Chowpatty occupies a very special place in the life of people in Mumbai. The Chowpatty has witnessed many historic events in the pre-independence and also in the post independence period. The place has also witnessed many mass political meetings addressed by the topmost leaders of India. People crowd in here on two important occasions every year, one being the immersion ceremony of Lord Ganesha during the Ganesha Festival and the other the Coconut Day when the fishing folk offer coconuts to the sea in gratitude and reverence. It is only after the completion of the Marine Drive the place became very much busy and crowded. However, people so visit this place often for a change in the daily routine. The two statues erected on this beach are those of Lokmanya Tilak and Vithalbhai Patel. Nearest Rly. Station: Charni Road (W.R.).
It is most popular beach in Mumbai. Spread over Kms. long seashore along the coastal line. The beach is generally crowded in the evening as the visitors usually come here at these hours for fresh air and pleasure strolling. Nearest Rly. Station: Santacruz, Vileparle (W.R.).