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Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Girgaon Chaupati, commonly known as Chaupati', is one of the best known public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area of Mumbai, India. The beach is noted for its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations when thousands of people from all over Mumbai come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganapati in the Arabian Sea. It is also one of the many places in the city where the Ramlila is performed on a stage every year. An effigy of Ravan erected on the sand is burnt by the end of the 10-day performance. One can find several bhelpuri, panipuri, ragda patties and pav bhaji vendors on the beach.On the road running along the beach, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 attacks, Ajmal Kasab, was caught and arrested. A bronze statue of Tukaram Omble, the policeman who helped arrest Kasab, was erected on 26November 2011.EtymologyChowpatty is really Chau-pati as per . This name is analogous to that of Satpaty, a village in the Mahim Taluka of the Thane District, which is approached through a Channel or Creek, containing seven divisions of water.Images
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  • This city beach is a favourite evening spot for courting couples, families, political rallies and anyone out to enjoy what passes for fresh air....Good to enjoy the view of the skyline.. Not really cl...  read more »
  • Beautiful place to go with friends and family. In evening lot many people visit this place for fun and enjoyment. Lot of street food options at reasonable price are available. Situated just near the s...  read more »
  • Just off Marine Drive, this is the perfect place to come in the evening. It is full of local people with their families enjoying street food, buying stuff from vendors and generally relaxing. Great pl...  read more »
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