Rainy season is here and long romantic drives are a must! Mumbai gets really chaotic during the rainy season but long drives are really relaxing! They are also refreshing and if you take a drive late in the night, you will find Mumbai to be the most beautiful and peaceful city. The best kind of drive is when there are light drizzles of rain, some good old classic songs, nostalgic conversations with your friends or even your partner and a scoop of your favourite ice cream! Here are some places that you can go for a peaceful drive in Mumbai that are loved by most Mumbaikars.
1. Palm Beach, Navi Mumbai
Palm Beach in Navi Mumbai is the most beautiful place and a lot of people from Vashi, Chembur, Belapur and nearby locations come here for drives in the night. The drive will only be as good as your road, at least in Mumbai! The Palm Beach Road is wide stretch which is pot-hole free and with almost no traffic! The road is surrounded with tall palm trees that are beautifully lined and there is also a lake! You should at least once some here for a long drive.
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2. Bandra-Worli Sea link
Worli Sea link is magical and if you pass that bridge in the night, take my word for this one, you will not regret coming here. Worli Sea Link is hyped for all the right reasons. If Marine Drive is where you think you can sit down and collect thoughts, this place literally gives you the motivation to follow your dreams. It is calm, peaceful and you will be awestruck with the majestic structure of this bridge.
Check out this floating restaurant, Mumbai Maiden that has the beautiful view of Worli Sea face and serves amazing food and drinks!
3. Carter Road
Carter Road is another beautiful place for long drives in Bandra. Here you will find a lot of people sitting on benches, holding hands, spending time with their friends and family. Carter road also has a lot of places where you get great street food, posh restaurants, ice cream parlours and desserts places. Rains and chai are a perfect combination on carter road! If you manage to drive around the time of sunset, the view is serene and so soulful!
Check out Mini-Goa in Ranwar Village, Bandra which has artistic streets and beautiful graffiti painted all over.
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4. Marine Drive
Marine drive is the heart of this city. You can come here in any season, it is beautiful all year long and you will never get tired of it. But my favourite time to visit Marine Drive is during the rainy season, not when it is pouring but just light rains. The weather is all gloomy and the view of the sea is just breathtaking. All of my long drive suggestions are during the night because the city is sleeping and you finally find some time for yourself. The stretch from Nariman Point to Chowpatty is so well kept with no traffic, the street lights are aligned so perfectly setting the mood for romantic conversations.
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5. Yeoor Hills
I cannot leave the suburbs behind when it comes to long drives. Yeeor Hills in Thane and are situated good 3o-40 minutes from the station. Thankers come here for morning walks or to witness the beautiful evening sunsets. The road up till the hills is rocky but once you reach the top you will find a lot of good restaurants which serve good authentic food. You can come to Yeoor for hiking, camping and even for waterfalls! The road on both sides is surrounded by dense forest.
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