Which beach, Mumbai Beaches or Chennai Beaches?

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Help, I am travelling to India with my 8 year old for 2 weeks and doing the Golden Triangle slowly over 7 nights, want to tag on 4 or 5 nights at the beach at the end, both Chennai and Mumbai have good flights to come home on, which is "better", being cleanest, more places to eat etc Thanks so much for any help
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Goa would be better than both the cities that you mention. If you are talking about clean beach then Chennai is better than Mumbai, Mumbai has better variety of food than Chennai.

Goa would tick both the boxes.
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@OP,

If your travel dates are between Sep-Feb, Goa beaches OR Trivandrum beaches would be ideal (Kovalam / Varkala ).

If your travel falls between March- July, Beach holidays would not be an ideal option . It might be extreme heat Or Peak monsoon with rough seas.

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Mumbai beaches are best viewed as city parks. The are busy, crowded places with many over-lapping cricket matches. Great for people watching, but not for relaxing.

Good food, can be fun, bit as others havr said, Goa is a much more relaxing environment.
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I'm fond of my city, but I would never recommend coming here for the beaches. Sure, you can see the sea too, if you are here for other stuff, but don't come for the beach.

Kerala will give you that tropical-beach experience par excellence. But... do visitors to the North have to come that far down south for a good beach? Apart from already-mentioned Goa, are there no nearer sea-side destinations?
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I suggest Goa too, if in the "season". Chennai has a beach, but locals don't seem to use it for swimming. I noticed quite strong tides. Goa is popular for a beach "rest". These are Chennai:





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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post I suggest Goa too, if in the "season". Chennai has a beach, but locals don't seem to use it for swimming.
Locals don't use Marina Beach for swimming and I think not Elliot's Beach (the occasional visitor might, but it is not advised). There are other beaches, though, which they do. They do swim at Palavakkam beach when they are not too busy immersing idols.
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[QUOTE=OldandRambling;2047506]I suggest Goa too, if in the "season". Chennai has a beach, but locals don't seem to use it for swimming.




The beach may or may not be inviting, but the main reason people don't swim at chennai city beaches is because it is illegal.
It's the only beach in the world i have been ordered out of the water by a cop brandishing a world war two sub machine gun.
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The beaches in Bombay (Chowpatty/Juhu/Silver Beach/Madh/Gorai/Manori) are 'no-swim' areas too. Too many rip-tides and currents.
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Originally Posted by redninja View Post It's the only beach in the world i have been ordered out of the water by a cop brandishing a world war two sub machine gun.


I doubt that it's illegal, as such, just that the police have discretion. And guns.

There is [used to be?] a sign stating the number of people drowned there that year. Maybe that was before they started just shooting them
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Chennai beaches are good. If Goa possible it is the best. And if you are a non vegetarian then mumbai for food. Mumbai has more variety
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I don't think anyone really goes to India for beaches.

But Andamans are the best for beach life.
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Which beach, Mumbai Beaches or Chennai Beaches?

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Originally Posted by soumik69 View Post Chennai beaches are good.
Not really. Strips of sand between city and water.

The southern beaches are nicer, and less commercialised. Nothing worth travelling thousands of miles for.
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I doubt that it's illegal, as such, just that the police have discretion. And guns.

There is [used to be?] a sign stating the number of people drowned there that year. Maybe that was before they started just shooting them

Well that was back in 1998, so things may have been a bit more primitive, ( somehow that word doesn't sound right ) then. There were 2 cops only one was armed, they wanted to see my papers, so we walked back across the sand to my bike, and the first document that came out was my bike RC book, we were happily chatting ---- he tries to unfurl the papers with one hand --- fumbles -- then unstraps his weapon and hands it to me !!!!!!!!!!! -- now with 2 hands free he unfolds and is very happy with himself-- all in order we swap weapon for papers, and bob's your uncle ----- i ride off thinking to myself " I'm living in a Cuckoo clock --- and loving it.
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