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Colaba Causeway

Colaba Causeway, alsorecognized as Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, is a marketplace in the heart of the city of Mumbai (one of India’s largest metropolitans and the country’s financial capital), which is in the western state of Maharashtra in India.

It is also a major cultural destination in Mumbaiand has its roots inthe colonial (British and Portuguese rule) era in India.

Colaba Causeway market has shopping selling a variety of good, from clothes and accessories to antique showpieces and toys.It is also a great place to shop for souvenirs and purchase handicraft items for home décor as well.

History

Colaba Causeway was established in the year 1838, and is said to have been a project conjured from the sea. The buildings here date back to the time of the British rule in India in 19th century.

The strip of land on which the market stands was originally created to connect the area of Colaba and Old Woman's Island to the larger, main island of Bombay (which was a H-shaped land) .

Layout

Colaba Causeway has the look and feel of old Bombay – with colonial architecture and other elements from those times. It is dotted with shops dealing in electronic goods, cosmetics, clothes, fancy jewellery, accessories, movies and music shops, andold book stalls on pavements.

It also consists of many restaurants, cafes and roadside eateries (some even dating back to 19th century!) that cater to the street’s large crowd of shoppers.

How to Reach

Colaba causeway market is located between Colaba and the Old Woman’s Island, and connects these two famous places in the city of Mumbai.

The market is not too far from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – the major Railway Station in the city, (just around 3 km or 1.86 miles away) which can be covered in under 15 minutes. It can also be reached easily from any point in the city through public or private road transport.