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Girgaun Chowpatty

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Girgaun Chowpatty, known as Chowpatty, is a famous public beach on the coast of Mumbai.
Girgaun Chowpatty with the skyscrapers in the background
It is famous for Ganesh visarjans (immersions) when people come in large numbers to immerse an idol of Ganesh in the sea. There are halogen lights put up on the beach during such times.
View of the beach
There are many fast food joints on the beach selling bhelpuri, ragda patties and pav bhaji. People come here in large numbers to enjoy the sunset and then feast on the fast food.
Another view of the beach, with litter on the shore
The water here is not clean but some people do prefer to have a nice bath in the water. The beach is nicely kept. No littering is allowed on the beach, which is patrolled by lifeguards.

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