Gateway of India

It is Mumbai's most famous monument. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s visit. It is located at Apollo Bunder. The 26-metre archway has four turrets and intricate latticework carved into yellow Kharodi basalt stone. The central dome of the Gateway of India is 48ft in diameter.The Gateway was designed by the architect George Wittet and the first stone of the Gateway was laid on 31March 1913. The foundations were completed in 1920 and the Gateway of India was formally opened in 1924 by the then Viceroy, Earl of Reading.The gateway has become a site for Indian patriots, too. People flock here from all over the country and from abroad. You can walk to the water through the steps behind the arch. From here, you can go for short cruises around Mumbai.This beautiful archway is built in the Indo-Saracenic style. The whole harbour front was realigned so that it would come in line with a planned walkway, all the way to the centre of the town. There are statues of Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda near the Gateway of India.

Places to see in Mumbai

Gateway of India | Marine Drive | Mahalaxmi Temple | Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market | Malabar Hill | Nariman Point
Nehru Science Centre | Mani Bhavan | National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) | Nehru Planetarium
Prince of Wales Museum | Siddhivinayak Temple | Haji Ali | Powai Lake | Hanging Gardens

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