On your trip to Mumbai, you may at first be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people, vehicles, buildings and pollution. It can be easy to forget that you are surrounded by the Arabian sea, but behind the chaotic exterior, Mumbai has some incredible beaches, where you can escape the metropolis and find yourself in a tropical idyll.
Juhu beach is much more than just a beach. It is the backyard of the rich and famous of Mumbai, a gastronomic haven, and a hub for families. As can be expected of one of India’s most popular beaches, Juhu beach can get very crowded, particularly at the weekends, but it is worth visiting at least once to experience the unique atmosphere that is simultaneously hectic, fun and strangely tranquil.
South Mumbai is home to Marine Drive (the Queen’s Necklace), over two miles of a walkway lined with the Arabian Sea on one side and a six-lane road on the other, the promenade is lined with restaurants, opulent hotels and, of course, toy-sellers, chai-wallas and chat wallas. At the nor