Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai

Chowpatty is a major tourist attraction in Mumbai. The charm of Chwpatti Beach gets increased much more during the annual Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. A visit to this beach provides an interesting outing with many permanent little kiosks. Chowpatty acts as a base "station between" leading upto Malabar Hill as it is linked to Malabar Hill, Girgaum, Gamdeviand Khetwadi



At the northen end of Marine Drive, Chowpatty beach bears the festive attraction. Chowpatty is a place with major attraction for children. There are many things for amusement like The Ferris Wheels, Merry-goround, Camel ride and pony ride. "Bhel- Puri" of Chawpatti is famous all over India, besides there are many other mouth watering attractions available at Chowpatty like golas, chat and kulfi. Snake charmers monkey shows, eunuchs, astrologers and drug peddlers are some other sources of entertainment. The recently opened "Nana Nani Park" along Chowpatty Beach serves good for the elderly to walk around in, sit and enjoy the sea breeze.

In the evening the atmosphere is more like a carnival. At one end is a row of bhelpuri shops hawking Mumbai's most popular snack: crisp puffed rice and semolina doused in pungent chutneys, all scooped up with a flat, fried puri. One might even catch a film shoot or a street play. In short, for most tourists Chowpatty is where the action is. It has rich historical links to the freedom movement; several important meetings were organized here during the freedom struggle. Though the beaches remain empty throughout the day, it is a hub of activity in the evenings. On the beach itself is a small colony of the original inhabitants of Mumbai, the Koli fishermen who can be seen drying their catch or mending their nets. Chowpatty beach is in the heart of Mumbai.


Ganesh Chatturathi Festival

Chowpatty is truly a place worth visiting during the annual Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. Ganesh Chatturathi festival is the major festival of Maharashtra. Alarge image of Lord Ganesha is immersed into the water at chowpatty. 

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