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Gateway of India - A Monument

Gateway of India - Mumbai
Gateway of India - Mumbai (Credit.2044332982)
The Gateway of India was constructed to memorialize the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in December 1911. The foundation stone was laid on March 31, 1913 & handed over in December, 1924. It is situated on Apollo Bunder of South Mumbai.

Major Attractions:

The majestically positioned Gateway of India, a grand historical monument is an identity of Mumbai. This famous monument is the starting point for most tourists. It is designed in very artistic way having touch of Hindu & Muslim style architecture. In the night, the beaming of the lights adds the beauty to the monument & so looks beautiful. The statues of the King Chhatrapati Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda to the adjacent place enhance the appeal of this monument.

Elephanta Caves, a journey of couple of hours from the gate way of India by ferry boats is another nearby point of attraction of tourist. When you leaves for Elephanta caves & covers a distance around 500 mtrs, the view of this monument & adjacent area is stunning.  It is a famous place for the celebration of New Year.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Jahangir Art Gallery, Prince of Wales Museum is the other point of interest.

It is just hard to believe if one hasn't visited once to this grand monument Gateway of India during the visits to Mumbai.

How to Reach?

One can be easily reached to Gateway of India by hiring taxis or autos, or by buses or trains from the city. 


Because of business area, several luxury hotels like The Tajmahal Palace, The Gorden House Hotel is there. The fare of budgeted hotels as compared to other area is also high.