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..................................................................................Mumbai Beaches

 Chowpatty 

Chowpatty BeachChowpatty Beach is situated at the end of Marine Drive and at the foot of Malabar Hills. People come here to relax and enjoy the cool sea breeze after dusk.

Ferris wheels, hand-operated merry-go-rounds, and rows of stalls offering mouth-watering delights like bhelpuri and kulfi create a carnival-like atmosphere, along with snake charmers and pony rides. One should beware of pick-pockets and eunuchs here.

Getting there

Nearest station:
Charni Road (Western Railway)

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 Juhu Beach 

Juhu BeachA beach like no other, Juhu has a distinct character. This stretch of beach does not provide luxuries like sun bathing or swimming, but is good for a day out with the family. The real attraction is the carnival atmosphere that develops on weekend afternoons and evenings. Vendors of pav bhaji, bhelpuri, sev puri, dosas, idlis, and iced gollas (sweetened flavoured chrushed ice) add to the festivities, which include horse rides, shooting ranges with balloons, and children rides.

In the 1960s, Juhu Beach came into the limelight when reputed danseuse Protima Gauri Bedi streaked the beach ‘Full Monty.’ Juhu is home to the most glamourous Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan.

The only negative factor – swindlers and yarn spinners handle most of the joyrides and games. Check the price before you sit on a ride or play a game, otherwise you might end up paying ten times the original price. There is a police station right on the beach in case you get into trouble. 

Getting there

Juhu is 25 kms north of the city centre, not far from the Mumbai Airports. One can catch a train from Churchgate Station to Santacruz or Vile Parle, and take Bus No. 231 from there straight to Juhu.  

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 Gorai 

Gorai lies tucked amidst lush green mangroves and is a pristine and isolated beach where one can stroll on soft sands. There are about 24 cottages (shanties) available on hire.

Getting there

Steamer services: A ferry is available from Gorai Creek (Borivili West) and Marve beach (Malad West). After crossing the creek, Gorai beach is 4 kilometres away. One can walk along the tarred road and enjoy the village scene, or take an autorickshaw (Rs 35/- one way). There are restaurants at the beach, but packing your own food and water is recommended.

By Road: Take the road off Western Express Highway via Bhayander.



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