Juhu is a suburb of Mumbai. It is famous for its sprawling beach, the Juhu Beach. It is surrounded by Arabian Sea in the west, Santacruz and Vile Parle in the east. Juhu is one of the most posh localities of Mumbai where one can find the bungalows of the famous film personalities of Bollywood.
Nearest Railway stations: Santacruz, Vile Parle
The open beaches of Juhu have attracted the well-heeled among Bombay's population for almost a century. In the 1890's Jamsetji Tata purchased land in Juhu and built a bungalow there. He planned to develop 1200 acres (5 km²) in Juhu Tara. This was to yield 500 plots of one acre (4,000 m²) each and a seaside resort. Simultaneously he wanted to extend the Mahim- Bandra causeway to Santacruz, in order to provide access to this area. The city turned down this plan in 1903. After his death in the same year, the scheme was abandoned.
Other places to visit
Apart from the Juhu Beach, Juhu houses the famous ISKCON temple. ISKCON stands for International Society For Krishna Consciousness. The famous Prithvi theatre is also situated in Juhu.
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