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Fort is the business district of Mumbai, India. The area was the heart of the city during the 18th century. The area gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort St. George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay Castle. The area extends from the docks in the east, to Azad Maidan in the west; Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) in the north to Kala Ghoda in the south. This area is the heart of the financial area of the city. Institutions such as the Bombay Stock Exchange, Reserve Bank of India and brokerage firms are located in this area.


Colaba is the gateway of Mumbai where a majority of the tourists stay. It starts with Gateway Of India the landmark of Mumbai, the Taj Mahal Hotel opposite the Gateway Of India and Radio Club situated on the other side. Colaba has traditionally been a shoppers' haven. Patronised by tourists for five-star hotels, Causeway shopping is supposed to be the best. Shopping in Colaba is an exciting experience. Here, while shopping one can rub shoulders with Mumbai’s elite. Although with the opening of new shopping malls and arcades in places like Bandra, Colaba has lost its supremacy but the place is still a preferred choice of many elites. It is really considered prestigious to shop in Colaba. Colaba is a one-stop shop where you can get anything you desire to buy. It is the place where one can get cheapest clothes after bargaining a bit. Besides clothes, one can find quality shoes, Kaftans and other accessories.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a 3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay. The road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west. The bay is part of the Arabian Sea.

Crawford Market

Crawford Market (officially sanket phule) is one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. It is named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city. The market is situated opposite the Mumbai Police headquarters, just north of Victoria Terminus railway station and west of the J.J.flyover at a busy intersection. The market houses a wholesale fruit, vegetable and poultry market. One end of the market is a pet store. Most of the sellers inside the market nowadays sell imported items such as foods, cosmetics, household and gift items. It was the main wholesale market for fruits in Mumbai until March 1996, when the wholesale traders were relocated to Navi Mumbai (New Bombay).