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Mumbai's Iconic Boulevard Marine Drive Completes 100 Years!

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Marine Drive is where most mumbaikars flock to when they seek a few moments of freedom from the stress of urban life. The boulevard turned 100 years on 18th December.

Mumbai's Iconic Boulevard Marine Drive Completes 100 Years!:

  1. Marine Drive, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  2. Mumbai (Maharashtra)

1. Flanked By Nariman Point On One Side & Chowpatty Beach On The Other, Marine Drive Turned 100 On 18th December, 2015.

Flanked By Nariman Point On One Side & Chowpatty Beach On The Other, Marine Drive Turned 100 On 18th December, 2015.source: flickr - Gopal Vijayaraghavan

Marine Drive is a 4.3-kilometre-long boulevard in Mumbai, It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay. Its deep, graceful curve is perhaps the city’s most famous image after the Gateway of India and iconic Hotel Taj. The romantic glitter of the long arc of streetlights along the promenade gives it an uncanny resemble to a necklace hence it is also known as Queen’s Necklace. The scenic beauty of the perfectly lined palm trees along with the evening lights is a sight to behold.

The iconic boulevard of Mumbai finished 100 years on 18th December,2015. On this occasion, the Marine Drive Citizens’ Association printed a commemorative postcard.

HolidayIQ traveller Surya Kant Bhardwaj from Panipat shares, “My favorite place in the whole world, Marine Drive offers views of endless expanse of sea. Beautiful promenade absolutely amazing while watching the sun going down and even more beautiful at night (Queen's Necklace). Enjoying the fresh sea breeze and watching the fisher boats fading into the horizon. You can see a few crabs down the tetrapods. On one end is Chowpatty beach with loads of eateries around while on the other end are 5 star hotels & Nariman Point which an important landmark for theatre.”

2. The Boulevard Is One Of The Most Famous Bollywood Shooting Spots In Mumbai

The Boulevard Is One Of The Most Famous Bollywood Shooting Spots In Mumbaisource: koimoi.com

The 3-kilometer long boulevard makes for picture-perfect scenery and that is exactly why it is among the most loved shooting locations in Mumbai. The fresh breeze, the setting sun, the sky at dusk, the palm trees  and the array of restaurants in this stretch works in favor of Marine Drive, emerging as a chosen location for shooting. A part of the superhit film ‘Dhoom’, 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S' were shot here.

HolidayIQ Traveller Govind Tailor from Mumbai shares, “It is an awesome place in south Mumbai. If you visit Mumbai and didn't visit here then you missed real Mumbai. Marine Drive actually a six lane concrete road along the coast. It is shaped as english alphabet "C", Marine Drive is also known as the Queen's Necklace because, if viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace. If you want best view of Marine Drive than I will advice you to go there in night along the six lane road night view of this place is amazing.”

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