Mumbai as a city has so much to offer, with its lively charm and inviting spirit, life in Mumbai is something else. And one major representative of this eclectic charm is Colaba Causeway, also known as Mumbai’s ‘Culture Square’, residing near the Fort area which has been the heart of Mumbai since the Colonial times. Colaba Causeway is the ideal representative of the conventional old Bombay, with ample of beautiful structures and traditional architecture such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum, Regal Cinema, and National Gallery of Modern Art.
Being in Mumbai and not visiting this haven is like going to Agra and not visiting the Taj Mahal or going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower. It just does not make sense. Colaba Causeway is famous for many things, and we at India Circus by Krsnaa Mehta have curated the perfect list for you to look at just how appealing it is:
1.Shopping: If any street were to be called A Shopping Heaven in Mumbai, it’s Colaba Causeway. You name it, Colaba Causeway has it, that too in different qualities and prices. With shops ranging from high-end retail showrooms to tiny stalls and footpath outlets, you can find just about anything; shawls, antiques, jewellery, slippers, street clothes etc. Colaba Causeway offers a range of fashionable options, such as tiny stalls with street clothes to even high-end boutiques. Throughout the year, tourists and locals alike, all can be found strolling the footpaths, eagerly looking at purses, clothes, jewellery and rummaging to get their hands on them. Street vendors offer their irresistible goods at throwaway prices, and you can even bargain and bring it down further! It’s the best steal you could ask for. You can also find great deals on home decor and interiors with our very own store located in the heart of the Causeway at the heritage building of Cusrow Baug, with products that will add some traditional charm to your home. Shopping at Causeway is always a good idea, and it’s a guarantee you won’t leave empty-handed.
2.Food: After a trip of shopping amongst the streets, you’d want to fulfil your hunger pangs, and at Colaba Causeway, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you live in Mumbai, there’s no chance you haven’t heard of Cafe Mondegar or Cafe Leopold. Founded by the Iranians in 1871, these two places are always crowded, and it’s so buzzing that finding a table is a one-hour minimum wait! But it’s worth it, to kick back and relax with delicious food and refreshing drinks no amount of waiting time is too much. There’s also the famous Bademiya, which has locals of Mumbai driving from one end of the city to another, just to have a taste of delicious food while perched on the bonnet of their car. There’s also numerous cafes and roadside eateries, every second attraction is an eatery! Colaba Causeway is home to every sumptuous cuisine there is, you can fulfil all cravings you desire.
3.Attractions: Colaba Causeway is also a hub to art galleries and is a natural artist community with its aesthetic and artsy updos. You can also catch an old school movie at the famous Regal Cinema, which is an experience on its own. And once you’re done with the movie, just behind Regal Cinema you can take a stroll on the Strand Promenade, that overlooks the Arabian Sea. You’ll feel like you’re walking into the Sun! Walk a little further and you’ll get to see the majestic pride of Mumbai, the Gateway of India, which is a beautiful sight to take in, amongst how much history it holds. Just across the Gateway, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which dominates the skyline, and has a certain grandeur to it that will have your eyes glued to it like a moth to a flame.
One day at Colaba Causeway just isn’t enough, there’s that much to explore. There’s a reason it’s always flooded with tourists and locals, and never will you find quiet in this beautiful chaos. It is the heart and soul of Mumbai, and it has a personality of its own. Visiting Colaba Causeway is an experience, and you’ll leave with memories of a time and place like nothing you’ve ever come across before.
We also have our very own India Circus store residing at Colaba Causeway, and you can find the exact location here. Do visit!