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Things to do in Colaba

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“Some of the best activities to do in Mumbai include ferrying on the Arabian Sea. The breath-taking backdrop of the sea and cool sea breeze pulls plenty of tourists to take ferry ride off the Gateway of India and sail through. Not only sailing up to Elephanta Caves, but many people hire ferries to enjoy the voyage and behold the most fascinating sunset views, off the coast. Opening hours: Ferry rides starts from 9 Am. Price: INR 55-120, depending on the duration of the ride.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Landmark
“The Gateway of India, with its regal arches, stands guard facing the Arabian Sea at Apollo Bunder in bustling Colaba area of Mumbai. The most popular tourist attraction, it is the unofficial icon of the city of Mumbai and is a reminder of its rich colonial history as Bombay. The first structure to welcome visitors entering the city by sea, it is popularly called ‘Taj Mahal of Mumbai’. It stands at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg at the water’s edge. Visited by tourists and locals alike, the gateway and its promenade affords a great view of the boat-studded sea and is the connecting point for boat rides to and from the famous Elephanta Caves. The ‘Elephanta Festival of music and dance’ which was earlier held at the Elephanta caves, is now held in front of the Gateway in March every year. It is often confused with the India Gate in Delhi built in the memory of the 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“It was founded in 1871 by Iranis (a term used for Zoroastrians in Mumbai who arrived in India in 19th century, as opposed to "Parsis"). These Zoroastrian Iranians came to India in the late 19th and early 20th century, and many of them opened restaurants now often termed Irani cafés.[7] It first started out as a wholesale cooking oil store and over the years has variously been a restaurant, store and pharmacy (hence the name "Leopold Cafe & Stores"”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is a "Heritage Grand" class five-star hotel located in the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, next to the Gateway of India. Historically it was known as the "Taj Mahal Hotel" or the "Taj Palace Hotel". or simply "the Taj". Part of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, this hotel is considered the flagship property of the group and contains 560 rooms and 44 suites. There are some 1,500 staff including 35 butlers. From a historical and architectural point of view, the two buildings that make up the hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace, and the Tower are two distinct buildings, built at different times and in different architectural designs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A glimpse of the casual Bombay complete with a melting pot of food that is unique to Bombay ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Best place to pick up cheap trinkets ideal for gifting. Don't forget to bargain.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Iconic theatre. Catch a movie for as little as 100 bucks any time of the day.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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Restaurant
“My go-to place. Great ambiance. Good drinks and food. Good for breakfast as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Distance 5.5 km from the Boat House Movie Hall and entrance to the begining of Colaba Causeway the famous Tourist Spot”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Colaba Causeway has hundreds of shops on the road for bargain hunters to buy clothes, indian gift items, antiques (Philip Antiques), also top brands like Bennetton, Reebok etc.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant

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“My go-to place. Great ambiance. Good drinks and food. Good for breakfast as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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