While famous for its beach, Juhu offers much more. Incredible street food and a vibrant hospitality scene make Juhu a great place to spend a lazy evening. Try it for yourself.
For a small price, you can spend an evening watching the sunset at the swimming pool at the Juhu Marriott or at the Sea Princess Hotel. Bonus points to these two, because they also have great bars and restaurants where you can move the scene to later in the night.
Prithvi Theatre has always been the theater-lover’s haunt, and you should definitely drop by if you have an hour or two to spare. If you’re too late and can’t get your hands on tickets, the beautiful Prithvi Café is no less a treat, particularly in the evening when it’s lit up by China lamps and the famous tunes of the flutist who sits in the foyer.
Juhu has an almost unrivaled variety of eateries to choose from. Seafood legends Mahesh Lunch Home and Gajalee are here and draw in hundreds of patrons from the far-off corners of the city to taste the now legendary specials. On the street food front, Juhu Beach has everything you could expect from a Mumbai chat stall, from chat to pav bhaji to colorful and inventive ice golas.
Did you know that a sizable chunk of Bollywood celebrities call Juhu home? Take a walking tour of the landmark Prateeksha Bungalow, followed by the leafy lanes around it, where homes of icons like Jeetendra, Shatrugan Sinha, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, and others are located.
Tucked away behind Prithvi Café is the famous ISKCON temple, home of the worldwide Hare Krishna movement. It’s worth visiting at least once, to see the sprawling complex and hear the peaceful chanting. The magnificent statues are accompanied by stories of Radha and Krishna that you will find amusing, if nothing else. Don’t miss the vegetarian fare at Govinda, ISKCON’s famous in-house restaurant.
Juhu is home to some great boutiques and designer stores like Satya Paul, Millionaire, Masaba, Kimaya, and Ayamik. It’s definitely recommended that you at least do some window shopping at these rather amazing boutiques.
No list about Juhu is complete without tipping it’s hat to Juhu Beach, the chaotic, colorful, and crowded wonderland that used to be synonymous with family weekends for much of Mumbai. Besides the food, take a nostalgic walk down memory lane and try out the archaic ‘games,’ get a prediction from the psychic robot, and watch the sun go down as thousands of people walk the beach looking to have a great time.