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Marine Drive, Mumbai

Marine Drive, a 3.5-kilometer-long road in the southern district of Mumbai, is a great place to relax, to enjoy sunset, and it also attracts lots of tourists, especially in the evening. It has an official name, called “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road”, however, it is not commonly used. When night falls, if viewed from a higher place, the winding road would look like a shining necklace set in the seaside; therefore, it gains the reputation of “the queen’s necklace” because Mumbai is known as the “queen’s city”.

Marine Drive Facts

When was Marine Drive Built: 1920 A.D.
Location: Chowpatty Beach to Nariman Point in southern Mumbai
Best Viewing Spot: the peak of Malabar Hill                

A Seaside Road Known as “Queen’s Necklace”

Facing the Arabian Sea, Marine Drive runs from Chowpatty Beach in the north to Nariman Point in the south. It looks like a crescent moon setting on the beautiful beach, and is also the most popular place for walking and relaxing in Mumbai. The two sides of the road present two completely different scenery. On one side is a building cluster up to 20 or 30 storeys high, forming a man-made cliff; on the other side lies the endless and sparkling Arabian Sea. The one side with high buildings is a bustling business district, full of shops, restaurants and vendors. When the sun goes down and heat fades away, Marine Drive begins to bustle with people for dating, strolling... At night, dotted with lights, the road turns to be “the necklace of the queen” if looking down from the Malabar Hill.  

What to Do at Marine Drive  

With cool breeze and beautiful scenery, Marine Drive is a nice place to relax oneself. Being tired for the fast pace of the modern life, one is sure to enjoy slow pace and enjoy every moment here.

Dating with your lover

At sunset, when it gets cooler, there are many couples or lovers dating here. Sitting on the bench along the Marine Drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery and romantic atmosphere, being surrounded by love, they will forget all unhappiness, communicate with each other and strengthen their relationships.

Taking photos of seabirds at sunset

At sunset, Marine Drive shows another beauty which is different from that in the daytime. The seabirds fly here and there, fishing from time to time. For families with little kids, this is a good place. Here, children can enjoy seabird fishing, and parents can capture excellent and happy moment when children are playing.

Read More: 10 Spectacular Spots to Catch Sunset in Mumbai

Doing sports along Marine Drive

There exist many fitness equipment at the side of Marine Drive. Tourists enjoying exercising can take the chance to exercise for a short time. Also some tourists join in push-ups with people who are exercising. Jogging is also a good way to exercise. Jogging along the seaside road, tourists can breathe fresh air while appreciate the beautiful sea views.

How to get to Marine Drive

1. Passengers can take trains and get off at Church Gate Station, then walk there.
2. Passengers can take bus 103, 106, 107, 108, and 123 to get to Marine Drive station, then walk to the seaside.
3. From Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Hotel, passengers can walk there.
Entry Fee
All Day
Suggest Duration of a Visit
1 -2 hours

Nearby Attractions:

Gateway of India

Bhikha Behram Well

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Mumbai Moments

St. Thomas Cathedral

Haji Ali Dargah