To the uninitiated, Marine Drive is a 4.3-kilometer-long boulevard located in South Mumbai. It is a ‘C’-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay.
Every Mumbaikar has a story attached to Marine Drive. A stress busting walk after a bad day at work, or sitting with a loved one watching the sunset, the stretch has probably given every Mumbaikar a memory to cherish. The iconic curve completes 100 years today, thus giving us a reason to reminisce how special a place it is in every Mumbaikar’s heart.
EVOLUTION OVER THE YEARS
The Early days
A rare panorama of Marine Drive dated 1870 | Source: Imgur
A Day In Its Life
The morning starts with people who gather for morning walks and yoga.
In the afternoon, college kids bunk their lectures and assemble on the promenade.
The evenings are for couples, who sit by and watch the sunset together.
It also serves as a livelihood for hawkers who sell peanuts and chanas.
Monsoon is the best time for strolls as the water from the sea makes a big splash.
At night, it sparkles like a queen’s necklace, shining bright like a diamond in Mumbai’s armour.