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Gateway of India

Gateway of India

Description :

Gateway of India is the one of the most important landmarks of Mumbai, India. It is located on the water front at the south Mumbai of Apollo Bunder area; it connects with the Arabian Sea and Mumbai Harbour. The Gateway is consists of huge stone arch which was built for visit of King George V and Queen Mary in December 1911. This was designed in both styles of Hindus and Muslims called as Indo-Saracenic Architectural style and the name of the architect is George Wittet.

The cost to construct the gateway was come to 21 Lakhs, which was provided by the government of India. The foundation stone was laid on 31st of March 1911, by Sri George Syndenham Clarke who was the governer at that time. And in August 1914 this designs was finalized by the George Wittet. Gateway of India is 26 meters height. It has three domes and the central dome is about 48 feet height. This is where tourist as well as local crowd gathers to celebrate the New Year Carnival.

From here people can visit Elephanata Caves through ferryboats. It is one of the great spot to watch the sunrise. Opposite of Gateway contains Royal Taj Hotel, which adds beauty to it. Taj Hotel is one of the Famous and Luxuries hotel in India.

Opposite of Gateway contains the statues of Maratha King Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Mumbai. One can stay in nearby hotels like Taj Mahal Palace, Regency Inn, Sea Palace Hotel, Garden Hotel and more.

Gateway of India of Mumbai is a well know tourist spot across India and one can easily reach here by local buses, trains, taxi, auto from any part of Mumbai city (Bombay).

Aerial view Gateway of India.

ferry boat at Gateway of India

Great architecture of India Gateway

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel