some carnivals which includes amusement park and some rides for children. Children enjoys ferry rides and pony rides, while curb wayside astrologers make some swift money.
Teenagers come here to hangout and experience the cool breeze which blows during evening time. Lovers too come here with their loved ones which also makes this beach a romantic lovers dating place in Mumbai.
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Festivals in Chowpatty Beach Mumbai
Two major festivals of Hindus are celebrated here includes Ganesh chathurti and Coconut festival. Every year, on the occasion of Ganesh Chathurti, millions of people comes here to worship Lord Ganesha.
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