“Recently, Juhu beach (Also called ‘Juhu Chowpatty’) at Andheri (Mumbai Suburban) got beautified with some 100 new lighting pillars (Lamp Posts) across a 4 to 5 km stretch. Juhu is one of the top, most famous, and oldest beaches in Mumbai.
One of the best places for excursions, It is also a great place to unwind and enjoy the sunset in Mumbai. Beachside food stalls (Khau Galli Eateries) are the main attractions for varieties of street food, Especially during weekends and public holidays. Kids and Children enjoy the rides, toys, and sand, while couples do spend some personal time in the evening at this beach…”
Juhu Beach Revamp
Renovating and beautifying the beach has been in the news since 2016, and one of the most needed things as per beach security was to give ample light in the dark, which has really been missing for years. In 2019, the Municipal Corporation took up the task and finally finished installing new bright lamp posts (lighting pillars).
Juhu Beach is one of the few beaches in Mumbai Suburban that is brighter and more beautiful with shiny lights. It now looks more beautiful and secure in the evening and late nights for visitors. There are also a few Projectors installed that display positive quotes and social messages for citizens along the beachfront. These pathway lights and a few main pole lights are part of the new renovation and attractions of the famous beach of Andheri.
With the beach revamp, the multi-entry points of this beach will also get new looks. About 8 such entries are now seen with bollards, ramps, railings, more focus lights and welcome signs. It is a very good idea for such a famous place to boost tourism internationally.
The facelift at the entry point targets beautifying looks and comfort for citizens, as well as senior citizens, with installed ramps and railings. The beach now welcomes everyone in 2020 with cleaner and more beautifying looks.
All major beaches in Mumbai attract citizens for some leisure time, to unwind from routine, and to spend some quality time with family and loved ones. Do expect an ample crowd on weekends and holidays and a moderate crowd on weekdays. This beach is one of the best places and suburban attractions to date when it comes to eateries too.
Cool evening breeze in summer at such beaches in Mumbai are what attracts people to tackle the summer heat in the evening.
It is a beautiful medium-sized seashore that also attracts tourists, as there are many 5- and 7-star hotels on the beachfront. Juhu is also a residential location for the elite class and Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, to name just a few.
One major attraction of this Chowpatty beach in Andheri, The very famous Mumbai suburb, is its Food Zone. Decades ago, when street food concepts were very limited, People used to call upon this beach eatery for one particular specialty food delicacy called ‘BHEL PURI’. If you are a Mumbai citizen and watch Bollywood movies, You must have surely heard a line that goes like ‘CHOWPATTY JAYENGE AUR BHEL PURI KHAYENGE”. Which means Juhu Beach initially had very limited eateries (Street Food Options), which were Bhel Puri, Pani Puri, and Ice Candy (The old style).
As of now, i.e year 2020, This beach is world wide famous for its food zone and varieties of street food and chaats, Some of them to be listed are Pani puri, Baraf Gola (ice candy kind), Chana masala, Biryani Pulav and lots more for those junk food lovers. Next, this beach is a heartfelt favourite of kids for all the fun in the sand.
Car parking is a small challenge at this place, Yet a parking location is available right in front of the beach. During weekends, One might need to wait and spend some time hunting for parking spaces.
This is one beach in Mumbai’s suburb of Andheri that has all it takes to enjoy and spend some great time, like food and eateries, A safe seashore, a beautiful sunset view, coconut trees for shade, and most importantly, easy travel options to reach this place from Andheri Station and other corners of Mumbai city.
More Places to see near Juhu beach
- Just near the beach is the famous ISCKON temple, also called ‘Hare Rama, Hare Krishna’ temple of Andheri.
- For rocky beach lovers, Versova beach is the adjacent and connected beach and a famous shore specially for couples.
- Lokhandwala market is one place not to miss. A long lane with imported products range for shopping at reasonable rates. It is also a market where many TV actors and others frequents in evening.
Star Hotels at Juhu beach
Hotels like The Orchid Hotel, Juhu Hotel, JW Marriott, Sea Side, Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel, Golden Manor, Hotel Royal Garden, Citizen Hotel, Sun-n-Sand, Sea Princess, Tulip Star (Formerly ‘Juhu Centaur Hotel), Sea Palace, Novotel, King’s International, Fiction, Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu Continental, and Emerald that are rated as 3, 4, 5, and 7-star sea-facing hotels at Juhu Beach
Reaching the Beach
The nearest railway station to reach this beach is Andheri (West Side), on the western railway route of Mumbai. Buses, autos, and Cool cabs are available from the railway station.
Alternately, this beach is also connected via Santacruz. Buses also run from other Suburban stations, like Borivali, etc.
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