The iconic Chowpatty beach in Mumbai is not the best place to chill but hey, not like city slickers have too many options. Recommended open space in a city being dominated by high rises and malls everywhere.

Chowpatty beach. Photo by Roostam Irani
Chowpatty beach. Photo by Roostam Irani

Things to do on the beach: Build castles, play football, and take… jumping photos!

Two things that caught my eye though…

1. There’s a gutter that flows into the sea.. and not everyone knows it is dirty water. Not sure this would even be allowed in any other country without proper signs that say: Hey, this is DIRTY water!

But heck, not like the rest of the sea is clean.

What’s sad is that I saw people washing their feet in the water. Wonder what they were thinking…

See:

Some wash their feet in gutter water at Chowpatty. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
Some wash their feet in gutter water at Chowpatty. Photo by Mahafreed Irani

A new introduction to the beach are largeish pots called the Nirmalya Kalash used to collect garlands and flowers. According to the rotary website, the flowers are used to create fertilizer. However, the pots which are also used to dispose pooja coconuts are being opened and rag pickers are collecting the coconuts to resell.

Nirmalya Kalash at Chowpatty beach. Photo by Mahafreed Irani
Nirmalya Kalash at Chowpatty beach. Photo by Mahafreed Irani

 

 

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