Marine drive is another captivating spot in Mumbai. Popularly Marine Drive is also referred to as the Queen’s Necklace, Marine Drive is a 4 km long open walk street, situated in South Bombay. Its standout amongst the most delightful streets in Mumbai, The street is lined by palm trees, which influence it, to seem like a lovely walkway that is immaculate to go for a walk. Besides, the road also houses plenty of hotels alongside that have the highest real estate prices in India in today’s time.
People come to walk here in the evening to experience the brilliant sunset. It is also one of the places people visit late at night to enjoy, and you will discover merchants selling chai and sutta at extremely inconvenient times. The sound of the waves, a view of the Mumbai skyline and the starry sky easily make Marine Drive one of the most romantic spots in the city. Time of the night is one of the best times, as the walkway comes alive in beautiful street lights.
You will always find a lot of couples there, couples with their public displays of affection, groups of friends clicking pictures, old couples sitting and talking, kids jumping around and people like me, sitting and smiling, enjoying the breeze, the freedom, the feeling that can’t be put in words.
What to do?
Ride rented cycles and enjoy till 12 pm
Play different games with your friends
Play Guitar, Sing Song, Sunset Photography
Sample some bhelpuri and pav-bhaji at Chowpatty
Where to eat?
- Crystal cafe for veg food
- K Rustam icecream
- Bay View
- 5 Spice
- Kebab Korner
- Tibb’s Frankie
- Pizza by The Bay
- The Sassy Spoon
Famous places nearby:-
Beer at Café Leopold
Haji Ali Dargah
Wankhede Cricket Stadium
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India
Girgaum Chowpatty Beach
How to Reach?
This shoreline is situated in the center of Mumbai and hence, is easily accessible by all means of local public transportation.
The closest neighborhood station to the Marine Drive is the Churchgate Station. Visitors can either walk to the street from the station or take up taxis, auto rickshaws, transports. I recommend walking to the street from the station.
This place is known as an inspiration for artists, musicians, and poets who come here. Spend some time along with your friends while sipping a cup of tea and staring at the distant sea.
- Famous for: Sea, Sunset, Walks, Views.
- Tickets: No fee.
- Opening Timings: Open on all days and nights.24Hr Open
- Best Time: 6 pm – 2 am. (Evening)