Manori Beach is often known as “Mini-Goa”, not only because of its beautiful white stretches of land but also because of a number of quaint, beautiful churches that dot the beachside.
The beach also witnesses an amalgamation of different religions and culture, being home to the Samudreshwar Temple, the Buddhist Pagoda and even the Sufi Dargah.
This beach is linked by the rocky headlands. It is also one of the cleanest beaches you can find in Mumbai. The place also draws the food lovers as it offers delicious East Indian cuisines and the Indo-Chinese cuisine too.
Dry Bombay duck chutney, stuffed pomfret, and pork vindaloo are a few of the popular dishes available at Manori beach.
How to reach Manori BeachFrom the Airport –
The beach is located around 19 kms away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai. One can also take a train to the Borivali station, which is only 7 km away from Manori Beach, and then take a bus or an auto to the beach.
The best time to visit Manori Beach
The best time to visit Manori Beach is in the months of autumn or winter. That is, between the months of October and March.
Other attractions in Manori BeachGlobal Vipassana Pagoda:
Home to around 8,000 Vipassana practitioners, Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation hall in Gorai, Mumbai. The dome-shaped architecture have a capacity to accommodate 8,000 devotees. This is one of the largest structures Stretching across 13 acres of land in the world that contains the bone-relics of Buddha.
Located at the mouth of the Marve-Manori Jetty on Manori Beach, there is the Samudreshwar Temple, a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The structure, built in the style of the traditional Maharasthran Koli architecture, is worth seeing. The Sufi Dargah:
Nestled in Manori, this quiet Dargah is a Sufi place of worship mostly frequented by the devotees. The traditional, serene Sufi music emanating from the Dargah makes the beachside experience more peaceful and enjoyable.
Essel World and Water Kingdom: Located around 2 kms away from Manori Beach, Essel World and Water Kingdom is one of the most popular amusement parks in the country and one of the largest ones in Asia. Explore more about Mumbai Darshan.