And the Story Continues…
Where the sea kisses the cityscape, where perception gets a horizon and where romance blossoms at every step- the place is known as Marine Drive. As Mumbai’s star attraction, it is now 100 years old. Since then, it has stood witness to innumerable life struggles and countless love sagas taking a shape of reality. So, let us be on board to discover this Queen’s Necklace, and experience its century-old presence.
Speaking about its geography, Marine Drive lies in South Mumbai and is supposedly a 4.3 kilometre-long boulevard. It is a ‘C’-shaped concrete road adjoining the Arabian coast that forms a natural bay, which connects the Nariman Point with Malabar Hill.
Walking through this natural bay, unveils Mumbai’s bustling lifestyle and its various main attractions. A long promenade towards the north of the Nariman Point boasts of the most expensive real estate in India, including marvellous old-art apartments that are synonymous to luxury. After that lies the magnificent Wankhede Stadium, that has been witness to many sports reveries while hosting many International Cricket matches.
Beyond that, heading towards the north, you will arrive at the famous Chowpatty Beach of Mumbai. A famous tourist spot, it lures families and young couple for the best quality time ever. Moving towards the end of this promenade, two picturesque attractions await you namely, the Kamala Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens. Walking through these lush green trails, experience transcendence wrapped in greenery that gives the city its uniqueness.
What makes it Special
Any tour of Mumbai is incomplete without a visit to Marine Drive. A long promenade lined with beautiful palm trees is a major highlight of this place. The morning here, begins with health-conscious people (including celebrities) assembling to do Yoga and walks. The day move forwards, with college students, who after bunking their classes, gather here for some quality time. Towards the evening many young couples take their romance to the next level in the lap of its serene ambience. All its charm gets multiplied at night, when the city lights lit up the entire boulevard looking similar to an astounding diamonds neckpiece, which gives it the name Queen’s Necklace.
The extraordinary charm of Marine Drive resides in every Mumbaikar’s heart giving heartfelt moments to everyone. Hence, without any doubts, Marine Drive is the heartbeat of Mumbai since 100 years and will continue to be the same for many more years to come.