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Off the west coast of Mumbai, Colaba derives its name from the word ‘Kolabhat,’ a dialect spoken by the Kolis, the inhabitants of this island, before the arrival of the Portuguese. The island was called ‘Candil’ by the Portuguese who occupied it during the 16th century and later renamed as ‘Colio’ by the British in the 17th century. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is around 33 km away while the nearest railway stations - Churchgate and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are within 6 km. Looking for accommodation in and around Colaba? Choose from a number of budget hotels that offer basic rooms at rather reasonable prices. If you are looking to rent a flat, there are a number of serviced apartments in Mumbai near Colaba. For quality rooms and great service at affordable rates, book a Treebo Hotel in Mumbai near Colaba. Popular tourist attractions near Colaba include The Gateway of India, Regal Cinema, Leopold Cafe, Cafe Mondegar, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel, Flora Fountain, Colaba Causeway, Colaba Observatory, Prongs Lighthouse, Sassoon Docks, Cathedral of the Holy Name, Ballard Estate, Cowasji Jehangir Hall and David Sassoon Library. Looking to grab a bite? Head straight to Bademiya Restaurant, Bagdadi Restaurant, Koyla, Rustico, Cafe Royal, Cafe Churchill, Kamat Restaurant, Shamiana and Pa Pa Ya. As for those who must go shopping, High Street Phoenix, Atria The Millennium Mall, Bayside Mall, Orchid City Center and Metro Plaza promise to keep you busy.
What are some interesting places to see in Colaba area?
Asked by Tahir, 06-02-2018
You could visit places like Kala Ghoda which is considered Mumbai's artsy neighborhood, Colaba Causeway a marketplace offering great deals on household goods, garments and accessories, The Asiatic Library which holds a rare collection of artifacts, Mani Bhavan which sheds light on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, and Regal Cinema which is said to be India's first air-conditioned theater.
Response by Treebo Mumbai Team, 08-02-2018