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Marine Drive
Mumbai

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Walk along the Queen’s Necklace to spot architectural wonders, enjoy coastal views and experience the carnival-like atmosphere of one of Mumbai’s most-loved beaches.

Discover striking landmarks, sea views, street food and a lively beach on Marine Drive. This waterfront road stretches for about 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) from Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. It’s popular with everyone from courting couples to families and joggers, who come in search of a respite from the chaotic city life. Marine Drive bears the nickname Queen’s Necklace, a reference to the streetlights that shine at night and resemble a pearl necklace.

A major highlight of Marine Drive is its curving pedestrian-only promenade, which is ideal to explore on foot. Start from Nariman Point, a financial district at the promenade’s southern end. As you walk, enjoy the views of Back Bay and the Arabian Sea. Admire the fading grandeur of old art deco buildings, many of which date back to the 1920s and 1930s.

Sports fans might want to make a quick detour to peek inside the Wankhede Stadium. This is one of India’s international cricket arenas, with a capacity for over 30,000 fans. Alternatively, spot an array of exotic fish at the Taraporewala Aquarium.

Take a moment to sit on the seawall, feel the cool breeze in your face and watch waves crash gently upon the shore. Purchase snacks and refreshments from the street vendors offering chai tea, coffee and hot peanuts.

The northern end of the promenade converges with Girgaun Chowpatty (Chowpatty Beach), one of the city’s most animated beaches. Peaceful during the day, after sunset it becomes an open-air carnival of fairground rides, street performers and delicious food. Sample traditional Indian fare such as the famous bhel puri, a spicy mix of rice, vegetables noodles and tamarind sauce.

Situated on Mumbai’s Back Bay, Marine Drive is easily accessible from the city’s popular tourist areas. Churchgate, Marine Lines and Charni Road Railway train stations are all less than a 5-minute walk from the promenade. It’s about a 1-hour non-stop walk from end to end. Marine Drive is busiest in the evening, when locals escape from work and come to enjoy the sunsets and fresh air.


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Top hotels in Marine Drive

Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai
Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai
5 out of 5
Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs6,250 per night from 4 Jun to 4 Jun
This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Air India Building, Gateway of India and Wankhede Stadium. Chhatrapati Shivaji ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)
"Overall satisfaction"

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2021

Trident, Nariman Point Mumbai
The Oberoi Mumbai
The Oberoi Mumbai
5 out of 5
Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs9,490 per night from 17 May to 17 May
This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Air India Building, Wankhede Stadium and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum. Gateway ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (481 reviews)
Best 5 star stays
"This has definitely been one of the best five star hospitality that I have seen. They made an amazing decoration for our special event along with a free upgrade. The breakfast was also absolutely amazing"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

The Oberoi Mumbai
InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
135 Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,950 per night from 19 May to 19 May
This family-friendly Mumbai hotel is located on the Strip, within a 15-minute walk of Wankhede Stadium, Flora Fountain and Rajabai Tower. National Centre for ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (146 reviews)
Disappointing
"The room did not have enough lighting for my wife to do her make up. The only place was the bathroom and even there the lighting was dim. One of the reception staff, when asked for anything, the answer was no, sorry., due to the virus the hotel was not even full. The breakfast was ok but not to 5* ..."

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Marine Plaza
Hotel Marine Plaza
4.5 out of 5
29 Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,500 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Marine Drive, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brabourne Stadium and Wankhede Stadium. Gateway of India and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ...
4.2/5Excellent! (303 reviews)
"Location was very good. Breakfast varieties mostly for Indians so they should consider the International customers as well. There was no fresh fruit juice, I am paying 170 Usd per night for canned juice? Also my main issue was the bed they have provided. I booked a single room but they gave me a ..."

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Hotel Marine Plaza
Sea Green Hotel
Sea Green Hotel
2.5 out of 5
145 Marine Drive, Mumbai
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Located in Marine Drive, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brabourne Stadium and Wankhede Stadium. Gateway of India and Bombay Hospital are also within ...
3.2/5 (20 reviews)
"Location was terrific and relaxing. Spacious rooms."

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

Sea Green Hotel
Bentley Hotel Churchgate
Bentley Hotel Churchgate
2 out of 5
Krishna Mahal, 3rd Floor, Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs2,928 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located in Marine Drive, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wankhede Stadium and Bombay Hospital. Crawford Market and Mohammed Ali Road are also within ...
3.4/5Good! (116 reviews)
"Very home like,boutique, extremely courteous staff,good value for money"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Bentley Hotel Churchgate
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