Marine Dr

Waterfront in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Image by Rushabh Sheth Five Hundred Pixels

Built on reclaimed land in 1920 and a part of Mumbai's recently crowned Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles Unesco World Heritage Site, Marine Dr arcs along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point past Girgaum Chowpatty and continues to the foot of Malabar Hill. Lined with flaking art deco apartments, it’s one of Mumbai’s most popular promenades and sunset-watching spots. Its twinkling night-time lights have earned it the nickname ‘the Queen’s Necklace’.

Hundreds gather on the promenade around Nariman Point in the early evening to snack and chat, when it’s a good place to meet Mumbaikars.