What Is It?

Hailed as one of the cleaner beaches on the Gorai stretch, Manori is a favourite for its ability to refresh a person within a day/weekend thanks to its clean and quiet environ. The place is also known as ‘mini Goa’ for its Portuguese culture, the beautiful beach and the remnants of Portuguese rule which can still be found in this fishing village. Other than the beach, it’s also famous for the Vipassana Pagoda, temples, churches and beach parties.

Where Is It?

It’s adjacent to Gorai beach and Essel World. It’s a village located on Dharavi Bhet in the northern part of the city.

How Do I Get There?

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Manori is easily accessible through a 15-minute ferry ride fro Manori ferry point. The nearest railway stations to reach Manori are Malad and Borivali on the western line.

Best Time To Visit

Manori is a great destination to travel to all year round, however, October to March is cited as the best time, as the climate is comfortable with low humidity levels.

What Is Unique About It

Photo: Athul Prasad/LBB

Photo: Athul Prasad/LBB

Other than being a fantastic destination for a short beach trip, Manori also has beach side cottages that host barbeque parties. Whichever cottage you choose to stay at, it’s always advisable to ask them before hand if they allow to host BBQ affairs. Manori Bel {rooms starting INR 3,790} is a popular spot for BBQ parties every Saturday.

Don’t Leave Home Without…

Everything that’ll keep you beach-safe – costumes, sunscreen and flip-flops are a must.

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