Located at the southern tip of Mumbai
, Colaba was one of the seven islands which joined together to form Mumbai city. Earlier called Old Woman's Island, it was a main trade center for cotton in the 19th century after the opening of the cotton exchange at Cotton Green
, another suburb of Mumbai. Colaba Causeway joined the island of Colaba to Mumbai in 1838.
Beginning from Regal Cinema, Colaba Causeway is the tourist hub, which runs parallel to the Gateway of India. Major landmarks are
Colaba Bazar, Sassoon Docks, Afghan Church and Colaba Fishing Village.
Gateway of India and World Trade Centre are at a walkable distance. To the north is Kala Ghoda, the cultural center of Mumbai. Cuffe Parade, a post residential locale, is south.
The place is dotted with a good range of restaurants and hotels and this attracts a host of domestic and international tourists.
Churchgate Railway Station is around 3 km north of Colaba. Frequent buses are available from
Colaba Bus Station to major centers in the city.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is around 30 km north. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, around 5 km north, is the nearest major railhead.