We took leave from the gallery and drove to the Juhu Beach, Mumbai next. This beach is one of the most famous beaches of not only Maharashtra but the whole of India. Every one of us was very interested to visit the beach because we had seen various shots of the beach in many movies. The residences of plenty of actors and actresses were also located near the beach, so people generally hoped to spot any of them visiting the beach. Apart from this, I knew for a fact that the scenic beauty and the atmosphere at this beach were next to none.
The only thing that struck me instantly about the beach was that it was a very happening place. People from all walks of life were everywhere doing various activities on the beach. It seemed that the beach was a must-go place after a long tiring day at work for many because apart from the tourist-looking people, there was an influx of locals too. On one side there was the famous street food at the beach, in colorful food stalls selling everything from pav-bhaji, paani-puri to vada-pav for the people and on the other side, there were these horse and camel ‘walas’ waiting to entice young and older people to have a ride on the animals on the beach. We indulged in almost everything. I made sure that the kids did whatever they wished to do after all it was the last day of their trip.
We ate all the street food of the Juhu Beach Mumbai. I particularly liked the paani- puri which I normally would have avoided but I made all exceptions that day. The setting sun was painting a beautiful picture on the vast Arabian Sea. I paused to take in all the beauty that surrounded me and looked at the happy faces of my children. The trip was successful in a lot of ways. It had been fun, informative and very relaxing for me and my family. Sangeeta had already remarked that she would miss all this time spent with me once we were back in Ahmedabad and I felt the same way.