Chowpatty Beach, officially known as Girgaum Chowpatty, is one of the most famous beaches in India. The beach is not as famous for activities like sunbathing or swimming as for its street food. Every evening, the beach is crowded by people of all ages, along with food kiosks, ferries and balloon sellers. Tourists can either sit under the shade of stunted trees to relax or taste the flavours of variety of street food.In the evening, the scene at the beach is similar to that of a carnival. Travellers can even catch a glimpse of a street play or a film shoot at the beach. Chowpatty Beach is also famous for its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, when thousands of people from all over the city gather at the beach. The ceremony mainly involves immersion of the idols of Lord Ganapati into the Arabian Sea.Chowpatty beach is easily accessible by a cab, auto rickshaw, or a bus transport in Mumbai.