Girgaum Chowpatty

What to see:

Girgaum Chowpatty located in south of Mumbai, is very near to Charni Road station. Though small in size it is one of the most famous public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaum area of Mumbai. It adjoins Girgaum, Malabar Hill, Gamdevi and Khetwadi. The chowpatty sea face has both residential and commercial buildings. Girgaum Chowpatty however truly comes to life at sunset when it is populated by thousands of visitors.

It is the only sand beach area in South Mumbai which offers a unique pass through experience for both the tourists and the local residents.

The beach is famous for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and immersion of large sized Ganesh idols on the last day (Anant Chaturdashi) of the ten days Ganesh chaturthi celebration. Hundreds of people from all over Mumbai come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganapati in the Arabian Sea.  This beach connect to Nariman point’sMarine Drive also known as Queen’s Necklace.

It has a huge display of food stalls selling several varieties of charts, ice-golas, kulfi, bhelpuri, panipuri, ragda patties and pav bhaji by the vendors.

Places to see around , near Chowpatty:

Taraporewala Aquarium, Marine Drive (also known as Queens Necklace), Hanging Garden (also known as Kamla Nehru Park) Wilson College, Babulnath Temple, one of the oldest temple of lord Shiva

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