Forming the southern tip of Mumbai, Colaba is a historical island and a great tourism attraction. It is very near to the Gateway of India, the most visited spot of the city. Colaba was a part of the cluster of Islands that the Portuguese gifted to Charles II in his marriage. Colaba came under the British East India Company in 1668 and became an army cantonment. Later with the opening of the Cotton exchange, the area turned into a trade center.
Colaba is easily approachable by all means of transportation - air, road or rail. The Chatrapati Shivaji Airport is just 28 kilometers away from here and the Church-gate railway station is only 3 kilometers away. Frequent buses are available from the Chatrapati Shivaji Bus Terminus which is also very close.