Holidays are an important part of our life which provides us a break from our daily schedule. Beach holidays are always exciting and there are several popular beaches in India that must be considered while planning for a vacation. One such beach in Maharashtra is the Marine Drive beach which is often visited by the people of Mumbai and also by people from other cities to have weekend leisure. The calm waters of the sea and the cool soothing breeze relaxes the exhaustion of the people and is a very popular tourist spot.
This beach is often called the “Queens’s Necklace” as it has many street lamps which decorate the beach in one line. The greatest attraction of Marine drive is the Chowpatty Beach located at the end. There are several stalls line up in this beach selling various snacking items and the local food. Tourists can enjoy munching on the mouth watering food while watching the beauty of the sea waves along the coast. The Marine Drive beach also offers an excellent sunset view from the beach whose beauty is absolutely mesmerizing. It is an ideal place for couples to spent some time in solitude and share some unforgettable moments to be cherished.
The Walkeshwar temple near the Chowpatty beach is of the very often visited tourism places in Marine drive. The ideal time to visit this place is during the Ganesh Chaturthi. During this festival a grand celebration is organized where a huge mass of people gather to take part in it. The Nana-Nani Park is a recent built place here which is mostly popular among the elderly people where they can spend some quality time and revive the old memories of their youth.
The tour to Marine Drive offers several other things to do for the visitors which include visiting several places like the Nariman Point, Rajabai Clock Tower, Mahindra hockey Stadium, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus,
the famous Jehangir Art Gallery, Flora Fountain and the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. It is a must visit place for the beach lovers and also for those who want a relaxing time with friends and family. The beach is very well connected to all the major cities by road, railway and airways as well. Suitable accommodation facilities are available which include lovely beach resorts and cottages in all budgets. The months of October to March are the ideal time for tourists to enjoy vacations in this beach.