If you’re a beach bum, then exploring the coastal Mumbai should be on your travel list. Mentioned here are some of the famous beaches in the city, which can be easily explored in a weekend. Likewise, you can find out the time and distance it takes in a Mumbai to Delhi by train journey to return and plan an itinerary. Take a look at some of the famous ‘Mumbaiya’ beaches here.
Juhu Beach –
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Perhaps the most popular beach in the city of Mumbai, the Juhu Beach is loved by tourists and locals alike. The beach sees human activities all day long; right from the morning hours, when the health conscious joggers, walkers, and future cricketers make the beach their turf, and later in the daytime when it becomes a hub for street vendors selling local snacks and people frequenting for a fresh breath of air. However, it is the evenings what you should be looking for, when the gleam of the setting sun engulfs the surrounding. If you’re planning to take a tour of the beaches of the city, it can be easily covered in a weekend. Check out the arrival options and Mumbai to Delhi by train timings to return and plan an itinerary accordingly.
Aksa Beach –
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Another famous beach in Mumbai, it is often mentioned in regional songs. There are several tourist cottages, motels, shopping complexes and eating joints lining up near the beach, which forms up the popular Aksa tourist village. The beach is also a base of the Indian Navy, with INS Hamla harboured at one end. There’s another beach, comparatively smaller though, called Dana Paani, located nearby. The beach serves as a picnic spot for Mumbaikars, apart from going for a swim or a long walk, there isn’t much to do.
Mumbai Chowpatty –
While Juhu offers a sprawling area for getting a little away from the crowd, the Chowpatty is smaller and filled with street stalls selling everything from cheap clothes to food items. Every evening you’ll see hordes of people, tourists and locals, thronging to the place to dig into some ‘Bombay’ Pav Bhaji, Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Aloo Tikki, Pani Puri, Kulfi Falooda, Vada Pav, ‘Cutting’ Chai, kebabs, tikkas and several other snacks.
Madh Island –
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Madh Island is one of Mumbai’s poshest faces and also a popular hangout. Consisting of a group of villages and farmlands, it is located at the north-western part of the city. There are several unspoilt beaches that you can explore in the region, and are known for offering a calm holiday to tourists and travellers. One can reach the Madh Island Beach easily by boarding local trains from the city. The nearest railway station to Mumbai is situated in Malad district. You can find local transportation options to reach the station, after a tour of the beach.
Versova Beach –
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The Versova Beach is situated near Andheri, and offers a stunning view of the Arabian Sea. If you like capturing the different vistas of the rising and the setting sun, then it is a must visit. The beach is mainly known as a fishing spot for fishermen from the large village of Koli Tribes.