The famous beach of Chowpatty is the only beach that adorns
central part of Mumbai. Situated at the end of Marine drive, at the
foot of Malabar, this vast expanse of sand and sea is the hub of
human activity. The beach is sought after by political, religious
and other social groups to perform functions. The beach is equally
popular with youth and those who are seeking fun and relaxation
irrespective of their age.
During the day, the place gives a deserted look. There is not much
action to catch during daytime. During daytime it is flocked by idle
groups who come to have a sleep under its stunted trees. But as the
sun starts backward journey, the place starts getting filled with
people from all walks of life. It virtually turns into a fair ground
in the evening.
In the evening one can see kids screaming on Ferris wheels or
taking pony rides, wayside astrologers making a quick buck, monkey
shows, self -styled gymnast demonstrating amazing yogic postures
etc. The place gets lined with kiosks selling ice-cream and
Bhelpuri-signature dish of Mumbai. The sight of selling meals on
wheels makes one remember scenes from Hindi movies, which have
depicted these scenes beautifully.
Who knows that you may catch a live film shoot or any bollywood
personality as the place is haunted by film crews.