Enjoy the Beach

Located on the coastline of Maharashtra, overlooking the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea, Mumbai has many lovely beaches. Many prefer to take some time out of their busy schedule to sit on the beaches in and around the city while sipping coconut water and indulging in some sea-gazing during sunset. The Juhu and Chowpatty beaches are the more popular ones. Located in the western suburbs of Mumbai, Juhu has metamorphosed from a narrow strip of sand off the coast of Salcette Island in the 19th century to one of the most elite suburbs of the city. Visitors to Juhu come not only for the beach, but also to see the imposing bungalows of the many film stars who live here. The Chowpatty Beach is more crowded because it is more accessible and has a row of shops selling delectable street snacks like chaat (savoury snack), bhelpuri (a snack made of puffed rice, tangy tamarind sauce and vegetables), pav bhaji (soft bread roll served with a thick vegetable curry), kulfis (frozen dessert) and ice creams. With its clean and sea-shell studded sand, Aksa Beach is about an hour’s drive from Mumbai. It is a quieter and more serene option than Juhu Chowpatty. Far from the maddening crowd, this beach is perfect for a weekend or even a day trip.

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