Sandwiched between Colaba
, Kala Ghoda is the hub of cultural activity in Mumbai
. Crescent shaped, with an area less than 1 sq km, it extends up to Regal circle in south and University
The area got its name from the statue of King Edward VII spanning a black horse (Kala Ghoda), which was earlier placed at the present car parking zone.
Kala Ghoda houses the National Gallery of Modern Art, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay Natural History Society,
David Sassoon Library, Elphinstone College, and the University. It is also home to cultural centers like Max Mueller Bhavan.
The place is also famous for the Kala Ghoda Fair. Gateway of India is east and is at a walkable distance. Nearest railhead is Churchgate Railway Station, which is a kilometer north.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is 27 km north. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station is around 3 km north.