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Gateway of India
Gateway of India

Gateway of India

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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
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The yellow basalt arch known as the Gateway of India was built to honor the visit of King George V in 1911. Those arriving to Bombay would first see this grand monument, designed using both Hindu and ... Read more
Muslim styles of architecture. Rising 26 meters, the impressive structure towers gloriously over guests, making it one of Mumbai’s most notable attractions.

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Local from Mumbai (Bombay)

Must visit popular place with the small boat rides, speed boats etc available and the Taj Mahal Hotel just opposite. A mandatory picture with the GateWay of India is a must

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Brighton and Hove

Mumbai's most iconic monument overlooks the harbor and the Arabian Sea. The area around the Gateway is always buzzing with activity - street food vendors plying their trade, touts, tourists and a multitude of pigeons waiting for scraps. The luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is located just across the street. Boats heading for Elephanta Island leave from the Gateway, a trip that I did on my first trip to Mumbai. Sitting on the boat, waiting for it to depart, gave me plenty of opportunity to take in all the hustle and bustle around the gateway. The monument was constructed in 1924 to welcome King George V and Queen Mary and is embellished with both Muslim and Hindu detail.

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Local from Mumbai (Bombay)

This is a place that is best visited in the early morning hours and is worth all the stand and stare.

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Foster City

The Gateway of India is one of the most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. Constructed in 1924. the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor.

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Miravet

Head here around sunset time for amazing views and then welcome the new evening with a gin at the nearby Taj Palace. Always poignant for me, as this was the last view my mother had of India when leaving by ship.

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Kuala Lumpur

The Gateway of India monument was built on the Apollo Bunder waterfront during the British Raj days to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in 1911. The monument would have been the first structure that visitors by boat would have seen. Ironically, it was also the last Bombay structure for British ships to pass through and set sail for England when India gained independence, marking the end of British rule.

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Santa Clara

This famous and iconic sight in Mumbai is worth the visit, particularly on a cool evening when families are out enjoying the park. Visit its twin in Delhi too.

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Local from Mumbai (Bombay)

A visit to one of the best place of Mumbai in the evening is quite awesome. A must visit place of Mumbai.

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London

One of the most photographed monuments in Mumbai, the Gateway of India still has the wow factor in real life. It got its name as in colonial times, it would have been the first thing that travellers arriving into the city would have seen, and what an entrance it is! The design includes both muslim and hindu elements and gels them together to make a perfect structure... Much like the country in which it sits.

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Pittsford

One of the main tourist sites with impressive security to get in. You only need a few minutes to capture your pictures and then watch the locals and the tourists.

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Washington, D.C.

Queue up accordingb to gender to pass security and then gaze at Mumbai's landmark and enjoy the people watching from the vendors or gargantuan balloons to indian tourists who want to snap photos with you, the foreignor....

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Menlo Park

This is one of Mumbai's most famous attractions. Built to welcome the queen on her first visit to India I believe.

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New Delhi

Although a bit crowded (which is natural as it's Mumbai's most iconic building), Gateway of India is a must visit if you happen to visit Mumbai. This was built during British Raj to commemorate the landing of Queen Mary and King George V. Overlooking Arabian Sea, this monumental arch is a delight to behold.

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Philadelphia, PA

The Gateway of India is a beautiful landmark but often crowded with pigeons and people. It is huge and reminiscent of the the Arc de Triomphe

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Local from Mumbai (Bombay)

The Gateway of India is synonymous with Mumbai. It is the most famous monument of Mumbai and is the starting point for most tourists.

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San Francisco

Over-rated and filled with pestering beggars. The gate is ok but the ocean is dirty and people are pushy

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Local from Mumbai (Bombay)

The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Raj in Mumbai, The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay

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Local from Mumbai (Bombay)

Was built by the British when they entered and is the most photographed site in the city.

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Brooklyn

Doesn't take long to see this but it is iconic. It is also the place to catch the boat to Elephanta (weather permitting). A good picture spot and conveniently located to the Taj Palace which is well worth a visit in its own right.

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Atlanta

An amazing place, if you really want to enjoy it, take a private boat ride in the evening, when the sun sets and the gateway as well as the nearby taj hotel is lit up.

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Aliases: Gateway of India, Gateway of INDIA

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