Dangerous Beaches: Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai

Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai is one of the world’s many polluted beaches. Found at the foot of Malabar Hill, this is where locals visited promenade and escape the claustrophobia of main Mumbai.

Unfortuitously this coastline and it’s surrounding waters are filthy. The sands are littered with debris from salvaged vessels, plus the ocean water is polluted by waste from the town of Mumbai. Last year, the MV Rak sank and spilled 60,000 metric tons of coal, and this waste normally polluting the encompassing sea water.

Journey to this beach to savor a carnival atmosphere and also to view local kids flock to your old fashioned fairground trips. But do not swim or consume the delicious smelling food in the pub stalls, as hygiene is not a priority here and both swimming and munching probably will bring about diarrhoea, sore throats, or more serious health problems.

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