Manori is a peaceful village very close to the suburbs of Mumbai. It is commonly known as Manori Creek.
Manori is inhabited by local fishing and farming villagers, most of who are Kolis, Kunbis, and Bhandari’s, also known as East Indians.
Manori Beach is a famous attraction for tourists from Mumbai and from other states.
Manori is a very popular weekend getaway for Mumbai people. It is very easily accessible and gives you the experience of being in Goa, which is how it earned the name of ‘Mini Goa.’
Being a popular destination, there are numerous cottages and hotels offering stay to those coming for a one-day picnic and an overnight stay.
When to Visit:
It can be visited throughout the year; however, the best time to visit is from October to Feb as the climate is less humid during this time.
How to Reach Manori Beach
The closest station is Malad. Out of Malad station, you will get BEST bus 272 (Charge appx. Rs.15) or take an Auto rickshaw (Rs. 100) around 7 Km to Marve Beach. From here, there are ferries every 5 min which will cross you over to Manori. From Manori, you will get a bus or Auto Rickshaw to Manori or Goria.
You will have to reach via the Bhayandar route. From National Highway 8, Get inside the Kashi-Mira junction and keep straight. After 5 to 7 minutes of the drive, you will reach Bhayandar East-West Flyover on the left. Now keep following the Essel World signboard and go straight on Uttan Road to reach Manori beach.
Western Express Highway, 1st Left turn after Dahisar Octroi check Naka Route to Esselworld, Gorai-Manori.
1. There are many hotels available for stay. Many are for couples only. If you are a family, check with the hotel before making your booking.
2. You can enjoy the serenity and peaceful bliss of the beach; however, swimming is not allowed in the water.
Is Manori beach safe for couples?
Not many people come to Manori beach, and the beach is mostly empty. Also, during high tides, the water covers the beach and can be dangerous. A quick answer is that it’s not safe. Also, check the hotels before checking in as some hotels may not be suitable for a family.
What are the check-in and check-out times for the Manori resort?
The checking time is usually 11 am, and Checkout is 10 am. This can change from hotel to hotel. Please call the hotel before planning your trip.
From Manori Beach, you can also visit the following places, just a few KM from Manori Beach.
Global Vipassana Pagoda – The center of Global Vipassana Pagoda has the world’s largest dome made of stone and built without any supporting pillars.
Its height is approximately 29 meters, and the height of the structure is 96.12 meters. The pagoda’s interior is hollow has a huge meditation ground with an area of more than 65,000 ft.
The huge inner dome can accommodate seats for over 8000 people.
Here Add to dictionary meditation is taught ten days Vipassana meditation conducted free of charge.
The Dargah: At the entrance of Manori beach is a Sufi Dargah and is a place of worship by the devotees. The traditional, pleasant Sufi music from the Dargah makes the beachside experience more relaxing and enjoyable.
- Essel World and the Water Kingdom:
Enjoy a trip to the beach, a boat ride, and finally, the dream picnic spot. Either choose between the two, or you can shuffle between them during the picnic. Esselworld offers numerous rides for kids and, of course, heart-stopping rides for adults. Including the oh-so-famous rain dance.
The Water Kingdom offers various slides and pools for kids and adults alike.
Forget the Spa and Sauna’s, want to get all wet and pumped up, think no more, head straight to Esselworld / Water Kingdom.
- Gorai Beach: Gorai beach is a famous picnic spot surrounded by villages of Manori, Uttan, Dongri & Marve. Gorai is one of the cleanest and safest beaches in Mumbai and a great choice for those looking for a peaceful weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai. There are several cottages and resorts available for overnight stays. Some cottages are very close to the beach.
Some of the Pictures and Video of Manori, which will give you a sneak peek of what to expect