Colaba Causeway, alsorecognized as Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, is a marketplace in the heart of the city of Mumbai (one of Indiaâ€™s largest metropolitans and the countryâ€™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 dÃ©cor as well.
Colaba Causeway wasÂ 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) .
Colaba Causeway has the look and feel of old Bombay â€“ 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 streetâ€™s large crowd of shoppers.
It is no hidden fact that Colaba Causeway is known for its array of shopping stalls selling clothing items, accessories, jewelry, handicrafts, home dÃ©cor items, and much more. But the shopping hub is not meant for street shopping only, in fact, there are all kinds of delightful items for shopaholics of all kinds, ranging from budget to high-end shoppers and products under different range. One of the things that Colaba Causeway is known for, are the home decor products at bargain prices available at stalls as well as stores. Some boutiques that offer great collections are Aquamarine, AAA, Fuschia and Orange, Khubsons, Attic, Bungalow, and Silver House.
For a high street fashion and designer wears with accessories, below are some of the few boutiques worth visiting:
Apart from going on a shopping spree, taking a quick break to give in to your hunger pangs is never a bad idea. Colaba Causeway has several food courts and restaurants where you can relax and devour the cityâ€™s multicultural food. Apart from the regular McDonalds and CafÃ© Coffee Day, Colaba Causeway has a few other iconic hangout places worth trying.
Colaba causeway market is located between Colaba and the Old Womanâ€™s Island, and connects these two famous places in the city of Mumbai.
The market is not too far from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus â€“ 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.
Standing proudly with the old regal charm and infrastructure to remind you of the bygone era, Colaba Causeway is the heart and soul of the Dream City Mumbai with an irresistible charm, and the cultural destination with stories from more than a century ago.