Derived from the term ‘Marine Battalion Lines’ is the name of the popular South Mumbai locality known as Marine Lines. It is located alongside the Arabian Sea. Furthermore, this posh residential area comprises of a Muslim cemetery as well as a popular crematorium known as ‘Chandanwadi’. In addition, it is located in close proximity to Churchgate and is home to government agencies such as the Income Tax office.
a. Essential Facts of Marine Lines:
It was during the early 19th century that the British constructed a military establishment known as ‘Marine Battalion’ in this locality. This institution was later converted to a residential complex for the Indian Air force.It also became extremely popular for buildings constructed using the ‘Art Deco’ style of architecture.
b. Railway Stations available at Marine Lines:
The nearest railway station is the Marine Lines station located on the Western Railway. It is the second station on the line connecting Churchgate to Dahanu Road in the North.
c. Popular Places located in Marine Lines:
There are few places that are popular in Marine Lines, and they are as follows:
- Marine Drive:
Is a famous promenade located in this locality visited by a large number of people. It is popularly known as ‘Queen’s necklace’ because when viewed from top during the night it looks a necklace worn around the neck of a queen.
- Metro and Liberty Cinema:
Are a couple of old ‘Art Deco’ theaters located in this area. Metro was constructed in 1938, and managed by the renowned ‘Hollywood’ studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). While, Liberty cinema was built by Habib Hoosein. It consists of 1200 seats. However, it was in the year 2005-06 that Metro was converted into a multiplex. The first movie to be released after its revamp was Karan Johar’s magnum opus ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’.
- Kalbadevi Temple:
Is a famous Hindu shrine located in this area. It is devoted to Goddess Kalbadevi. Originally located in Mahim, it was reinstalled in this locality. It is extremely popular and visited by a lot of ‘devotees’.
d. The pin code of Marine Lines:
‘400020’ is the pin code of Marine Lines.
e. The restaurants, pubs/bars, and hotels around Marine Lines:
There are a number of restaurants, pubs/bars, and hotels found around Marine Lines. To find restaurants available please click this Google Map link. To find pubs/bars available please click this Google Map link. To find hotels available please click this Google Map link.