My India: Juhu Beach

The photos in this post were taken in Juhu Beach, an upscale neighbourhood of Mumbai.  Juhu beach is also a preferred destination among filmmakers for the shooting of a lot of Bollywood films and therefore home to many Bollywood celebrities.

The area surrounding the Juhu beach is home to the houses of some of the most popular Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Ashit Lathia, Anu Malik, Mahesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Hrithik Roshan, Anupam Kher, Shakti Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, and Varun Dhawan among a lot of others. It’s the same reason why Juhu is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of Bollywood.

In: Times of India. 

Not knowing any of these film celebrities, I was content to sit in the lobby of the hotel, either sipping tea or a beer and reading The Times of India and The Mumbai Mirror.

I was so exhausted from the stimulation of India that all I wished to do was absorb where I was. The only roaming around I did was in the area where I was staying.

Off Tara Road in Juhu Beach

market

A typical alleyway

Juno beach

Entrance to a Jain community

Jains community

According to Wikipedia :

  • Jainism is perhaps one of the most ancient religious traditions of not just India but the world.
  • Jainism is the only religion wherein all followers, both monks and practicing lay persons of all sects and traditions, are required to be vegetarian.
  • Jains have been an important presence in Indian culture, contributing to Indian philosophy, art, architecture, sciences, and the politics of Mahatma Gandhi, which led to Indian independence.
  • Mahatma Gandhi took many walks at Juhu Beach.

The beach is also famous for many Mahatma Gandhi walks as a protest during independence struggle.

There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.

 

Juhu Beach

This is the end of My India posts.

Thank you for sharing your precious time with me.

 

 

 

 

26 thoughts on “My India: Juhu Beach

  1. What a wonderful way to end your sharing of ‘photos and memories from India, Carol. And what a lovely, peaceful place that beach must be! I can just imagine how you’d find yourself just absorbing the place. So happy for you that you had this experience, and very grateful that you shared it with us.

    • Thank, Margot. ❤ I very much appreciate your kind words. I was really too tired to explore much. Mumbai is a city I'd like to spend more time in. Have a great day. 🙂

  2. Beautiful way of ending your sharing of your journey Carol. What a fascinating history of Juhu. The photos are fabulous. Experiences for a lifetime I’m sure. ❤

  3. Thank you for this beautiful and peaceful post, Carol. I had never heard of Jainism before, it sounds so harmonious. That beech is wonderful and I love the quote .

    miriam

    • Apparently Jainism is quite popular in India and has many similarities to Hinduism and Buddhism. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your presence. ❤
      I love the quote as well!

  4. Oh, Jacqui, I like the poetic way you described my posts. I’m glad that you got a bit of a glimpse of this so far away, strange and mysterious country. Keep well. ❤

  5. Thank you for sharing a part of your world and allowing us to see the world through your eyes!!.. 🙂

    “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown).

  6. Was quite short than I expected.. Just when I was gearing up for more…

    Very great anyways… I’ve picked a cue

  7. Pingback: My India: Juhu Beach – Little Strings of Poetry

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