Mumbai Darshan #Colaba

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Hello, Lovely Readers!

I am back from my trip to Mumbai where I had a great time. Due to time constraint, I had to explore 3-4 places in a single day. As familiarized by my travel agency LorelsHolidays, I knew that I will get to see 2-3 places in Colaba which lies in Mumbai’s southernmost peninsula.

Colaba is a vibrant area of the city, filled with bustling shops, street stalls, art galleries, restaurants, and historic monuments. During the 16th century, this area was known as Candil by the Portuguese rulers. Later, when the British arrived, they started calling it as Colio. Colaba boasts of an excellent view and famous attractions, be it the eternal Arabian Sea or notable monuments. The Gateway Of India, Regal Theatre, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel are some of the iconic landmarks of this area.

Due to the shortage of time, I could only visit the Taj Hotel, Gateway Of India, Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Chowpatty Beach (few of the places which fell on my way from Bandra). Colaba and its monuments are a must-see for anyone visiting Bombay. It’s a high-end tourist area, and you will find many foreigners here as well. If you have time, roam around the streets of Colaba for some great stuff. Everything here is cheerful, despite the crowd and the buzz. Colaba is definitely the pulse of Mumbai.

Evening View of the historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai.

The place is bustling with various activities. I had a ferry ride in the Arabian sea from the gateway of India.

A picture in front of the iconic Gateway Of India.

A view of The Taj & The Gateway Of India behind me in the Arabian Sea.

The iconic sea-facing landmark in Colaba, South Mumbai, the Taj Mahal Palace.

Aquarius, the unique poolside restaurant of The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

Aquarius, rattan-furnished restaurant, Inside the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

Inside view of The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

Great mirror on the wall- Inside view of The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

The entrance of the Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai.

Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long boulevard. The Marine Drive is also known as the Queen’s necklace on account of its shape and yellow streetlights. It makes for a spectacular view when lit up at night. At the northern end of Marine Drive is Chowpatty Beach, a famous beach known for its tasty Bhelpuri.

*Trip sponsored by LorelsHolidays.

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30 Comments

  1. Wow. What a lovely post. I will share. Not right away however as it will conflict with the post I just now put out. I will share it before the evening. Love; MAO

  2. Aha! The time I was still India was walking everyday from my hostel in Churchgate to Colaba. There is Olympus that serves yummy multi colored cake and my favorite hang outs were Sports Express Bar, Cafe Monde and to a lesser degree Leopold. As you walk towards the Hanuman Mandir, turn to the left and there is this amazing barista. I enjoyed sitting there. Colaba is one such favorite place and of course Marine Drive opposite to where I stayed. You glowing.

  3. Falak, I love the way you’re able to combine travel and fashion in your blog. Through your blog I get to see many places I’ll never get to see in person. Very interesting!

  4. SMiLes.. i am glad you
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