One of the most famous beach in Mumbai, Juhu Beach is a sprawling one which is surrounded by Arabian Sea on its West. Called as ‘Juvem’ by Portuguese, inhabitants here were mainly East Indians at that era whith small section for ‘Goans’. In Nineteenth Century, it was just a small Island with Narrow Sand Bar just rising above the Sea Level with a meter or two. It was accessible only during low tides via its tidal inlet.
Throughout the year, it remains a popular Tourist destination for Shooting Films to Casual Evening Walks. If you hang out on any Public Holiday or weekend, you can observe huge crowd relaxing themselves. Joyrides at Horse pulled carriage are one of the highlights here. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, thousands of devotees arrive with a grand possession carrying Idols of Lord Ganesha. These Idols are submerged in the Water at the Beach.
Juhu Beach as a place also houses many renowned Celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Dermenrdra, Sonam Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Ravina Tondon, Rani Mukherjee etc. Also referred as ‘Beverly Hills’ of Bollywood, the property rates are fairly high making this place a prime Residential Hub. There is a famous Statue of Gandhi by this astonishing Beach and a by-lane of a road names as Ghandhigram road. This road lies towards northern Juhu and the spot is famous for its astounding sunset. Even during the freedom struggle, Mahatma Ghandhi took many walks at this beach on his visit to Mumbai.
Though the Beach enjoys uniform Climate throughout the year, still the best time to enjoy here is in winter, when the weather is quite pleasant. Avoid arriving here between June to September as the place experience heavy rainfall during these 3 months. This is also one of the best places in Mumbai to relish typical ‘Mumbai Style’ food. You may locate the Food court right at its entrance and relish its notable Sevpuri and Bhelpuri. Decent food stalls here offer impeccable Pav Bhaji. Gulp it down with fresh Coconut water to make your Food journey mesmerizing.
You may spot people here indulged in Walking, Running, Jogging, Cycling, Yoga, Gymnastics, moving around their Dogs etc. It is popular for spotting Aircrafts as well, as all the Planes taking off from Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport usually move over the Beach towards the sea. Visit the place before Sunrise to enjoy sun conquering the buildings to throw early morning rays on this spectacular beach.
In case you wish to spend a day or so, head towards its Southern end where many Luxury Apartments and Hotels will enthrall you with a lifetime experience. So, here are all the reasons making Juhu Beach popular not just among city dwellers but it is a sought-after destination for every visitor who land in ‘Financial Capital of India’.