The city of Mumbai is well known for its value as the commercial capital of India. However, very few of us are aware of this fact that Mumbai is popular for its expansive beaches too. It is one of those unique cities in India that is surrounded by sea on all its three parts. The Versova Beach is also known as a fascinating coast that is the continuation of the Juhu Beach. It is located in the suburbs of Andheri. The Versova Beach is also well-known to accommodate a large number of fishing communities called the Kolis. This beach is famous for its fish market auctions that are held every day. Moreover, if you are a couple and wants to visit Versova Beach, then it has plenty to offer to you. The sight of the blue sea and the expansive sand would surely guarantee a romantic day for both of you.
On the other hand, apart from the scenic beauty of the coast, the rocks that protect the beach act as a buffer and protect the village from the large waves of the Arabian Sea. The shoreline faces the enormous expanse of the Arabian Sea and watching the magnificent sunsets from the Versova Beach is a dream comes true for any individual. One may also find it surreal to witness the fishermen heading out to the big blue sea to catch fish. People in Mumbai often visit this place to escape from the moribund life. Versova Beach has a unique kind of tranquility in its environment that truly makes it a place where you can unwind your life.
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How to reach Versova Beach?
It is a widely accepted fact that Mumbai is well connected to all the major cities of India. If you want to access Versova Beach by road, then you would be assured by the fact that it is well-connected to almost all the major bus stations in the city. On the other hand, if you want to reach Versova Beach by train, you can reach this place easily. However, it is important to note that first, you need to contact the city of Mumbai to access Versova Beach. Andheri Station is the closest train station that is located near the Versova Beach. Moreover, you can also board a train from the Churchgate station to reach Versova Beach. Additionally, you can also find a lot of trains from Santa Cruz station and Ville Parle station to arrive at the beautiful Versova Beach. The Versova Beach has situated 15 kilometers away from the Mumbai Airport. Mumbai is connected expansively by both domestic and international flights and finding one won’t be much of a problem for you.
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What are the activities you can do in the Versova Beach?
Versova Beach is a different sea beach in India as you can well appreciate the natural scenery. It is a place where you can reignite the flame in your romantic life. One of the main activities you can do in this beach is to go fishing with the local fishermen. By indulging in this kind of activity, it can be guaranteed that you would learn a lot of unique things about the culture and rich heritage of Mumbai as a city. Moreover, by interacting with the fishermen, you can learn a lot about the local culture and their lifestyle.
On the flipside, if you are a fish lover, you can also learn a lot of local recipes from the fishermen. You can also opt for shopping at the local fish market which boasts of a huge collection of saltwater fish. You can also select just to sit back and gaze on the activities of the fishermen. It can also turn out to be a unique experience for you in Versova Beach.
You would be quite amazed to know that Versova Beach has something to offer to every individual. It is an excellent place where a photographer can take wide angle shots of the sea and its surrounding environment. Capturing the scenic beauty of the Versova Beach is a unique experience altogether and hence does not forget to pack your camera along with your luggage. You can also opt for riding horses or donkeys across the great shoreline of the Versova Beach. One can also witness the massive celebrations related to festivals by the side of the beach. If you are lucky enough, you can see the famous Coconut Day celebration of the Kolis where coconut offerings are made to the Sea God.
Besides that Ganesh Chaturthi is also a major festival in Mumbai and the immersion parade is well-known for its magnificence and diversity. The best time to visit Versova Beach is from September to May. It is so because at this time, the humidity levels are in control and the weather is pleasant with a feel good temperature.
The nearby attractions of Versova Beach
The Versova Beach is situated very close to the Versova village, and you can interact with the local communities in this community. Besides that, you can also witness the fish market auction that is held in the village at 4:00 PM every day. Juhu Beach is situated very close to Versova Beach and is also a very famous beach in Mumbai. The Versova Beach is also well-known for several fitness freaks that use this beach for running, jogging and exercising. If you are a fitness freak, you can also have the unique experience of jogging and exercise in the backdrop of the Arabian Sea in the Versova Beach. It can increase your fitness levels. You can also visit the ISKCON Temple to raise your spiritual quotient. Many religious ceremonies and pujas are held here, and if you are lucky enough, you can witness the great morning Arti before sunrise. It would be a surreal experience for you.
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