Tourism is a boom in the state of Maharashtra in India. This is one state in the entire country where a tourist can find versatility in tourist destinations. Historical monuments, ancient excavations, museums, beaches, adventure sports, valleys, wine tourism etc. everything is present in here. One of the most popular amongst them is the abundance of beaches housed in this place. Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra in particular is home to several popular beaches. Each beach is famous for a unique element. Some are crowded, others quiet whereas some are famous for water sports and so on. Marve Beach in particular is famous for its peacefulness.
This beach is a favourite location for couples given the idleness of this place. Many a time college students and families also come in here to enjoy the beauty of the beach.
What to do when at Marve Beach
Marve Beach is located in the western suburbs of Mumbai. This beach is the perfect definition of serenity. This place is far away from pollution. The beach is lined with cashew nut trees. The fact that it’s far away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, makes it a wonderful destination. The ones who are in search of calmness must visit this place because this place is known for it. Idle walks by the beach with one’s hair and clothes swaying in the cool and gentle breeze is all one needs to soothe oneself. The natural exuberance of this place is perfect for nature lovers. When in here one to relax. The very aura of this place is extremely relaxing. A visit to Marve Beach is definitely like therapy. One should visit a place of this nature once in a while with ones near and dear ones to relax one’s mind, body and soul.
Marve Beach is inhabited by Catholic natives of Mumbai. When in here one gets a feeling of being in Goa because of the living and dressing of the local people who reside here. The indeed is as beautiful as the beaches in Goa. It’s clean and not very much crowded. When in here one gets the unique opportunity to interact with the local community residing in here and learn about their culture and traditions. In addition one may also get to taste some famous and scrumptious local delicacies of this place if you make friends with the locals here.
Marve Beach also houses a tiny ancient Portuguese Church. This church is popular amongst the tourists and they always make a point to visit it when on a trip to Marve Beach. Thus, in addition to been a place full of natural beauty and culture, one also gets an opportunity to visit an ancient historical structure. This is like an additional perk for tourists who like visiting historical structures.
The beauty of this place makes it the perfect location for photography lovers too. The couples who are looking out for shooting destinations for their upcoming wedding should definitely visit this place. The clean and serene beach and the wonderful lighting present in here will make you fall in love with this place. One can experiment a lot when it comes to photography in here. Sunsets and sunrise look spectacular from the Marve Beach.
The Indian Naval base i.e. INS Hamla is located in the vicinity. When at Marve Beach one can spot jawans undergoing training.
A Tourist’s Guide
Marve Beach is open all around the year and entry is not ticketed here. It is advisable to avoid going to this beach during summers as the scorching heat of the sun will be unbearable. There exist ferry ride from the beach which takes one to the nearby Manori Beach.
The nearest railway stations from here is Borivali Railway Station and Malad Railway Station. The nearest airport from Marve Beach is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In case you are planning for a stay in here then this place won’t disappoint you. The beach has beautiful beach houses which provide a comfortable stay. The beach houses are also one of the attractive elements of the Marve Beach. Overall Marve Beach makes for a perfect weekend getaway for tourists. The welcoming and tranquil ambience of this place is all a tourist needs from a tourist destination.