Trombay is an eastern suburb in Mumbai, India.


Trombay was called Neat's Tongue because of its shape. Once, it was an island nearly 5 km East of Mumbai and was about 8 km in length and 8 km in width. The island contains several ruins of Portuguese churches from the 1620s and 1630s.[1]

1893 map showing Trombay

In 1928, the Great Indian Peninsular Railway opened the Trombay-Andheri line called the Salsette Trombay Railway or Central Salsette Tramway.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Gazetteers of the Bombay Presidency - Thana - http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/pdf/gazeetter_reprint/Thane-III/places_Trombay.html - Retrieved on 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ Times of India - Chembur-Ghatkopar Plus - http://chemburghatkoparplus.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?Page=article&comments=true&sectname=News&sectid=1&contentid=2010022720100225173641113f0b4d1d4 - Retrieved on 3 December 2010