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Colaba

Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg | near Colaba Bus Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #15 of 278 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Southern part of Mumbai full of British Raj architecture left and right and with plenty of shops on the ground floor. There are so many show shops around there that you will find it impossible not to buy something. I don't know if it's still there but it used to be a very nice coffee shop on Colaba where... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Tourists are sought after and conned. Not impressed with a lot of the businesses in Colaba area. People are not really treated with respect.

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Colaba is the section of Mumbai to visit to see old British India as well as modern Mumbai. With a little practice in crossing the street, it is a great place to wander

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Having lived here about twenty years ago, the change was dramatic. Colaba has lost its charm and fun shopping experience. The sidewalks were overcrowded making it impossible to navigate on foot, gave up in ten minutes and headed back to the hotel.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The classiest and richest part of bombay. Rich on the materialistic front, but more importantly in the cultural front. The cobbled streets, beautiful architecture, sprawling gardens, charming cafes, alluring museums, bursting pubs, colorful streets just fill up all your senses and promise the most beautiful walk and a perfect day.

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Française en Inde
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's pretty touristy, but you can include the Taj and Gateway of India in the visit. It's pretty dirty, like the rest but at least it gives you an idea of what "old Bombay" was like. Be sure to negotiate if you want to buy from street vendors.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Mumbai is like my 2nd home, so no trip to Mumbai is complete without stopping by Colaba. The causeway has a ton of attractions to offer, from long stretches of shops to cafes and pubs at regular stops to enjoy a cup of coffee/dessert/drinks with friends. And it is truly multicultural, in that you meet people from all over the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Colaba is a queen of Mumbai where most of the building gives the feel of European architecture,its a favourite place of foreigners and all latest fashion collection can be seen in on street market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Unless you are looking for designer brands , this is a great place to shop. Do bargain and check the quality ..pick up gifts for a song

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

probably the most metropolitan area in Mumbai. You wll meet loads of travellers in Modegar and Leapolds Cafe's plus lots of friendly funny locals. Little tip don.t give them your email address unless you want lots of new friends

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