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In Pictures: Happy 100th Birthday Marine Drive!


Ever been lucky enough to sit on a window seat on a night flight to Mumbai? The view below is stunning as you come in to land – the twinkling lights of the ‘Queen’s necklace’ are breathtaking.

The beauty of Marine Drive never ceases to amaze – be it for those who are visiting Mumbai for the first time, or those who have been living there since always. The morning walks, the relaxed evenings, the sight of waves crashing on the shore during monsoons, the get-togethers, the chit-chats, the calmness and the excitement – it’s everything at one place.

This iconic boulevard is celebrating its 100th anniversary today. Originally named the ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road’, Marine Drive is a 4.3 km long road in southern Mumbai. It is a C-shaped road linking Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. On its 100th birthday, here are some pictures to show what Marine Drive means to Mumbai.

1. It is love at first sight:

Marine Drive

Source: Facebook

2. And its love:

Marine Drive

Source: Humans of Bombay/Facebook

3. And friendship:

Marine Drive

Source: Humans of Bombay/Facebook

4. And dreams:

Marine Drive

Source: Tatparya Shankar/Facebook

5. It’s that place in the city you just HAVE to visit…

Marine Drive

Source: SC Photography/Facebook

6. When you need to think:

Marine Drive

Source: Dan Searle/Flickr

7. Or celebrate:

Marine Drive

Source: Mumbai – Dream city/Facebook


8: Or bond:

Marine Drive

Source: David Ramos/Fickr

9. And even read:

Marine Drive

Source: Anish T. Nair/Flickr

10. It is the celebration of beauty:

Marine Drive

Source: Paolo Braiuca/Flickr

What’s your favourite Marine Drive memory?

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