Colaba

  • Colaba Causeway
  • Artificial jewellery at Colaba Causeway
  • Women accessories shop at Colaba Causeway

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 famous for its shopping value. It can be said that it is a one stop shop, where one can get anything he wants. Colaba is a great place to treat your taste buds with the presence of numerous restaurants, cafes and road side eateries. The Prince of Wales Museum is a must visit for people interested in history. The museum has an wonderful collection of ancient and medieval sculptures, architectures and documents. Another tourist attraction is the Sassoon Dock, one of the largest fish market of the city. The Afghan Church is a also a must visit. The Colaba causeway is the commercial street, which is always crowded with tourists and visitors. This is the place where you can get the real flavor of the city.

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.

Last Updated on : December 10, 2014