“Recently, Juhu Chowpatty beach at Andheri (Mumbai Suburban) got beautified with some 100 new lighting pillars (Lamp Posts) across 4 to 5 km stretch. Juhu is one of the top, famous and oldest beaches in Mumbai.
One of the best place for excursion, It is also a great place to unwind and to enjoy sunset of Mumbai. Beach side food stalls (Khau Galli Eateries) are main attractions for varieties of street food, Especially during weekends and public holidays. Kids & Children enjoy the rides, toys and the sand while couples do spend some personal time in evening at this beach..”
Juhu Beach Revamp
Renovating and beautifying of beach was in news since year 2016 and one of the most needed thing as per beach security was to give ample light in dark which was really missing since years. In 2019, Municipal Corporation took up with the task and finally finished up installing new bright lamp posts (lighting pillars).
Juhu beach is very first of few beaches in Mumbai Suburban which is more brighter and beautiful with shiny lights, Now looks more beautiful and secure in evening and late nights for visitors. Also few Projectors installed that displays positive quotes and social messages for citizens along the beachfront. These pathway lights and few main pole lights is part of new Revamp 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 and for such a famous place for tourism boost internationally.
The facelift at entry point targets beautifying looks, comfort for citizens and also for senior citizens with installed ramps and railings. Beach now welcomes everyone in year 2020 with cleaner and beautifying looks.
All major beaches of Mumbai attract citizen for some leisure time, Unwind from routine and to spend some quality time with family and beloved. Do expect ample crowd in weekends and holidays and moderate in weekdays, This beach is one of the best place and suburban attractions till date when it comes to eateries too.
Cool evening breeze in summer at such beaches in Mumbai is what attracts people to tackle up with summer heats in evening.
It is a beautiful medium size sea shore that also attracts tourists as there are many 5 and 7 star hotels at beachfront. Juhu is also a residential location for elite class and bollywood celebrities like Amitabh bachchan and Akshay Kumar to name just few.
One major attraction of this Chowpatty beach of Andheri, The very famous Mumbai Suburban is its Food Zone. Decades before when street food concept was very limited, People use to call upon this beach eatery with one particular speciality 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 styled).
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 heart favourite of kids for all the sand fun to play.
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 space.
This is one beach of Mumbai suburban of Andheri that has all it takes to enjoy and spend some great time like food & eatery, A safe sea shore, Beautiful sunset view, coconut trees for shade and most important 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 into 3, 4, 5 & 7 star sea facing hotels at Juhu beach.
Reaching the Beach
Nearest railway station to reach this beach is Andheri (West Side) on Western railway route of Mumbai. Bus, Auto and Cool cabs are available from railway station.
Alternately, this beach is also connected via Santacruz. Buses also run from other Suburban stations like Borivali etc.