Girgaum Chowpatty
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One of the renowned Beaches in Mumbai, Girgaum Chowpatty has an indispensable relevance at the occasion of Ganpati Visarjan. Girgaum Chowpatty is majorly popular as Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai. Located near Charni Road Station in the South of Mumbai, this is another major Tourist Attraction in Mumbai. Known for its Amazing Night views, the place is well surrounded by many Shopping Hubs and famous Eateries.

Girgaum Chowpatty gets honoured on the 10th day of Ganpati Visarjan, as the biggest “Ganpatis’’ are brought here to immerse (Visarjan) during Ganpati Festival. The place witnesses Thousands of Enthusiasts dropping in to catch the glimpse of those incredible moments of ‘Visarjan’. It also hosts some of the great Eateries including Ice Shops, Lip Smacking ‘Chaat’ corners and other great Food joints. Few children ride including Merry-go-Rounds, Ferry Wheel and BB Guns shooting galleries have also been arranged to make the place enticing for the kids as well.

Enjoy a Beach side massage that will rejuvenate you from the core in the fresh open air. Relish Bhelpuri, which is known to be the best thing to eat in this remarkable place. After a spicy session of Bhelpuri, what about a soothing Ice-Candy? Also called Barf Ka Gola, it tastes best when shared with your loved ones. And if you wish to sit and relax for a while, rent a floor mat (Chatai) and steal some relaxing moments for yourself out of your hectic schedules. The astonishing view given by the various Branded outlets in the vicinity add appeal to the place.

Places of interest like Babunath Temple, Hanging Garden, Taraporewala Aquarium and Dadar Chowpatty are in close vicinity to this beautiful Chowpatty. While Babunath Temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Mumbai, Wilson College is worth to visit to explore its beautiful carvings.

The glorious Sunset is the major attraction for this marvellous place that draws many tourists for its mind-blowing views. You may also find some people relaxing after a long and tiring day, and exploring the scenic beauty of the place. Local vendors are available here selling toys, balloons and eatables like roasted peanuts and Mumbai’s special Chaats. Camel ride and Horse ride is also available here to add to your pleasure.

To reach Girgaum Chowpatty, board the Mumbai’s lifeline (local train) on the Western Railway Route. It is the 3rd station from the Churchagte. Best time to visit the Chowpatty Beach is between October to March. It is also well connected with various roads. So, you can hire a taxi or an auto easily to reach the place.

The place will definitely leave some calming ‘Imprints’ on your heart with its marvellous offerings.

Address: Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai (Map)