Regal Circle sits at the entrance to the Colaba Causeway in central Mumbai. With a fountain at its center, and surrounded by famous landmarks such as the Regal Cinema, the Maharashtra police headquarters, and a number of museums and galleries, this bustling area is a popular place to visit.
The art-deco Regal Cinema is one of the most distinctive landmarks around the Regal Circle. This was built during the cinema boom of the 1930s, and today is a multi-site building with the cinema sharing its space with various shops. Opposite this old theater, the exquisite architecture of the Sahakari Bhandar building looms over, with the equally impressive police headquarters nearby.
There are a number of restaurants and art galleries surrounding Regal Circle, including the National Gallery of Modern Art. Roads from here also lead to popular attractions close by, such as the Gateway of India and the Colaba Causeway, which is popular with shoppers.
The landmarks surrounding Regal Circle are included in a number of Mumbai sightseeing tours. As all of the attractions are within walking distance, this area is best explored as part of a colonial-era heritage walking tour.
Did You Know? The first film to be aired at the Regal Cinema was the Laurel and Hardy film, The Devil's Brother, in 1933.
Regal Circle is in a central location, close to Mumbai’s most popular sights and attractions. It’s also a busy interchange that’s often clogged with traffic, so visitors should be wary of vehicles and keep small children close by.