Gateway of India, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Watching over the Arabian Sea, Gateway of India stands as perhaps the city's most recognizable symbol. The imposing gate, which reaches a height of 26 m (85 ft), reminds visitors of the grand architectural legacy the British colonial empire left behind. Note that the basalt gate fuses several different architectural styles, including Roman triumphal features and local Hindu and Muslim aspects. You can wander through the gate to view the domed ceiling and see the inscription above the arch, dedicated to the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gateway of India and many more Mumbai (Bombay) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mumbai (Bombay) vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A special time with wonderful memories of Ganesh Chathurti. Staying at the Taj Mahal made it very easy to reach picturesque India gate.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Enjoyed seeing a historical place, but to be honest there isn't much there. Very busy, lots of people tried to take photos with me and my friends, most without asking first. There is a nice view of th...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The Gate way of India was built to commemorate the visit in 1911 of king George.t overlooks the sea on one side and the Taj Mahal Hotel on the other.  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    This place is of immense historical importance. Also a bucket list item of Mumbai tourists. A great photo opportunity with an amazing backdrop of The Tajmahal Palace and Towers. Don't miss the boat ride opportunity if you love to be in the open waters.
  • July 15, 2017
    A nice place to chill with friends and family. It's rather a touristy place but Mumbai residents come here to chill as well. It has a very beautiful view of the sea and a place where you should definitely come if you're visiting Mumbai or already live in Mumbai! 😊
  • June 18, 2017
    Great experience.. The board ride is highly recommended from my side. It was so much fun and thrilling. Plus cleanliness is good and the view of the sea makes you feel like heaven. 😊
  • June 19, 2017
    Well known historical palace. A must watch for anyone vising Mumbai. The structure itself is magnificent and colossal in size. The place once a normal open ground is now highly secured and covered area thanks to the 26/11 attacks. Still a nice place to spend your evening with your family and friends. The only negative - you go at anytime and you will always find a huge crowd there. at peak times, its even difficult to put a step forward. Super challenging if your are travelling with a toddler.
  • July 10, 2017
    Visited Gateway of India, Mumbai number of times. A very good place to hang around with family and friends. Located just opposite Taj Hotel. Lot of eating options around. Always remain crowded. One can see lot of doves around.

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In a cramped city like Mumbai, finding a budget hotel can present a serious challenge. Many business travelers and tourists choose to stay in South Mumbai, the oldest and richest neighborhood in the city. Accommodations here put you close to most top museums, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and shops. Proximity to major attractions comes at a premium price, though--not surprising for one of the most expensive cities in Asia. If you plan to visit on a tight budget, look for options near railway stations, but prepare for low-grade rooms and few or no amenities.
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