Chowpatty Beach Mumbai
Chaupati or Chowpatty is a famous beach in Mumbai popular with
locals and tourists alike. Located in the urban district Girgaum in
close proximity to Marine Drive.
This beach is a favoured location for the faithful to watch their statues of the god Ganesh.
The name of the beach is a corruption of the term for "four streams".
Large crowds gather at the end of the day or during festivals and weekends to enjoy the rare open space. Children and adults like enjoy wading in the cooling waters, though swimming in the European tradition is not practiced here and it more somewhere to promenade.
In the evening the beach is lined with stalls, vendors, entertainers, including children's rides and fast food shops selling traditional Indian foods as well as modern snacks. Watch out for the puffed rice snack called Bhelpuri!