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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 Navi Mumbai attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Navi Mumbai vacation planner.
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  • One of the citys landmarks. It is a beautiful arch that was built during the Bristish rule to welcome King George V of England... Behind the gateway, there are steps leading down to the water. You can...  read more »
  • You don't need long here but the square and the gateway is a wonderful experience. People watch in the square (hundreds there to catch ferries as the day goes on), catch a ferry to Elephanta Island an...  read more »
  • You cannot say you have been to Bombay with having gone to the gateway of India. The atmosphere, the crowds and a quick visit to the Taj hotel is awesome. 
  • The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The structure is a basalt arch, 26 metres (85 feet) high. It lies at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg at the water's edge in Mumbai Harbour. It was a crude jetty used by the fishing community which was later renovated and used as a landing place for British governors and other prominent people. In earlier times, it would have been the first structure that visitors arriving by boat in Mumbai would have seen. The Gateway has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is the city's top tourist attraction. The India Gate in New Delhi is similar to the Gateway of India in Mumbai It is the place where the viceroys and governors used to land upon their arrival in India. Though built as a welcome to King George V for his visit of 1911, then an event of grand significance for British India and the British empire, today serves as a "monumental memento" of British colonial rule over India. Built right next to the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel, for British arriving for the first time to India, the gateway was a symbol of the "power and majesty" of the British empire.
  • Loved the architecture the gate looks so good, could do with more TLC though. The Taj hotel looks so majestic. Overall a nice setting for a tourist trap. But some major annoyances persist: putrid water, trash in the water, too many cars leading to horrendous jams(went there on a Sunday morning) the queue to enter the perimeter seems chaotic..wasnt worth the wait.
  • Best location. ..easy to go....elephant cave. & Alibag. ...mandva beach location of taj hotels view. ..
  • Beautiful Site... V old monument but classy.. We can see famous Taj hotel too from here... And the water and air is just ausumn.. Must visit when coming to Mumbai
  • Good and nice. Well kept. Neat and tidy. Everything is planned and things just falls into place automatically. You get to watch the brown sea of India (Yup, I meant that) and the structure that's not even Made by Indians, not for Indians. Just kidding. Open breeze along with a little puzzling history can do good. 😉
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