Marine Drive is officially known as the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road. It is a 3km long, six-lane concrete road which is present in southern Mumbai. It stretches north along the coastline, forming a natural bay. This C-shaped road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and is located at the foot of Malabar Hill. Commonly known as Marine Drive, this tourist place has also been called Sonapur by the local populace. Large numbers of people visit this place to walk along the beautiful footpath and to view the dazzling sight of the setting sun at evening. The picturesque beauty of the perfectly lined palm trees gives the visitors an enchanting experience. Marine Drive is also known as 'Queen's necklace'because the streetlights make the road look like a string of pearls and it makes an illusion of a necklace when seen at night from any prominent point along the pathway of the drive.
Marine Drive has many other attractions as well. Towards the northern end of Marine Drive, one of the oldest seafronts is present which is called Chowpatty Beach. This place is famous for bazaars and meals. A number of salesmen walk across the beach to sell different iety of items, particularly on Sunday evenings. Stalls over there have fast food and snacks such as Bhel Puri, Pav Bhaji, etc which are present in the area every single day. Going further down the street is Walkeshwar, which is an expensive and posh area.
The perfect time to visit this place is Ganesh Chaturthi which is actually a gala celebration.
For the people who believe in Evening Walk, this is certainly the best place. The picture of sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea and the incredible feeling of cold breeze with a long list of restaurants which serve delicious snacks and drinks can make your visit a memorable one. For all age groups, this place is a fun-filled zone. Marine Drive is also called as the famous skyline of Mumbai. It has admission to some of the main corporate centers, recreation activities and also places of entertainment.
Other than the enjoyment part this place is a highly prices property and you can spot a large number of celebrities staying on this road. Even the very famous 5-star hotel Oberoi is present there. Other well-known restaurants of the city are also situated at this place.
Marine Drive is a host to many popular events which happen in Mumbai. The list consists of Bombay Marathon, IAF Airshow, French Festival, International Fleet Review and many others. There are also some beautiful projects in the channel, which comprises of open-air galleries and an improvised promenade at the Nariman Point.
So now that you are aware of the treasures that Marine Drive has in store for you, it’s time to get ready and walk on this beautiful path while enjoying your favorite tidbits.