Juhu is famous for Juhu beach, which is surrounded by Arabian sea on the west side. This is more famous among people who are crazy about Bollywood. The aesthetic effect of the beach has attracted many Bollywood actors to buy houses here.
Where is Juhu Beach Located ?
The beach has Versova on the north, Khar on the south, Vile Parle on the eat and Arabian sea on the west. The nearest railway station is at Vile Parle and the nearest metro station is at D N Nagar. Dadar bus stand is 15 km away from the beach and you can hire buses from Andheri or other parts of Mumbai to Dadar bus stand. From the bus stand, you can find taxis and autos to reach any part of the beach.
Best Time to Visit Juhu Beach?
The beach is open throughout the year and throughout the day. The climate is uniform throughout the year. Winter is the best time to visit and thus, you can find many tourists from October to March. The worst time to visit the beach is from June to September. This is the monsoon season and the rainfall is very heavy during this season.
Entrance to the beach is free. The activities in the beach will cost as per the service provider and the season.
Dancing monkey shows
Celebrations during Ganesh Chaturthi
Early morning yoga sessions
Indian freedom fighters’ statues
Watching sunrise and sunset
Top attractions that are a little away from the beach are
Hare Krishna mandir
Chandra Prabhu Jain temple
St. Joseph Church
Vitthal Rukmani temple
Holy cross church
Why this beach is so famous ?
Apart from the beach view, enjoying the sandy beach and bathing in the sea, here are the top attractions to enjoy in the beach.
History of Juhu Beach
During 19th century, the beach was famous among salt traders and toddy tappers. In late 19th century, Jamsetji Tata purchased a land near the beach and built a bungalow. This initiated made many well-off people to buy lands near the beach. The beach is also famous for many Mahatma Gandhi walks as a protest during independence struggle. The famous picture of Mahatma Gandhi being led by a small child was taken in Juhu beach. After his death, a statue and a school were inaugurated in the memory of him.
Shopping and Dining places
You can find many vendors selling chat items and street foods in the beach. You can find toy sellers too. The beach is famous for tasting pav bhaji, a local snack item. You can find fairs during any festival season.