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Marine Drive, Mumbai

Marine Drive Overview

Marine Drive popularly known as the Queen Necklace is the most popular tourist spot giving an enchanting view of the sun set over the Arabian Sea. It glitters in the night with its beautifully lighted promenade along the shore. Marine Drive was built on reclaimed land in 1920, and is one of the most famous promenades of the city. From Malabar Hill, past Chowpatty, onto the elite business centre of Nariman Point, the road glitters with streetlights at night. The curve of the road resembles a glowing pearl string. Marine Drive located in the central Mumbai, on land reclaimed from the sea, is Mumbai's most famous thoroughfare. Recently it has come to known as Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Road with Nariman Point on one end to Babulnath, at the foot of Walkeshwar on the other. This expanse of sand and sea is the place where pleasure seekers come to relax after dusk in the cool sea breeze. One can see the statues of Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel. There is a huge line of stalls on the beach, selling 'Bhelpuri', 'Kulfi' and 'Paan'. There are also shooting galleries, snake charmers, monkey trainers, balloon sellers and even masseurs. Recently they have added a park called Nana-Nani Park for elderly people. The 'Queen's Necklace', as it is also called, emerged as a magnificent avenue and has seen the changing of its glittering streetlights from 'diamonds' (white light) to 'Gold' (yellow lights).

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