Marine Drive is a 3 KM. long inverted 'C' shaped six lane concrete road along the coast which is a natural bay in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. It has six lanes and run along the coast and is a natural bay on Arabian Sea. It connects Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. The chief attraction of Marine Drive is the Promenade, officially known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road. Sunset views here are just fabulous and palm trees line the Promenade. Chowpatty Beach at the northern end of Marine Drive is famous for its snacks and fast food though sea here is too polluted to swim.
Many restaurants and famous hotel groups can be found here. Walkeshwar on Marine Drive, houses the governor of Maharashtra is another elite area of Mumbai. Marine Drive boasts of highest real estate prices in India. The art deco buildings from 1920s and 30s on the sea front, belong largely to wealthy Parsi community, and are second only in number to Miami in the United States. It's shape has also earned Marine Drive the title of the Queen's Necklace, as the street lights lit in the night look like sparkling diamonds from a high point. It is also said to be the world's largest viewing gallery.