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Gateway of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra

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About Gateway Of India (Mumbai)

Gateway of India (Mumbai) is an arch-like monument built to celebrate the landing of the first British Monarch in India. The Gateway of India is located in Colaba, Mumbai. The famous landmark was built in the year 1924 and was designed by George Wittet.  

The Gateway Of India is undoubtedly the most happening and visited tourist spots in Mumbai. Although there are a plethora of places to visit when in Mumbai, the Gateway Of India has every person’s heart. Referred to as the Taj Mahal Of Mumbai, this magnificent monument witness a footfall of more than 1000 people on a normal day and the number multiplies during the weekends and during festivals. Situated in the Apollo Bunder, the Gateway Of India, Mumbai proudly overlooking the Arabian Sea. The gateway offers enchanting views of the sea and if you view the monument from the sea you will be astonished by its beauty and majestic charm, especially at night. The place is also a starting point to a number of ferry services that head to the famous Elephant Caves. While here you must try boating with your cronies and admire the prime beauty of the country’s Bollywood house.

History of the Gateway of India

Nicknamed as ‘the Taj Mahal Of India’, this majestic monument was constructed in the year of 1924. The construction happened by the instructions of the renowned architect George Wittet. It was established to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. This beautifully crafted piece of architecture holds the combination of Arabic, Western and Indian styles. Since 1924 to date, the place is well maintained and is a major tourist attraction all across the world. This majestic Gateway served as the entry and exit to India through waterways before the country was finally liberated from the British Raj.

Architecture of Gateway of India

Embellished with a blend of numerous Hindu and Muslim motifs the structure of the Gateway Of India is crafted with a yellow basalt and solid concretes. Once you are here you will observe the beautifully built statues of Swami Vivekananda and Chhatrapati Shivaji which are mostly occupied with a chunk of humans taking selfies and clicking solo pictures around. This masterpiece of art and architecture is not only a practical memoir of archaic days of British Raj and brilliant skills of artwork which is well appreciated by every eye-crossing by.

Significance of Gateway of India

The Gateway of India was built to mark the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. It was a popular meeting point. This was a symbol of colonialism built by the Britishers, the landmark got Indianised in 1947 when India got its freedom.

Gateway of India at Night

The Gateway of India shines in bright lights at night. Visit this beautiful architectural monument of India. The place looks amazingly beautiful, stroll in the gardens and enjoy the sunset. There are many food stalls near the Gateway, enjoy delicious and mouth-watering food.

Facts about Gateway of India

The structure of the Gateway of India is influenced by Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The archway is 26 meters high and is combined with 4 turrets. It took around three years to complete the stunning structure. The place was used as the arrival point for the visitors.

Nearby Tourist Attractions To Gateway of India

The nearby tourist attractions to Gateway of India are Elephant Island, Taj Mahal Hotel, Statues of Maratha leader Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda and Marine Drive. 

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    What are the nearby attractions?

    You can visit the Elephant caves, gaze at the statues of Swami Vivekananda, try boating or shop at the busy Colaba market.

    Who built Gateway of India?

     

    The Gateway of India was built by the Britishers to welcome the first British monarch in India. 

    How old is the Gateway of India?

     

    The famous landmark is around 95 years old.

    Who designed the architecture of Gateway of India?

     

    George Wittet designed the architecture of Gateway of India.

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