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Gateway of India, Mumbai

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 attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mumbai online journey planner .
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  • The structure was beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The crowds were a bit hectic and the hawkers a bit overwhelming. Overall it is a worth while experience, but only if you're in the area already...  more »
  • Well this is a must see place to visit in Mumbai ..lots of people, and departure to the elephant island...the view with the Taj Mahal Palace is great and a good place to take some nice pics...  more »
  • Gateway of India Grand, Indo-Saracenic-style, 26m-tall triumphal stone arch, built on the waterfront in 1924 you must visit this place if you’re in Mumbai amazing sea view  more »
  • This is one of the older monuments since India got it's independence from the British rule. Many a tour guide can bring you here. You can take pictures. You will find street vendors nearby with different BBQ foods. The place is accessible by bus. We came here by train. And there are plenty of taxis here. Rickshaws are not allowed in this area. And there are restaurants near the train station. However taxis can be really fussy about where they want to go or not go so be prepared
  • A large number of tourists, both National and International visit this place frequently. Also, as the place provides a great view( just look at one of the pictures i have posted) a lot of news channels send their journalists to do their stories which requires a strong audience..In the end, I would like to say that it is a place which must be explored whenever you are in Mumbai because it is a place which provides you with a lot of extra added benefits. It has a historical, a geographical and also a cultural aspect attached to it.
  • Nothing to do here except look at the sea and people who are coming there. You can visit gateway bazar which is on the footpaths beside the gateway. Women will find extraordinary collection of jewelry and other wearable items. Men too would find amazing things there. Different sellers would have different kind of things and quality. But one should take care of not getting cheated. Sellers would quote double or triple the price of the item. You should know about the price of the item or have a good judge about it.
  • Security and cleanliness is properly maintained. A place to be visited during independence and republic day. There's no shade or seating arrangement so I would not recommend you to visit during afternoon. The security there is very friendly so be worry free :)
  • As the name says it is really a gateway to India through Bombay city. This gate was made by East India company for welcoming queen. Besides this gate you have world famous Taj Hotel. Small boating facilities are also available at this gate which covers a little area for tourist attraction.. it's an awesome place . I went with family and thoroughly enjoyed this place. It was a great trip indeed.

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