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- 98%Local Culture
- 85%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Budget Travelers
- 66%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (17)
- Chowpatty BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 19, 2013
A popular spot with Mumbaikar (Mumbai residents) families out for a sunset stroll, Chowpatty Beach is one of the best places to sample some of Bombay's beloved street foods. The specialty here is bhel puri, puffed rice mixed with thin, dry snack noodles made from chickpea flour, finely cut tomatoes and onions, chaat masala (a special snack spice blend), and a dash of imli chutney (tamarind sauce). If you have room, make sure to try some pao bhaji (buns served with spicy potato curry) or kulfi (creamy pistachio ice cream on a stick).
- Chowpatty BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 21, 2013
It's gritty, yes, and certainly not a place for swimming, but Mumbai's Chowpatty Beach, fronting Marine Drive, is the best spot in the city for an evening stroll. Watch the sunset, then take in the hawkers, trannies, and handholding while you snack on pani puri or pav bhaji from the street stalls.
- Chowpatty BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 04, 2012
Chowpatty Beach is a great place to people watch and pick up local street food. Certainly not the pristine beach you've been dreaming of -- it is dirty, crowded, and can be a bit intimidating. I love it for the atmosphere but it isn't beautiful.
A drive along the waterfront is also a must.