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Juhu Beach

Juhu Beach is the longest beach in Mumbai and the most sought-after among locals and tourists alike. It’s known for an array of lip-smacking street food with a distinctive Mumbai taste, typically sweet and sour.

Districts/ Region :

Mumbai suburban region of Maharashtra, India.

History :

In the 19th century, Juhu was an island; a long, narrow sandbar rising above sea level by a couple of meters, just off the west coast of Salsette. Later it was connected to the mainland of Mumbai with reclamation. India’s first civil aviation airport was founded here in 1928. The beach is among the most popular sites in the city for the annual Ganesh Visarjan ceremony when thousands of devotees arrive in grand processions, carrying idols of the Lord Ganesh  of various sizes, to immerse in the sea at the beach

Geography :

Juhu beach is in the western coastal region of Maharashtra in between Malad creek and Meethi river on the Arabian sea. It has Versova beach to its north.

Weather/Climate :

The prominent weather in the region is rainfall, the Konkan belt experiences High Rainfall (ranges around 2500 mm to 4500 mm), and the climate remains Humid and warm. The temperature reaches up to 30 degrees Celsius during this season.

Summers are hot and humid, and the temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius.

Winters have a comparatively milder climate (around 28 degrees Celsius), and the weather remains Cool and Dry

Things to do :

Discover your adventurous side with water sports like Jet Ski rides, parasailing, bumper boat rides, banana boat rides, and fly fish rides.

Along with this, activities such as photography, horse riding as well as swimming can be done.

If you want to enjoy the nightlife of Mumbai, this place is worth visiting.

Nearest tourist place :

One can plan to visit the following tourist places along with Juhu beach.

ISKCON temple: It isalso known as Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple. This beautiful marble structure has numerous halls for prayers and preaching.
Film City: The place is 14.2 KM from Juhu beach. It is situated in Goregaon East, Mumbai and is also called Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari. Most Bollywood films are shot here equipped with studios, theatres and recording rooms.
Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: This holy place is located in the Prabhadevi area 16 KM south of the Juhu beach and is one of the most flourishing temples in Mumbai, built approximately in the 18th century. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
Powai Lake – Powai Lake situated 15 KM away from Juhu beach is an artificial lake built by the British. Birds like ducks, kingfishers and falcons visit the place often.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park – This scenic national park is about 19 KM away from Juhu beach, and it is notable for being a weekend getaway for the Mumbaikars. Sanjay Gandhi National Park has numerous species of animals, birds and butterflies within the park.

How to travel to tourist place by Rail, Air, Road (train, flight, bus) with distance and required time :

Juhu is accessible by road and railways. BEST buses and taxis are available for this place.

Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport Mumbai 5.5 KM

Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle 2.9 KM

Special food speciality and hotel :

Various stalls of local snacks such as Panipuri, Bhelpuri, Pavbhaji and local dishes are available here. Along with this, stalls of South Indian, as well as Chinese, are also available.

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station :

Numerous hotels are available around Juhu beach.

Hospitals are in the vicinity of the beach.

The nearest post office is at a distance of 1.6 KM.

Tara road police station is at a distance of 0.8 KM

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit :

The place is accessible throughout the year. The ideal time to head for Juhu Beach is from October through February. Avoid visiting during the heavy monsoons of Mumbai, as the high tides would add to the risk. Summers are too hot, so it is better to visit this place during early morning or in the evening.