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Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long Promenade along the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai, India. Often, the names Marine Drive and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road are used interchangeably to refer to this 3.9 km stretch. The road and promenade were constructed by late philanthropist Bhagojisheth Keer and Pallonji Mistry. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast of a natural bay. Marine Drive is also known as the Queen's Necklace because, when viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace.

Top Attractions in Marine Drive

Kilachand Chowk

If you love to spend some time at the most serene place, then the Kilachand Chowk is definitely the ideal place.

Bhikha Behram Well

Located between Churchgate and Fountain in South Mumbai, the well is one of the heritage sites in India.

Wellington Fountain

Recently, in 2018, this destination has achieved an important remark from UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage. The well-maintained Wellington Fountain is the vital treasure of India.

Utility Centres

Many Sports Clubs are situated along the stretch of Marine Drive, including members-only clubs like the Cricket Club of India, adjoining the Brabourne Stadium, and Garware Club House, adjacent to the famous Wankhede Stadium, as well as others like the Mumbai Police Gymkhana, P. J. Hindu Gymkhana and Islam Gymkhana.

Expensive Hotels

Real estate prices along the Esplanade are high. Many hotels dot the drive. Most prominent among them being the 5-star Oberoi (formerly the Oberoi Hilton Tower however reverted to the original name as of early 2008), The Intercontinental, Hotel Marine Plaza, Sea Green Hotel and a few other smaller hotels. Marine Drive is the preferred connecting road between the central business district located at Nariman Point and the rest of the city.

Things to Do in Marine Drive

The Bombay Store

Almost 1.2 kilometres away from Marine Drive, the store is famous for the unconventional range of products that describe the great amalgamation of traditional and contemporary Indian culture.

Spas near Marine Drive

There are several spas near Marine Drive that enhances the body, mind and soul rejuvenation.

Chowpatty Beach

At the northern end of Marine Drive is Chowpatty Beach. This is a popular beach famed for its Bhel puri (local fast food). Many restaurants also line this stretch of the road.

Best Time to Visit Marine Drive

Mumbai is the all-year-round destination. The Marine Drive is the 24/7 beautiful destination that leaves a great experience. Though, walking through the stage in the night is absolutely mind-boggling experience.

How to Reach Marine Drive? 

There are many options for transport within the city and for outside Mumbai as well. People can easily access any public transport according to their choice and fair budget. There is Monorail, Mumbai Suburban Railway, Metro, Buses, Taxis, Autos, Ferries etc. There are 6-7 railway stations which connect to all major cities of India. There are buses and water services as well. People can travel by road to any other place conveniently.

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