Mumbai’s Famous Marine Drive – 7 Postcards.

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Marine Drive is in an arc stretching from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill

Seven old postcards of different periods showing seven views of Mumbai’s Famous Marine Drive. The Back Bay Reclamation Project of the 1920s changed the face of the once scraggly coastline of the bay. The project metamorphosed the rugged coastline into the now famous Marine Drive of Mumbai (earlier Bombay). That stretches from Chowpatty Beach to Colaba in an arc.

On the left side is evidently the Back Bay waters that is visible in the postcards (on the right in some of the views). Noteworthy are the Art Deco residential buildings that sprouted in the 1930s-40s, made chiefly for the Parsi residents. Looking towards the south in two of the postcards are the high-rise buildings of Air India and the Trident hotel. Both are situated on Nariman Point, the famous business center of Mumbai. Chowpatty Beach and the lush Malabar Hill are visible in a few of the pictures.

Did you know – that the reclamation project not only developed Marine Drive but also created new land for housing and commercial purposes.

Past posts – Raja Ravi Varma’s Goddess Laxmi 2 Postcards., Durbar Hall In Ernakulam (Kochi), Old Photo 1935., Queen Victoria Jubilee Celebration Bombay – Old Print 1897., Vintage 1945 Book – The Story Of Fort St George.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.
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The white art deco buildings can be seen on the right

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The Back Bay waters can be seen on the left with the Marine Drive Promenade

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The Air India high-rise is in the foreground and the Trident Hotel building just behind it.

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Mrine Drive promenade

Northern end of the Marine Drive near Malabar Hill

Chowpatty Beach and the Malabar Hill are visible in this picture