How to Reach Colaba, Mumbai ?
Colaba suburb, Mumbai comes in the first place if some one is on a sight seeing tour. The place forms an integral part of Mumbai. The present are of Colaba was actually two Islands called as the Colaba and the little Colaba or the Old Woman's Island. The place was a part of the seven Islands that forms the present city of Mumbai. The Portuguese were the ancient rulers of the lands of Colaba.
Colaba is well known for the variety of fishes in the nearby waters of the Arabian Sea. Fishes like the Bombay duck locally called as bombil, rawas, halwa, turtles, prawns, lobsters and crabs are some of the delicious prized catches. There is a meteorological observatory on the southern tip of the Island of Colaba that was established here in 1826. Colaba's famous Prongs light house that also lies in the southern tip of the island was constructed in the year 1875.
Colaba is among the hot tourist destinations in Mumbai; hence the place is well connected by air, rail and road. Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport is just 28 km North from here. Santa Cruz airport is about an hour drive from Colaba. Churchgate Railway Station is around 3kms North of Colaba and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is around 5 km North. Frequent buses are available from Colaba Bus Station that connects it to the major centers of the city.