Colaba
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This popular tourist district includes museums, the Gateway of India, a slew of shops and vendors on the Colaba Causeway and the Sassoon Dock, where fishing boats unload their pungent catches at dawn.
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It’s the tourist central of the city with a liberal dose of rich history, iconic eating and drinking joints and artistic connections that have found prominent mentions in Gregory David Roberts’ Shantaram. Stroll down Colaba Causeway for kitschy street shopping bargains. Take a break at the many laid-back legendary bars & restaurants like Cafe Mondegar or Leopold Café. The vibrant vibe of Colaba is incomplete without the buzz at Mumbai’s most iconic tourist hub, Gateway of India & The Taj Mahal Hotel on the parallel lane. Sprinkled with designer boutiques, quaint cafes with rooftop sea view, the promenade is a popular route to go to Elephanta Caves & Alibaug.

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Kaly
Durban, South Africa12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The most amazing location for shopping, restaurants and just strolling along. The sights and sounds are very interesting. Make sure to bargain, makes the experience much more enjoyable!
Written 30 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This area of Mumbai is where you'll see most if not all of the major landmarks of the city including the Gateway of India, the Causeway, the High Court of Mumbai, the main Post Office. Some of these are the part of UNESCO sites of Mumbai.
Written 11 February 2024
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Abovetheclouds
1,988 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
The architecture of the buildings is quite something. Like stepping back in time to another era or being in Europe. Less chaotic than a lot of other areas in Mumbai. Suggest taking a guide with like I did to fully appreciate what you are looking at. There were so many things I would have missed had the guide not been with me. Go early and wear good shoes.
Written 24 December 2023
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Janvi
Mumbai, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I had recent been to Monsoon Midnight cycling or Midnight Cycling Tour with Mischief Treks. This event was a totally awesome experience, its a good way to explore MUMBAI and it's major attractions in a different way. I would like to share the details about the event it starts at 11pm on saturday from Colaba and ends the other day at 4 in the Morning. People who would like to join in for the event can do so by booking it from their Website. Now coming to my experience, we were a bunch of girls who went to the event as we wanted to see the nightlife of mumbai. Earlier our parents were skeptical to let us go out at night but they did allow us and let me tell you guys the event leader made us feel safe throughout the event. We had common names, such a coincidence haha. Jahnvi did exceptionally good on her role, her passion for her work and dedication is really commendable. She and Nitesh from Mischief Treks team managed the entire event well. The event leds were friendly, calm, approachable and helped us to gel up with everyone easily , this made the entire event experience way better. The timing was perfect, event started according to the itinerary and ended on the perfect time. We got to hear alot of stories from the leads. They were really careful about the safety and security of each individual and gave us a safety and instruction briefing before we started the tour. Once everyone reached we got our Cycles. The cycles too were in extremely good conditions.
We started from Colaba around 11:30 and covered places mentioned in their itinerary, like Nariman point, Marine Lines, Girgaon Chowpatty, Hanging Garden, CSMT, Flora Fountain, Asiatic Library, Gateway of India and Taj Hotel. The locations mentioned were covered within time paying proper attention to good amount of break for people to rest. We had some amazing bunch of people with us. We got to know different like minded people on the event, made few new friends, learnt about people and their experiences from different walks of life. They were also particular about small batch size for safety reasons, I loved this idea and many times organisers end up taking 50-100 people on an event and small batch size is a major contributor for good experience.
I'll sum up this review by saying that if you are someone who wishes to experience night life of mumbai whether you are new to mumbai, traveling here for work, or stay in mumbai since long this event is something which you should definitely try. It's worth the time and money invested. Kudos to the Mischief Trek Team for arranging such events. I got to know on the tour that they specialise into treks, camping and tours too and after my NIght cycling experience with them I'm surely looking forward to doing many more events with them.
Hoping you find this review helpful, anyone reading this have a nice day!!
Written 31 August 2023
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David D
Devon, UK24,932 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Wednesday 1st March and we took the train from Santa Cruz to Churchgate in the heart of Mumbai.

From the Station we walked to Colaba, which is situated at the southern tip of the City.

We walked along enjoying the sights and the atmosphere of the City. It took us about an hour as we stopped so many times to have a look at something of interest.

Colabo combines all elements and aspects of life from top hotels, historic monuments, art galleries to a bustling street market. It is a diverse neighborhood across the spectrum of life from the affluent to the Bohemian and street life.

There are a number of famous landmarks and points of interest here, including the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopolds Cafe and Colaba Causeway.

From the port area, by the Gateway to India, lots of small boats provide a ferry service to the wonderful Elephanta Island.
Written 21 March 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Very beautiful area of southern Mumbai. Lots of Victorian architecture buildings. I was especially impressed by the High Court and train station buildings. Many of the attractions are within a five to 30 minute walk or ten minute taxi ride of the Gateway to India and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
Written 16 March 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Truly representative of the best that South Mumbai has to offer, Colaba gives you amazing views of the sea and buildings of yore!
Written 7 January 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Colaba has many mansions in the neighborhood and right on the main street it's full of shops and some eateries. I stayed in this area and I am glad I did!
Written 26 December 2022
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Bhakti Somaiya
Mumbai, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Colaba is south Mumbai's posh area. It's such a clean neat area all colaba I love the vibes here feel such great iconic structure of buildings safe area for solo traveler and girls also
Everything is near by this area gate way of India, market, fashion street and Marine Lines also 🫀
Written 7 November 2022
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tyagirakg
Pune, India328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This place is opposite to Gateway of India and historical and make sense to take picture in front of this.
Written 24 October 2021
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